Posts tagged ‘page rank’

Using Meetup Profiles to Boost Your Search Ranking

Now here is a pondering… can your Meetup profile boost your search ranking?

I set myself up to generate a Google News Alert any time my name is mentioned [not from a vanity standpoint, but more from a reputation management standpoint]. I received an alert this morning that directed me to my profile on the Vancouver Entrepreneur’s Meetup group website. Incidentally, it was another good event last night. Cheers to everyone who attended…

Anyhow, in viewing the page I noticed that it had a PageRank of 5. And that was for just my profile on the site itself. Of course, I quickly modified my profile to insert links to a few of my recent ventures (e.g., my golf tee times site). After all, any site with a PR of 5 is good enough for me.

But then I got curious, The Vancouver Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group has a PR rank of 2. How about other groups… hmmm … International Internet Marketing Association Meetup they have a PR of 6. I think I will join this group, build out a few links on my profile. Now how about Vancouver Net Tuesday… a PR of 4… well my profile now has a link to my tee time golf reservation business as well.

Well it appears that not every group is equal. Some have a ranking, some do not. With a bit of time, I bet I could find a few groups that could provide me with good deep links to a number of my sites. I wonder if there are any SEOs out there who want to do a more in-depth experiment on this.

And yes… it is not only about having sites with a good page rank link to you, but it can’t hurt.

October 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm 2 comments

Optimizing for Search Engines

This is more of an open pondering on my recent project, you know… the one that enables golfers to book golf course reservations from the golf course down their street, or around the world.

I am now in the midst of optimizing the site for search engines. I have submitted to Yahoo! Directory, DMOZ, Best of the Web,,, and a few others. I have been StumbledUpon and ‘slurped’ by Delicious. I have even retained an SEO rep to help me source some highly-relevant links … the white hat way.

But here is my question. I have just received a link from a legitimate site that has a PR8 ranking (It is a very well known and respectable site and the content that was created for me on this site is keyword rich). The thing is, given the very nature of the site and the products that I am offering, I am confident that I could get multiple links from this same site (let’s say… 1 per week). Each link is on its own page whereby the only external link goes to the website. So does the math for the search engines and page rank work like this:

“1 site, 1 page, PR8 rank, 1 link”


“1 site, 2-10 pages, PR8 rank for each, 2-10 links”

In other words, is 1 equal to 10? And will it help book golf tee times for those who are looking for the golf course down the street?


[EDIT: And before you comment on it… yes I know that having 10 sites, each of which has a PR8 link is better.]

September 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment