Posts Tagged ‘SEO’

PR from 2 to 0 (box grayed out)

Posted in Geekdom, Web Development on September 20th, 2011 by Jarred – Comments Off on PR from 2 to 0 (box grayed out)

So, I used my old domain names (Infobrink.com) for this blog in hopes that the then existing PR (2) and back-links would help jump-start my blog and put me on the fast track for monetization.  However I am beginning to wonder it that was the best move as google has taken away my PR.  Looks like I should have just used a new domain name.  Seems like google is able to detect when a new site is put up over an old one and voids out all the current rankings (which is quite understandable).

The google toolbar (Which used to say 2) now only shows a 0 Page Rank (grayed out “current page is not ranked by google”). Bummer!!! I am not quite sure what this means, or when it started.  I did switch the preferred domain to the non www version in the google webmaster tools which may have something to do with it…

Guess I will just wait and see what happens during the next PR update.

Strange Indexing by Google

Posted in All, Geekdom on June 5th, 2011 by Jarred – Comments Off on Strange Indexing by Google

I know that it usually takes weeks/months to build traffic to a site but I put the blog on a old domain that still had a pagerank of 2. I am hoping by doing this it might help my rankings faster. The blog has been up for a little over a week now I figured that it is possible it might have seen some visits. Checking this was a simple matter as I had installed Google analytics the day I put up the blog to help track traffic (which I highly recommend to anyone). To my disappointment it doesn’t look like any real traffic besides me has been visiting the site (There were a handful of direct referrals from sites who linked to my old site, but I don’t consider these significant as the visitors were probably looking for something else).

 

So, if I have not yet received any traffic the site has probably not been re-indexed. To check this I did a quick search for “infobrink” on Google and I noticed something very strange. The first search engine result was the old version of my homepage (which was expected if the site had not yet been re-indexed), but right below it was one of my newer blog sub-pages that I had recently created. To me this seems awfully strange cause the only way Google could know about that sub page would be via crawling my homepage (I am fairly confident nobody has linked to my new subpages yet). If google was crawling my homepage and updated the index with my subpages why not update the index with the new homepage also? Hum..very strange…