Hubble Bubble I’m Page Rank 4!

I have woken up to a bloggingly sunny day this morning.

google-page-rank1.jpgFirst I discovered that the recent Google review of their Page Rankings has scored me a Page Rank of 4. For those that are not familiar with Google Page Rank, that’s pretty cool.

Basically they group all the web sites that are in the public domain into 10 ranks; the very top sites in the World ranked 10 and the overwhelming majority having a rank of Zero. How they work out the rankings is a total mystery, known only to Google and the Dark Forces. I think they throw a bunch of statistics and other factors into a big cauldron, add the eye of a newt and the wing of a bat, mix well, season to taste and cook in a slow oven for several months. Hubble bubble, toil and trouble.

Anyway, from my point of view it’s a lovely surprise, so I’m not too concerned about the recipe because the way Google chops and changes its rules and algorithms chances are I’ll never be able to work out how it happened.

So just when I’m basking in this Google sunshine I discover that The All For Women blog has ranked Scraps of Mind in its Top 50 Australian Women’s Blogs list! That’s just blown me away.

I’m a believer in opportunities and I’ve been playing around with the concept of advertising on Scraps of Mind for some time. This has convinced me that the time is right, so I’ve launched the Scraps of Mind Advertising Page (top navigation bar) with a number of advertising package options. I want you guys to share in this so if you know of anyone who might be interested in advertising on Scraps of Mind I’m offering a 20% referral/finder’s fee. You can

  1. contact me with an introduction of the prospective sponsor, and give us your paypal email address, or
  2. you can have the sponsor contact me directly saying “Jane Smith referred me, her email address is yourPaypal<at>”. Upon payment, a 20% referral fee will be paypal-ed to you!

Scraps of Mind is a very important part of my life and I’m thrilled with both these events because they help to reinforce that all the time and effort is worthwhile. But fundamentally the reason why these achievements have eventuated is because of you. It’s you readers of Scraps of Mind that have helped me create this blog and your support that has encouraged me to work on building it up.

So thank you all very much and you should all pat yourselves on the back.

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14 Responses to Hubble Bubble I’m Page Rank 4!

  1. Hannah October 31, 2007 at 7:46 pm #

    Congratulations, Karen!!

  2. Hannah October 31, 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    I just went to see what my blog rated on Google Page Rank … and I’m a “4” as well :-)

  3. karooch November 1, 2007 at 8:04 am #

    Yaay, good on you Hannah. It’s great to see Google sharing the love around.

  4. Tink November 1, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Way to go girl.

  5. Erika November 1, 2007 at 4:25 pm #

    Congratulations Karen, on both accomplishments. It’s obvious how hard you work on your site & I’m glad everyone recognizes that :)

  6. karooch November 1, 2007 at 9:36 pm #

    Thanks Tink and Erika. In the grand scheme of things it’s no big deal but it really made my day.

  7. Angie Pedersen November 5, 2007 at 4:23 am #

    Yes, PageRank is rather fascinating. Wikipedia has an entry about it: And according to Wikipedia, PR boils down to this: “A page that is linked to by many pages with high PageRank receives a high rank itself. If there are no links to a web page there is no support for that page. Google assigns a numeric weighting from 0-10 for each webpage on the Internet; this PageRank denotes your site’s importance in the eyes of Google. The scale for PageRank is logarithmic like the Richter Scale and roughly based upon quantity of inbound links as well as importance of the page providing the link.”

    So that basically means that you, Karen, have a significant number of high-ranking websites linking to you (plus, of course, Google’s cauldron of other essential ingredients, like content).

    Incidentally, my site has a PR4, but my site has a PR3. I would have guessed SBIN is more “popular” – it definitely has more RSS subscribers, but I don’t think that factors into Google PR at all. I wonder if Google might include RSS subscribers among ranking factors in the future?

  8. karooch November 5, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    Don’t know if Google will be including RSS Subscribers in future ranking computations Angie, but I’m pretty sure they will be adding more eye of newt and wing of bat.

  9. Delson Roche November 8, 2007 at 2:18 am #

    Nice work.. Learnt a lottttttttt from you.
    Im sure it will help me fine tune my blog

  10. karooch November 8, 2007 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks a lot Delson. Glad you enjoy Scraps of Mind and I look forward to seeing more of you around here.

  11. Mel March 25, 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    great post! my blog all of a sudden jumped from -0 page rank to 3! i ihave no idea how its managed to do that, i really dont get enough traffic to justify a page rank of 3, but im enjoying it while it lasts :D

  12. Search Engine Rankings November 26, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    Loved your insight!! For once someone got everything correct!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post? :)


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