How I got a Google PageRank 5 in 3 months

October 31, 2007 at 3:57 am 104 comments

In the previous post, I talked about Tech Help Videos getting a PageRank 5 in 3 months time. (This blog is only 3 months old) And what is more interesting is that I got a PR 5 in one go. Strategic Internet Marketing and a few other people emailed me to write a post about how I did this. So here is it is. But I am no John Chow so I am not an expert but here is what I did.

1) Quality content – Having high quality content is very important. If you do not have good content, then you will not have much traffic. This rule goes especially to blogs or sites that have a special purpose or a commercial website or blog. Also, others may link your post or blog about it if they really liked your post. If you have people linking your blog or your posts, then this is a very good sign.

2) No banner and text link ads – I do not sell any text link ads nor any banner ads on this site. Of course most people would like to make some money with a blog, but it will hurt your user experience a bit. However, if you arrange your ads in a very logical and clever way, it will be fine. Another reason why I do not have any ads is because I am running on the free WordPress platform. They do not allow me to have ads but I contacted WordPress and they said that they are working on an upgrade package to allow ads. However, even if I am allow to embed ads, I will not use them.

3) Controlled – Tech Help Videos is a very controlled site. I do not have any crazy looking thing sticking out in the sidebar nor does it have any disturbing things in the articles.

4) Commenting – I actually do comment a lot on other blogs. Some blogs that I comment on are:

However, I am NOT a guy who just sits in front of computer and comment all day. About 10 minutes a day will be fine. From my traffic status reports, I get traffic from the sites I comment on everyday.

[I will continue to improve and add to this article]

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104 Comments Add your own

  • 1. novhard  |  October 31, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Pertamax …
    thanks for the tutor ..

  • 2. Strategic Internet Marketing  |  October 31, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Great. I must take this as advise.

  • 3. "Tommy" - Decebal Adamescu  |  November 4, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Very true that you get trafic from other comments.I got here from John Chow’s blog.

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  • 5. Neil Galloway  |  November 7, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Nice article…yeah, it is surprising how much additional traffic can come from just commenting on a regular basis.

  • 7. Adam Lewis  |  December 5, 2007 at 7:50 am

    I have just read through this post, sitting here with a little down time after posting a new chapter in my online novel blog, I decided to do a search and try to find out some better ways to increase traffic to my blog. One point I noticed which had me stop and think was that you said: “However, even if I am allow to embed ads, I will not use them.” only to scroll down to the end of the post and see google ads. Were you referring to different ads other than google in this point? I also have adsense on my blog, figure it cant hurt to try and make some change from my work, though that is far from the reason I started blogging. Blogging has become an addiction of sorts for me, what started out as a way to share my new novel with the world, has spread into a collection of 5 blogs covering my areas of interest. The internet is such a great tool, if you can get through all the useless junk out there. I think back 13 years ago when it was still this widely unknown entity, and here we are now with so many people sharing and reaching out with their ideas to the world! Still would be nice to get that exposure, thank you for the post, very interesting read!

  • 8. 88michael  |  December 5, 2007 at 8:11 am

    You see, the Google AdSense ads were not embedded by me. They were placed there by WordPress to generate them income, but I don’t get any. But thanks for pointing out the ads because I rarely see the ads.
    And you are right about embedding just a couple of ads won’t hurt much. I prefer to just have a few premium sponsors than lots of third party ads. I have also got another personal blog which has ads on it, both private and third party ones. Here is the address –

  • 9. shopping  |  December 14, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Getting a pagerank 5 in 3 months is pretty awesome. I haven’t had that kind of luck, but I did go from pr3 to pr5 after almost a year.

    I’ve noticed that I’m getting lots more traffic to my main site after I got my pagerank5. Before hand I was averaging about 150 visits a day, now I’m pushing just under 1000 visits a day. Blogging and commenting really does help to build traffic. Good post.


  • 10. jessie  |  December 21, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    that was really awesome… i hope my blog gains a PR of 5 next month. merry xmas!

  • 11. Derek  |  January 1, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    I thought your readers may want to check their website’s google rank.

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  • 12. Collegerut  |  January 9, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for taking the time so share this information.

    I will take this into consideration and use it on my projects.
    I also bookmarked the site you have listed above,.

    Thanks once again.

  • 13. parag arora  |  January 16, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Thanx alot for such a nice information and I will try to incorporate all these information in my blogs

  • 14. parag arora  |  January 16, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Really nice information.
    I m really greatful

  • 15. Peeta  |  March 31, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Great blog!

    Good job on the PR is working on getting the pagerank up.

  • 16. Atlas  |  April 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Great advice. I hope it works for my site…

  • 17. Talentse  |  April 7, 2008 at 7:41 am

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    Talent Search Engine

  • 18. Mandy  |  May 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    venue finder says great news, hope you every success in the future.

  • 19. 4ALL2ALL  |  June 2, 2008 at 2:18 am

    A great article.

  • 20. catatanlasya  |  June 23, 2008 at 8:52 am

    good tips …

  • 21. Nitin  |  July 25, 2008 at 10:04 am

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  • 22. marewa  |  August 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Really nice information.
    I m really greatful

  • 23. CB Radios  |  August 8, 2008 at 2:44 am

    I found somewhere on the net, that Google actually just updated pagerank in late July.. Has anyone experienced any changes, or seen any changes?

  • 24. Woning in Duitsland  |  September 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Great post thanks,

    Dont have a blog on but also hope to get a pr 5 within months.

  • 25. article writing tips  |  September 30, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Wow that’s an awesome achievement. I need to develop high pRs for my new blog and my web content creation site, which will be launched early next year. I will surely use some of your tips.

  • 26. Buat Duit Online  |  September 30, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Wonderful tips and thanks for sharing.

  • 27. JutawanMuda  |  September 30, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Quality content is vittal and so are backlinks. Thanks for the information and keep up the good work.

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  • 29. slot  |  October 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    good job
    links analyser:

  • 30. Justin Wright  |  October 19, 2008 at 6:28 am

    I agree that content is still king. Backlinks are a close second because it’s nearly impossible to get a PageRank without them. I’m still stuck at a 3 but hope to get to a 5 at some point.

  • 31. Mother is god  |  November 8, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for ur tips.. i wil ty this..

  • 32. Mother is god  |  November 8, 2008 at 1:33 am

    i think your information wil be helpful to me..

  • 33. Urban  |  November 28, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Tnx for help its usefull 😀

  • 34. Rico  |  December 7, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    thx for the good tips

  • 35. Free Submission Directory  |  December 15, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Hi, You did not mention regular link building which is realy important for good seo as well as PR. I am running There you can submit Your website and boost traffic for free.

    Anyway, I don’t think that is PR so important thing (!) and that PR have direct relation with TRAFFIC. For example, website has about 5,000 unique visitors per month and PR 0!
    Also my directory has about 20,000 unique visitors per month and PR only 1 (visits mostly from Google, Yahoo).
    In the other hand, we have which has quite high PR of 5 and only 300-400 visits per month so…you get the idea. It’s not all in PR.

  • 36. rv for sale  |  January 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Very informative post it will be very helpful to everyone so thanks for it….?

  • 37. melai  |  January 17, 2009 at 8:07 am

    awesome pr. thanks for sharing, although i cant apply them all. can i post my site here?^^

  • 38. Louise  |  February 7, 2009 at 11:42 am

    depending on the number of links I have to my site, determines my search results position. Our page rank has been static for a year now.

  • 39. Abeontech  |  February 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    The article is accurate, if a little brief.

    There is one problem with this post, however…
    Your homepage is Page Rank 3.

  • 40. 88michael  |  February 24, 2009 at 8:23 am

    @Abeontech – Yea, my PR has dropped because I’ve spotted writing articles on this blog 😦

  • 41. Christopher  |  March 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for the info.

    By the way, I’m loving your site, welldone on getting the pr 8 for a bit!

  • 42. putut  |  March 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I am agree with this but niche artikle is a must, we need friends or royal good reader regarding our article.

  • 43. andremoves  |  March 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    thats remarcable thank you how do you do that in short time period

  • 44. medium  |  March 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

    thank you for this information to be useful for future continue!!

  • 45. Mask619  |  April 1, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Great blog.Keep rocking.

  • 46. Sos  |  April 1, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I have a website. At first it has a pr of 4 than it become into 1. why it has happened?

  • 47. webdesign to html  |  April 3, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for the strategy.

  • 48. 88michael  |  April 4, 2009 at 3:15 am

    @Sos – There can be many reasons. Some things to think about are: update your blog regularly with good content? Are there too many ads? Do a google search and you’ll find many articles.

    And thanks everyone for the comments. Really appreciate it!!! 🙂

  • 49. The Agra Indian  |  April 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    My website is also a new one and I am building inbound links for it.
    Thanks for your post it is very helpful.

  • 50. ratak  |  April 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Where I can find PR7 or PR8 bachlinks, what is anchor text? what is it? thanks

  • 51. iwan 13th  |  April 29, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Thanks for your tipzz

  • 52. ماك  |  May 2, 2009 at 4:43 am

    thnxxx 4 the tip

  • 53. Stephen Hunter  |  May 21, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I wonder how post to Chows blog as any effect since it only has a PR of 3…

  • 54. Tasarim Mucevher  |  June 8, 2009 at 12:53 am

    thanks for advice!

    Tasarim Mucevher

  • 55. Used travel trailers  |  July 8, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Nice post, i’m new blogger my blog has pr2 it information will be very helpful to me for increase Google PR.

  • 56. Bollywood Gossip  |  July 15, 2009 at 9:27 am

    dear sir,

    It’s a great site.

    Thanx for it.

  • 57. Sujit  |  July 17, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for the great ideas!!!

    Tips are really useful to increase PR quickly, but need regular time to comment on good websites.

  • 58. DesiYaari  |  July 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I got page rank 5 for my domain in few months i dont know how i never linked exchange with any body. they after page rank 5 i tried to exchange link with some friends just to see what happen. and after link exchange i got page rank 4. i removed the link exchange with my friend.

    • 59. 88michael  |  July 29, 2009 at 6:17 am

      Most likely you have a very high quality blog with great content 🙂

  • 60. Toto  |  July 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    How do i promote a website in hebrew that actualy a minisite, displaying a very little content and contact form.

    how do i promote this kind of website?
    thank you.

    • 61. 88michael  |  July 29, 2009 at 6:18 am

      You can still use ad networks such as Google Ads and link exchanges to promote your website.

  • 62. johnco  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Thanks for the great ideas!!!

  • 63. Dan  |  August 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Good Ideas….I’m not sure the banners or advertising would really hurt your blog that much though.

  • 64. Lauren  |  August 26, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, I found your site searching for information on pagerank, my google pagerank is 5 too. But I know nothing else about that. All teh sites want to explain algorityms and what-not, I just want to know what the ranks mean! I take it from your article that 5 is good. I just added an advertisement section to my blog that I am considering removing if it will affect my page rank!

    Any info on pagerank would be much appreciated.
    Thanks again

  • 66. Inventbuy  |  September 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Post very interesting. Thanks

  • 67. Ingo  |  October 6, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    nice tutorial. thx

  • 68. Linkuserpro.Info  |  November 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks For share.. Great blog 🙂

  • 69. Trabajo  |  December 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    ¿What is pagerank and how many links need to have a good pagerank?

  • 70. Ragnar Johnson  |  December 4, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Wow, nice info there man, Will try some off your tips :).

  • 71. Spiro  |  December 24, 2009 at 2:26 am

    The tutorial is very nioce. thx

  • 72. mehdi  |  December 30, 2009 at 7:07 am

    The tutorial is nice

  • 73. Marketing Database  |  January 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    This is good advice, thanks for writing this post. I have a brand new site I’m working on so will defo take on board what you have said.

  • 74. emira  |  August 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    verry nice, thx.

  • 75. clearblue  |  September 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    thanx for all

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  • 77. vicky  |  November 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I agreed with this post and I’m going to tell you how i waste my money on internet marketing and PPC ads i waste my money on PR5 directory submission more then 1200$ per year and i don’t received any traffic even yes but i got page rank 3 still i have 25 visitor and all of visitor are all because of google adwords 😦 😦 and yes my website is blocked by wordpress coz wordpress things that is spammer but I’m not 😦

    i waste my money …. and there is only way do research and find perfect way and after that go for the same !!!

    and yes still can’t post with my original url if you want to see my website then google “clark hotels”


    and yes still I don’t know the perfect way to get traffic 😦

  • 78. Randy  |  December 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Great info, this is very helpful to me. Thanks!!

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  • 81. Robert Timmermans | Company naming  |  February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Great post, receiving a PR5 must be almost impossible in 3 months. I have a website for one year now, and it is still PR0. No idea how come since I have quality (followed) inbound links.

    Have a look yourselfCompany naming by Frozen Lemons.

    Keep up the good work!

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  • 85. Sam Jones  |  October 23, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Great post. I have one site with a PR of 3 would love a PR of 5.

  • 86. el cutis  |  January 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    a good tutorial.

  • 87. Karl  |  February 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks, good input.

  • 88. keith Infokus  |  March 28, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Can i please ask a question – is there a linmit to the number of post you do a a specific blog, i usually add 3 comments to a single blog – am i under doing it or am i over doing it? Thank you in advance

  • 89. Tarifvergleich  |  August 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Thx for the Information.

  • 90. Collin  |  August 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    pr5 is no easy task…good information. thanks bud.

  • 91. 9/11 memorial  |  August 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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