[teknoids] Tips for Increasing Google PageRank

Dennis Bishop dennisbishop at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 12:36:48 EST 2010


Update: Our central communications office is now requesting that we
take down our Google Local Business Center listing for a few weeks so
they can create their own. I'm wondering if deleting our listing will
affect our PageRank...

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On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Dennis Bishop <dennisbishop at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oh sorry... Google on the brain. Uh, no pay rank increases for this
> bit of work although the weather has been lovely in the pristine
> Northwest (this is how we get around the low pay in resource-strapped
> Oregon). ; )
>
> ==
>
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM, John Mayer <jmayer at cali.org> wrote:
>> Yup.
>>
>> I wanted to know how much your PAY RANK increased. ;-)
>>
>> John
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Edmunds, Doug <edmunds at unc.edu> wrote:
>>> On Mar 2, 2010, at 7:12 PM, Dennis Bishop wrote:
>>>
>>>> Our PageRank only went from 5 to 6 but when Googling "law school
>>>> oregon", we went from the fourth page to the top entry on the first
>>>> page.
>>>
>>> Heh heh. I think John meant your *pay* raise, Dennis! :-)
>>>
>>>>
>>>> ===
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM, John Mayer <jmayer at cali.org> wrote:
>>>>> I have a question... How much was your raise?
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Dennis Bishop <dennisbishop at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>> Following is an excerpt from a discussion about our law school website
>>>>>> outranking the main university's site. My Dean approached me a few years
>>>>>> back about our dismal placement in Google results (third or fourth page). We
>>>>>> developed the protocol below to gain rank and over the years have had
>>>>>> success.
>>>>>> Does anyone else have any tips for increasing PageRank?
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Dennis
>>>>>> ===
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: Dennis Bishop <dbishop at law.uoregon.edu>
>>>>>> Date: March 2, 2010 2:46:40 PM PST
>>>>>> To: deptcomp at lists.uoregon.edu
>>>>>> Subject: Re: deptcomp: Quirky google behavior with 'UO' search
>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Over the past few years the law school has been extremely diligent in
>>>>>> following Google's guidelines for gaining PageRank. Our goal was to rise in
>>>>>> PageRank when someone searched for "oregon law school". Whether or not the
>>>>>> following contributes directly to the behavior described below, I think all
>>>>>> of the following steps have contributed to our rise in PageRank.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In a nutshell, we:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1. submit our sitmap according to Google's Webmaster Tools:
>>>>>> http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
>>>>>> 2. keep our Wikipedia entry up to date:
>>>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oregon_Law_School
>>>>>> 3. segmented our site into separate subdomains for separate program areas
>>>>>> (n=11).
>>>>>> 4. integrate Google Analytics into every page and study our analytics for
>>>>>> any problems.
>>>>>> 5. register our site(s) in every aspect of Google (e.g. Local Business
>>>>>> Center)
>>>>>> 6. diligently remove dead or outdated links.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For those interested in gaining PageRank, I recommend first visiting:
>>>>>> http://www.google.com/webmasters/checklist/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dennis
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ===
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mar 2, 2010, at 2:11 PM, J.D. Hauger wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have a friend who is the main receptionist at the law school. She asked me
>>>>>> to post this question to deptcomp, because she is annoyed of how many calls
>>>>>> she fields from the results of searching for "University of Oregon" on
>>>>>> google:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=university+of+oregon
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The question in basically, why does Google push forward the law school as
>>>>>> the main result for searching for "University of Oregon"?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I let her know there's probably not much anyone can do about it, the google
>>>>>> algorithm has decided the law school is the most important subdomain and
>>>>>> representative of the school as a whole. She will continue to have to field
>>>>>> multiple calls a day because of this result.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But now I'm curious, because the law school website doesn't have the most
>>>>>> content, and I doubt it has the most incoming links, why does Google think
>>>>>> it's what people want when they search for UO?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is it perhaps because the Law School has a "local business" listing and the
>>>>>> rest of the school does not?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry if this is distracting, cheers,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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