Our Google pagerank has dropped to a rank of two and we’re not sure why.
Pagerank is Google’s opinion of how important a website is. The higher the pagerank, the more important Google (and apparently the world) thinks you are, and the higher you show up in a search listing.
In a nutshell, Google is a popularity contest. The more websites that link to your website, the more popular you and the better your pagerank. If a cool kid (i.e. a popular website) links to your website, then their vote counts for more (after all, they’re cool), and your pagerank improves even more.
So we’ve decided to socialize.
Web 2.0 is the “next-stage” of the internet which focuses on collaboration, inter-connectivity, and social networking. There are a host of social networking sites (like facebook, myspace) that allow you to create a presence and create your own network that you point towards your website.
Here are some of the social networks we’ve set up real estate on. Some of these networks are linking back to our ebook on how to create a classroom blog. (The ones with nofollow written after the network have the “Google juice” turned off which means that we’re not getting any votes from them for the Google popularity contest. But we still set up an account anyways.)
- MyBlogLog (classroomteacher)
- Blog Catalog (classroomteacher) (nofollow)
- Twitter (classroomblog) (nofollow)
- Technorati (classroomteacher)
- Digg (classroomblog)
- Stumbleupon (classroomteacher) (nofollow)