This morning I had another guest post on ProBlogger titled 3 Tactics I Used to Develop a PageRank 5 Blog in 5 Months and was a good consolidation of information that I’ve shared here throughout the past few months.
Even though some of it might seem familiar there are a few points that you’ll want to brush up on and/or read with new eyes – make sure to check it out and give it some comment love!
But I thought I’d share at least one thing that I didn’t do to contribute to a PageRank 5 blog – and that is a preoccupation with my PageRank value and the time that it was taking to achieve that particular rank.
You see, I didn’t pay much attention to it at all during the growth of my blog in those first 5 months – instead I concentrated on making amazing content for my users. You see, I think that’s vitally important, not just in terms of your attitude but also your focus.
I’ve learned that those who obsess about traffic numbers, share counts, PageRank, Alexa scores, and all the other rubrics for calculating worth and value for a blog experience far too much of an emotional roller coaster to be much use to anyone, especially their users.
But more than that it stops them from being productive and creating the content in a way that matters and isn’t specifically created for search engines.
Sure, use the strategies and tactics that I’ve shared with you but let the work speak for itself instead of your anxious review of your stats every 15 minutes.
You too can have an effective, growing, and high value blog – you just don’t have to monitor it’s progress so closely, especially when you have that blog post to write and publish!