Yesterday, I read an article about Page Rank and how Google “punished” some popular sites with “downgrading” their PR. This happened because they had external links without attribute rel=”nofollow”.
Today I saw that Google rated my site as well. It is my first page rank. I got PR 3 and now what? Shall I make a party? Shall I cry? No! It’s one digit which telling nothing to regular people.
I don’t care what Page Rank of this page is, because it’s not commercial, but probably for some commercial project it’s quite critical.
I would like to mention one thing related to Google which I found recently:
Every SEO specialist will tell you that first and most important rule is – do valid and sensible HTML syntax otherwise most search engines wont rate your page as good as if you made this right. Ok, great and sensible advise, but why Google doesn’t follow this rule?
I made small observation on the Google’s results web page. And that’s what I found:
- Search in Google for any word which you come in your mind. On the search results page open the code /which is compressed/ and search for the word Web. You will see that there is closing tag tag </a>, but there is not the starting one. The same happens if you switch to the Image search or Video etc. It’s simple mistake – they removed starting a, i order to mark the menu selection, but they forget to make the same for closing tag.
- All attributes values are not surrounded with quotes
- There are more tables than required – every single result is surrounded from table, which could be easily replaced with regular divs.
But who I am that I can judge company as Google! 🙂