Sunday, July 5

Boosting your Google Page Rank


With the recent SEO problems loads of Etsy sellers have lost the page rank that they have worked hard to gain. I have lost a page rank, falling from 4 to 3.

There are a bunch of ways you can start gaining your page rank back. One way is to list your Etsy shop in Link Directories. When you list your shop in a link directory it creates a permanent back link to your shop that Google loves! The more link backs you can create the better your Google Page Rank will can be. This is not a magic fix and will not change your rank over night. This is only one piece to the puzzle.


Here are a few of the link directories.. there are thousands out there.. and these are some FREE ones.

(Handmade Link Directories)

Handmade Link Directory

Handmade Feed
(Page Rank Check Tool and Directory)
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(Normal Link Directories)

http://www.dmoz.org/

http://www.netinsert.com/

http://www.clickey.com/ (must own your domain)

http://searchsight.com/

http://www.xtlinks.com/

http://search-o-rama.com/

http://www.somuch.com/

http://www.directory.ldmstudio.com/

http://www.itzalist.com/


Adding your links to directories is just one step you can take to gain Google Page rank...

What are you doing these days to boost your rank?

Recently I held a Handmade Town Hall meeting where I covered the topic of SEO for our Etsy shops.. You will find info about how to maximize your Etsy shop for the Google search>> http://budurl.com/HandmadeTownHall


24 comments:

Ascender Rises Above said...

Thanks for the tip - via facebook. I have you in my google reader now.

trusk4u said...

Great information! Thanks. Some of these places were very easy to submit too, others not so much.

Jan 4 Insight said...

Thanks for posting this, Tim - very helpful! I also have a link directory on my Squidoo ~

http://www.squidoo.com/cooldesignsonneatstuff#module43999212

MyMixMix said...

Once again, THANKS SO MUCH! You have been an incredible help to me. I'm afraid I would have given up all the promoting long ago without your help.

Kitty Baby Love said...

Thanks so much for the links <3

djStoreRoom said...

Thank you so much for the email notice about the links!! Its great to have you around helping us here and there...

Cisray said...

Hi Tim,

Once again, thanks for sharing.

I have a question though.

Sites such as NetInsert require that you add either a meta or square tag to you site.

Does Etsy allow this? If so, where should the code be placed within my site?

Thanks again,

Cis

Bliss Soybean Candles said...

I did all of the ones that didn't require the link back. Thanks so much!

Bliss Soybean Candles said...

I did all of the ones that didn't require a link back. Thanks again! -Suzanne

Indigo Blue said...

I have submitted to some of the directories. Some were not very easy to do. I have added links to the direcotires but not in Etsy I have put them on my blog instead, not sure if that is ok but I will find out!I have found out that my blog has a page rank of 3/10 but my Etsy shop is no where to be seen.

SavageBabble said...

From NetInsert I got this:
"Domain etsy.com has reached the maximum number of web pages allowed to index."

2kute said...

wow, that was great info.
I have to fix my meta tags and now I am understanding a bit better what they are. Thanks Tim.

Carole said...

some of these only work for actual websites and not for Etsy shops. Some of them seem like a lot of confusion and aggravation for very little return. There was a time when my work sold okay on Etsy and now I'm just a little frog in a big pond with a lot less $$ coming in. I'm busy weaving baskets and don't have the time or patience for all this. I have a learning disorder, so the more complicated it gets to market online, the less I am able to do so. It's cool to be part of such a huge site, but it's so not cool to have to compete for income with the rest of you. My only chance at catching up is if I had the bucks to pay someone to do this stuff for me and since the income isn't coming in anymore...

RockLove said...

So when are you going to allow us to hire YOUR brilliant services? Since you obviously don't have enough on your plate, lol!

Great tips, thank you so much! But I don't really understand... what do those numbers mean? That my SEO is aligned? That I get over a certain quota of hits and therefore Google likes me? I too am at 4, but I can't imagine I get as many views as you... so what does it mean and how can I improve my score? Adding to more directories?

Beadnik Boutique said...

Thanks so much!! I haven't gotten through them all yet, but I really appreciate the suggestion!

Crazy4Cards said...

Thanks Tim! Great information. Taking me some time to understand it all, but I will get there! Kim

Anonymous said...

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raewadolly said...

Thanks Tim for the greatest information. ^_^

Barbe Beaty, Artisan said...

Thank you so much for being such a great support to handmade businesses!

its4ujewelry said...

What happened to the photo contest? I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

SusanLeeGlam.com said...

Thanks again, Tim for all your great tips.

LonesomeRoadStudio said...

thanks for the info, very helpful as always - Angie

Taylor said...

very helpful!! thanks a bunch!

Edythe Anne Heilner said...

Thanks for the wonderful content and advice.

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