When I started this series on building an authority website, I didn’t expect that the website I’m using for my model (RTCX.NET)to improve in any rankings within the first month of working on it. I was wrong.
Yes, I know, Alexa rankings don’t mean squat to anyone other than potential advertisers. It’s amusing, however, when I happen upon a website where the Alexa rank doesn’t exist or is in the millions.
RTCX.NET is at 798,902 as I type this, which is pretty good considering how slowly I’m building it up.
The Google PageRank doesn’t mean much these days. I can get as much traffic on a PR 0 website as I can on a PR 5, so why bother to even think about it. Nevertheless, RTCX.NET is sitting at a PR of 3 right now and it was that way before I started building pages and articles.
Again, the only ones who really care about PR are potential advertisers. The only time you should be concerned is when it’s shown as “unranked”.
Search Engine Results Pages
The SERPs is the only thing that counts when it comes to search engines. RTCX.NET doesn’t have enough oomph yet to rank high in the SERPs for anything, but I don’t doubt that it will fairly soon.
I’m more concerned about the traffic going to it than the actual rankings. Of course, higher rankings means more traffic, but that excludes non-search engine traffic.
Google seems to be keeping up with indexing the articles as I publish them at a rate of one article per day. I purposely let a few days lapse and then I’ll backdate new articles at one per day, but publish them all today (or today and tomorrow). I want to see if Google indexing will keep pace or whether there will be a delay of a couple of days.
So far so good and I think clicking on the Google Plus button and commenting for each one by myself is what’s actually doing the trick. Of course, indexing is all well and good but I’m not seeing any real traffic to any of the articles yet. That’s to be expected and I’m not worried about it at all at this point. In fact, I probably won’t be worried about it in the long run unless I invest much more time in it than I plan to.