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Google Pagerank Update

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Google's Matt Cutts broke the news a few days ago on his blog Located Here that we should be noticing the next PR update on our Google tool bar. It seems the Google tool bar is showing the fresh page ranks for all websites at this time.

My social bookmarking website LiveWire News is only two months old but increased from no rank to pr3. Several inner pages increased from no rank to pr1. I did not aggressively build backlinks to the website for a few different reasons. Number one it's a new site, so I wanted to build links slowly as to hopefully avoid the Google sandbox if possible. Two, links look more organic when built slowly over time versus just obtaining thousands of links in a matter of days. Regardless, I can't complain about this update.

I'm interested to see how the updated pagerank affected you and your projects. Did your pagerank increase, stay the same, or decrease? What types of promotion and link building did you focus on?

**Best comment left on this story will receive 20 social bookmarking website submissions for the website, artice, or blog post of your choice.** Winner announced August 1st!

Top 3 Comments Win!
First Place - Your website or blog sent to 20 social bookmarking websites + 1 month Pr 3 sitewide text link on Livewire News
Second Place - 1 month blogroll text link
Third Place - 2 week blogroll text link
Fourth Place - Your blog post dugg & shared with 300+ diggers

For every 10 comments made the prizes will increase.

Entrecard partners with SezWho to get a TON of comments to your blog!

Entrecard announced an exciting partnership today with the introduction of the Entrecard + SezWho partnership! You might be asking yourself.. How does SezWho work and what are the benefits? SezWho is a simple html/javascript plugin that you install into your blog template which enables visitors to your website to receive perks for writing high quality comments to your blog. To really sum up all of the excellent benefits, here is a short list of just some of the benefits by taking part in this new partnership.

  • Listing on the Entrecard website as “comment-enabled” which will increase the amount of visitors you receive
  • Posting high quality comments on other blogs will earn you up to 10 free credits per comment
  • Installing SezWho on your blog will increase the comments posted on your blog posts
  • Receive higher quality & relevant comments on your posts

The comments you make on other SezWho installed blogs on EntreCard will earn you credits on a sliding scale. Depending on how your comments get rated (1-5 stars) will determine how many credits you receive for the posting. You can earn anywhere from 1 credit to 10 credits per post on a SezWho enabled blog. You can write up to 15 comments per day for credits, so you can earn an extra 150 EntreCard Credits for doing what we all love to do, commenting on well written high quality blog posts!

For a more in depth view on what SezWho does check out this video which will explain everything you need to know: SezWho Demo Video

SezWho Registration is easy, you can sign-up right from your dashboard inside your EntreCard Account. Installation is a breeze as it literally took me less than a minute to install into my blog here. The credits you earn will show up into your EntreCard account 24 hours after they have been published. The 24 hour wait is in place to determine exactly how many credits you will earn from your comment. Depending on how your comment rates based on other members voting, the more credits you earn.

Keep in mind that the owner of the blog has a higher “clout” meaning their opinion of your comment matters most. Keep your comment on key and relevant and you should have no problems receiving the higher credit amounts for your comments.

Maximize the credits you earn

Write comments that are on topic, relevant, are thought provoking and unique, and show that you actually took the time to read the entire post. The main two benefits I see from this partnership is the comment quality should improve, as well as increase the amount of comments you receive. To put this in better perspective here is an excerpt from the Entrecard website regarding the new partnership:

Little Clarification: What this is Vs. What this isn’t

“This is NOT a call to go comment when you haven’t read a post, or a plea to leave comments that have little or no value. That’s called spam and it has no place in our system. Commenting is perhaps the single most powerful strategy to drive traffic to your blog -when you do it right. Comments that are contrived or spammy will only hurt you and your brand, and they sure won’t earn you any credits.”

Together EntreCard & SezWho will help revolutionize the blogging industry.