In order to get your website on the first page of search engines, in particular, Google, you must raise your Google Page Rank.
Otherwise, the site will be fighting for attention on directories, social sites and more without making headway where it really counts – Google’s search results.
There are three essential items to pay attention to in how Google Page Rank is determined: 1) Links 2) Content and 3) Traffic.
Page Rank Scale
The page ranking scale is 0, N/A, and 1 to 10.
Google PageRank numbers and what they mean in simple terms:
0 or N/A – You’re not listed on Google PageRank list yet.
1– Very poor, but you are listed at least!
2– Poor but you can move up and it can be done.
3– Average. You have good information and most websites fall in this ballpark.
4– Above average. You’re sprinting away from the majority.
5– Good. Page Rank 5 will usually pop up on the first page of some searches.
6– Great. You’ve worked hard and have great information.
7– You’re hot and you’re one of the top sites. Your peer is Zillow.
8– You’re super hot. Your peers are CNBC, eBay, Bing, American Idol.
9– Everyone wants you. Your peers are Youtube, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, Amazon.
10– Top notch, congratulations! Peers are Google, CNN, usa.gov, and social bookmarking site AddThis.