Measuring your page rank

There are several ways to measure how many people view your blog. You can install the free Sitemeter utility and register your site with Technorati and Bloglines, for starters. Another way is to download the Google Toolbar and use its PageRank utility, which is a measure of the importance of the page on a scale of 0 to 10. According to Google, PageRank "uses the web's vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves 'important' weigh more heavily and help to make other pages 'important.'"
I also like the utility because it provides a list of sites that link to yours. I have had some pleasant surprises.


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