I’m happy to see that Google is starting to give page ranks back. While I’m not back to my PR6, the PR3 is just as good for the time being. I do hope to get my original rank back but that’s something I’ll have to take up with them in the future. I know what I’m going to have to do in order to make that possible so I’m not too concerned with it.
In the meantime, I’ve been going through quite a few resources to help me with my SEO techniques. I’d like to properly market my portfolio. Word of mouth is always great advertising, no matter who you are, but it’s also nice to have a constant flow of unique users coming to your site thanks to major search engines and directories. I’m considering getting in touch with webmetro.com, they’re a search engine optimization company that I’ve just come across recently. I figure I’ll request a quote and see what happens from there. I’m not looking to have a PR6 on my portfolio but it would be nice to exceed the few hundred hits a day that I’m currently getting on that site. It would be nice to get up around the 1500-2000 hits a day. Those are the numbers I’m used to as far as my personal sites are concerned. I’ll admit that I’ve slacked off on maintaining them but I hope that when business slows down a bit I’ll be able to come back with good articles to get back to what I had.
I poked through WebMetro and from the introduction I saw that they combine a few different techniques to get the job done. They’ve done pretty well for themselves as well. I find it easier to trust a SEO company when they’ve got decent rankings. I’ve dealt with a few in the past that had no page rank and were in the millions as far as rankings on Alexa are concerned. If no one’s visiting you – what makes you think that they’ll visit me? I guess it depends on how you look at it though.