I've always been puzzled by Page Rank and I know this question is likely to attract the usual answer that page rank doesn't matter, but can anyone tell me if I'm missing something obvious here?
When Flip Filter went up in April / May I didn't make any consideration towards SEO - it was never really meant as a standalone site and sort of evolved. At present less than 20% of all new traffic comes from Google, and the traffic I do get I guess is down to a blog post making someone's Google Alert. The site's stats currently look like this:
Index Count: 14,400
Backlink - Page: 550
Backlink Domain: 758
BL - Edu / Gov: 2
Page Rank: 0????
The link profile is made up of a lot of comments and forum posts, but there are also some strong links from guest posts, press releases and reviews (such as Killerstartups). How is it that I still seem to be lacking in the page rank dept despite some other Adsense sites I own with less than 4 pages and a few questionable backlinks getting PR2 in next to no time?
Whilst I'm no Guru, I'd like to think I'm competent in SEO. I've been doing this since early 2000 and I have a few sites on page 1 for some fairly competitive keywords. However this has got me puzzled, not so much that Page Rank is necessary but more out of interest. Is there something I've missed?