Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Google page ranking tools

Today I checked out my sites Google Page Ranking and was surprised to see my ranking numbers. I guess I am getting some traffic after all! ;-)

There are a few sites and tools you can use to check any sites page ranking. They almost all include an option to generate some code to include a reporting counter on your site, some of them are pretty nice. I have added some to all my sites just to be able to keep an eye on this value. Here is a list of some of the nicer sites providing this sort of tooling:
  • CheckPageRank
  • BlogFlux
  • MyGooglePageRank
  • PR Checker
My favorite counter is the one on CheckPageRank, here is their code to add the counter to your site:
<!-- CheckPageRank.com PageRank script -->
<a href="http://www.checkpagerank.com/" title="Check Page Rank">
  <img src="http://www.checkpagerank.com/images/check-page-rank.gif" 
    alt="Check Page Rank" border="0" />
</a>
<br />
<script type="text/javascript">
  <!--
     checkpagerank_url = '%domain%';
     checkpagerank_display_icon = true;
     checkpagerank_display_text = true;
     checkpagerank_new_window = false;
  //-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript"
  src="http://www.checkpagerank.com/js-checker/pagerank.js">
</script>
For a counter with simplicity I love the one from BlogFlux, here is their code to add the counter to your site:
<a href="http://pr.blogflux.com/">
  <img src="http://pr.blogflux.com/pr.php" 
    alt="Google PageRank Checker - Page Rank Calculator" 
      width="80" height="15" border="0">
</a>
Good luck with your page rankings!