Originally posted by Russ
This is correct.
A chess site which has a high page rank linking to RHP would give it a boost. But after you have climbed so far, you need a large number of extra sites to make an impact.
No one (apart from Google themselves) knows for sure what pushes you up, or what penalises you, so it is far from an exact science, and as there is no immediate feedbac ...[text shortened]... site which doesn't link here, then I would be very grateful if you could suggest that they do.
Ok, Here I am about to give away some trade secrets.....
PageRank is what Google is ALL about.
The two things to keep in mind:
1. The more sites that link to your site, the Higher your site's PageRank.
2. The higher the PageRank of the sites that link to your site, the Higher your site's PageRank.
Now for the really easy and legit ways to increase your site's PageRank with google.
!. Any site that you know links to your site, Copy their URL and go to: http://www.google.com/addurl.html And add that site's address. (No, you it doesn't have to be YOUR site, just any site that links to yours.) This gets googles webcrawler to index it and increase your PageRank.
2. Get linked by other sites with high PageRanks. The free web indexes are good for this. AS WELL AS (and this top-secret) online forums. Usually online forums/bbs have high pageranks because of the strong community aspect they try to induce. Sites such as slashdot.org... Now the trick, (Because slashdot is not going to just link to you on their homepage) All you have to do is post a message anywhere, and link to your site. This can be in the signature part of your message, it can be part of your message, anywhere, Hell, it doesn't even have to be relevent to the topic at hand, just add a link to your site in your .sig and it won't LOOK like you are spamming it with the intention of promoting your site. Immediately after posting a message on say slashdot for example. Copy the url that your post shows up on, then go back to the above mentioned url and add the url of the page your message/link shows up on to googles system.
The key is getting links to your site by other highly PageRanked sites. This is actually very easy if you think about it.....