There is a war happening online. It’s only heard by bloggers and those in that circle, but it is loud if you are listening. A well-known ranking system has stalled and great blogs are being left behind in the battle for readers and monetization.
I’d like to say that the Google PageRank (PR) system is dying, but I wouldn’t know since I cannot find any official updates. I can say that many of my favorite blogs have been waiting for months for a PR update that does not seem to be coming. It is time to look elsewhere for our coveted ranks – it is time to take a closer look at MozRank (MR).
What is MozRank?
Have you heard of MozRank? According to SEOmoz, “mozRank is SEOmoz’s link popularity metric that shows how popular (in terms of links) a webpage is on the web.” In short, the more links a page gets, especially from bigger sites, the higher its MR will be. I appreciate the simplicity.
Why Use MozRank?
Okay, I’m not going to mince words here. My blogging income is directly determined by my rank and I am supremely frustrated that people are judging me by a system that hasn’t updated in months and months!
As my reader, you may not be as moved as I am when it comes to my blogging income, but please understand that I want to dedicate all of my time to making this site better for you. I can only do that full time if I can grow my blogging income to $30,000 or more a year. PR is hurting my bottom line and that is severely limiting the possibility of blogging full time by 2012!
I want my site judged based on the quality of my writing and how much passion I have for blogging. Since there just isn’t a system in place for that, I want to be judged by an unbiased entity that will accurately state the facts and update frequently. Hello MozRank!
I came across MozRank when I used Websitegrader.com to check on the stats of BFS. Here are the summarized results for Budgeting in the Fun Stuff:
Ranks 48,399 of the 3,046,125 websites that have been ranked so far.
Website Grade: 98
MOZ Rank: 5
Traffic Rank: 49,953
Blog Grade: 97
Google Indexed Pages: 1,380
Readability Level: Secondary/High School
Inbound Links: 30,495
Twitter Grade: 83
I need to work on Twitter, but otherwise I seem to be on track. You can check out the archives for my blog statistics for more info if you’d like some more numbers for BFS. 🙂
I want MozRank to be the go-to ranking system from now on! Who’s with me?!
Other Blog Posts that are Calling for More Moz in the Mix:
Invest It Wisely – How Mozrank is Filling in the Gaping Hole Left by the Departure of Pagerank
Everyday Tips and Thoughts – mozRank vs. PageRank- What Is The Better Way To Measure The Value Of A Website?
Buy Like Buffett – Page Rank Schmage Rank
Faithful With A Few – Moz Rank – The Reliable Alternative to Page Rank
Saving Money Today – The Death of Google PageRank
Money Green Life – mozRank is the new PageRank
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance – Moz Rank, Competition, & Links
Money Cone – Read Me, Link Me, Rank Me!
The College Investor – How Google Violates its Own Corporate Philosophy and How it Hurts the Little Guy
Buck Inspire – MozRank: Drop that Zero and Get With the Hero
Raven – Goodbye PageRank, hello mozRank
Lindsay Blogs – Move Over PageRank, mozRank is Here!
Funny About Money – MozRank is the New Page Rank
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page - I hope they help you too. Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!