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Google is about to update PageRank


If you are considering Google PageRank as an important matrix of your SEO efforts, here is something you should pay attention to.

Google usually updates the PageRank score three or four times a year. It certainly has impacts on countless websites’ rankings and presence in Google search. Though the actual PageRank algorithm always remains a mystery, its implication is way beyond just a number.  According to the historical records below, Google is very possible to have another PageRank update in coming 2 months.

Google PageRank update history:
2013: 04-Feb
2012: 07-Nov, 02-Aug, 02-May, 07-Feb
2012: Google Penguin announced in Apr
2011: 08-Nov, 27-Jun, 20-Jan
2011: Google Panda announced in Jan
2010: 03-Apr
2009: 30-Dec, 30-Oct, 25-Jun, 27-May, 01-Apr
2008: 31-Dec, 26-Sep, 25-Jul, 30-Apr, 29-Feb

PPD is not a SEO company and we can hardly tell you what to do in details, yet it’s good to review your web content in recent months, to review how your website is indexed by Google currently and to look for suggestions from SEO experts or relevant online resources for some actionable items. Our previous article provided a few handy tools that you may find useful.

Last but not least, it’s always a good idea to submit your company website to reputable directories like PPD. It’s a good mean to give it some quality “follow” backlinks from time to time.

May 8, 2013 |

Quick guides to benchmark your web presence


Listing in quality directories is a good way to increase your web presence, or in guru terms, your PageRank , MOZRank and Alexa Ranking, to name a few.

In the good old days of search engine optimization we were taught to apply tips and tricks in page design and add bunch of meta content on each page, hoping that higher ranking could be achieved. However, nowadays there’s one single thing that really count – content.

You probably can find lots of resources telling you how to write good content -be it a blog, an on-going corporate or industry news updates or any other information which keeps visitors coming again and again. Of course if all your content comes with little buttons for social sharing it will be even better.

There are a few good websites which give great quantifiable assessments to your above efforts. It’s good to let them be your coaches to further improve your content deployment and web presence:

1. Marketing Grader

Marketing Grader is a free tool that analyzes your website and provides actionable insights to improve your web presence. It has a very comprehensive analysis yet it gives you not only numbers, but invaluable step-by-step advice for you to follow

2. OpenSiteExplorer

Powered by SEOMoz, it gives authentic indicators on Domain Authority and individual Page Authority of your website. It also provides detail information on what websites are linking to yours (what we call backlinks) including the authority index of each of them. The more quality backlinks you have, the more popular your website is deemed to be. It’s one of the crucial factors to have a high ranking in search engines

3. Google Analytics

A very powerful visitor-centric analytical tool for your website. It provides very in-depth drill-down information on who your visitors are, where and how they come to your website (e.g. via social media or via particular search terms) and their behaviors while visiting your website. However, you need a google account as well as placing some tracking codes inside your website to track these information

4. Website Health Check

It provides kinds of “sanity checks” of your website coding and helps to debug any problem areas which potentially hinder your website to be effectively indexed by search engines


The no-nonsense Google PageRank checker. The benefits of is that it allows checking multiple websites in one go, so you can instantly benchmark yours vs your competitors


[Contributed content from Optimo Asia]

April 6, 2013 |

Just another business directory?


We saw there are quite a few marketing directories published in Hong Kong, in Asian or even around the world. We, however, also saw majority of them didn’t evolve to tap into demands nowadays.

It’s a crazy idea that we ultimately decided to make a better one ourselves. Thanks to the open-source community, building a robust and secure web application is far less painful then years before. We also talked to our marketing friends to understand their needs and at the end of the day tried to work out a marketing directory which can be:

  • viewed painlessly on mobiles and tablets
  • well connected with social media
  • rated and commented with good credibility
  • keeping pace with latest categorization of marketing services

We’re glad to see the above features built like minecraft into our website over the last few weeks. We’re even happier to see it go live smoothly after a long day of final testing and tuning.

As a tribute to the open-source foundation, listing in Promotions & PR Directory (PPD) will be perpetually free. We hope you enjoy using our services!



March 25, 2013 |
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