You know you are working at a small company if…

You know that you are working at a small company if your employers official website has lower google page rank than your personal blog. The various online tools tell me that my page rank is 4. My employers rank is 2. Go figure. :mrgreen: Note that neither one of us engaged in any SEO activities.

I stumbled upon this realization when I tried to google the page rank of our website at work for shits and giggles. My boss just invested some money into some online advertising and he wanted to see if we get more traffic. So I dug out the server logs that dated all the way back to 2004 and parsed through them with Analog to make nice looking report with bar and pie charts. It turns out that it worked – Jan and Feb showed a huge spike in traffic, which means the advertising is working. I’m not sure how much more business are we getting out of this, but we do get more hits than usual. After going through that data, I figured I might as well check out page rank… And compare it to my own.

And it seems that google considers me to be much more interesting. :)

[tags]google page rank, page rank, seo, analog, server logs, traffic[/tags]

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7 Responses to You know you are working at a small company if…

  1. lol don’t give yourself too much credit your “what personality are you” blog kinda put you in the lime light :D and i bet if wordpress offers a tool to see how many sites you have linking to you.. you have a *TON*.
    But this is a very intresting site and that probably has alot to do wtih it too.

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I’m not really bragging or anything. I was more surprised than anything. As it is right now, I know that there are maybe 5-6 people who read me semi-regularly and post comments here – which is great. There might be more people who lurk and never post.

    Feedburner says I have around 60 subscriptions to my feed, but I’m pretty user that more than a half of these are automatic aggregators and etc..

    So no matter how you look at it, this is a relatively low traffic site. At least on day-to-day basis excluding any sudden, and temporary traffic spikes.

    The page rank is most likely inflated by being dugg once or twice. :)

    Oh, and WordPress does not have that tool, but technorati does.

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  3. e107 has it built in not to brag.. I even make my stats publicly available http://www.geeksparadox.com/ (click stats)

    I dig you simiregularly.. and would do so more often if you put that script i showed you in the forum on here.

    Yeah, i was just giving you a hard time i love your shit.

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  4. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Heh – your stats page blew up:


    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end, expecting ‘)’ in /home/geeks/public_html/e107_plugins/log/logs/logi_57.2007.php on line 175

    I’ve been meaning to change the digg button but I get easily distracted. :mrgreen: The one I have right now, sort of works so I’m not really that hard pressed to do it. I will probably replace it with something nicer at some point.

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  5. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I work in a small company (10 people).
    Our site (a little spam) gives a pagerank of 4
    Not that bad :)

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  6. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    I think my company is so low mainly because they neglected their web presence until now. They used to have an ugly static little website that was updated maybe once a year since 2004. Now they have a slightly nicer static little website updated once a year made my someone who actually knew how to use photoshop and dreamweaver to make an ok looking site.

    Anyway, it will probably go up in the next few months as they are now looking into promoting their online presence.

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  7. Matt` UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Googles not the only one who thinks your website is more interesting than your employer’s….

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