You know there was just a PR update in the past few weeks right?.
Actual PR is calculated on a real time basis, and the what the toolbar shows is updated every 3-4 months...
Ya, I know it's updated PR early this Jan 2007..
Indeed got a site jumped from PR0 to PR3 on the end of the month...
I got a site to PR5 in one update. That took about 2 months..
3. Wikipedia (but that has changed).
4. Forums postings (hit the top 30).
5. Forum Signatures.
6. A PR that was duplicated many times..
Oh yes..A little viral content goes a long way...
That's insane! I'm going to check out some of those ideas you posted :P Might help some rankings for some of the sites I work with......
I had PRUpdates jump from 0 to PR4 and the only backlinks I have for the site are from MLB News Blog..
Thats what usually that many of us have tried.
I got$our website on first page of google for the keyword Game server Hosting.
In just three days.
Just kidding may be got lucky..
Yeah, my very first site ever hit PR5 on first update..
1. Link Exchanges.
2. Added sites to topsites..
3. Made a PRWeb Press release on it..
I thought forum signatures didn't count as backlinks. I thought the forum software would hide it form SEs er something - they never show up under link:www.mysite.com..
Nop, unless those forum that uses 'nofollow' or noindex in their meta tag. otherwise it will be craw (mostly will be crawed). you got a backlink..
Well done man! looks like your making progress! Keep up the excellent work!..
Well I've used those future pagerank checkers to see what range I might be sitting in when they do assign me pagerank and every single one of them says PR5 which would be sweet but I do know there is no gaurentee I'll get the PR5..
I do however have a few good backlinks from relevent PR6 sites so who knows..
Oh one last thing for the first poster here, you know your NOT supposed to submit your website or blog to the search engines, this will get you ranked lower, your supposed to let them find you through your backlinks, hence the reason why it's good to get at least one PR7 or PR6 backlink right off the bat so you'll get indexed within a week...
Yes it is interested wether forums signups are counted as backlinks?..
Sorry I wanted to say interesting* insted of interested..