The best way to get the Google Rank is that to create more of quality links more the quality link work Good for the website search emprovement. YOu can create quality back-links with the help of Article submission and Blog posting.
There should not be a single issue in the On page of your website and you should build your links only in high quality sites preferably do-follow links. The good of do follow links and traffic from social sites would help to bring good ranking to your website.
Build quality backlinks which helps to boost up your website ranking. Concentrate more on, ON page SEO (Meta Title, Meta Descrpition, URL, Keywords).In Off Page SEO, submit the followings succh as directory,Bookmarking, Blog Posting,Article Submission, Forum Posting on high Page Rank website.
SO you are lookin to increase the page rank. The first thing is that your should have a good number of vistor daily and the second thing is tyou should start the SEO work for your site. In order to get good visitor to your site, you should maintain your site well. All knows that good content is the key tool of a seo. A regular good content should be there and then is the graphical part of your site. When a site having eye catchong image and pic automatically it get more traffic. There is ni doubt in that.
Well, @Photography01 as far as I know I have never heard that Google guidelines said "Submit own site to high PR site" I would say rather than say work in a good manner and there is no need for submitting it over....