We have talked a lot about Alexa in the past and I realized I have missed out the most basic tutorial here and that is how you can submit website to Alexa. Usually, Alexa pick a new domain itself but it’s always a good idea to submit your site yourself and claim your ownership. This way, you can add more details to your Website alexa profile and make it look more professional.
There is always a controversy behind Alexa ranking, but I believe like many other website ranking tool, Alexa is one of the standard and we have to make sure that we get good listing and ranking on Alexa. So this, beginner guide will help you to get started with submission and claiming your site.
Step by step guide to Submit Website/Blog to Alexa:
Before we move ahead, for newbies: Alexa is one of the top website which rank Websites globally and shows various ranking factors like Global rank, country based rank, search term query and many more details which are quite informative and important to judge a website.
So, let’s get started with this tutorial and very step is to create an Alexa account by going to Alexa.com. You can either create a custom login or simply login using your Facebook account. I prefer creating a new custom account, as I manage multiple website and it will be much easier to remember the login. So, once you are done creating account, go to Alexa siteinfo page and search for your domain name.
Click on Get details and you will be landing on page like this, notice the screenshot:
This step is to claim your domain in alexa and edit its listing. Alexa offers many plans and pricing offer, but for a normal Blog, a free plan is good to start with. For a serious business site, I won’t mind opting for their monthly subscription plan for more exposure. You can get a complete plans and pricing details here. Click on “Certify this site” and it will take you to Alexa pro plan page, click on Sign up under free plan.
Claiming site in Alexa:
Similarly we do Google domain verification, in Alexa we can upload a file or add meta tag to claim our domain. You can pick any of the method, (Upload a verification file to root of your domain or add meta tag in head section of your site. If you are using Thesis theme, simply go to Site options > Additional scripts and add the complete verification code with meta name there.
For example: <meta name=”alexaVerifyID” content=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” />
Make sure to clear your cache if you are using any cache plugin, and click on verify the claim. BlogSpot Bloggers can add the code in their template and follow the same steps, if you have done everything right here, click on verify claim and a successfully claimed message will be shown.
Click on Continue and you can edit many important details regarding your site. You will notice many parts will be locked, as you need to get a premium Alexa account, for editing complete listing. Something, which I will ignore for now:
Once done, click on save and continue and your site details on Alexa will be updated. Though, in free Alexa account, there are many limitations like you can’t add custom logo and get more details but for a simple site and Bloggers it’s good and I’m also uncertain if premium listing on Alexa, will help to get more traffic or any major SEO advantage.
Though, it’s always a good idea to submit blog and Website to Alexa or any other similar popular sites. Additionally you can use IMT Website submitter tool, which is a free tool to submit your site to major site ranking websites. An easy way to grab free link juice, which will be beneficial. Here are some articles, which will help you to submit your site to other places:
- How to submit Website to technoarti
- How to Submit Website to Google
- How to Submit Website to Bing
- How to submit Website to Yahoo
The only reason for claiming your site in Alexa is to add your site contact details, which at times is beneficial, when advertisers uses alexa to find relevant site to advertise. More over, your site profile on alexa look more professional and better from any other.
How many of you have submitted and claimed your Website on Alexa? Do you think Alexa matters or it’s just another Website?