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    My Top 5 Ways to Increase Alexa Traffic Rank

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    meningkatkan alexa rank My Top 5 Ways to Increase Alexa Traffic RankThere are many ways, we as a blogger judge a site. Page rank, Alexa traffic rank, MozRank are some of the popular way. We have already talked about How to improve page rank and now its’ time for some Alexa love.

    Alexa.com is subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is a ranking system based on the level of traffic a website receives from people with the Alexa toolbar installed. If you are a blogger you must be knowing how Alexa ranking works. Site which are having good traffic and with regularly updated content, will always have good Alexa rank. Though, it also depends upon many factors like niche, and some other factors, which I’m going to talk about here in this post. These tips, which I mentioned below are something which worked for me to increase Alexa traffic rank of my site and might work for you too. By the end, I would love to get one tip which worked for you.

    Alexa.com was founded in 1996 and initially it was just limited to data gathered by alexa toolbar, but with time Alexa traffic estimation have improved and they have added many features like you can claim your site on Alexa and update more details and info about your site. Here you can learn more about Alexa traffic rankings.

    Though, many people say Alexa rank is not accurate and I may or may not deny it, but with latest updates in Alexa, I find it quite correct and seeing the traffic rank stats going up and down daily, I find it quite authentic to see how traffic of a site is improving. Apart from traffic stats, site linking in stats is updated once in 3 months.

    More over, those who are into SEO, they might be knowing Alexa is holy grail to find long tail keywords. But, let me now get off-topic here and lets stick to the topic.  For new domains, it’s quite normal to see no Alexa data details and rank. It takes time, before you start seeing Alexa graph for newly created website.

    Increase Alexa Rank Tips for Bloggers :

    So, let me talk about some of the factors, which any blogger can apply and get better Alexa ratings. If your site have good Alexa website rank, you can always showcase as trust factor and ever advertiser are more likely to trust sites with good Alexa rank.

    Alexa rank for ShoutMeLoud My Top 5 Ways to Increase Alexa Traffic Rank

    1- Write Content with great quality and unique information

    First and foremost thing to increase Alexa rank is to write quality content. It will help you to improve website traffic and another thing is Google loves quality Content. Good content always strikes high-ranking in SERP’s and will help you to increase the amount of traffic on your site.

    As, I mentioned above, Alexa rank is directly related to traffic coming to your site, so more traffic you are getting, you have more chances of getting higher rank in Alexa Website rank. Also Alexa have search analytics tab, which shows the traffic your site is getting from search engine, which also improves over the time. If you are new to writing content which drives huge traffic, I suggest you to read following posts:

    2- Think outside of the Box

    Write guest post: It’s also a great way to increase Alexa rank. Guest post will help you to build back links, having good number of back links will improve Alexa rank and sites linking in number will go high. While writing guest post don’t forget the point no.1 quality content. You can also consider commenting or other methods of build backlinks, which will help you to increase sites linking in stats and gradually it will  have positive impact on overall site traffic and Alexa ratings. Here are some guides to get started with Guest posting and backlink building:

    3- Write Regularly, more often

    I think it is the backbone of this system to increase Alexa rank. Write regularly for your blog and that will definitely help you to increase your Alexa rank. No one loves dead blogs where blog is updated once in a while, everybody wants good content on regular basis. You must write 1-3 post daily if you are a beginner in blogging career. You will see the result that how fast your alexa ranking is increasing.

    4- Put Alexa Rank Widget

    Having a Alexa widget on your blog/website will help you to increase alexa ranking. It will show the current Alexa ranking status of your blog/website . All you have to do is register your blog/website to alexa.com and paste the code in the source code of your blog. You can read here, How to create Alexa widget for your Blog. You can notice here at ShoutMeLoud, Alexa widget is placed at bottom which gives more detail to Alexa about traffic coming to this site.

    5- Download Alexa Toolbar

    Alexa toolbar My Top 5 Ways to Increase Alexa Traffic Rank

    Back in 1996, when Alexa site went live, Alexa toolbar is the best way for them to monitor the stats of a site. Though, with time it’s changed but still when a visitor visit your site from a browser with Alexa toolbar, it helps a lot. None the less, I’m sure you always visit your site 10-20 times a day. You can consider installing Toolbar in your browser . Alexa toolbar is available for Chrome, Firefox, IE and you can install it within seconds. Here is the official page to download Alexa toolbar.

    Bonus tip: Alexa review

    Alexa review My Top 5 Ways to Increase Alexa Traffic Rank

    Some time back, Alexa added review feature for sites, where you and your readers can give their feedback and rate a site. I’m not sure how it impacts over all Alexa traffic rank, but still good number of positive reviews add into trust factor of your site. You can see an example by clicking review tab on SML alexa stats. You can encourage your readers to write a review for your site or best way is to send out an Email newsletter to your loyal subscriber and let them know about a place, where they can add testimonial or review of your site.

    Some other methods which you can use is buy traffic, which helps in boosting your traffic or may be an active social media promotion like Stumble Upon, Digg can send huge traffic in short span of time. There are many web services which claim to boost alexa stats, but I recommend to stay away from them and keep your ranking genuine and legit. After all, a good & genuine alexa rank will work as ego boost for you and for your site. Check out this video tips:

    Anyways, these are some of the tips which will help you to increase Alexa rank and I would love to know if you believe in Alexa traffic rank and any other method you would like to share for boosting alexa.com stats for your site?

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    Social FeedBack

    The only problem with alexa is when your traffic is too low, the graph stay flat and I never got what meant the numbers on the left side of the graph? If somebody know, I’ll be happy to hear the answer :)

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Good point Social feedback. Even I’m not sure what that graph meant. I hope some one can give us an answer here.

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    Neha

    Our website readnsurf.com (belongs to our employer) which gets 3000 to 5000 unique visitors daily but still more than 100K alexa. More interestingly 60% visitors of the site (readnsurf.com) comes from Google search ! what to do next to reach less 100k ?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Neha
    Adding Alexa widget will surely make a huge difference.

    jayaar

    Very helpful and informative article to bloggers.
    Valid tips for great going.
    Thanks for the details, Mr.Ashish.
    You have impressed with your very first post.
    Regards…….

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    Dinesh Verma

    I really don’t trust Alexa. Is there any alternative?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Dinesh There are many Alexa alternatives in the marker like compete.com, Quantcast. Though not sure, if any of them offer widgets like Alexa to showcase on our site.

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    rakesh kumar

    Content is the king in this case nothing else will help you to retain your rank. So write , write and write my dear friend.

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    Deepanker

    On thing i want to ask here. I have seen many posts which says that adding alexa widget help in creasing the alexa rank. Is that really works? i have doubt that adding alxa widget has any impact on the alexa rank

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    Hacktik

    Nice tips though Alexa rank is no great metric. There are many sites which a very low alexa rank but still good traffic and visitors. On the other hand, there are many with a good alexa rank but very poor traffic etc. But, yes keeping a alexa toolbar certainly helps improve the rank very fast, if at all some one is willing to go for it.

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    Arjuna

    Quantcast is an good option but some websites only take Alexa Ranking into account like buysellads! While compete is something that will charge for this.

    Are you referring to averages :
    For example Seven day trailing period means they calculate the average for past seven days & compare with current date. Let me know If i’m wrong

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    Norgeskatalogen

    Certainly a good tip for blogs to have an eye out for Alexa rank. I have found in my experience however that within commercial websites it is usually seomoz rank that gives me the best tracking results based on rank in search engines. But now I now about this too, and knowledge IS power ;)

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    Krunal Soni

    One Trick i want to share as per my own experience is install alexa toolbar in internet explorer and post your content using same browser, i am very sure you got the results in a next day.

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    Faisal Rahim

    Harsh bro you said that guest post will help you to increase your alexa but some of my blogger friend tells me that alexa is totally depend on web traffic, is this is true.

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    CCOkoji

    Somehow, I never had issues with my alexa. I wonder why.

    My current blog DIT is just less than a month old, but my rank is 502,910 and within the next one month, it will be less than a 100,000.

    I am yet to find out why so fast.

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    sani

    Alexa is fake what I think when i was new in blogging I used alexa toolbar ,widget and everything my website rank instantly increase I was surprised but after removing these things my alexa rank decrease What the F###.

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    mehmet

    İ think alexa is not a real right site to rank websites.Some peaple has can make diffrent ways to be get higher in alexa so is it bette site then me.Not realy i think.
    Thank you.

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    Kedar

    @Deepankar, I dont know weaher alexarank will increase if you added their widget in your site.but there will be surely increase in rank when you install alexa toolbar in your browser.
    Thnx

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    Gordon Youd

    You need the Alexa widget on your site the same way that you need Googles id, it is what the robots look for.
    The Alexa toolbar is a good way to increase your ranking with little effort.

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    John

    Alexa is overrated, don’t give it any respect. If it only measures visitors by those who install their toolbar, how is that fair. Just run your web site to your own likings, and give up on Alexa. I have and I am much happier now.

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    Asif Khan

    Nice post, I am trying to improve my ranking right now, so these tips are very useful.
    Cheers

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    Eishita Koley

    I have already added alexa widget on my browser and website but i don’t think that it is very helpful for the website to increase their links over search engines.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Elshita
    Alexa widget will not help in increasing link, but it will help in improving alexa rank.

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    Steven J Fromm

    Alexa is strange to say the least. I have been hovering between 240,000 to 250,000 or so for months. I continue to comment at other blogs but the number of listed links has gone down for my website and only up a little for my blog. Cannot figure that out. Do you have any thoughts?
    Also, I just made a new post that got a lot of hits but my Alexa rank did not change. Why?
    Finally, does using Twitter actually hurt Alexa ranking if it causes the bounce rate to rise and time at your site to decrease?
    Any thoughts on these issues?

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    Khmer Sor

    Good tips, thanks! My ranking if ok but my traffic is to low. Is there no connection between Alexa pagerank and traffic?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Khmer
    That’s true.. There is no direct link with Page rank and Traffic.. Also alexa ranking is not the right way to judge the traffic of a site.

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    John Marshal

    Fabulous Article! Guest blogging is one of the effective way to increase alexa rank. Thanx for sharing such useful Information,, I have bookmarked your informative post.

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    Joseph

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for the post. I’ve a doubt, how can I write a review of a site on Alexa.com? I searched on Alexa, but couldn’t find an option to write..!

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Jospeh
    Yah, they have recently redesigned the whole site and review feature is missing. I will update all articles as soon as possible.

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    Vikas

    Alexa rank is an important tool to showoff your website’s rankings. As far as i have noticed and experienced putting alexa widget, alexa toolbar and alexa reviews have very less effect on Alexa rankings. Only traffic is the most important thing that affects alexa ranking.

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