There 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.
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
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
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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