Blogging Tip #7 – Alexa


What is your Alexa looking like?!

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This troubles me somewhat, bloggers that blog sooo much, have great content, somewhat good traffic, but their Alexa rank is in the millions. Ouch! I don’t get it! Why is it that if they write so much content and “supposedly” get all the traffic they say to be getting their, it would show on their Alexa Rank, and it’ll be AT LEAST lower than 500,000.

As a blogger, I’m learning that Alexa rank matters, as well as subscribers, daily visits, and other numbers matter. Let me say that again NUMBERS MATTER!

I have learned that blog rolling people that have Alexa Rank higher than yours is not good for your blog, since it can mess with your ranking.  You want to blog roll people that have lower or about the same Alexa Rank as yours. This will not affect your ranking as much, but it is better than raising it up.

Ok, so what do you have to do to fix your Alexa ranking:

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  • Go Register your site on Alexa.com and don’t forget to verify your account by placing the code on your blog or emailing a link to your blog email.
  • Next, download the Alexa Toolbar for Firefox.
  • With this toolbar you can view your own Alexa Rank, and the Alexa Rank of other pages you visit. This will give you an idea on who to blog roll or not.
  • Keep track on your Alexa rank throughout time, if you blog often you’ll notice a big change in a matter of a few weeks. Keep Me Posted on how your blog is doing. Your goal should be to get it down to at least 100,000. I’m still working on mine… Almost there.

Here’s how mine is doing: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://kmpblog.com

If you have any tips on lowering your Alexa rank, please share in the comments section. Or if you want to share how your Alexa rank is doing, please leave a comment.

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4 thoughts on “Blogging Tip #7 – Alexa

  1. dragonblogger

    The badge helps, but also the # of unique sites linking to your own also helps improve Alexa, though it doesn’t seem to update that frequently. Might want to ask some peers to do reviews of your site, I did notice Alexa improve slightly if you get some positive reviews.

    1. kmp22 Post author

      Great advice. Might start doing reviews on blogs I like and asking for honest reviews in return. :-) thanks for swinging by.

  2. KMP Blog (Keep Me Posted)

    That's a good way of looking at it Mike. I guess looking at all numbers is a good way to keep track to see how your blog is doing. Not just looking at your Alexa number alone, but everything combined like you said.

  3. Mike Crimmins

    I keep track of my Alexa number, but I don't really think it matters. It's nice to see it go up, but overall it's really inaccurate. However, I use it as part of a bigger picture. I combine it with my server side stats to track to make sure the numbers of constantly going in an upward direction.