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10 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Your Alexa Ranking‏

by Guest4253  |  10 years, 9 month(s) ago

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Alexa, which is owned by Amazon.com, gives away a free toolbar that you can download and install in your browser. Alexa is then able to keep track of the sites you visit and compute the traffic ranking of those websites, with a rank of "1" being the assigned to the most visited site.

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  1. Guest5593
    is that how simple the alexa ranking is? all i do is to download a toolbar and my ranking will get better and better.  i'm going to try it but would it get more money from google if my alexa ranking is high.

  2. Guest3284
    Alexa, which is owned by Amazon.com, gives away a free
    toolbar that you can download and install in your browser.
    Alexa is then able to keep track of the sites you visit and
    compute the traffic ranking of those websites, with a rank
    of "1" being the assigned to the most visited site.

    If you want a more technical definition, Alexa explains it
    like this:

    "The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated
    historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar
    users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data
    sources, and is a combined measure of page views and users
    (reach). As a first step, Alexa computes the reach and
    number of page views for all sites on the Web on a daily
    basis. The main Alexa traffic rank is based on a value
    derived from these two quantities averaged over time (so
    that the rank of a site reflects both the number of users
    who visit that site as well as the number of pages on the
    site viewed by those users)."

    (http://www.alexa.com/site/help/traffic_learn_more)

    In April 2008 Alexa revised its methodology so as to
    "aggregate data from multiple sources to give you a better
    indication of website popularity among the entire
    population of Internet users".
    (http://awis.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html)

    How accurately this method reflects the actual surfing
    patterns of all Internet users is open to question.
    However, if you bear in mind that by the end of 2005 the
    toolbar had been downloaded well over 10 million times you
    will realize why many people still think that Alexa offers
    one of the best approximations that we have of website
    ranking, especially for the top 100,000 or so websites.

    That is why Alexa remains an important measure of a
    website's status and is used as a quick way to assess the
    popularity of a website by advertisers looking for the
    maximum exposure for the their money. Websites with a
    higher Alexa ranking also tend to be trusted more than
    those with a low ranking, so it is in the interest of
    website owners to get their sites ranked as highly as
    possible with Alexa.

    Here are some quick and easy tips to help you do that
    without spending a single dollar!

    1. Install the Alexa toolbar and set your website as your
    homepage.

    2. Copy and paste an Alexa rank widget onto your website.
    You can get the widget code at
    http://www.alexa.com/site/site_stats/signup. As well as
    informing your visitors about your Alexa rank, it will also
    keep Alexa updated about the number of unique visitors
    surfing your site.

    3. Create a customized version of the Alexa tool bar, Then
    place a link on your site to the download page and invite
    your visitors to download it. You will also earn Amazon
    commissions every time a user shops on Amazon via the
    toolbar link.

    4. If you have a Wordpress blog there is a plug-in for
    Alexa Ranking (wp-Alexa-redirect-0.3plug-in) that you can
    use.

    5. Submit your site to web directories. Although a lot of
    directories charge a registration fee, you can still find
    many that are willing to list your site free of charge or
    in exchange for a reciprocal link. A lot of the webmasters
    who browse web directories have the Alexa bar installed, so
    if they click your link it will help your Alexa traffic
    rank.

    6. Become an active participant on Internet marketing and
    SEO forums. Again, a lot of those forum participants are
    already webmasters and a high percentage will use the Alexa
    toolbar when they surf. Place a link to your site in your
    signature and your rank will improve when any of those
    people click through.

    7. A lot of Asian and Australian websites feature in the
    Alexa top 100,000 and you can bet that a lot of website
    owners will have the Alexa toolbar installed, so it makes
    sense to join social networking sites that are popular in
    those regions, such as:

    * http://www.orkut.com - Orkut is owned by Google and is
    the second most visited site in India.

    * http://hi5.com - Hi5 has an Alexa ranking of 17 at the
    time of writing this article.

    8. Become an Alexa expert and post articles that discuss
    Alexa ranking and SEO tips. This will attract people to
    your site who may be interested in downloading your
    toolbar, or people who have already done so. Either way, it
    will be good for your Alexa ranking. You could even build a
    whole category of articles on your website devoted to this
    theme.

    9. Set up a freebie page on your website and post a list of
    useful tools to attract other website owners to your site.
    Include another link to your Alexa toolbar download page.

    10. Get into the habit of using Stumbleupon and other
    bookmarking sites to spread the word whenever you post a
    new article on your website or blog. Set up a group of
    fellow website owners so that you can have run reciprocal
    stumbling campaigns for better results.

    If you apply these ten quick and easy methods you will
    definitely see an improvement in your Alexa rank and you
    should also start to attract more traffic to your site!

    Darrell Howell is an Internet Marketer and Blogger. Check
    out his Blog at http://www.blueridgemoney.info
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