28 February 2009

Trying To Increase My Blogs Alexa Rank

I've recently noticed my blogs google page rank has gone completely and my Alexa rank is terrible, this morning I searched for ways to increase my Alexa Rank hoping my Google Page rank will get better too.

Until this morning I didn't even know what it really was but have found out "the Alexa Rank is a ranking system which bases its ranking schema on the level of traffic each website receives from the number of people who visit a website with the Alexa toolbar installed." And apparently the higher it is the more money a link from your blog is worth in advertising terms, so it would help me to get more sponsored posts and such. Lots of people complain it's not fair as only certain types of sites are likely to attract the toolbar users which puts the others at a disadvantage and I agree. Just because my readers may not have some toolbar installed doesn't mean they are less likely to click links.

This Blog Dosh Dosh has a lot of tips and links to other articles about improving your sites Alexa ranking which I found useful. It's not easy unless you write content that attracts a lot of webmasters apparently as they are more likely to have the toolbar installed. If anyone has any suggestions please comment with them, I've installed a widget on my blog and the firefox plug in that measures every page's rank. Now I just have to work out how I'm going attract alexa toolbar users...

2 comments:

Brian said...

I actually found your blog via Alexa, go figure. I like your blog so I am going to back link to it.

Martin said...

The journey of Alexa- The Web Information Company has never been a smooth one. Alexa that has been in the scenario almost from the start of the Web had seen immense growth and popularity and then a pretty morbid phase. However, it went back to the drawing board and sketched out new ways to pull back the company to steadiness. Several new innovations and changes have been made to Alexa since the time of its inception partly to stay in sync with the changing times and demands and partly to combat its competitors. As for example, till some time back the popularity of various websites was measured by the data collected from the users of the Alexa toolbar. However, the company went for a change in April 2008. Today other factors, apart from the Alexa toolbar, are also taken into account to determine the popularity and traffic of a given website. However, the point to ponder is that the “other sources” that are determinant of a websites Alexa rankings are not clearly cut out. They are vague and misty. Nevertheless, Alexa is still one of the most credible and powerful players of the web.