An Alexa Rank is another one of the metrics that advertisers, ad networks and PR look at to measure your site’s popularity. Since we are all about taking your Blog to a Business, your Alexa Ranking is an important area to focus on.
Honestly, I was oblivious to the Alexa Rankings until last year. It seems like there is so much information out there for who looks at what, and the good PR will look at your overall influence rather than just a number. But, after talking to Bargain Briana about how easy it was to increase your Alexa Ranking, I thought I’d experiment and try it.
One way to increase your Alexa Ranking is with the Firefox Add-on, Alexa Sparky. Once loaded, whenever you visit your own site, or other sites, it gives out Alexa juice. After subsequent visits, your ranking will slowly decrease (which is a good thing. The closer to zero you are the better).
When I did this with my previous domain name, I was under 100,000 within a month. Then eventually down to 50,000. Now that I have a new domain name, there are some things I’ve had to do to ensure my ranking comes back (and it will eventually). I fully anticipate to have my ranking back very soon!
I was out nothing, it was simple and Alexa Sparky worked!
Now, will that help me in the future? Who knows at this point. I think the more that you are established and connect in various social media channels, the better off you are. It’s just another thing that is like icing on the cake for companies who are into that information.
If you are up for an experiment, let’s try one.
This will be interesting to see how much the Alexa Sparky Add-on affects your Alexa Ranking. It really worked for me with my previous domain name. Mine is a bit of an anomoly now because of my site’s name change (and I’m tracking a different metric for Alexa). So, let’s do this:
- Download Alexa Sparky.
- Leave your current Alexa Ranking in the comments.
- One month later, we will post another post to ask for updated Alexa Rankings.
At that time we’ll ask you to share your new rankings.
If you’ve gone through a similar experiment already, feel free to share your results in the comments as well. I was amazed at the results I achieved in such a short amount of time for literally doing nothing but visiting my site!
Andrea publishes Savings Lifestyle (formerly Mommy Snacks.net). Her mission is to “Save on what you need. Spend on what you want.” She’s doing that as they anticipate finally getting rid of their jacked up car.