It’s something that seems to be a common question in many of the blogging communities I belong to… so like any good blogger, I googled it.
As of Saturday, my global Alexa ranking is at 122,346. My US ranking is 17,081.
Here are some of the things I’ve found:
Install the Alexa toolbar. Now, I’ve done this personally, so I know it helps. Have your friends install it too. I’ll explain why below.
Set your site as your home page. Get your friends/family to do the same. Every hit counts. And in Alexa, it counts when your friends/family have the toolbar installed. 😉
Install the Alexa Widget. I am not sure at this point if it matters whether you choose to install the “review my site” widget or the “rankings” widget.
Write about Alexa (well that’s a convenient one) the theory here is that other people searching for these same answers will get you hits and page views – a winning scenario!
There’s mixed information about whether or not writing reviews helps. I’m curious as to whether or not others have had success with this contributing to an improved rating. In any case, I’d love to hear feedback, so please share! And if you want to write an Alexa review for me, thank you! I’m happy to return the favor too! (Just comment that you did with a link back to your website!)
Consistent content will improve your Alexa ranking, but authentic content will keep readers coming back, which is what you want anyway, right?
Something else I did was design my very own fancy pants custom Alexa toolbar! If you don’t have a tool bar, and want to have a direct link to this site, as well as be able to check your Gmail, add things to your wishlist, tweet, and of course view Alexa rankings for the site you are on, you can download it here!
Other theories I have heard about the Alexa ranking is when you are on a site, go check out another page or post. It takes no time at all, and who knows what diamond in the rough you might stumble upon!
So I’ve followed all the steps/theories I’ve seen on various sites, so I guess I just need to sit and wait, or rather, blog and wait.
What do you think helps with Alexa rankings? What has been successful for you?