Alexa Rank - How I Will Improve It

10 June, 2007

Blogging, Wordpress

What is your Alexa Rank? Currently mine is 532,913. It has improved 60,000 the last week alone, all I did was to install the Alexa extension in Firefox and Flock.

David Airey has written two articles with some great insights and references to many informative posts. For instance DoshDosh and Andy Beard. Alexa Rank - What is it all about and How I improved my Alexa Rank.

For your convenience I have gathered seven of the best tips here:

  1. Download the Alexa toolbar and use it every day to visit your own and my website. If you are a Firefox or Flock-user, download the Search Status extension. Alexa even gives you the ability to co-brand the toolbar with your own logo and give it away. You can expect a Petersen Inc Toolbar soon. Download the Alexa toolbar here:
  2. Use the Alexa widget on your site. I’ve added mine in the sidebar. I picked the basic one, but you can customise it with graphs, links in and reviews.
  3. Review and rate my Alexa profile. Get a friend or reader to review your Alexa profile.
  4. Get dugg or stumbled. From time to time I get some traffic from StumbleUpon. I would love to get more, so please stumble this if you like it.
  5. Get listed on as many search engines as possible by placing a free listing in DMOZ. This is the largest human edited directory on the web and has all the categories you can think of.
  6. Write your own site reviews of the Top100 sites on Alexa.
  7. Some say you should use whereever possible. I think it looks cheap and noobish. I see a lot of these links on MyBlogLog and similar sites. I am not going to use that kind of linking.

Now as previously mentioned my current Alexa ranking is: 532,913. Let us see how it develops the next two weeks.

Update: It has already improved again to 442,280!

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  • David Airey :: Creative Design ::

    Many thanks for the mention, Dennis!

    I’m sure that by following those steps you outlined you’ll see a dramatic increase over the next few weeks.

    Of course you’ll be aware that as you rank higher (lower number) it’ll be harder to move up, but I know that you should be sitting much higher than where you currently are.

  • Lars Nørgaard

    Nice post, I’m going to add the Alexa button to the pages I’m developing. How is it going with the earnings on ads and so on ? :)

  • Don

    @David: It is my pleasure. I am not totally sure how it works, but today my rank is 442,280, so thats 90,000 again.

    @Lars: In May I earned 11$ from Adsense and 15$ from AuctionAds. I’ve removed Kontera, it really isn’t paying anything.
    I am however thrilled to see my Alexa rank increase so fast.

  • Brown Baron

    Congrats on the jump in rank! What David is true, it takes a little longer the higher you rank. Of course, I’m still waiting to break into the top 100k so maybe I’m just impatient heh.

  • Don

    Thank you very much, Baron. I can’t blame you on being impatient. I will be that too. It can’t go fast enough. Is there any way we can help each other?

  • Brown Baron

    I think that the more unique ips that load your page containing the widget, the faster your jump in rank will be.

  • David Airey :: Creative Design ::

    You’re spot on, Baron. From what I’ve read over the past few months.

  • Don

    Baron: That is some really interesting information. Thank you for sharing.

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Thanks for those tips. I’ll follow them. May be I can give a boost to my blog’s rank. StumbleUpon traffic improves Alexa rank very much.

  • Don

    You are welcome Shankar, I’m glad you can use them.
    As you can see my rank increase more than 150,000 withiin two weeks. Actually a few hours after I installed the widget, it fell 90,000!

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Yeah, I think I should consider installing this widget on my blog.

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  • slym

    This is a great post, fortunately 70% of the time of website owner is consumed in experimenting towards increasing page rank and alexa rank. To start with increasing page rank one must start with downloading Alexa toolbar for IE or firefox on as many system possible. as a second step alexa widget on every page of your website, by this way every webpage opened is counted while calculating rank inspite is user does not have alexa toolbar installed