How I improved my Alexa ranking
If you’d asked me earlier this year where my Alexa ranking stood for my blog, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. In fact, I probably would’ve looked at you funny and asked, “What’s an Alexa ranking?”
Being the social media fanatic that I am, however, I was hearing enough about Alexa that about four weeks ago I finally took the initiative to find out what it was and what bearing it had on me as an online marketer. Turns out it’s something that’s pretty essential; simply put, Alexa ranks websites based on their traffic. If you are an online marketer, your website should at the least be ranked in the top one million.
As of May 19th, my Alexa ranking was at 4,235,350 for my blog. I immediately started looking for ways to improve this number. I browsed through several online articles for tips that would help me accomplish this. I read one marketer’s blog that said I should post articles to my website at least three times a day for a month to see quick results. Three times a day was a stretch for me, so I started blogging daily instead, whereas I’d previously been blogging only once every two weeks or so. My ranking moved up to 3,678,600 after about ten days.
It was at approximately the 10-day mark when Chuck Bartok told me about a WordPress plugin that would help my ranking improve even faster. I installed the All in One SEO Pack to my blog right away. What a difference this plugin made! If you are a WordPress user as many of us are, you will want to install it and go back to edit all of your previous posts if you want your ranking to improve faster. This only takes a matter of seconds for each one. Add the title, a brief description, and the appropriate keywords.
In addition to blogging daily and adding keywords to the SEO plugin, I also joined a free blog syndication group on Facebook known as the Tribe Syndication Association. By becoming a member of this group, I agreed to comment on (syndicate) other members’ blogs on a given day of each week, and they do the same for me in exchange. It’s a great way to gain new traffic and start getting quality comments on your blog articles from like-minded people.
Now in the second week of June, my Alexa ranking for my main site stands at about 2,300,000. (Increase 1,378,600 in a week) My goal is to be in the top million by the end of this month. By blogging daily, working the plugin, and commenting on other blogs, I feel this is a completely reasonable goal. What are some methods that YOU have used to improve your rankings?
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