How to Improve Alexa Rank of Your Blog in 2014
Just because you are here, we recognize the blogger or internet marketer inside you, who likes to show the power of quality of your website/blog by means of higher Alexa rank. This metrics by an Amazon-owned company, Alexa, has managed to become a matter of discussion among bloggers and internet marketers in a relatively small time-period. As advertisers consider this metrics while selecting websites/blogs for their campaigns, it would be great if you could make some efforts to improve Alexa rank of your website or blog, particularly blogs, as blogs depend upon ads when it comes to aspects of revenue. In both cases, however, you can follow some effective means to increase Alexa Rank of your blog or website. In this article, we will drop some light on how to improve Alexa rank of blog or website.
Blog Traffic – First!
As a metrics to determine quality of World Wide Web, Alexa considers your website traffic first while determining its rank. Therefore, you should put maximum efforts increase traffic to your blog if you want it to have good Alexa rank. For doing this, you can choose different methods; for instance, based on SEO and otherwise. Among those tips, one, everyone can follow and everyone SHOULD follow is consistent blogging.
By using ‘consistent blogging’, we mean, you have to enrich your blog or website with regular content, which will be resourceful for reader community.. In addition, you can use some means such as guest blogging, directory listing, social media sharing (well, that will happen naturally if your blog posts are interesting) etc.
Frequency and Quality of Blog Posts
It is no difficult job to publish content on the Web. But, it is indeed a tough job to publish useful, resourceful content. The latter is what companies like Alexa do prefer the former while ranking websites. So, when you write for your blog/site, you should ensure quality of that post. Simply, you have to say GOOD BYE to plagiarism, grammatical and spelling errors etc. Plus, you should teach yourself the need of making the post useful for almost every reader. If you do this part well, you can obviously see an increase in Alexa. At the same time, it is good to have nice frequency of posts in site. It would be great if you can do a post a day!
Install Alexa Toolbar on your own browser
When we compare it with other metrics for quality of web, we have to say that Alexa’s method for ranking blogs and websites is quite different and complex in certain aspects. Actually, ranking of Alexa is based on statistics that it does get from users, who have installed Alexa toolbar in their web browsers. We browse our website daily, so there is best way to get our visits count for Alexa is install Alexa toolbar on your own browser.
Encourage users to install Alexa Toolbar
Since Alexa count users based on who installed their toolbar and accessing your website. There is a problem, because not all who read your blog will have installed Alexa toolbar in their PC. It is always best practice to encourage the readers to install the Alexa Toolbar. No doubt that will increase the changes to get your site access with more and more Alexa toolbar installed users.
Try to attract bloggers and webmasters on your blog
The logic behind this scene is webmasters and bloggers Alexa toolbar installed already on their computer. This makes the stuff simple. This can be achieved by writing more and more articles about blogging and technology stuff on your blog. Of course this is not possible in case of other niche bloggers like heath, finance etc.
Use Alexa Widget on your blog
Bloggers do claim that putting Alexa Widget on your blog (all pages) will help to improve the Alexa rank. No harm in putting on your blog. It also shows the number of links to your website from Alexa backlink database.
Claim your website in Alexa
By claiming your website in Alexa you can write your own website title, description that is visible to rest world.
Optimize your website for search engines
While writing the articles for your blog keep basic on page SEO tactics in mind. If you have followed standard on page SEO Tips while writing post, read more about it from MOZ.
Share your content on social networking sites
Sharing is caring. Regularly sharing your posts on social networking sites like Facebook, twitter, Google plus can help you to make reader base. They will re-share your content and attract more visitors. This will also help you to increase ranking in the search engines.
Comments on other blogs to build readers and backlinks
Commenting on other blogs will help your own blog by two means. One is it will attract some readers on your blog which is plus point for Alexa and build backlinks too.
Buy Alexa Pro package subscription
Buying Alexa pro subscription is nice if you have budget. It costs $9.99 per month and comes with many features such as site review, uptime monitor, enhanced site listening and many more. You can check rest features here: http://www.alexa.com/pro/basic. Interesting part in Pro package is that they give a tracking code (like Google Analytics ) which can count your exact visitors and shows very actuate data in public Alexa page of your site.
Promote the Site – As much as you can
We find nothing wrong to call social media ‘the king of Internet’. We all know that number of people who utilize web for engaging in social media is quite higher than rest. So, after following all those methods mentioned earlier, you’ve to try your best to promote the site/blog in social media platforms, especially Facebook, twitter and many other sites.
Traffic exchange sites
Now you know bringing actual traffic to your site is one way to improve Alexa rank. This can be manipulated with traffic exchange sites. I am not motivated to list them here. But if you try Google it, I am sure you will get list of them.
Fake Alexa boosting programs
These services are works similar to traffic exchange sites. But in this they make sure that all the exchangers having Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers.
It is not a matter of dispute that Alexa Rank is quite important as far as popularity of site is your priority. We do hope that following these methods will help you make your blog have good Alexa rank in less time. Did we miss any kind of useful ways to improve Alexa rank? If so, let us know them through your comments.