Alexa Ranking…. I’m at it again
Seriously!! Can anyone help me understand Alexa Ranking? I really am about to remove the toolbar and just forget the whole thing!!! I’m so frustrated!!!
In September I started really trying to lower my score. I posted a whole list of things I was going to do. AND DID!!!!!! This was my starting score. (Remember lower is better for Alexa…. everything else higher is better)
I was determined to fix! I asked the ever knowing google “What Happened to my Alexa Ranking?” pages and pages of people asking the same thing. Truthfully, I found as many different idea’s of getting a lower Alexa Ranking as there is getting a better Google rank! Every site had a different theory. So, I picked 9 steps and these are the things I plan to do, have done, will continue to do. I’ll update you in, let’s say 30 days!
#1. Every site agrees the most important step is having the Alexa toolbar installed (DUH! That’s a given!). I’ve had mine installed for sometime now.
#2 Write……. a lot…… I do!! I DO!! I write every single day. (If you write they will come! They’ll come back just to see if your promise, of ‘there will BE SOMETHING HERE EVERY DAY’ is still true)
#3 Self promote…. hummm. Okay, maybe I don’t do that enough? I tweet a lot. My own kids have blocked me from their facebook pages. But, I will try and find more places to promote myself.
#4 Better post titles/headlines. Writing a catchy title can help, because, face it….. you want more traffic.So be prepared for some ‘creative’ titles headed your way. (I can do that right??)
#5 Part B One of my wonderful readers wrote this comment: So I decided to update the post and
delete number 5. Thank you Shauna!!
#6 Graphics. HELLO?? I don’t have many blog posts without graphics.
#7 A tip I saw on several sites that surprised me, is tweaking/refreshing some of your old content and re-posting them as new. Ohhh wait… I probably shouldn’t have told you I’m going to do that… erase erase… forget I said anything about that one. We’ll just call it de-ja-vue!
#8 Guest posts!! Okay, that’s one I haven’t done.I guess it’s time! So who’s gonna volunteer to be first?
#9 Asking for an Alexa review from my visitors. I usually put that in my giveaways but, I haven’t come right out and
begged asked WHINED for a review. I did that!! Now I have 84 reviews and my score is…….. worse now THAN EVER!!!!!!!! This is today’s January 6th 2013
Wait a little while – don’t panic – You’ll probably hit Rank 3 very soon and everything will fall into place, well, I certainly wish it for you.
I have a hard time with Alexa as well. Hard to get it set up to write a review on great bloggers like yourself. You are doing an awesome job! Thank you! 🙂
Sounds like a scam to me. Who cares what Alexa thinks anyway, I’ve never even heard of them. I say focus on Google. 🙂 -Fro.