Alexa is one of the many ways to evaluate the traffic of any blog or website and mainly used by advertisers. But now a days there is a buzz going on between bloggers to compete each other according to Alexa Rank. Amazingly some bloggers easily achieve high Alexa Rank with low traffic and some times it looks like that its rankings are not 100% authentic. Although its rankings are not directly propositional to your blog traffic but still they can give you some idea of how well is your website doing.
How Alexa Rank Works
Before we move onto the top secret points of how to increase Alexa rank of your blog this is important that we understand how Alexa Rank works. Here is what they say.
The Alexa Traffic Rank is calculated after collecting aggregated data from Alexa Toolbar users over the period of three months. The metric combines the amount of page views and user traffic. Traffic and page views are calculated per day, and then calculated from the average of these two numbers after time.
Top Secrets to Increase Alexa Rank of your Blog
1. Install Alexa Tool Bar on your Computer
Go to the Alexa website now and install the toolbar without wasting any time. This is the most easiest thing you can do in order to boost your rank. Also make sure you visit your own blog more frequently in a day via this toolbar.
2. Install Alexa Widget on your blog
Placing an Alexa Widget on your blog also help them to track your blog traffic. Its not a difficult thing to do, just visit their website, signup for a free account and grab your widget.
3. Claim your site on Alexa
Its better to claim your blog with keywords related to your blog niche. Claiming helps them to track your blog better and hence increases your site rank.
4. Bring Traffic from Facebook and webmasters Forums
Its a myth that if you get more traffic from Facebook than your Alexa Rank will improve. Well personally I think that it works and when ever my blog gets traffic from Facebook my rank improves. Also try to be active on webmaster forums as these forums are mostly visited by bloggers and they often have Alexa toolbar installed into their systems.
5. Update your blog daily on same Time
Try to update your blog daily and I know its very difficult but not that difficult if your blog is about technology or news related. Also publish your posts on same time.
6. Ask your friends to review your blog on Alexa
Its generally a good idea to ask you friends to leave a good quick review of your blog on Alexa.
7. Ask you blog visitors to install Alexa Toolbar
Its very difficult to ask your visitors to do this but if they can than its a good boost for your rank.
8. Post daily at 12 Mid Night
Believe it or not posting 11:59 PM Mid Night helps you rank better. If you have not try this yet than try it for yourself and see the dramatic result.
9. Submit your posts to Social media sites
Some bloggers are very lazy when it comes to submitting their posts to social media websites. Try to submit your posts to as many social media sites as possible.
10. Attract more bloggers and webmasters to your blog
Why? because most of the bloggers have installed Alexa toolbar into their system and when they visit your blog its another boost for your rankings.
11. Leave Comment on websites which rank higher in Alexa
Search for blogs related to your blog niche and among all these website search for blogs which already ranked higher on Alexa. Try to visit these blogs daily and leave comment.