How to Boost Alexa Rank in 2 Steps
Alexa Rank is a traffic rating of a web site in Alexa. It works by decreasing the rank number until it hits the #1 spot which is the highest position. Think of it as a weight of your web site where it gets lighter and lighter when there is an improvement in traffic until your site reaches the top like a bubble.
Having a better Alexa Ranking means your web site is becoming more popular and more likely to attract more visitors and most importantly advertisers.
Place Alexa Widget on your Web Site
Make each visit and page view count even from non-Alexa toolbar users.
The fact is, Alexa only takes into account the visits and page views from its toolbar users until April 2008, when they claim to have expanded their data collection by including "other, diverse traffic data sources".
Alexa widget effectively provides Alexa an opportunity to capture traffic information for every impression on a web page where the widget was placed on. Adding a widget alone will give you significant boosts on your traffic rank within few days or weeks provided that you have the traffic flowing in.
Check out some of the recent reports that shows Alexa widget does work in boosting your Alexa Rank
Amazing isn’t it. But beware! The widget can also cost you havoc, as webmasters by heart like me would describe it, especially those who are so obsessed with site rankings and those who are engaged in online business.
Alexa widgets, like all other objects and external applications on your web page, can actually cause your web site to a crawl, show incomplete page, or worse, a blank page due to page errors.
Worries not; there are practical techniques on how to properly place Alexa widget on your web pages that can also be applied to other web objects to improve load times and accessibility of your web site. Read about Adding Alexa Widget Effectively.
Drive Quality Traffic to Your Web Site
The only thing that could impact your Alexa Rank is traffic.
Here are the ethical methods on how to drive quality traffic to your site. Either is absolutely recommended.
Buy Pay-Per-Click Advertising
This method is the easiest and the quickest way to bring in quality traffic but requires money spending. This is best when you want to have a steady traffic flow which is essential to increasing Alexa rank position.
Submit Links of Important News and Articles to Online Communities
Tell the world about your killer topics that people love to read and discuss on your web site and expand your audience by posting links to proper online forums, web resource sites, bookmark sharing sites, and social networks.
Don’t ever forget. Relevance is the key. Spamming will get your page blacklisted from these social web sites and earn negative reputation from people. Read their submission rules first, before posting.
By publishing your news and article links on various online communities will give your pages some chances of getting into the top 10 results in search engines like Google, Live, and Yahoo. When that happens, you’ll get continuous flow of free traffic from these search engines and of course, getting better Alexa Ranking.
Other Tactics on Driving Traffic to Raise Alexa Rank
Install Alexa Toolbar, Search Status, or Alexa Sparky on your web browser
These are excellent browser tools that provide users with site info, related links, rankings, etc.. They also provide Alexa browsing statistics for use in calculating Alexa rank of visited web sites.
Using these free softwares for the purpose of browsing your own web site to game Alexa rank is a total waste of time because they won’t help a lot. Alexa is becoming more intelligent to filter out this kind of activity. Also, you can’t fool advertisers with your fake Alexa rank because they can see your traffic activity in their logs.
What you need is real traffic. It’s that simple to boost your Alexa Rank.
Again, these free tools are essential to SEOs and a must for average users. Their usefulness doesn’t deserve to be abused.
Set company computers or pay cybercafé owners to visit your web site
This will work only when their IP address is dynamic and constantly changing every time they connect to the Internet. But even so, the IP address range will be from a single Internet Service Provider or from a single network. And for advertisers who sell online, their traffic is of very low quality simply because nobody would want to buy online from a public or office computer. Would you do it for yourself?
Alexa auto-surfs, Alexa train and similar dirty techniques
Forget it! They will just get your web site banned.
There you have it… the two simple steps for boosting Alexa Rank the ethical way, plus, friendly reminders on using shady tactics to game Alexa Rank.
Have you done these steps already? Share your experience!