The Alexa Rank is a method of evaluating a blog or site based on the traffic generated.
It would be an excellent method of calculation, but it involves only the users that have installed the Alexa toolbar in their browsers.
This peculiarity makes the evaluation not so accurate and rewards, for example, the technological blogs, which users and visitors are actually more inclined to install the Alexa Toolbar, in relation to readers of blogs not so tech, that in many cases ignore the existence of this tool.
You can share or not this point of view, but most of you are surely interested in increasing your Alexa Rank for a simple reason : Advertisers and Webmasters use it to help them determine (right or wrong, up to you decide) the worth of your site.
For example, Text-Link-Ads decide based on Alexa Rank both what you will pay for a link and what they will sell your links for.
Also “Review Me” or “Sponsored Reviews” are other sites that use this rank when they have to translate into payments traffic of a blog.
If you want to monetize your blog with these or some other services that use actually the Alexa Rank, then you have to increase it.
How to increase YOUR Alexa Rank
Increasing the traffic of your site will increase your Alexa Rank.
The more you get valued from Alexa, the lower will be your rank (as opposed to the PageRank).
Under 100.0000 measurement is more accurate and precise : of course, your goal is to get below this threshold and lower and lower!
8 Tips to Follow
Here below you find a list of tips to follow in order to increase your rank.
1 . Download and install the Alexa Toolbar if you have not already done it and join the circuit of the Alexa sites.
2 . Install in your blog or website the Alexa widget : this widget will communicate with Alexa and count will be loaded every time you visit.
3 . Encourage your readers to use the Alexa toolbar, remember that as many readers will visit with the Alexa Toolbar, the better your Alexa rank will improve.
4 . Write your own site reviews on the top 100 rated Alexa sites and include your URL.
5 . Submit the best links and articles of your site to StumbleUpon or Reddit : this will bring huge amount of traffic to your site and contributes in order to increase your Alexa rank.
6 . Write content related to webmasters : most of the webmasters use the Alexa toolbar. So if you want them to visit your site and increase your Alexa ranking, then you may write useful articles related to SEO, Internet Marketing or webmaster tools. Finally share your posts on webmaster forums and social networking sites.
7 . Comment on Blogs with Higher Rank : comments on higher ranked blogs should give you more traffic, plus you will build higher value links, improving your Alexa Rank accordingly.
8 . Increase your Blog Traffic : increasing blog traffic will automatically increase your Alexa rank. So if you produce quality content and promote your posts in the right way, then your Alexa rank will increase.
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