There are many ways that bloggers measure their success. Google Page Rank and Alexa Rank are two of the most popular. If your Alexa ranking seems to be stagnant, there are a couple of tricks you can implement to get it to drop fast.
Install the Alexa Tool Bar
Alexa is a rank that essentially determines how often a website or blog is visited compared to all of the other website and blogs on the web. The lower your Alexa rank, the better.
But, there is a catch.
Your Alexa rank is determined by how many people visit your website that have the Alexa toolbar installed. Who visits your blog more than you do? My guess: no one. I know that I am the top visitor to my blog. After all, I have posts to write and comments to respond to. I spend a good amount of time on my blog. This is why it is crucial for bloggers to install the Alexa toolbar.
You can also encourage any friends or family who visit your blog to install the Alexa toolbar on their computers.
You will be amazed at how fast your rank will drop just by implementing this one, simple tip.
Comment on Other Blogs
The average Joe doesn’t know about the Alexa rank, but since most bloggers measure their rank they will have the toolbar installed. If you comment on a lot of other blogs in your niche, chances are they will come back to your blog and return the favor.
This is the main method I have used to lower my Alexa ranking. My blog is about 6 months old and has an Alexa hovering around 200,000. Everyday my rank consistently drops a little lower.
You get added points with this technique. Your Alexa rank will lower, all while building valuable connections with fellow bloggers.
Alexa is Not Just Important to You
Your Alexa rank is not just important to you. If part of your blog monetization strategy is direct advertising then lowering your Alexa rank is critical. Different advertisers look for different metrics. I have been contacted by some that base their pricing primarily off of Alexa rank and I have seen others that pay no attention to it.
If you are interested in direct advertising you need to be aware of your rankings.
There you have it. Lowering your Alexa ranking really is simple. Even if you only implement tip number one you will consistently see results.
Author Bio: Alexa is a single mother to two little girls, ages three and four. She is also an avid blogger. She chronicles her journey as a single mother trying to make it big at Single Moms Income.