5 tips for increasing your Alexa rank without cheating
When I started Nigerian Entrepreneur, my Alexa ranking was well over 5million. However, this morning, approximately 3weeks after, I have my ranking reading 610,255. I did not do anything spectacular to get the present ranking, just the usual tips suggested by more experienced bloggers. Find the tips below, they sure will add a boost to your ranking.
5 Quick Tips to Increase Your Website Alexa Ranking
- Install the Alexa toolbar or Firefox’s SearchStatus extension and set your blog as your homepage. If you work in an office, get everyone in the office to install the toolbar and set your site as their homepage.
- Put up an Alexa rank widget on your website. I did this a few days ago and receive a fair amount of clicks every day. According to some, each click counts as a visit even if the toolbar is not used by the visitor.
- Write or Blog about Alexa. Webmaster and bloggers love to hear about ways to increase their Alexa rank. They’ll link to you and send you targeted traffic (i.e. visitors with the toolbar already installed). This gradually has effects on your Alexa ranking.
- Use your URL as signature in forums and social media sites. This will naturally increase human traffic to your site and that will sure increase your ranking.
- Get listed on as many search engines as possible. I learnt that if a blog gets a free listing in DMOZ then it will get a lot of traffic since it is the largest human edited directory on the web (I am yet to get listed, if you have any idea on how to do it, let me know :-)).
You don’t need to Cheat to Increase Your Alexa Ranking
I have come across several articles suggesting tricks for cheating the system. They are not worth it. Remember it is a matter of time, a cheat will eventually get caught!
- Don’t use auto-surf scripts or auto-refreshing web-pages, you will only eventually get into trouble.
- Don’t use Alexa redirect it no longer works.
Those 5 tips for increasing your alexa rank requires no cheating. Use them and see your alexa rank increase. You can get free updates to the post 5 tips for increasing your alexa rank without cheating by subscribing to my RSS feed. See you at the top 🙂