Free Traffic From Alexa Rank Page
I noticed of recent my new alexa ranking is getting me more traffic. As Nigerian webmasters visit the Alexa website, they get curious about my postion as one of the top 100 most visited websites in Nigeria. That curiousity makes them click-through to my site.
I know that a lot of debate has been on to determine the reliability of the Alexa Rank System in rating the popularity or worth of a website. I am not one to join in the arguments because the factors being examined are too technical for me and I do not have the patience to learn the details.
However, I have observed that as my Alexa Rank improves more and more Nigerian webmasters are visiting me right from the Alexa website. The number of visitors referred by www.alexa.com has suddenly become significant in the past three day. That got me curious and I decided to read more about the Alexa Ranking and its usefulness. I have learnt some useful tips since then.
Also, I decided to investigate the source of the recent increase in referral traffic I have been getting from the Alexa website. This is what I discovered. My blog is currently rated as number 99 among the first 100 website in Nigeria (that is quite significant to a newbie like me, my global rank is 53,106). When fellow Nigerian who are webmasters visit the Alexa site to check their statistics and they find the name NaijaEcash, they get curious and click thru to my site to see who is this new guy. So I end up having another visitor (thumbs up for Alexa for the free publicity).
Some Nigerian webmasters have gone ahead to mention me in their post just because of my Alexa statistics. The most interesting one is the post by Phil, she really flattered me as she named me a new WHIZ-KID (my daughter must hear this) among the SHAKERS and MOVERS in Nigeria (boy, I could get arrested for that title 😉 ). She even listed my site before the NewNigerian forum (a forum where you can meet Nigerian internet veterans). Nairaland has been there a long time. Nairaland is the most popular Nigerian Forum, it is where Nigerians and lovers of Nigerian meet to discuss issues about Naija (Nigeria). I am happy that I am named alongside those website.
So, my conclusion is, Alexa has contributed positively to the progress of my blog. Since the gurus are yet to provide a better alternative for those of us that are not technically oriented, I will continue to say ALEXA rocks. Call me whatever name you like, I am enjoying the fame and I will do whatever is legitimate to even push my rank higher. I will love to be close to Nairaland which is ranked number 13 among the first 100 websites from Nigeria. The site deserves the new rank because of the number of visitors it receives daily.
If you are desirous of improving your Alexa Rank, I have some tips which will be of help to you, 5 Tips for Improving your Alexa Ranking without cheating. They are simple enough, but they work (and they are accepted practices). Cheers.