My blog has been growing in terms of traffic performance, however, I noticed that my Alexa Ranking for Nigerian websites has been dropping! Of course that caught my attention and I started sniffing around to find out what was responsible.
Well, my discovery brought both good news and bad (ok, not so good) news. The good news being that the awareness of the usefulness of the Alexa toolbar among Nigerian webmasters is growing. Before my post on My Alexa Ranking is Getting Me More Traffic, some fellow Nigerian webmasters were not aware of the usefulness of the Alexa Toolbar and therefore did not bother installing it. Well, now that they have started installing it, I am no longer a local champion 😉
Even though my global Alexa ranking is improving, the blog is struggling to remain among the first 100 in Nigeria. The reason is simple, there are many Nigerian sites that are far more popular and they attract greater number of Nigerian visitors per day than my blog attracts per week. So the more of those Nigerian visitors that visits such sites using Alexa toolbar plus Firefox, the better rank such site gets.
Well, I am not going to sulk about the situation, because my site traffic is still growing per day and I am not quitting blogging. So, even if my site do not appear among the 100 sites in Nigeria, it will still remain relevant by the reason of my global ranking which is less than 30,000 among the millions of site. Call it a personal consolation 😉
I almost forgot to mention that the big brother Google have adjudged me worthy of Page Rank 3. I thought that call for a celebration (my site is just five months old), but my mentor thinks otherwise. He actually warned me not to focus on it. I should just keep on publishing quality content on my blog and leave brother Google to do what he deems fit. Sound advice I know, but difficult to obey. What do you think?