This is a mini challenge for the Biannual Blogathon. Please follow the link or click on the button below to sign up to participate. This Biannual Blogathon is beginning Friday, March 9th at 8am until Monday, March 12th at 8am. Anyone is welcome to sign up and try it out, as well as participate in the mini challenges for a chance to win some great prizes!
What is Alexa?
Simply put, the Alexa Traffic Rank will show how popular the site is compared to yours, including Reach, Pageviews and more (or how popular your site is compared to others!) For example, Google is ranked #1. They are the most popular website on the internet. You want to get as close to Goolge in rank as you can!
When you first start your blog and add the toolbar (scroll down further to find out how to install the toolbar), you may notice that your Alexa rank is not available or it’s in the millions. When I transferred my blog from Blogspot to WordPress, my Alexa rank was in the 4 million! My current Alexa rank is below 150,000! (Again, I will share with you how to lower your Alexa rank below.)
Please note, your Alexa rank may fluctuate up and down over time. The way I like to think of it is that we can’t all be #1 so if I slack on my work, someone is going to steal my spot and I’m going to be bumped to a higher number. If I do my work, I’m bumping someone out of theirs!
How to Get Alexa
Head on over to the Alexa website and click on the box on the right that says: Install Alexa Extension. Follow the directions. If you complete it successfully, you should notice an ‘A’ in a blue circle up in your browser toolbar.
How to Lower Your Alexa Rank
My favorite- Alexa hops! They are blog hops that you link your blog up to and visit other blogs. When you visit the other blogs, take the time to click through their posts. Spend time on the pages. This allows for their Alexa rank to lower and they will be doing the same to your blog, in turn, lowering your Alexa rank.
Long Wait for Isabella also explains “claiming” your blog to help lower your Alexa ranking.
Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept It (The Mini-Challenge)
Head on over to the Alexa website and install the toolbar on your blog. (If you need help, I will be checking in and out of my blog or you can contact me at thegotomommy [at] yahoo [dot] com). Once you have successfully installed the toolbar, come back here and leave me a comment with your blog URL and that you installed it!