Funny post title right? Well, I’m practicing on some weird catchy post titles that will make people want to read all my posts, and am guessing the weird title is basically why you’re reading this post now.
Now, Back to why you clicked the link –
Ever heard of Alexa before? It’s a company owned by Amazon.com. It’s an authority site that publishes traffic stat and ranking information of more than 30 million blogs in the internet.
Since, it is a trusted company – advertisers tend to use it to search for blogs that are healthy for advertising. Alexa ranking is important to advertisers because, the lower a blog is ranked; the better it is for advertising.
And since every blog owners’ dream is to have an influx of advertisers running to advertise their product and services on their blogs; they’ll do anything to decrease their Alexa ranking.
Below are 5 authentic way bloggers can follow to slash down their Alexa ranking from millions to thousands in no time:
1. Claiming your Blog and Installing Alexa Toolbar
Claiming your blog from Alexa is the first thing you need to do. To claim your blog – you need to copy the code they will provide for you and paste it in your blog’s HTML.
After doing this - Alexa can now certify you as the owner of the blog.
Installing the Alexa toolbar will help Alexa monitor visits to your
site and reduce your ranking by the number of visitors who visit your blog with Alexa toolbar installed on their web browsers.
This is what Alexa have to say about how they rank sites worldwide –
“The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources, and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach)”
So basically, by just installing the Alexa toolbar – you’ll be getting ranking credit anytime you visit your blog or anytime Alexa toolbar-enabled visitors pay your blog a visit.
Doing this will help Alexa to easily track your blog and update it traffic stat and rank data simultaneously.
2. Guest post frequently
Writing guest post is one strategic way to drastically reduce your Alexa ranking. Alexa firmly looks at the number of back links that are linking back to your blog and how authentic they are.
The more back links you have linking back to your blog will automatically determine how popular your blog is and how highly placed it is on search engines.
So, the more quality back links you garner to your site – the more your Alexa ranking will reduce. Guest posting is the ultimate and easiest way to build quality back links to your blog.
The more frequent you guest post on top niche blogs – the more free back links you get back to your blog, and the more people start coming to your blog –the more interactive and alive it becomes, which in turn will reduce your Alexa ranking.
3. Write Content Regularly
Frequent update of any blog will make it more interactive. Since you’re guest posting regularly now, people will start coming to your site from your guest posts on those blogs you guest posted for.
Which is why you need to have fresh content at all times; because – visitors tends to drop off any blog that is hardly updated with fresh content from their list of blogs –to-visit.
The more updated your blog is, the better traffic and quality back links you garner to your blog from search engines.
And since the traffic we’re talking about here is ‘human visitors’, it will increase firstly:
Your blogs’ traffic – when they keep coming to read your blogs’ frequently-updated content and secondly it will increase:
Back links- When they share your unique posts with friends and on different social platforms, making your blogs’ Alexa rank to lower than drastically.
4. Share on Social Media platforms
The sub-heading has said it all. Sharing your blog posts on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and Google+ will increase your traffic, especially when your post goes viral on any of the social platforms just listed.
Blog post going viral will increase your back links and bring a lot of people to your blog – making your Alexa rank to lower down.
5. Comment on Other Blogs
Blog commenting is a wonderful back linking strategy you can use to reduce your Alexa ranking to it lowest form. Commenting on top blogs will bring traffic from that blog to yours and back links as well.
What you’ll do is – look for high ranking blogs in your niche (like 20 of them) and devote your time commenting on them. Unique comments are what you should always drop at the respective blogs.
Don’t go dropping “Hi”, “I love step 2” or “Good post! – keep it up”; nah – drop something that makes sense, something that will warrant people to click and come to your blog; something very informative and that corresponds with the post title you’re commenting on at that particular time.
Finding do-follow blogs to comment on is a plus one for your blog; since, instead of
Just contributing your informative comments on the do-follow blog – They will also publish your blog’s recent post along side your comment.
Doing blog commenting frequently will help decrease your Alexa rank for good.
6. Increase your Traffic
The more traffic you generate for your blog; the more your Alexa ranking will reduce. Traffic is the most important thing Alexa uses in determining how to rank any specific site.
Keeping your traffic at an increasing frequency will drop your blog ranking significantly; while leaving your traffic to drop will increase your blog ranking drastically – That’s the magic involved.
If you don’t know it yet – Alexa is counted backwards; Google is ranked - ‘0’, which makes it the highest ranked website on Alexa; Facebook is ranked ‘1’, which makes it the 2nd highest.
While sites that have an Alexa rank between 20 million and 27 million are considered the lowest ranked website on Alexa.
Following and doing these 6 things will help you drastically in reducing your Alexa ranking if you do them religiously and consistently.
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