Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Strategies on How to Increase Alexa rank

Couple of years ago as a rookie many of my friends and I in the blog world faced difficulties on getting noticed by ads companies in order for us to make money online writing reviews. Alas we were not qualify enough with our capabilities nor our popularity in the virtual world. After some browsing and asking too many questions to great webmasters, I finally understood. Now I am going to share it with you what I had learned. I can assure you that this strategy works, because it did with me.

When I talked with these great webmasters, their first question was always........

"So...., what's the original purpose of blogging at your sites ? Is it for making friends or other social interaction, or for making money. Well if your blog is for making money, which is usually for ads or reviews thingies, you must pay attention to your ranking status".

Beside Google PR( Page Rank ), Alexa Rank is widely use by many online ads companies to measure your blog success in gathering crowds visiting your blog/site. The more crowds visited, the lower the Alexa Rank will be and the higher the Google PR will be.

Well I am not too keen about Google PR, cause it's algorithmically complicated to achieve, but if you are consistent with blogging, you will get there.

In this article, I am focusing only on Alexa Rank and how to achieve it.

Many of of these ads companies ( Text Link ads, Sponsoredreviews, BuyBlogReviews, Blogsvertise ) are depending on Alexa Rank requirement, which are mostly below 1 000 000. But before we get any further, first we must understand on how the Alexa Ranks gets it's number.

Let's put it simple, the Alexa Rank is a ranking system which bases its ranking scheme on the level of traffic each website receives from the number of people who visit a website with the Alexa toolbar or Alexa widget installed.

The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach). As a first step, Alexa computes the reach and number of page views for all sites on the Web on a daily basis.
The main Alexa traffic rank is based on the geometric mean of these two quantities averaged over time (so that the rank of a site reflects both the number of users who visit that site as well as the number of pages on the site viewed by those users)

So in a dumbest way, the more people with Alexa tool bar or widget visits our site, the better our Alexa Rank will be. Huh.........Well I guess, I have to believe them cause they are the experts on Alexa.
Well it kept me thinking for a while, then some ideas came to me.

  • First, we must install Alexa widgets or toolbar in our site. (Get your Alexa for free)
  • Promote the Alexa widgets. If you guys and gals never seen one, it looks like this
  • Invites our friends to install the widgets.
  • Invites our friends with the widget visit us and us visit them.Not just visits, but serious visit, commenting their works not on their shout boxes.
  • After browsing around, I discovered that many of Asian blogs (South East Asia, South Asia) had their Alexa already install, most of them installed the widget just to decorate and show off that their blogs had many visitors. They are not aware of serious money involves. So, lets visit them he....he...he......
  • Promoting our blog with the Alexa widgets installed at Social networks (Stumble upon, twitter, SocialSparks, Face Book, etc,etc).

Well I guess those are just about all I could think of, if you have some more ideas. Please tell me.
So let us use the Alexa widget and toolbar and start visiting among us and bloggers with the widget installed, so we can be ready in short 3 months period (common requirement for blog age to be excepted by the ads companies) to make money online.


kamasutra said...

True, alexa rank is important, and this used for paid review too.

milodeke said...

Wow I am really learning alot from you! I did not even think about making money with a blog such as you mention. I had not idea about rankings or anything. I feel like I am enrolled in the University of The Virtualust! You certainly know a great deal! Thank you for sharing all of this with us fellow bloggers!