Hi ladies! My blog turned 2 months old today and ironically, today my Alexa Rank was made available to me. It's a horrible 19,547,199, but I know that it will improve overtime.
I remember when several years ago it didn't cost money to use Alexa Rank, so I'm wondering how many bloggers today use Alexa Rank. I'm using it because I like to monitor myself and it's the only way that I know that I can see how my blog activities are actually helping, not hurting. It can be frustrating in the beginning months when there isn't much traffic or comments from readers, so for me, I'm looking forward to using Alexa Rank to guide me.
Does it cost to use Alexa now? We haven't looked at Alexa rankings in years.
Do you use free blog counters like Google Analytics or Statcounter. Those will at least let you see your traffic so you can monitor how well your posts fare.
I pay $9.99 a month for the basic Alexa plan. I use Google to determine my traffic, but I'm more interested in how I compare to other websites. I consider my blog my business, not just a hobby, so it's important to me to use the Alexa Rank as a way to see how I'm doing.
Lauren what type of blogging platform are you using? I have never heard of anyone even using alexa rankings for placement or cosiderstion for contribution. Paying to be ranked is like paying to be complimented - by someone who you are not sure is going to be kind.
SEO rankings can be checked so easily. The indication that they would pay to rank is an indication that it is not a fair and unbiased view. So I imagine your ranking would increase based upon the plan you purchase. Number one indicatior that those stats are not vital to determining your growth and sucsess. Your conversions on socila media your views. clicks to links all of that is acsessible for free.
Dont take the bait.
Smart move. I did the exact same thing over the summer and its made a huge difference. I design website components and I am biased to WP and the Genesis framework. It is easy to use offers endless options and most importantly it is the most mobile responsive framework and platform for almost everything. From a blogger to a business Wordpress (self hosted) people so often et upset that they cannot do the same on WP.com. The money spent is nominal in the return you will gain.
Do you have jet pack installed? their analytics are great. No matter what your looking to do affiliate, sponsorship , literary opportunities wordpress can propel you, and design is CLUTCH. I see so many sites that people assume look great but on a mobile device ( 81% percent of your views will be on a "mobile" device).
Images are vital as well - bad images - bad conversion.
I imagine you do this but be sure you fill out all of your descriptions on every post. Use key words in your summary that is what feeds into google that generates your site being pulled if that topic is searched. Images as well in your posts and library detail them with keywords and specific description you don't have to have them appear in your post but they will get included when subjects relevant to your topic are searched.
I love to help others if there is anything you ever need - PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out. I am all for sharing any knowledge I have and gaining any when it comes to monetizing your reach on not just your site but all of social media. It all works together.
BEST OF LUCK. Happy New Year !
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Thanks for this info, April. Very helpful. I need to add descriptions and check my mobile settings over at www.OneMooreInTheOven.com. Stephanie
I didn't subscribed for monthly on Alexa, i just used the free ones, enough for me to see my rank improve daily.http://maryanngarson.com
It seems I am on the right track, if you want fast results, you've got to work your blog in a consistent basis, daily if possible.
oh, i forgot...you must use longtail keyword to any of your blog posts titles if you want the search engine to find you.
If you really want a better tool, try SEMRush. They have a free trial too so that you can explore its all features.
if you like where its going then that's the only person that counts
Hi there, I hear you, been into the same position as you, my blog is 4 months old now, to start with my alexa rank was 14 million, up to this date I was at 2.8million approx, it gets improving because I am very consistent on my blogging stratety.
visit me http://maryanngarson.com
Here is how to helps your alexa rank: I have seen the success on me
1. update your blog regularly - writing a blog daily if possible.
2. guest posting
4. share your blogs to all your social media sites such as twitter, fb personal and page, Pinterest, google plus
that's what I did each day and it does helps. I aim to hit 100k Alexa in two months time from now.