Hey everyone! It’s finally the weekend and I’m excited.
I finally decided on a costume. I’m going to test my craft skills and try to make this Pocahontas costume. I bought a plain brown shirt and already have fringe boots, blue necklace and a braided headband, so I am pretty set! Cheap costume and it’s exactly what I wanted to be anyways.
We plan on going on a haunted hayride pub crawl tonight. Sounds like fun right? Yeah, if only it weren’t only 35 degrees tonight 🙁
Then tomorrow we are going to a pumpkin patch with the boy’s family. It’ll be fun, I surprisingly haven’t been to one since I was really young.
Earlier this month I made a post on increasing your Google Page Rank. Now I would like to help you all decrease your Alexa! A lot of you have been e-mailing me about how to decrease your Alexa.
If you check my Alexa, I am currently at around 80,000. It has been dropping quickly ever since I switched to WordPress.
So what is Alexa? The lower your score, the better your website ranks. Facebook has a ranking of 1 and Google is a 2 if that gives you a better perspective. Blogs below the 200,000 mark are said to be in the top 1% of all websites/blogs/etc. out there.
Why does your Alexa ranking matter though? 200,000 and below is said to be when advertisers will start flocking to you. I definitely believe this is true because once I dropped below that, I received numerous requests.
1. Install the Alexa Toolbar.
Your Alexa score is mainly determined by how many people view your blog that already have the toolbar, so install it! Then having your regular readers install it as well will help also. It is said that you need to click around to more than one page when you do visit a website as well.
2. Increased traffic to your site/blog.
The more traffic that you have, then generally the lower your ranking. Creating good quality content which engages and entertains your readers is key here. You want people to keep coming back.
3. Increased specialized traffic.
Another way to have a lower ranking is to have a lot of traffic from people who have the Alexa Toolbar installed. If you have a lot of readers, but hardly anyone has the toolbar, then you will most likely have a very high ranking.
It goes without saying that to lower your Alexa traffic rank you would need more web traffic, but as the above references show, what you actually need is specialized traffic – traffic from visitors who have Alexa Toolbar installed.
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Great tips, and thanks for the mention.
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Thanks and welcome 🙂
Thanks for the detailed tips, Michelle! I've been working on my Alexa rank the past month. Planning to do a post on how far I've come in November. That little mermaid pin gets me every time, so cute! Have fun on the hayride!
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Ye you should definitely do a post and let me know once it is up!
After 6 years of being a blogger I still wonder why Alexa even matters. I have one website with XXX,XXX traffic and it has an Alexa ranking higher than a website with 10 times less traffic.
I agree, it all really just depends on how much specialized traffic you get, and Yakezie definitely helps with that.
Edward Antrobus says
Thanks for the mention. Obsesively checking your site after installing the toolbar seems to work pretty well, too. 🙂
Haha yes very true! I'm not sure if looking at your own website with your own toolbar works though? I feel like they would have some sort of system to go around someone doing that.
DC@Young Adult Money says
WordPress is the only way to go, I'm sure you are enjoying using it. Hope you have a great weekend!
I definitely enjoy WordPress way more than Blogger.
Be sure to post pictures of you in a costume!!
It turned out horribly! I threw it away haha.
I know you don't post pics very often of yourself, but I would love to see how your costume turned out! Def what I want to be next year, so please let me know the pros and cons if and when you can 🙂 Have an awesome weekend! XOXOXO
I wish I could take a picture,but it turned out bad. I have pictures of my actual costume that I wore though and I'll post those soon.
awesome!! thank you so much this is truly so helpful!
Thanks for the tips. Have a great weekend.
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I'm on wordpress.com so I can't advertise however I do have the toolbar. My Alexa is under 80k now I believe and yes the advertisers come in flocks. I've had to turn them all down but soon I'll get this site self-hosting and open up the flood gates… maybe a post on "what advertisers are good vs not so good or how can you tell is in order" or I should do some research on that topic. Cheers Michelle! Mr.CBB
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Sounds like great post ideas!
Hope you had fun!
Thanks, you too!
I know same here! I've seen it so many times and I love it every time.
Have a great weekend! I agree that 200K is when advertisers start taking notice.
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Savvy Scot says
Some good tips! I would add that getting some friends to write an Alexa review helps too! A lot of advertisers check that out
Thanks for following my blog! I am loving yours! So much great information. My husband is also an analyst in the investment banking world. Excited to read more of your blog posts!
My Money Design says
The Pocahontas costume sounds pretty fun! And so does the hayride.
My Alexa has been stuck in neutral around 80K, which is all right with me!
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Brick By Brick says
What advertisers started contacting you if you don't mind me asking?
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It was mainly marketing groups who deal with numerous companies.
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Great tips… will definitely put these to work…
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Sarah Bright says
Great post about Alexa how nicely you share some excellent points through which everyone can easily reduce the Alexa rank of their websites or blog. Create Backlinks to reduce Alexa Rank… Thanks for nice sharing.