How To Lower Your Alexa Rank In 3 Easy Steps
When we first began blogging April would text me and tell me what our Alexa score was. As a newbie blogger I had no clue what an Alexa score was or why it was important. To put it simply your Alexa rank is a traffic rank of your site. Alexa ranks all of the millions of webpages out there. As our blog grew we discovered that many companies that we were interested in working with wanted bloggers who had lower Alexa scores. So we began to focus on ways to lower our Alexa.
We took 3 major steps to improve our Alexa score and saw a huge difference. I mean a HUGE difference. In November 2013, 11 months have launching our site, we had an Alexa rank of close to 600,000. As of today our Alexa rank is 98,025! In 3 1/2 months we lowered our Alexa score over 500,000 points!
How did we do it? Here’s 3 easy steps that we took to lower our Alexa rank.
3 Steps to Lower Your Alexa Rank
1. Install the Alexa Toolbar.
I installed the Alexa toolbar after reading about it on a blogger forum I am a member of. Your Alexa rank is determined by how many people visit your blog that have the Alexa toolbar installed. Who visits your site the most? You do of course! That’s why it’s vital for bloggers to install the toolbar.
2. Comment on Other Blogs
Not only will the other blogger notice your site and hopefully visit (and hopefully also have the Alexa toolbar), but other readers will notice your blog which can bring more traffic to your blog.
3. Set Your Home Page
When I read this tip on another blog I had a palm to forehead moment. Why didn’t I think of that? Set your browser’s homepage to your blog. That way the first page that you open each time you open your browser is your own site.