3 Ways to Increase Your Alexa Ranking

by Extreme John on September 18, 2009

It’s already Friday and this is a post I planned on getting out on Monday of last week, yeah it’s safe to say I am running behind or I am just suffering from a lack of motivation to write blogging tips. I have a pretty crazy day ahead of me, so this will be a quick post to give you a few tips that might help you increase your Alexa ranking.

1. Install the Alexa Toolbar

The Alexa Toolbar is a free toolbar that will not only allow you to track your own blog or websites ranking, it will also allow you to see where other blogs rank on Alexa.com. Another benefit to having the Alexa Toolbar installed on your browser is that it also offers some form of credit in increasing your own Alexa ranking, because each time you visit your own site with the toolbar installed.. it helps your ranking.

2. Create a Review Chain

I really can’t take credit for this I have to give this credit up to Cristina Bledsoe from The Star Celeb for getting me involved in this to some degree. Basically one of your blog readers that is a blogger takes a moment to write a review in regards to the reasons they like your blog, in the event you read their blog as well you can return the favor.

This is pretty simple and I can see where it would be effective, the key here is keeping the chain honest. Don’t write reviews for blogs that you really don’t read, and don’t expect people that don’t read your blog to write reviews for you. Keep it real, and if you feel like it you can review Extreme John here.

3. Reach Out to Your Readers

If you put a tremendous amount of work into your blog and you have built a nice community amongst the folks that read your blog take a moment to reach out to them right on your blog, ask your readers to rate and review your blog on Alexa.

Don’t get frustrated if this doesn’t come together for you right away, not everyone is motivated to write a review for someone else and it might take a little time before you really start to see the results you want.

Who knows maybe after writing this I little post with some Alexa ranking tips I might get a review or two out of it (hint hint). Either way if you found this useful take a moment and leave a comment, you might want to subscribe to my rss feed or follow me on Twitter.

P.s. I broke into the Top 50,000 in the world this week as well as the Top 17,000 in the United States, not what I would expect from a blog about nothing. THANK YOU!

alexa-rankingThanks again everyone, and some of you better come through here over the weekend I have a few decent posts scheduled.

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Chicago liposuction

Thank you so much for the tips to improve alexa ranking. Alexa seems hard for people to understand at first. I caught a guy on eBay trying to sell a site that claimed to get 2,000,000 hits a month. He read the Alexa rating wrong. You’ll understand in a minute. I always look at an alexa rating before I look at pagerank because they mean different things. I look at Alexa to access traffic levels, you can rarely determine traffic levels with Pagerank only just how important the site is to Google and others. You could have a pagerank of 7, but only get 3 unique hits a day. Plus who besides Google really understands there Pagerank Algorithm really? But I like both for there own reasons.

Alexa is really easy to understand once you get the hang of it. It probably the greatest traffic gauge on the internet for all websites. Your site will get a ranking once it crawls your site. You can’t submit it really, well you can, but it will take you 45 minutes to find it on the Alexa site.


Ned Carey

@Chicago liposuction,
>2,000,000 hits a month. He read the Alexa rating wrong. You’ll understand in a minute.

What do you mean he read the rating wrong?
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I have seen my Alexa rank climb with an increase in traffic without doing any reviews but I like the ideal of by more proactive.
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I have been focusing more on my Alexa ranking for my main site rather than my Google PR. The Google PR is only updated every 3 months or so. I track my Alexa ranking daily and put it in a spreadsheet. It’s more for an experiment, but when I see my ranking increase I feel motivated to do more! Oh how the mind works!


Extreme John

@Anthony @ San Diego Bounce House, nothing wrong with a little self motivation through positive numbers.



One of the better blogs I ve read .you have a thoroughly understanding of the subject you talk about and you have a unique style of presenting it keep up the good job!



Alexa ranking is very important, and who wouldn’t love for their website to be in the top 100, top 1,000 or top 10,000! Of course, it is very difficult to build and maintain a website such as this, but I think that the tips which you mentioned are very helpful. Any improvement in ranking is welcome! Thanks.



Hey John, thanks for taking the time to post these tips. I have got the Alexa toolbar but to be honest dont really focus much on improving my Alexa ranking…I just work hard on my Google ranking mainly…
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Nice, I’d never focus much of my attention in Alexa but I will now, good tips.


Extreme John

@Pablo@Ultimas Noticias, it is like anything else web related, it is as important as you make it.



Yep.. the best way to increase alexa ranking is to increase……. traffic, which is what it is based on. Twitter has been a good source for me to increase traffic, as every time I post a link on Twitter, I get hit with about 500 uniques within a few minutes. Definitely a good way to boost the ranking.
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Mark Byrne

Thanks John for the info!! :mrgreen:
Now to see if I can increase my ranking. I was surprised by some things, some how I am linked to lawyer website that I don’t know.

I have always had a high ranking for Balloon Guy, but maybe it is time to expand my keywords…



This site has a lot of great information. Love the picture (or drawing) at the bottom :)
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I found this great service to improve Alexa rank, check it out at http://www.alexage.com
It worked great for me and my Alexa rank is now in the top 100K.


Extreme John

Hard work can get that done too ;)



good tips. I’m curious though what the connection is between Alexa ranking and advertising? I’d like to handle advertising on my site myself as much as possible (as opposed to adsense).


Sally Thompson

This is a great help.. I really want my blog on the top.. Thanks for this..
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Val Adams

Great info John. I never thought of increasing Alexa rank for websites. I just wanna ask, does Alexa rank play a role in SEO? Does it affect SERP rank? Thanks ahead.
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