Alexa Widget – Good or Bad for your site

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Alexa Widget – Good or Bad for your site, Advantages and disadvantages of Alexa Widget

Alexa is the famous ranking system amongst the webmasters. Previously i have written many articles about Alexa that what is Alexa? What is the advantages and disadvantages of Alexa? How to increase the Alexa ranking etc..

This time i have come up with new topic named : Alexa Widget – Good or Bad?

As Alexa is very popular ranking system, so webmasters usually try various tips and tricks to increase the ranking and placing the Alexa widget on page is one of them.

However many webmasters doesn’t know the worst effect of Alexa widget.

Most of the time the Alexa widgets goes unavailable for unknown time. In those cases the page on which the Alexa widget is placed renders very slowly or sometimes the page doesn’t loads.

So the solution is removing Alexa widget from the page. but removing means loosing your Alexa ranking statistics. and i know very well that nobody want this solution.

Best Solution is placing the Alexa widget in the footer section, so that whenever it goes unavailable your page already rendered. Very Simple yet very useful trick. 🙂

Advantage and Disadvantage of Alexa Ranking System

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Advantage and Disadvantage of Alexa Ranking System

Alexa is well known ranking system on the web. It is refered by most of the advertisement company and search engines to estimate the value of your website on the internet. However the Alexa has many advantages and disadvantages as discussed below:

Advantages:

  1. It is very useful for the beginners who have just started the website to get into popularity.
  2. It is considered as one of the popular ranking system.
  3. Most of the Advertisers refer this site to check the value of your site.
  4. Ranking system is used these days for determining the website popularity.

Disadvantage:

  1. It is totally dependent on ALEXA toolbar installed in your browser.
  2. It is not accurate.
  3. Anyone can easily cheat these ranking system. refer this article for detail.
  4. This does not consider the SEO factors even to determine the ranking.

Please comment on this post if you need some more info or have any suggestion

Useless Tricks to increase Alexa Rank

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Useless tricks used by webmasters to increase the Alexa Ranking.

Install Alexa Redirect Plugin for WordPress
Installing Alexa Redirect Plugin for WordPress will edit all your internal blog links to add the “Alexa redirect” prefix, i.e., http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?
However, let me tell you one thing, this doesn’t work on persons who does not Alexa toolbar installed. Far worse than that, it will completely destroy your internal linking structure of the site. In addition, there is no solid proof that using such will increase Alexa’s traffic ranking.

Installing Firefox Extension That Reloads Web Pages

The extension for Firefox named ReloadEvery reloads web pages at a certain time period on user’s direction. I’ve found many people were using this to increase their page views, hopefully thinking Alexa would count towards their Alexa ranking. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work at all because multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user counted as a single pageview by Alexa. And if you’re using Google Adsense, consider your account to be banned!

Using An Alexa Auto Surf
Alexa auto surfs may work for new sites with terribly low Alexa ranking, but it seems as soon as Alexa discovers people using Auto Surf programs, the website ranking will cease to improve! In addition, if you’re using google adsense, you may get into trouble!

Proven Tips to Increase Your Alexa Rank

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More than 15 tips to increase your alexa Ranking

Install the Alexa toolbar or Firefox’s SearchStatus extension and set your blog as your homepage. This is the most basic step.

Put up an Alexa rank widget on your website. I did this a few days ago and receive a fair amount of clicks every day. According to some, each click counts as a visit even if the toolbar is not used by the visitor.

Encourage others to use the Alexa toolbar. This includes friends, fellow webmasters as well as site visitors/blog readers. Be sure to link to Alexa’s full explanation of their toolbar and tracking system so your readers know what installing the toolbar or extension entails.

Work in an Office or own a company? Get the Alexa toolbar or SS Firefox extension installed on all computers and set your website as the homepage for all browsers. Perhaps it will be useful to note that this may work only when dynamic or different IPs are used.

Get friends to review and rate your Alexa website profile. Not entirely sure of its impact on rankings but it might help in some way.

Write or Blog about Alexa. Webmaster and bloggers love to hear about ways to increase their Alexa rank. They’ll link to you and send you targeted traffic (i.e. visitors with the toolbar already installed). This gradually has effects on your Alexa ranking.

Flaunt your URL in webmaster forums. Webmasters usually have the toolbar installed. You’ll get webmasters to visit your website and offer useful feedback. It’s also a good way to give back to the community if you have useful articles to share with others.

Write content that is related to webmasters. This can fall in the category of domaining and SEO, two fields in which most webmasters will have the Alexa toolbar installed. Promote your content on social networking websites and webmaster forums.

Use Alexa redirects on your website URL. Try this: http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.JitendraZaa.com. Replace www.JitendraZaa.com with the URL for your website. Leave this redirected URL in blog comments as well as forum signatures. This redirect will count a unique IP address once a day so clicking it multiple times won’t help. There is no official proof that redirects positively benefit your Alexa Rank, so use with caution.

Post in Asian social networking websites or forums. Some webmasters have suggested that East Asian web users are big Alexa toolbar fans, judging by the presence of several Asia-based websites in the Alexa Top 500. I suggest trying this only if you have the time or capacity to do so.

Create a webmaster tools section on your website. This is a magnet for webmasters who will often revisit your website to gain access to the tools. Aaron Wall’s webpage on SEOTools is a very good example.

Get Dugg or Stumbled. This usually brings massive numbers of visitors to your website and the sheer amount will have a positive impact on your Alexa Rank. Naturally, you’ll need to develop link worthy material.

Use PayperClick Campaigns. Buying advertisements on search engines such as Google or Exact Seek will help bring in Traffic. Doubly useful when your ad is highly relevant to webmasters.

Create an Alexa category on your blog and use it to include any articles or news about Alexa. This acts as an easily accessible resource for webmasters or casual search visitors while helping you rank in the search engines.

Optimize your popular posts. Got a popular post that consistently receives traffic from the search engines? Include a widget/graph at the bottom of the post, link to your Alexa post or use Alexa redirection on your internal URLs.

Buy banners and links for traffic from webmaster forums and websites. A prominent and well displayed ad will drive lots of webmaster traffic to your website, which can significantly boost your rank.

Hire forum posters to pimp your website. Either buy signatures in webmaster forums or promote specific articles or material in your website on a regular basis. You can easily find posters for hire in Digital Point and other webmaster forums.

Pay Cybercafe owners to install the Alexa toolbar and set your website as the homepage for all their computers. This might be difficult to arrange and isn’t really a viable solution for most. I’m keeping this one in because some have suggested that it does work.

Use MySpace . This is a little shady so I don’t recommended it unless you’re really interested in artificially inflating your Alexa Rank. Use visually attractive pictures or banners and link them to your redirected Alexa URL. This will be most effective if your website has content that is actually relevant to the MySpace Crowd.

Get listed on as many search engines as possible by placing a free listing in DMOZ. This is the largest human edited directory on the web and is co-branded among hundreds of thousands of sites. Be patient though, it often takes up to 5 months before you see your website listed after submission. Even though it takes longer than it should, you have little say in the matter because it’s so widely used across the Internet.