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.,
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: Replace 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.

domain redemption grace period

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What is domain redemption grace period?

The redemption grace period is a 30-day window that occurs when a domain registrant fails to renew a domain’s registration. Instead of being deleted and returned to the pool of domain names available for registration, the name is held for a 30-day grace period during which the original domain registrant may retrieve the domain name (for an additional fee) by contacting the domain registrar. If the registrant fails to retrieve the domain during this 30-day window, it is deleted at the registry.

An expiring domain enters the redemption grace period on the 12th day following its expiration date. Prior to this, Host provider  “the registrar ” attempt to auto-renew the domain registration, and if that fails, we notify you of the domain’s impending expiration/deletion via email message. The redemption period begins when/if domain providers third and final auto-renewal attempt fails for the domain in question.

One week into the redemption period, the expired domain ” assuming its registration has not been renewed ” is placed into a 10-day domain auction, allowing prospective registrants to bid on the domain. The winner of the auction obtains the domain registration ownership two weeks after the end of the auction if the original owner fails to renew the registration by the end of the redemption period.

Once the redemption period ends ” and the domain has neither been renewed nor obtained through auction or back ordering ” the domain is deleted at the registry. The domain name re-enters the public pool of available domains, and is no longer redeemable.

Though this 30-day period extends the time available to renew an expired domain, all names that enter the redemption period are removed from the zone files (the list of domains currently in the global DNS). Therefore, any Web site or email services associated with the domain name will stop working. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that you renew your domain registration before the domain name enters the redemption state.