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How to get Alexa rank?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by lordadel, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello

    I'd like to ask about how my site gets alexa rank

    must the visitors have alexa toolbar installed in their PC's?

    so alexa tool bar is sending information about sites it has visited?

    or i should put a code in my site so it checks if the visitor has an alexa toolbat installed then it reports to alexa site

    Cheers
    Adel
     
    lordadel, Sep 26, 2007 IP
  2. Jerlene.net

    Jerlene.net Prominent Member

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    #2
    No, you just need traffic.
     
    Jerlene.net, Sep 26, 2007 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    And it helps being in a niche where people would have the toolbar installed
     
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    t2000q Notable Member Premium Member

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    #4
    I always thought that it was based on thier toolbar, so from traffic but only from people with the toolbars, most people with virus protection software may not have it installed, because when I tried to install it, my norton gets upset, thus I do not use the toolbar
     
    t2000q, Sep 26, 2007 IP
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    KingNomar Well-Known Member

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    yup, traffic is the key
     
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    #6
    You actually do need the toolbar to register the "hits" with alexa...
    When a user visits a site using the bar , it registers with Alexa and so affects your rank.

    So 1000 users visiting your site without toolbars will have zero effect on your Alexa rank..

    If you visit your own site using an Alexa toolbar once a day for 3 weeks ( as an example ) you'll notice a difference in your ranking..

    Which means that it is easily manipulated.

    I currently run a service whereby webmasters can signup and "surf" with the Alexa bar installed and get better ranks.. And by admissions , of course its manipulation of the rank , but where theres a will , theres a way ! :)

    Best of luck!
     
    sparksflying, Sep 26, 2007 IP
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    Jerlene.net Prominent Member

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    Not true. The majority of my visitors don't have the toolbar yet my site has a 5 figure rank.
     
    Jerlene.net, Sep 26, 2007 IP
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    Check your Web logs for "Alexa" and thats why your rank gets affected..

    How else would Alexa know that 1000 users without a toolbar have visited?
     
    sparksflying, Sep 26, 2007 IP
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    Sorry the other method which i forgot.. ( which you're using in SIG ) but ive never tested is the Alexa redirect method....
     
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    #10
    Traffic traffic and lots of traffic. Some how its depends upon niche also, webmaster related site might have a decent Alexa rank compare to dating site, though they have same volume of traffic.
     
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    if you are using a new site and have yet to submit your site to the major search engine including alexa, then here you can submit to each individual search engine and let them list you in..Free Submission to major search engine
     
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    #12
    I think webmaster related sites have webmasters visiting , who would tend to be intereted in using the toolbar over a person visiting website..

    I think the proliferation of alexa toolbar is primarily in the Asian/Indian region..
    I must dig out the article i saw that on..

    Also read http://gigaom.com/2006/11/21/alexa-down/
     
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    #14
    Alexa.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com and is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. The Alexa rank is measured according to the amount of users who’ve visited a website with the Alexa toolbar installed.
    In this article, I’ll examine the importance of the Alexa Rank as it relates to site monetization while briefly discussing some of the weaknesses involved in using Alexa ranking as a reliable traffic measure for any website.
     
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    well,
    to improve alexa ranks, you need webmaster traffic, from forums, directories, blogposts, etc! then your alexa ranks will improve!

    here are some methods to improve alexa ranks!
     
    uttoransen, Sep 27, 2007 IP
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    Just work on building your site for visitors. And the rest will follow.
     
    undir, Sep 28, 2007 IP
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    #17
    That's a little misleading. Your visitors don't all need the toolbar installed, but the traffic is only tracked from those that do. Therefore the more of your visitors that have the toolbar installed, the higher your rank will be in proportion to your *actual* traffic.

    You can try things like this to boost your rank:

    http://blogsformoney.com/post/Boost-Your-Alexa-Rank---Install-The-Alexa-Toolbar.aspx

    I posted telling my visitors they can boost their Alexa rank by installing the toolbar (which is correct). However I didn't tell them to benefit them, I told them to increase the portion of my own visitors that have the toolbar ;)
     
    dannytuppeny, Sep 28, 2007 IP
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    Not 100% sure but have a firend who gets about 10,000 uniqe visitors per day with an averate pages/visitor at 25
    Which makes his site much visited site than my site.

    But my directory with 3500 to 4000 uniques a day is at better Alexa rank.

    For sure users with Alexa toolbar make an impact.
     
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    armen Banned

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    #20
    use alexa widget is helping to increase your alexa stats
     
    armen, Sep 28, 2007 IP