Tip #15 – Install the Alexa Toolbar

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: April 23rd, 2007

I have been talking a lot about your ranking with Technorati, but there is a second ranking service you should know about as well. Alexa measures traffic to websites all across the Internet, and a high Technorati ranking can be tempered a bit if Alexa says you don’t really have any traffic.

Unfortunately, Alexa measures traffic by asking users to install the free Alexa toolbar. This toolbar is pretty pathetic when compared to the Google Toolbar, and because it is designed to track where you go on the Internet, users of Norton Antivirus have to disable the “Trackware” feature to get it to even install.

Nevertheless, by installing the toolbar on your own PC you will at least be getting credit for all of the page views you are generating while maintaining your blog. So ask your friends to install it and then hide it if they don’t want to look at it in the browser all the time (View -> Toolbars -> uncheck Alexa). It will still work for measuring traffic and helping your Alexa ranking sets the stage for money later on down the line!

  1. Robert Kingston said on April 22nd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    I thought installing one of those official the Alexa widgets did exactly the same thing. I’ve put it on my blog and my Alexa ranking has plummeted.

    Also, if you’re into SEO, why not use a plugin called “Search Status” with Mozilla Firefox? It also helps Alexa track sites you visit (including your blog).

    Hope that helps.

  2. mo
    mo said on April 23rd, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I think you got a great blog!! Thank you for that. I’m definitely going to add u to my favorite 🙂
    I hope you can visit mine at http://www.moneee.com/ – Money Talk & News

  3. Bob
    Bob said on April 26th, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Reckon they’ll ever do one for safari?

  4. […] by ReviewME, and is based on your Technorati ranking as well as your Alexa traffic data. (See! I told you to install that toolbar!) A review on my blog for example, will cost you $40. Some bloggers (like Shoemoney) get upwards of […]

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