Breaks Through 200,000 Alexa Rank

Alexa Rank for June 14, 2007Exciting! In just a few short months has broken through the 200,000 Alexa rank to reach 196,552. Our last weeks average was 100,372 – so, we are aggressivley targeting breaking though that 100,000 mark…

Now, there are many folks out there that believe Alexa ranking to be a joke, however, we do not game the system, so our ranking is fought hard for…

We have applied and continue to apply many of the techniques outlined in DoshDosh’s article “20 Quick Ways To Increase Your Alexa Rank” The three items which we have focused on were

  1. To install SearchStatus instead of the Alexa Toolbar
  2. Put up an Alexa rank widget
  3. Use Alexa redirects

Recently Andy Beard put up an article which talks about the “uselessness” of using the redirects – but, I’m not so sure… I think they have worked fine for us so far and we will continue to use a combination of the along with a standard URL when posting comments and link backs to

Thanks again to all our readers and subscribers for their support and interest. Let us know if we can write about something which interests you!

6 Responses to Breaks Through 200,000 Alexa Rank

  1. Andy Beard June 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm #

    Mark what happens if Alexa change the redirect URL?

    Changes in Alexa rating are really based upon having a little more traffic recently, and nothing probably to do with the redirects.

    They also look ugly like uncloaked affiliate links, thus people are less inclined to click them.

    p.s. you really should use my antisocial version of Sociable, you are giving away lots of link juice to meaningless forms.

  2. Mark June 14, 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    Hey there Andy – Thanks for the comments:

    re: Alexa changes – My thoughts there are simply that is out of my control if they change their re-direct link.

    So, right now, I am of the opinion that different size blogs may have different levels of goals… right now we are focusing on what we believe to be giving us the largest boost, once we have a more popular site, we may make changes in philosophy, but for now, we are applying the “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it…” measure.

    re: Sociable – I am on my way to check out and probably install your version – thanx for the tip!

  3. Terra June 16, 2007 at 8:03 pm #

    Congrats on the alexa rankings! keep up the great work!

  4. Business Blogger June 17, 2007 at 6:22 am #

    Congratulations on your increase! Good job.

  5. Socrates Rudy Sirait June 26, 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    Greeting from Tokyo. Nice blog

  6. Michael Garrett June 28, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    Good job on breaking the barrier and good luck on making it above 100,000. This is a great, informative blog

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