SECRET WORD: WHAT
I was doing great..... my Alexa rank was awesome ...... life inside my lil' blog world was just hunky dory..... until 2 days ago and bam........to quote my grandson Eli "WHAAAA happpin??"
I'm going to fix this!! I asked the ever knowing google "What Happened to my Alexa Ranking?" pages and pages of people asking the same thing. Truthfully, I found as many different idea's of getting a lower Alexa Ranking as there is getting a better Google rank! Every site had a different theory. So, I picked 9 steps and these are the things I plan to do, have done, will continue to do. I'll update you in, let's say 30 days!
#1. Every site agrees the most important step is having the Alexa toolbar installed (DUH! That's a given!).
I've had mine installed for sometime now.
#2 Write....... a lot...... I do!! I DO!! I write every single day. (If you write they will come! They'll come
back just to see if your promise, of 'there will BE SOMETHING HERE EVERY DAY' is still true)
#3 Self promote.... hummm. Okay, maybe I don't do that enough? I tweet a lot. My own kids have
blocked me from their facebook pages. But, I will try and find more places to promote myself.
#4 Better post titles/headlines. Writing a catchy title can help, because, face it..... you want more traffic. So
be prepared for some 'creative' titles headed your way. (I can do that right??)
#5 Part B One of my wonderful readers wrote this comment: So I decided to update the post and delete number 5. Thank you Shauna!!
#6 Graphics. HELLO?? I don't have many blog posts without graphics.
#7 A tip I saw on several sites that surprised me, is tweaking/refreshing some of your old content and
re-posting them as new. Ohhhhh wait... I probably shouldn't have told you I'm going to do that...
erase erase... forget I said anything about that one. We'll just call it de-ja-vue!
#8 Guest posts!! Okay, that's one I haven't done. I guess it's time! So who's gonna volunteer to be first?
#9 Asking for an Alexa review from my visitors. I usually put that in my giveaways but, I haven't come right out and
Or Chuck Norris!! Okay what about bribbing you? I get a lower Alexa score I get better giveaways to offer!! Will that work?? No?? Fine... I know **Chuck Norris! I could call him to drive past your house!!
Anyone have any other ideas on lowering your Alexa score? AND while I'm at it... increasing your Google Ranking? What steps have you done that helped??
Here is my Alexa Ranking Snapshot today:
On 10/07/2012 I'll be back with an updated snapshot of my Alexa Ranking. Hopefully, with lower numbers!!
Hummmm since I've posted this it's gone up MORE!! I am up for more suggestions!! Please!! Today 9/12/12
SERIOUSLY headed in the WRONG direction!!! I need some advice!! ANYONE?!?!? 0/9/23/2012
I am totally baffled now.... my Alexa is skyrocketing. So DO not take my advice at ALL!!! LOL Here is a screen shot from Today 9/28/2012
** and by 'knowing' Chuck Norris, I mean I've seen every movie he's ever been in, I own a t-shirt with his likeness on it... we're tight!!... I'm sure he would take my call!!