Alexa-The Ranking Tool

November 27, 2009 at 4:20 am (Alexa) (, ), subordinate of, is a website providing the data for traffic levels for enummerous websites across the web world. The Alexa rank entirely depends on the Alexacount depicting no. of visits to that particular website, provided that the site has got the Alexa ranking toolbar installed.

Alexa, definition -“A Ranking tool whose ranking standards are purely based on the levels of traffic each website receives due to all the visits made to it by millions of Net surfers”.

Need for Upgradation of Alexa Rank- Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks use your blog’s Alexa rank as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If you depend on link or site selling as a form of monetization you’ll definitely want to increase your Alexa rank, because it’ll increase your bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing.

How to get started with Alexa? There are two easy ways to start using Alexa. If you are using Internet Explorer, visit this page and download the Alexa Toolbar. If you’re using Firefox, download the SearchStatus extension which displays the Alexa Rank, Google Page Rank as well as other useful features. I highly recommend that you use Firefox and SearchStatus instead of Alexa toolbar, which I find to be more bulky and less useful.


A few Tips for improving your Alexa Rank – Here a few tips that will hopefully boost your Alexa Rank. The methodology is a proven one by some of the fellow webmasters who claim to have positive results.

1. Install the Alexa Toolbar or Firefox’s SearchStatus extension and set your Blog as your homepage. This is the Most Basic step.

2. Install the Alexa Rank Widget on your website. it will facilitate in enhancing the rank as it will certainly increase the clicks per day on your website.

3. Try to market the site Alexa site, among your Friends, fellow webmasters, site visitors/blog readers as it will ultimately effect your website in a positive way.

4. Use Alexa redirects on your website URL.

5. 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.

6. Write blogs about the Alexa Rank tool.

7. Get friends to review and rate your Alexa website profile.

8. Try to write Content from the perspective of webmasters like Domaining and SEO in which most of the webmasters will have the alexa toolbar installed.

9. Flaunt your URL in webmaster forums. Webmasters usually have the toolbar installed.

10. Use PayperClick Campaigns. Buying advertisements on search engines such as Google or Exact Seek will help bring in Traffic.


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