Alexa Ranking – How To Increase Yours

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Alexa_RankingThere are differing opinions regarding the use and importance of Alexa ranking. Some say that it’s useless, others say it is important.

There are many pros and cons.

Back in February when my blog was one year old my Alexa ranking was 52,753.

Today it is 41,997.

I like to monitor my ranking as it is an indication of the amount of traffic your site is getting.

So, for those who still consider Alexa, here are some helpful articles from big and small bloggers alike who share their ideas about Alexa rankings and how to increase it.

How to Boost Your Alexa Ranking (by a million places!) in two months and one day by Kelly  Diels

How to Boost Your Alexa Ranking in One Easy Step by Yaro Starak

20 Quick Ways to Increase Your Alexa Ranking by Dosh Dosh

8 Ways to Increase Alexa Rank by Quick Online Tips

Alexa Tries to prove they are not worthless by John Chow

How to Increase Alexa Ranking by

Another Simple Way to Increase Alexa Ranking of your website by BlogHash

Alexa Wants Blogger’s attention again: Gives back inflated rankings by Andy Beal

What is your view?

Do you monitor your Alexa Ranking?

Do you think it’s not worth following?

Please share your views in the comments below.


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80 Responses to Alexa Ranking – How To Increase Yours

  1. John Soares Intelligent Productivity For Freelance Writers April 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    As I understand it, Alexa rank comes only from users of the Alexa toolbar. It can be a good indicator of traffic, but I have several blogs. One gets five times as much traffic as the next highest-traffic blog, yet has a similar Alexa rank.
    .-= John Soares Intelligent Productivity For Freelance Writers´s last blog ..Screw SEO =-.

    • Andrew April 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      That’s right John – as I say it is only an indication. Irrespective of the actual number, as long at the ranking steadily decreases then you know you are getting more Alexa traffic.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want =-.

  2. Julius Kuhn-Regnier April 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Useful list Andrew. I do think Alexa is important but I am not sure whether I would focus that much on increasing my rank. I think if you focus on building relationships and creating content then your alexa rank will naturally increase.
    .-= Julius Kuhn-Regnier´s last blog ..How to Become More Productive =-.

    • Andrew April 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm #


      That is true – relationships are key.

      Just thought some people would like to try – I added the Alexa Ranking ‘box’ on my site as per Yaro’s suggestion just to see if it does make any difference.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want =-.

    • Main Uddin April 23, 2013 at 1:54 am #

      Alexa Ranking is one of the best tool for bloggers and webmasters to take SELF SATISFACTION @ which has no value either in traffic or get Google SERP !

  3. Chris Peterson April 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Great list Andrew. To get better Alex ranking we should consider so many tips. According to “” unique stuff is necessary also it will be most necessary that your site should be appeared in various search engines with better position.
    Then your site will able to gain better Alexa Ranking

    • Andrew April 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm #


      A lot of it is comment sense – keep adding quality unique content and you’ll get traffic. But some people want to spped things up!

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want =-.

  4. Keith Andrew April 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Great tips thanks so much Andrew. I haven’t really looked much into Alexa Rankings…I know it is a good indicator and all. Just focused more on Google Analytics, traffic sources, etc. What is the biggest thing you get out of Alexa? Congrats on moving up to PR4 in the last update by the way!
    .-= Keith Andrew´s last blog ..Peter’s Shadow Healed The Sick =-.

    • Andrew April 7, 2010 at 10:00 am #


      The only thing I get from Alexa is the indication that ‘traffic’ is going in the right direction.

      Thanks for the ‘thanks’ re: PR4.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want =-.

  5. Lee Ka Hoong April 6, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    Sometimes it’s really complicated for us to improve the Alexa Ranking as it counts only people who installed the Alexa toolbar, sometimes our blog traffic is huge, but the Alexa ranking is remained the same. What we can do is just driving more traffic to the site, and just let the Alexa ranking grows itself.

    I’ve tried several tips to improve my Alexa Ranking, it improved until 40k+ and it drops to 50k+ right now, but honestly my blog traffic drops a bit due to less updating as I’m busy with my examination right now. 🙂

    Anyway, good sharing Andrew with all the useful link!

    .-= Lee Ka Hoong@Make Money Online´s last blog ..Ranking Authority Sites The Google Way =-.

  6. Dennis Edell April 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    This should be very helpful. I’m getting more into stat checking this year. I’m told my Alexa ranking is pretty good for a new blog. lol
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Will DEDC Comments Remain Do-Follow? It’s Up To YOU! =-.

    • Andrew April 7, 2010 at 10:02 am #


      Just don’t spend too much time on it!

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to Get All the Free Traffic You Want =-.

      • Tom May 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

        Do Alexa rankings really have an impact on rankings? if so, Is it really big? I was just wondering how important of a factor it is.

        • Andrew May 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm #


          It’s just another way to monitor the ‘success’ of your site.


  7. Kim April 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Thanks for gathering all of these resources together. I don’t think Alexa is that important but I think that the better our rank is, the less important we think it is 😉
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Travelogue =-.

  8. Dennis Edell April 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I’ve never had that problem before. lol
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Will DEDC Comments Remain Do-Follow? It’s Up To YOU! =-.

  9. Kok Siong April 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    I have tried many ways to improve my Alexa ranking. However, i’m not doing well of it. I think the traffic is the key factor of the alexa ranking. In my opinion, i will focus on how to drive the traffic with quality content. Thanks for sharing Andrew! 🙂
    .-= Kok Siong @ Cancer Research´s last blog ..Tamoxifen – Breast Cancer Treatment =-.

  10. Benjamin April 10, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Nice, Andrew!

    I have been working on lowering my Alexa rank with the assistance of some of the tools you mention in the backlinks post.

    Ultimately, I’m working on my google rank… but Alexa gives me something easier to feel good about as I walk the long road to page 1 in google.

    I’m curious… do you do anything to ping or update when you use backlink tools so that you get the ‘credit’ for them immediately?

    keep smiling,

    .-= Benjamin@Daily Meditation´s last blog ..Daily Meditation – Smiling Eyes (4-9-10) =-.

    • Andrew April 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm #


      I do a few things. Based upon my blog post:

      After my comment has been approved on a blog site, I always tweet and social bookmark the blog post. I don’t get any real benefit other than someone might see my comment and visit my site.

      Re: Article Directories. Again, you can tweet and social bookmark whenever you add an article to an article directory.

      I also add my article directory accounts RSS feeds to the RSS directories. That way they get a link back as well.

      Same thing with HubPages – get then tweeted and social bookmarker – get a few blogger friends to help out as well.

      Does that help?

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Is Mastering Public Speaking Good for Bloggers? =-.

      • Benjamin April 13, 2010 at 4:49 am #


        Do you do anything like this with Angela’s Backlinks?
        .-= Benjamin@Daily Meditation´s last blog ..Daily Meditation – Smiling Eyes (4-9-10) =-.

  11. Sarah from Web search optimization August 11, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    All great suggestions. Another method of improving Alexa rank is to write about the topics that people are searching Alexa for. If you have the Alexa toolbar installed then you will see current trends (similar to Google trends) if any of these fit your niche, write about them asap so that you can attract Alexa toolbar users to your site.

    • Andrew August 12, 2010 at 9:20 am #


      Great tip – thanks for sharing.


  12. William K Wallace September 6, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Over the past couple of weeks my Alexa rank has started to slide a bit, which is weird because the amount of visitors and page views I have been getting has increased and my bounce rate has also improved. The only change I made was deleting the commentluv widget, which I have now reinstalled.

    • Andrew September 7, 2010 at 11:20 am #


      The Alexa rank is only a guide. It only improves if your visitors have the Alexa toolbar installed.

      So you may have more visitors and an improve bounce rate – but they may not have the Alexa toolbar installed.


      • Neil May 23, 2011 at 11:58 am #

        I think it is definitely worth knowing what your Alexa ranking is because whilst it might not be completely accurate in absolute terms, if you keep an eye on it you can tell what the trend is with your website, which after all is even more important. You can also get whole heaps of information such as the demographics of your visitors which again can be very useful. So overall I think it is an excellent resource.

        • Andrew May 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm #


          It is worth knowing but not in isolation…as you say. Use it but also gather other stats as well.


  13. Gary Bolton December 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Thank You!! I am new to this blogging, ranking etc. but eager to learn. I have moved from 9 million + up to 3.2 million and I am anxious and appreciative of any and all the help I can find in breaking the one million mark. I will implement these strategies on my blog today!!


    • Andrew December 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

      Great, Gary.

      Using some of these techniques will get you well below the 1m mark…pretty fast.

      Let us know how you get on.


  14. kevin blumer January 11, 2011 at 3:02 am #

    Im doing fine with my Alexa ranking ill be in the top 500,000 by tomoro the best advice for anyone struggeling make sure you have the alexa widget installed on your web site or blog this really helps then also im giving my slef a pat on the back but there is still loads to do remember as well to get loads of visitors you need good matireal

    • Andrew January 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm #


      Adding the alexa widget does improve your ranking.

      I decided to remove the widget from here as it was slowing down the load speed of the blog.


  15. DJ Trinity June 23, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    My blog’s Alexa rank was affected when I removed the Alexa Sparky extension for Firefox. I did it because I installed another extension that included a PR checker. I didn’t know that it would make my rankings suffer. I’ve reinstalled the Alexa Sparky plugin and I hope that my Alexa ranking would go “down” again.

    I guess the visitors of the website are who improve the page rank !! we can’t assume that we can get it better because the visitor must install the Alexa toolbar.

    In fact, Alexa wants to count the high quality visitor, as what they see is that people who install there toolbar are the quality ones.

    Great Post About Alexa, thanks for it.

    Btw, nice blog. Enjoyed reading your posts. I’m adding you to my blogroll if you don’t mind. 🙂

  16. nik July 1, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    I think nowadays having good Alexa rank doesn’t matter at all. Moreover Alexa gathers traffic from users who have installed Alexa tool bar. Many people may not have installed Alexa toolbar. Having good Alexa rank may not mean that the site is having good traffic.

    • Andrew July 5, 2011 at 11:57 am #


      Alexa ranking is just one indication. I agree you should also be using other stats as well.


  17. Dr. George Carothers August 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Alexa ranking is by all means worth following. It helps both the site owner and advertisers view your website’s potential, in terms of marketing. The higher your site’s ranking, the higher the bid may be to buy advertising space from your site.

  18. rabbi starak November 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    I have found the article written by Yaro Starak to be the most helpful one. His techniques has helped me to increase my alexa rankings.

  19. Erik Emanuelli February 1, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    thanks for sharing these valuable resources.

    Indeed Alexa ranking is useful if you want to make money online selling text links or ads :
    many companies value your site depending on your Alexa rank.

    More traffic=higher Alexa rank…

    it seems so easy…!

    Best wishes

  20. SiRu May 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I understand that Alexa collects information from users who have installed Alexa tool bar. But many websites speaks about adding the Alexa badge to your website.

    Any idea if adding the Alexa badge to website will improve the ALexa ranking?

    Thanks, good article.

    • Andrew May 27, 2012 at 8:44 am #


      I belive adding the Alexa badge DOES improve your Alexa ranking.


  21. Zeeshan May 31, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Andrew i think that some times Alexa rankings are 100% correct but some times it looks totally wrong. I have personal experience of this and i checked this on my two blogs.

    • Andrew June 1, 2012 at 1:02 am #


      I agree – I’m not sure it is totally accurate. A bit link Google Analytics – not sure if that is 100% true!


    • Michael Kluge July 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      @Zeesha Yes I very much agree with you, some blogs I also don’t get the alexa rank and diminution, this is very sad, if I have to do I really don’t like spam with spam, and spam is not wise.

      @Andrew but what may make I will try your way. thanks anyway. 😀

  22. Derek June 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    I know for a fact that having alexa toolbar in your browser..
    Can help boost your site ranking.

  23. Ranjeet June 21, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Increase Your Alexa Ranking. Like me every blogger likes to have a good rank for their blogs, the main two rankings every bloggers likes

  24. Prakash June 21, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Alexa ranking is important factor for analyzing blog’s traffic. Great list of blogposts of alexa ranking’s.
    Thanks for sharing it………

  25. Ade June 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Yes, Yaro Staraks post is pretty good….I did a few of the things he mentioned and the Alexa ranking is tumbling…still a fair way to go. You could also try commenting on blogs that talk about the Alexa ranking too. They are more likely to have the the toolbar installed and may click through to your site thus improving your ranking…

  26. Christianstt June 25, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I’ll certainly try a few of the things mentioned although I don’t highly regard Alexa’s ranking system

  27. Santosh Mishra July 24, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Improving Alexa Ranking has become easy now, thanks to Google Penguin. If you write good content and practice random slow link building, you blog is bound to rank up soon.

    • Andrew July 25, 2012 at 8:30 am #


      That’s exactly the way to do it.


  28. Robert July 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I can say as per my blogging experience, there is not need any extra exercise for improving your website alexa rank. You need just unique and rich content. I get alexa rank nearest 7 lakh in just 2 months. I have not done any thing extra for my alexa rank. It is jumping everyday

  29. Brittany C. August 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Any reason why one would jump from 100,000 to 300,000? I am trying to make some improvements but didn’t do anything that different to make it get so low. At least it’s pushing me to produce more quality content, right?! Thanks for the post.

  30. Rohith VR September 12, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    I never knew that Alexa got their information from the Alexa toolbar… That means I could be getting a ton of views, but if nobody was using the Alexa toolbar when they viewed my site, my rating would be bad.

  31. Salman baig September 20, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    Really nice post and very useful tips, Well alexa says promote me and i will promote you ! Don’t it ?
    We put alexa widget on our blog , so our rank increase, we use toolbar so our rank increase but if we don’t then it will increase but not more then the actual speed. Well thanks alot for posting this cool article.

  32. Srini September 21, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    You have provided great information. But I would say Alexa ranking alone is not important. My would give equal importance to page ranks to.

  33. Mahbub Hasan September 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Dear Andrew,

    Well done. Your concept about How To Increase Alexa Rank was very simple & easy realizing. Your all the reference links were very good. Your can just add another one fron
    This article also may help people to get a good concept in Boosting Alexa Ranks …

    Thanks for your legend article. I’m sure, I’ll mention your website in top ten websites websites in my eyes.

  34. Kelsey Jenney September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Thanks for your advice. I will try it later. I hope I can improve my ALEXA Rank as soon as possible… Happy Nice Day ^_^

  35. United States Financial Situation September 29, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Nice stuff.This is my first time I visit here. I found so many interesting in your blog especially ALEXA Rank about. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Suresh October 4, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    This is a great post and Thank you Andrew for sharing with us. Alexa matters when you want to sell your site or opt for direct advertising. Successful blogs or sites haven’t installed Alexa toolbar yet. Alexa is just one of the ranking system. If you have a great content then there is no need to worry about Alexa.

  37. Gedet October 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for the great list. I just created a new blog and want to increase Alexa ranking of my blog, right now it’s in 7 digit number and I want to bring it in the 6 digit number within this October, gotta have to do lots of work. Once again thanks for the great lists, I will surely go through the entire list hoping it will help me in achieving my target. Wish me best of luck 🙂

    • Andrew October 5, 2012 at 3:16 am #


      Good luck!

      Come back and tell us how you get on.


      • Gedet November 1, 2012 at 7:31 am #

        Hi Andrew, I have finally managed to increase the Alexa ranking of my blog into 6 digits. Now the Alexa ranking of my blog is 987,763.

        Now my next Alexa ranking aim is to increase the current ranking into half within this November month. Let’s see if I can meet this challenge.

  38. Sagar Sharma October 6, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Hi Andrew! Thanks for the great tips. Really a good list to improve alexa ranking. I’m implementing some of the tips to my blog.

    • Andrew October 9, 2012 at 3:23 am #


      Great. Come back and let us know how you get on.


  39. Shailesh October 12, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Alexa ranking is very important for site and blog because all advertiser check your alexa rank and decide about advertise or not…
    And you shared many links thank you so much for all link in one place.

  40. Becky October 27, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Do you think there are certain niches in which alexa ranking weighs more heavily? Obviously a technie blog.. maybe also business? But I am in the education field- does it really matter for educational sites?

    • Andrew November 6, 2012 at 4:56 am #


      Does Alexa ranking really matter?

      No…it is only an indication of the traffic you are getting.


  41. Danny November 21, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Great collection of linked posts(articles) on improving Alexa ranking, Andrew.

    There are a lot of mixed opinions as to just how important Alexa ranking really is…

    Some people say it is not very accurate, and so we shouldn’t be too concerned with it….on the other hand, many people have stated that a healthy Alexa Ranking is a sign of a blog(website)s level of success…

    Also, that a low(good) Alexa ranking is a way to attract Advertisers to a site….

    Either way, many of us develop the habit of constantly monitoring our Alexa ranking and hoping for some improvement…so we obviously believe it has merit….

    • Andrew November 22, 2012 at 1:44 am #


      I think it shows us a level of traffic. But it should be the only stat we monitor. Get Pro Blog Stats to monitor many more, automatically:


  42. Nwosu Desmond December 12, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Wow…this is awesome, i have been searching for proven ways to increase my Alexa ranking and its like i’ve found all i have ben looking for in one place, thanks.

  43. Justin January 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Thank you , Andrew, I was wondering about the best method of getting Alexa ranking, it’s nice to see it laid out like this.
    I now have some work to do.

    Once again, Thanks.

  44. Shyam Sunder February 4, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    You have included some really nice posts in your article.Thanks for this.I have read them all.Hope it will help me to get my blog in 100k.

  45. VIkram February 18, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    Hi Andrew,I dont understand why preople are after Alexa rankings.I dont think it makes any sense in increasing google page rank.Alexa rank totally dapends on the traffic(that comes from alexa tool bar enabled browsers).It fluctuates depending on your blogs traffic.Yes,but i can say that it helps in getting good advertisers to your blog.

  46. lijo kv February 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    useful links for me,i agree your post content,because my alexa rank decrease gradually,any way i use this tips for my tech blog.

  47. Jessie B April 1, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I did not know importance of Alexa ranking before reading this post. thanks for sharing this valuable info. now i’m going to install alexa toolbar and then will try to work on your tips so that i can improve alexa ranking of my blog.



  48. Jessie B April 3, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    and one more thing i liked about your post is that you shared links to other blogs which have posts related to alexa ranking.

  49. Leena Dasot April 8, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Hello, I’m new in this field and lot’s of things which i want to know for increasing my page rank. Finally I found your article and I must say you hit the nail on my head and it works. Thanks for alerting and shearing knowledgeable post.

  50. Noyal Dasot April 28, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Hey Andrew, everybody wants to increase their Alexa Rank but they didn’t get the proper solution for it. I’m glad that I found proper solutions and knowledge from your post. Thanks for shearing the easiest way for my query’s.

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