Saturday, August 02, 2008

10 Quick & Easy Ways to Increase Your Alexa Rank

Despite the huge webmaster bias Alexa rankings are still considered the main way in which the popularity of a website is judged. A low Alexa Rank illustrates that your site isn't particularly popular and it does negatively impact the chances of recruiting advertisers for your site.

As Alexa rankings rely on data gathered from users which have the Alexa toolbar installed they have a strong webmaster bias, with tech websites having their Alexa rankings hugely inflated. Knowing this there are a number of ways in which you can increase your website's Alexa Rank:

1) Install the Alexa toolbar and set your site as your homepage.

2) If you have an office install the Alexa toolbar on all the computers and set your site as the homepage. Encourage your employees to do the same at home.

3) Put an Alexa widget on your website. When users click through to this will be tracked which will help to boost your Alexa Rank.

4) Encourage visitors to install the Alexa toolbar, perhaps through featuring the toolbar, adding a link to Alexa, or even promoting it in your email newsletter. If you manage to encourage only a couple of percent of your visitors to use the toolbar the effect on your Alexa Ranking will be huge.

5) Join webmaster forums. A high proportion of webmasters have the Alexa toolbar installed so participating in webmaster or online marketing forums and adding your site in your signature can be an effective way to inflate your Alexa Rank.

6) Submit your site to social media and bookmarking sites, such as Digg and StumbleUpon. Alexa toolbar usage is particularly high amongst these users, and as a consequence many click-throughs will give you a rankings boost. As a longer term strategy try to create power profiles on these sites and compliment this by creating link bait.

7) Try Alexa auto-surfs - search on Google for these and you'll come across a number of sites which offer these programmes.

8) Write or blog about Alexa. This has two effects - it educates your users about Alexa and also attracts internet users who already have the Alexa toolbar to your site.

9) Many webmasters use the Alexa toolbar so try writing content which is targeted at them. Tools are also very effective and you don't always have to design the tools yourself - comprehensive resource pages can be just as effective.

10) This is an offline tip which can be very effective. Pay internet café owners to install the Alexa toolbar and set your site as their homepage.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

How to Get Instant Targeted Traffic Without Paying For It

If you are looking for an instant way to generate traffic to your site, you might want to check out Google Snatch.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Intermediate Tips for Generating Traffic With Squidoo

Squidoo is proving to be the latest tool of the generating traffic to one’s website or squeeze pages. Squidoo if used efficiently, can become a priceless advertising tool for your business. The Squidoo web site allows its users to create mini web sites called lens in which they can post links, pictures, business information, have entries made by guest books and a lot more. Squidoo has become an important means of generating traffic. Here are some intermediate tips for generating traffic with Squidoo.

The first tip is to make your lens on Squidoo content oriented. The search engines list Squidoo pages on high ranks if they are rich in keywords. If your lens on Squidoo is listed high on search engine results pages, you can drive traffic from your lens to your web page by putting links to your page. Squidoo is the excellent source of back links to your web site.

The second tip is use Squidoo as a source of list building and target the right audience by email marketing of your product. You can use the list of emails of the guest book to target the people who can possible turn into your clients.

Also you can use Squidoo as a source of increasing traffic as Squidoo is considered to be an authority site by search engines. The search engines consider the links on Squidoo as links on an Authority site. The link to your web site will be considered as a quality link and assist in generating traffic to your web site.

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