6 Proven ways to increase alexa ranking of a blog website

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Alexa is a high ranking tool that allows publishers to measure the popularity of their sites locally and worldwide.


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If you are trying harder to grow your Alexa ranking, but nothing is working! Then you must read this post till the end to understand the ranking concept.

In this post, I am going to share the Six proven methods to boost the Alexa rank of your site. But before we begin, don't you want to know, how this Alexa ranking tool works in real life.



How is Alexa Rank Calculated?

The Alexa tool estimates the highest combination of pageviews + visitors + backlinks from related blogs of every site to rank those particular sites.
According to Alexa Blog, "Alexa tool estimates the average visitors and pageviews to every site over the past three months." That means, every site must need at least three months to improve your present ranking score or if you have fixed bugs, then also it will take the same period globally and in a precisely targeted country. So, that means Alexa ranking doesn't increase by overnight; it merely consumes the same 90 days term and a lot of efforts! Although, if you never have signed up on Alexa and not used their paid plans then, remember, it will display the result by estimating them. So, we can't precisely say the free Alexa ranking tool is not accurate, right? However, you'll need to purchase one of their paid plans and sign up to get the final Alexa rank and certify your property. After gaining access to the paid Alexa tools, you'll need to integrate your Google Analytics account to verify your site and improve your present ranking.


Proven ways to improve your Alexa ranking

1. Produce engaging contents
Writing and publishing informative and engaging contents should be your primary purpose. Such type of engaging posts attracts the visitor's attention and converts them into clients or customers. The story-telling method is the best examples of producing a unique and most engaging piece of content.

Read: Powerful Ways to Improve Readers Engagement on your Blog.

You can also make internal linking to your older posts to provide useful information and keep them busy reading your blog. In this way, the bounce rate will decrease, and you'll accumulate enough pageviews to improve your present ranking. 2. Gain quality backlinks from related sites We all know, gaining backlinks from authority site improves overall ranking of a website and also increases the domain authority and page authority.

Read: What are Backlinks and Why are they Important?

Whenever you check the Alexa ranking of your site, you might have noticed in the conclusion area; they explain how many top-level domains linked with your website. And they also suggest some of the similar domain names and tell you to gain a quality link from those sites improve your current Alexa ranking position.


So, if you follow their suggested competitors and gain links, then you'll be able to change your present rank and make it insanely grow. Practice producing a linkable high-quality piece of content. Trust me, its a better way. 3. Fix SEO related issues Fixing all those search engine optimization related issues must be the first and foremost task for every blogger. Identifying and fixing such errors and warnings can influence the outcome with great benefits. To determine such failures, you can directly monitor your site performance on the Webmaster tools dashboard and fix all the crawling, indexing and other related issues.
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Or you can move on to best SEO Tools such as Moz, Semrush and get a detailed analysis report of your site. 4. Set targeted country on the Search Console Whenever we sign up on Google Webmaster tools some of us might not have noticed aware of selecting target country feature. The targeted country option allows users to select an individual country for ranking. By doing this, your blog will start appearing in the search results of the country you have chosen.


Note: As we mentioned earlier, the Alexa tool will consume at least three months to update your changes. So, if you change your present target country, then it will take the same 90 days term to re-update the changes you've made.
Like you can see in the image below.

international targeting
I have set my targeted country to India, so my blog mostly ranks in the separate region of India and Globally as well. The targeted country option is situated under the search traffic section and then International targeting. 5. Find high traffic keywords within your niche Including high traffic volume keywords in your blog post is a most comfortable way to rank top of search results without many efforts. Practice using keyword research tools such as Moz Keyword Explorer and Google search suggests to find out the highest traffic gaining keywords with fewer competitors implement them in your post titles.


keyword research tool
In this way, your site will often appear on the search results, get more clicks and traffic and, as a result, your actual Alexa rank will start rising. 6. Update your contents from time to time As the time passes, many of our older posts become outdated and need improvement, so we have to keep those articles updated from time to time. Updating contents regularly bring back the quality and keep your visitors engaging on your site. By doing so, you'll obtain maximum engagement, and as a result, the bounce decreases and your Alexa rank increases as well.

Take a look at the Infographics:

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How to know if your Alexa rank improved?

You can easily download and enable the Alexa chrome extension on your Google Chrome browser to get notified whenever your rank improves.


By installing Alexa extension to the toolbar of your browser, you'll be able to check the live rank of your blog and even any site whenever you want. Or you can consider implementing an Alexa rank showing gadget in the footer area of the blog and, it will display the current Alexa rank to your readers including you as well.
<a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/proudzones.com"><script type="text/javascript" src="http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/t/b?url=proudzones.com"></script></a>
Conclusion
After implementing the above methods, soon within a few days, you'll notice the changes. Make sure to check your Alexa rank twice or thrice in a month to easily track new changes.

Have you tried some of the above-given methods? Feel free to share your results in the comment box below.


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