Thursday, February 3, 2011
Alexa Ranking: Visitors and pageviews increased by 1200% over the quarter
The amount of visitors on my blog has gone up 1200% in the past three months according to Alexa, the web information company and its search engine rankings. It was rather odd because at first I thought I was just blogging for an unknown world and maybe someone out there may one day find something useful in my blog. As I started posting more and more articles, Google improved the ranking of my blog in the search queries to almost first page on a few of the topics. Which is probably what brought all the new visitors to the blog.
The more articles I write and the more fequently I post, the more visitors that I get. Although I may not post nor blog frequently, when I do, it does improve page view results. Most bloggers start off with a structure, an idea and a target audience in mind. I started off with writing about topics that interested me and that other readers may find interesting. The idea of having your blog ranked and trying to improve the global ranking didn't even occur to me.
Until I stumbled across something called the Yakezie Network (which I haven't joined) and their goal to achieve an Alexa ranking of under 200,000 or under 100,000 for all members. In order to improve each other's Alexa ranking, they encourage members to visit each others blog, write comments and cross promote articles. The positive side of joining such network is people power and leveraging off their shared audiences. The downside would be that sometimes they blog about exactly the same topic at the same time and it's get repetitious reading the similar topics across different blogs.
Alexa ranking counts website traffic in terms of average daily visitors to the website and the number of page views. I checked my Alexa ranking and it wasn't even counted a few months ago because this blog was too new and didn't have sufficient visitors. Many bloggers aim to cater to a huge audience and reduce their Alexa ranking, which means their blog has grown in popularity. If you have a low Alexa ranking then it could translate into advertisers clamouring around you trying to pay to advertise on your blog.
I checked Alexa again today and I finally have an Alexa ranking! 6,047,422 haha!! It's pretty lame really ^_* but I was surprised at the statistics that the number of visitors had increased by 1200% over the recent quarter. Of course, if I had a blogging hiatus, the numbers would probably degenerate quickly as well in this world that constantly craves new information, new materials and new articles on a regular basis.