Results: How to Boost Your Travel Blog’s Alexa Ranking

On February 9th, I wrote a post about how to boost the Alexa Ranking on your travel blog.  Well, it’s been two weeks since I tried those simple tricks and the results are in!

Lets quickly recap from the previous post:

One of the ways Alexa ranks your blog is by the number of people who have their toolbar installed.  So if you install the Alexa toolbar yourself, and get your readers to install the toolbar, the logic is that your ranking should jump significantly.

The next step is to write a post sharing this information with other travel bloggers so that they visit your site, get the toolbar, then every time they visit your site in the future (for example when you write an update on your ranking results two weeks later) you get another point towards a better ranking.

One thing that I didn’t mention in the last post was that you should “claim” your site on Alexa.  If you have a rank, they know you exist, but it seems that once you claim your site, they keep you on their radar.

So what are the results?

On Februrary 9th, my Overall Alexa Ranking was 1,001,473.

On February 23rd, my Overall Alexa Ranking is 604,898.

Thats a jump of almost 400,000 points in just two weeks! That breaks down nicely to a drop of just under 40%!

My US ranking went from 180,018 to 121,108 – an improvement of 58,910 points, and my UK rank seems to have disappeared (or maybe i’m nuts) but I’m now ranked #104,446 in Canada.

So there you have it folks. With just those simple tricks, you can boost your Alexa Ranking by 40%!  it really took me a total of an hour to claim my site, install the toolbar, and write both these posts.  So what are you waiting for??

Have any of you tried this?  What kinds of ranking improvements have you seen?  I’d love to hear your success stories in the comments!

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