A Top 100,000 Ranking on Alexa!! Now What?

by David Bakke

alexaWell, everybody, I have some great news.  It seems as though my blog has been able to break through to the top 100,000 on Alexa and I have been able to sustain this for some time now.

Of course, that does raise a few questions.  For me and probably for you.  For you, the question probably is “What in the world is Alexa?”  Which was my question several months back.  Briefly, I can tell you that Alexa is a subsidiary of Amazon that tracks visits to sites.  However, it only keeps track of sites that have the Alexa Toolbar installed, so it is far from perfect.

So, the good thing is that my ranking is going up; the bad thing is that I am not sure exactly what it means.

I could go on to bore you with a lot of other stuff about what determines your ranking, about why breaking into the top 100,000 is a pretty big deal and so forth, but I won’t.

Let’s just suffice it to say that I am very grateful and appreciative to each and every one of you who made this possible.  Yes, being in the top 100,000 is a big deal, but the next goal is to get into the top 75,000 and then the top 50,000 and so on….

On another note, I know that there have not been too many original, “money-saving” posts by me personally this week, and for that, I do apologize.  No real reason to speak of, there was just a few guests I wanted to feature and a few other things.

We should be getting back on track with great money saving tips and everything else next week.

I hope none of you have lost interest or thought that I have.

Have a great weekend!

If you have any advice or feedback on Alexa and what its rankings mean, feel free to comment below.

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1 K.S - Web Designer April 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

First of all anyone who gets a top 100K Alexa rank deserves some credit irrespective of what many have to say. I would also like to correct you that having an Alexa toolbar is not mandatory i.e Alexa does indeed track sites even without the Toolbar. My blog http://www.kronikmedia.co.uk/blog recently made it to the Alexa Top 100,000. And I have only installed the Toolbar two weeks ago when my site was already at around Alexa Rank 99K so surely it was tracking my site before I added the Alexa toolbar to my Firefox browser and never till date to my actual site.

On the other note of does it matter or not, of course it does but maybe not directly. If I track the rise of my Alexa rank from a million to under 100k. the growth coincided with the notable growth I have already seen in my traffic, readership, social engagement, etc, etc few months preceding every major change in my Alexa rank. Surely, the opponents of Alexa can see the correlation here.

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