On Tuesday I posted about the “Lower Your Alexa” blog hop that I had joined up on. At that time, I installed the Alexa toolbar (for free from www.alexa.com) and noted that my ranking was 2,699,540, each day I checked the ranking of my site as well as every other site I visited. As of last night, my ranking was 1,815,832, so I must be doing something right!
I have to say, I prefer to toolbar for Firefox (which I use on my laptop) better than the toolbar for Chrome (which I use on my desktop). The firefox toolbar shows you the ranking in the toolbar as you visit each site where the Chrome toolbar is just an “a” icon that you have to click to see the ranking. Unfortunately Firefox and my desktop no longer are friends.
Do I think it is the toolbar and the hop that helped? Yes! One of my other blogs went from being ranked 12million to 8million overnight when I installed the toolbar on my laptop! Probably not entirely related but the toolbar had to have something to do with it. Alexa has the following blurb on their website about the toolbar:
Alexa could not exist without the participation of the Alexa Toolbar community. Each member of the community, in addition to getting a useful tool, is giving back. Simply by using the toolbar each member contributes valuable information about the web, how it is used, what is important and what is not. This information is returned to the community as Related Links, Traffic Rankings and more.
My goal is to get my ranking to somewhere in the 500,000s! Though this will probably take some time… but you gotta Dream Big, right?