Alexa Traffic Rank – Our Global Rank, why is this important to Authors?

Have potential advertisers asked you about your Alexa Traffic Rank? Have you visited sites who claim in their advertising that they have 100,000 visitors per month?

Alexa Traffic Rank is not determined solely on the traffic on your website. It takes into account the traffic to all sites and ranks sites relative to each other.  Changes in traffic to other sites affect your site’s rank.

The global traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past three months. The rank is calculated using a combination of the estimated average daily unique visitors to the site and the WebsiteServicespicestimated number of pageviews on the site over the past three months. The site with the highest combination of unique visitors and pageviews is ranked #1.
If you are an author who advertises on your site, or if you have guest bloggers on your site, then your Blogs Alexa score may be important to you. If you are looking to advertise your book or you want to be a guest blogger on other sites, the blogs Alexa score will help you decide if there are enough visitors or traffic to warrant paid advertising on that particular site.

Alexa is given more priority than Google page rank. Many advertisers and visitors judge your blog by looking at Alexa. A blog that has a ranking of less than 100,000 is doing great.

The first step is to install the Alexa toolbar. You need to use Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer as your browser.

To improve your Alexa Rank write a review for the blogs you like on the Alexa review system and give them high scores. Ask the people who like your blog to write a positive review for it on Alexa.

If you are interested in finding out more about Alexa and if you wish to install their toolbar, you can do so at http://www.alexa.com  and http://www.alexa.com/about.

Yvonne Wu is an award winning author and certified Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant who helps authors spend more of their time doing what they do best – writing a great book. You have a story to tell.  Let’s get you out there to tell it!  Learn more about our services for authors.

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