Thursday, September 4, 2008

Alexa Site Ranking Widget

Alexa.com is a site which provides traffic details and ranks websites all over the internet. The ranking is based on various sources which the site collects, with the main source being the visiting trend of users of Alexa toolbar.

You can check your site's Alexa ranking at the website for free. The site also provides a widget for site owners and bloggers like me, there are three kinds of widgets available:

1. Alexa Traffic graph - Shows a graph with selectable site stats in a time period with an option to compare to two other sites. Unfortunately it works only for the top 100,000 sites as seen below my site is not in the top 100,000.



2. Alexa Site Stats button - Shows the site rank and the number of links coming in. Available in three display formats - button, vertical banner and horizontal banner. I like the button version the best since its small, the other two banners are a waste of space. I found that the links-in figure is incorrect, it shows the same for all blogspot bloggers.



3. Alexa Traffic Rank button - This shows a simple button with rank and the date it was last updated. I find this the best and it comes in three versions - small, regular and horizontal banner



As you can see above my alexa ranking is 12,948,622 as of 4 September 2008. It was somewhere in the middle of 13,000,000 last month.
If your site is new it will take some time for it to be ranked. And also if you are adding Alexa's widget it will help to increase your rank since Alexa will know your visitor traffic through this widget.

2 comments:

|\/|@nx said...

You can grab these widgets from
http://www.alexa.com/site/site_stats/signup

Fortune Park Hotels Ltd said...

For those who thought that Google has the monopoly as far as search engines are concerned, well, think again. Though Google is still at the top, it has started receiving competition from various quarters albeit at a smaller scale. Alexa is one search engine that was thought to give some competition to Google in some quarters of the world. On the lines of Alexa and Google Trends, Complete, Inc has come up with Snapshot. Snapshot is thought to be much more accurate then Alexa but there are certain limitations that might thwart the popularity of Snapshot. Firstly, in Snapshot one can compare only three sites. Secondly, sites with less that 10000 uniques are excluded and thirdly, this is available only for the US audience. These three limitations still keep Google the favorite followed by Alexa.

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