Ever since I took up the standard to write at least one post a day in my blog, I have been curious about how I was actually doing. Most of my prior blogging efforts haven’t lasted even close to as long as they have here at Mike’s Take, so I was curious. How exactly would I be able to measure my current success levels? Obviously I have the standard WordPress set of analytics, but I wanted to know how I was being received in the internet world at large.
I decided that I would go to the mighty oracle of web statistics to find out how I was doing. I went to Alexa to see how I was doing in their rankings. This company has been in existence since 1996, and they track the popularity of websites using methods that I am sure would need a degree in mathematics to understand. However, they are also the standard by which the internet determines popularity. For example, without me even mentioning them, I am sure you can guess the #1 and #2 sites on the internet today without me even putting them down here. Google and Facebook (#1 and #2 ) have a very deep interest in the statistics that Alexa generates.
Okay, so getting back to my little blog here…I am hardly a heavy hitter. However, I was extremely excited to note that for the first time in my life I have a site that actually registers a rank with Alexa. Yes I am the proud owner of the 19,126,306 most popular site on the net. Woo hoo!! I know I am a very tiny fish in a very vast ocean, but I register. I actually have a rank. Millions, or even billions of other sites don’t generate enough traffic to be rated. So yeah, I might be way down in the rankings right now, but I am smiling because I do actually register.
- Easy Steps to Increase Your Alexa Ranking (wpblogmaster.com)
- Getting Higher in Alexa Ranking (kirapermunian.co.cc)
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