Increase Alexa traffic ranking by 5 million points in 10 days – Just Stumble!

Is it possible to increase Alexa traffic ranking by 5 million points in 10 days? Yes. I did. What does that mean to me? Why I still think that Alexa traffic ranking won’t do any good to my site. Is Alexa traffic ranking too easy to be manipulated? Would you get more benefit from it, if you have high Alexa traffic ranking? Does it drive more traffic to your web site?

For the past 10 days, I was optimizing my WordPress blog to get a better page ranking for the future. I just realized that my Alexa traffic ranking jump up for about 5 million points in 10 days since June 1st, 2007. On June 1st, 2007, my Alexa traffic ranking was 5,857920. On June 2nd, 2007, I post a new blog entry Increase page ranking with diy marketing strategies. On June 8th, 2007, I check my Alexa traffic ranking and my page ranking went up 3 million spots to 2,215,547. Yesterday, I checked my Alexa page ranking again and found it jump up to 1,777,106.

So what have been done to my blog to get this dramatic results? I have seen people post on their blog saying their Alexa traffic page ranking jump from one million to 300K in three weeks. That is a lot longer than my records. So I went back to find out what I have done and what have had happened in the past few days.

June 1st, 2007.

June 8th, 2007.

June 11th, 2007.

I have thought about what changes I have made to make this happen. First of all, my WordPress blog was not optimized. Not even now. I have a lot to do to make this blog work for the best. So there is not much to do on my blog to help my Alexa traffic page ranking to boost. So what else?

I signed MyBlogLog.com on June 1st, 2007. I also signed up BlogCatalog.com, Bumpzee.com and StumbleUpon.com. All of them are sort of social networking for blogger. Since the date I signed up BlogCatalog.com and Bumpzee.com, I don’t have many activities and don’t have any friends on my list. I spent most of time on MyBlogLog.com and StumbleUpon.com to add friends and join communities. I followed some of the blogger’s suggestion to add Alexa redirect link to my profile on MyBlogLog.com. So whenever visitors click on my page it will redirect to my terencechang.com page through Alexa redirect URL. However, I check my hit counter history for the past few days and decide to remove the redirect URL, since there is less than 1% of my traffic from MyBlogLog.com. People check out my profile, but they don’t click on my links. I, somehow, guess that people will be hesitate to click on links says Alexa Redirect. Would you click if you know there is a redirect URL?

So I have eliminate 90% of facts that might generate such traffic to increase my Alexa traffic page ranking. The only thing left for me to think about is StumbleUpon.com. So I dig into my hit counter history. I found more than 50% of my traffic in the last 10 days are from StumbleUpon.com. Well. after I post the Increase page ranking with diy marketing strategies, I stumble my own page and made a review. I tag the post to Business/marketing communities. I don’t know if this matters. I see traffic coming in an hours after my post is live.

So for the past 10 days, I got tremendous traffic to my web site from StumbleUpon and 90% of those traffic goes directly into my DIY marketing strategies post, but not to my home page. I figure Alexa update the traffic statistic every 3-4 days. So in the next few days, I should see my traffic page ranking moving up again.

So why I still don’t think Alexa traffic ranking will do anything good to my blog? I agree with few of the bloggers out there. Why Alexa sucks.
3 Reasons Why Alexa Sucks (And They Know It!)

  1. I don’t run advertisement on my blog. High Alexa traffic ranking won’t help me to get revenue through ad.
  2. I don’t rely on Alexa to drive traffic into my blog.
  3. It seems too easy to manipulate Alexa traffic ranking with embedded Alexa redirect.
  4. More people are hating Alexa redirect and refuse to click on redirect link.

At this moment, high Alexa traffic ranking means nothing to me. I, however, am surprised by the funny facts that Alexa traffic ranking drives many people nut. After reading Be A Good Stumbler post, I believe I just did one magic step to register my post to StumbleUpon.com, but I also believe that it’s enough for now. No more post my own post to StumbleUpon.com. It might give people impression as spam.

After all, I do believe that StumbUpon drive huge traffic to web site, if you can be a good friends to many people and provide good quality content. People will come to your web site. Page ranking, search engine result won’t mean anything if you can just get traffic from nowhere. So be smart and be positive to put up more quality content. That’s right. That is my next goal.

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  1. says

    Amazon rankings of over 100,000 are not really that indicative of anything. I have a site started since Thursday last week and a 1,543,000 alexia rank this morning(5 days) with only a little traffic from bumpzee and blogs I have commented on.

    The 4 million websites you jumped over are the dead wood of the internet set up and forgotten by everyone. your plan to work stumbleupon should see see your traffic number shoot up and I bet this time next week you will be under 500K on alexia.

    Anyway alexia is like a relative speed indicator, telling you out of the people with the amazon/alexia tool bar how you rank in their web surfing.

  2. Terence Chang says

    GoldCoaster:
    Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you soon here sometimes.

    Dubai news:
    Thank you for visiting. I have other web sites that have much more traffic than my personal blog, but it has not Alexa page ranking at all. That is why I don’t believe that magic traffic ranking number. It doesn’t mean too much to me at all. I was feeling funny that how many people are Alexa believers.

  3. Terence Chang says

    Thank. You are welcome. Got a lot to do to improve my blog. It’s a whole new world.

    I will check out your Photoshop CS3 tutorial later.

  4. says

    Alexa rankings definitely gives you the idea of the popularity on the blog or webpage.
    Here is what I played when I realised the popularity of my site:
    -Know your visitor details
    -Identify the business houses who could benefit with the type of visitors.
    -Talk business.
    I came across many web stat tools, but found
    GoStats.com very professional and appropriate to use for business purpose.

    Ayush

  5. Terence Chang says

    Ayush:

    That’s right. However, after reading the details about Alexa ranking system here.
    http://www.alexa.com/site/help/traffic_learn_more?&qterm=&p=Dest

    I have decide not to pay too much attention about it, but I will still feel good if my ranking goes up. Who doesn’t?

    I would rather spend more time on making good quality content. There is a lot to learn to be a true entrepreneur.

    Thank you for the link. I currently using the statcounter.com, which I have been with for years. It’s a great services.

    PS. Your comment was blocked by Akismet wordpress plugin as spam for some reasons.

  6. says

    Your method to improve alexa ranking sounds good. I’ve tried stumbling my own sites before. Indeed the traffic did come in. However, I realize that smart pricing kicked in on my adsense everytime there is a surge in traffic, thus causing less cost per click.

    I told myself never to stumble my own pages anymore. :)

  7. Terence Chang says

    Wang:

    Thank you for stopping by. Good point.

    I believe that is one of the mistake I made few years ago. I was rejected by Google to put my AdSense on my site.

    Good luck on your money making web site. ;-)

  8. says

    If you’re still considering making money with your sites, you might want to consider applying Kontera. They have recently allowed smaller sites to participate in their program. On average I’ve been getting about $0.20 per click. Not as much as Adsense though, but some is better than none.

  9. Terence Chang says

    Wang:

    Thanks again. I did apply something like that before while I have no traffic. So I was rejected. Making profit on my blog is the last thing I will do. I have my own online business running which can make better profit. So I will focus on that first. ;-) I do somehow make profit with ANHosting.com affiliate. One single signup make me $85 richer.

  10. Terence Chang says

    Eco Fashion Writer:

    Thank you for the link. I have this blog since 2003, but have never did a good job to running it for years. Now I am starting over.

    The statistic is showing just the fact that you will need to have 500 unique visitors to be on top 1 millions on Alexa traffic ranking. 500 unique visitor is the cause and 1M top ranking is the result.

    Alexa web site and it’s page ranking won’t get you visitors nor web site traffic. It will just give you a flag that you can show off to advertisement company for marketing purpose.

    Why most of the ad companies require your visitor to stay on the advertiser’s web site for few seconds to minutes in order to count the pay-per-click? Because the content make people stay. You may have million hits a day to your web site, but 99% of your visitors just left without even looking at our content. What is the point with traffic but not usability. It means no profit.

    Content is the king. That is what I am trying to accomplish. Unique content is even better. In the past few weeks, I got huge traffic from the sites I mentioned above. However, about 50% of them walk away in less than 1 minutes. About 20% of them (growing) stay on my site for over an hour, which is encouragement. So visit length is equal important to visitor count.

    I have learned a lot of new Internet technology these days. It was great to know that I am not alone. Many people like me now working closely to make the Internet better.

    Thank you for visiting.

  11. says

    “Alexa web site and it’s page ranking won’t get you visitors nor web site traffic. It will just give you a flag that you can show off to advertisement company for marketing purpose”

    One specific advantage that I can think of if you have a high alexa ranking is that sites like ReviewMe, SponsoredReviews and Payperpost will automatically set your review price according to your rankings. The better ranking you have, the more expensive your review can become.

    For example, if you wish to purchase a review from ShoeMoney, it will cost you $2500.
    http://www.wanginternet.com/would-you-pay-2500-for-a-review-by-shoemoney.htm
    This amount is automatically set by ReviewMe because of the good rankings that ShoeMoney has.

  12. says

    Placing it on Digg is a huge deal. You can get a very high ranking very fast, just by getting it on there for a short amount of time.

  13. says

    hello terence … got here from blogcatalog … i agreed that alexa ranking is not important if you’re not using it for monetizing your blog … however if you plan to make some pocket money out of it with other programs such as ppp, then alexa figure is useful …

    what else can i say … in the world of blind, the man with one-eye becomes the king …

    cheers

  14. Terence Chang says

    StockTube:

    Thank you for visiting. Yes. I don’t monetize my blog NOW, but that doesn’t mean I won’t. I just don’t have much time to worry about it right now. It won’t hurt to make extra. ;-) I think that what John Chow think.

  15. Terence Chang says

    Cindy:

    I won’t pay too much attention on Alexa traffic ranking, because you can manipulate it pretty easy. If you are after PPP(Pay-per-post) type of blog, you do need some higher Alexa traffic ranking.

    Put up few really good blog entries. Eye catching topic, and remember to submit to Google blog and ask friends to stumbpleupon it. You will get traffic.

  16. says

    Hi Terence,

    I’ve found that by writing about Alexa on your blog helps your rank, because your readers become more aware and install the tracking widget themselves. Therefore, every time they revisit your site they’re helping improve your rank.

  17. Terence Chang says

    David:

    I am surprised that I am still the number 1 on Google with search keyphrase. “Increase Alexa Traffic Ranking”. I do get traffic from Google, however, most of my traffic 50% are from StumbleUpOn.

    I will see what Alexa traffic ranking can bring me.

  18. Terence Chang says

    GoldCoaster:

    I was experiment the traffic that I can get from all MyBlogLog friends.

    Thank you for visiting.

  19. says

    Nice reading.
    I myself dropped from 8million+ to 4,5million now on just 2 weeks. All I did was install the toolbar.
    I’ve read other posts that say if you install the ranking widget it will also give your rank a boost.

    A few days ago I also signed up at Stumbleupon, but didn’t made use of it, but after your eading, I’m going to pretty fast :)

  20. Terence Chang says

    @Eric

    Good to see that your Alexa traffic ranking improved. Please check out more stumbleUpOn related post on my blog. It will give you more idea about how stumbleUpOn can help you boost your traffic ranking.

    Good luck!

  21. says

    Congrats on the rankings improvement! And thanks to reading this I am going to join the 3 social networking sites for bloggers :)

    Hope I get an improvement on my ranking too

  22. Terence Chang says

    @vkeong:

    Good luck to your page ranking and traffic ranking. Just to remember stumble on my blog, so I can who like my post. ;-) thanks!

  23. says

    He Mr. Chang:
    I’ve been reading this. But I’m very new to html and stuff like that. Could you explain the steps to doing this technique in a simpler fashion? For example, could you write your instructions like this?:
    Step 1: blah, blah
    Step 2: put this code in that folder,
    Step 3: redirect this from that…

    etc. Understand what I mean? I’ve been having to jump from one post to the other looking for the steps on how to do this. I cannot figure it out. It’s all over the place. Maybe it’s because I’m completely inexperienced with this and I would like to learn this right from the beginning. Thank you for your information. I hope you can write things in a step by step format, it would probably be more popular if you do it this way. You can probably call it: “Alexa ranking manipulation for DUMMIES.”

  24. Terence Chang says

    @New Blogger:

    I am sorry that you were having problem with this script. The reason for the error is that Alexa has since change the script to not accept the redirect.

    I think your blog has some great things to offer. You should need to focus on the quality content instead pay too much attention on the Alexa traffic ranking and StumbleUpOn

    What you need to do is actually join the sumbleUpOn and other social network to get your web site out to the public.

    Thank you for visiting!

  25. says

    Yes this is very true. I appreciate the info on how to increase alexa rankings. I am wondering is there any way to increase pr with google?

  26. says

    Hi Terence. This post about Alexa ranking is very enlightening. I’ve been pressured by peers lately how low my alexa rank is. It’s 1M plus though my page rank is 3. I really, really don’t think alexa is a valid indicator of how much traffic are going on your website. I have google analytics and it’s the most accurate tool in measuring website visitors.

  27. Terence Chang says

    @Cebuana:

    Thank you for stopping by. You are correct. Alexa is not the most accurate way to show how much traffic you are getting. However, it is still a way for third-party advertiser to estimate your traffic and see if your site is worth to publish their advertisement. The post was created a long time ago. Alexa is no long that important to me. You can try compete.com instead.

    Where is Cebuana?

  28. says

    Hi Terrence. Okay, thanks. I’ll check that out. Cebuana is not referring to a place. It’s a pronoun actually. I am a Cebuana because I’m living in Cebu. Cebu is a province in the Philippines – southeast asia. (;

  29. says

    I did my research. I spent sometime to modify everything on my website. I purchased ads from Facebook, Google, Yahoo. I did not see the alexa traffic do anything on my website. I can easily get into under 600K rank for Alexa rank in 1 month. I did not do anything like Terrence say here. I run ads on Facebook, Google and Yahoo. My budget is so low $5.00/day. I purchase the ads based on impression. The traffic is up and down. I have regular 3K-10K visit in daily basis. Beside running the ads on all the big network I also spread the words to all my friends and ask them to let their friends know about my website.

    I do not spam or buy fake traffic. I do not do that because I heard Google and Alexa can drop your ranks and result in search if you do that.

    One thing I notice the rank on Alexa is not based on your traffic because if they do that your rank will go and up any time you check your rank. I think they refer your rank based on the search result on Google.

    Try it go to google and type your website domain. Take a note how many search result come up under your website domain. Now go to alexa and do your rank. Take a note again.

    Redo this step in 48 hours. If the number of the result is stay the same. I can bet you your rank will stay the same.

    I monitor alexa rank within 3 weeks and that is my investigation.

    Do not use any script because it does not do anything. Do not use the redirect because it does not work. Do not buy fake traffic buy ads on Facebook, Google and Yahoo. It does do something to your traffic.

    Update your website often so your visitor know you work hard for your website.

    At least Good Luck.

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