Saturday, March 8, 2008

1000 Cara Meningkatkan Ranking Alexa

Ibarat sebuat Trilogi, maka ini adalah sequel terakhirku tentang Alexa. Hari ini, tepat sebulan sejak aku mencari info tentang cara menaikkan ranking Alexa lalu mencoba menyimpulkannya menjadi “5 Tips Untuk Meningkatkan Ranking Alexa“:

  1. Alexa Traffic
  2. Alexa Toolbar
  3. Alexa Widget
  4. Alexa Redirection
  5. Alexa Blog/Content

Dan hasilnya memang luar biasa, blog ini naik sebanyak 1,661,745 rangking dalam 2 minggu. Dan naik 2,638,359 rangking dalam 1 bulan. Lima langkah ini adalah langkah-langkah yang aku coba simpulkan dari sekian banyak tips yang bertebaran di internet (Lihat aja di atau jika mau yang versi Indonesia). Dan 5 langkah tadi adalah 5 langkah paling dasar dan termudah. Bukankah dalam mengerjakan sesuatu kita perlu prioritas?

Kembali ke cara-cara meningkatkan ranking Alexa, jika ditelusuri melalui search engine, banyak yang mengklaim memiliki cara untuk meningkatkan ranking ini. Ada yang menyebutkan 7 cara, 10, 15 bahkan ada yang menyebutkan 20 cara. Bagaimana jika kukatakan kalau ada 1000 cara untuk meningkatkan ranking Alexa?

Coba kita lihat dari yang paling populer, “20 Quick Ways to Increase Your Alexa Rank“. Kenyataannya, banyak tips-tips yang sudah tercakup dalam 5 Langkah tadi. Mari kita ambil contoh :

  • Flaunt your URL in webmaster forums. Webmasters usually have the toolbar installed. You’ll get webmasters to visit your website and offer useful feedback. It’s also a good way to give back to the community if you have useful articles to share with others.
  • Post in Asian social networking websites or forums. Some webmasters have suggested that East Asian web users are big Alexa toolbar fans, judging by the presence of several Asia-based websites in the Alexa Top 500. I suggest trying this only if you have the time or capacity to do so.
  • Get Dugg or Stumbled. This usually brings massive numbers of visitors to your website and the sheer amount will have a positive impact on your Alexa Rank. Naturally, you’ll need to develop link worthy material.
  • Use PayperClick Campaigns. Buying advertisements on search engines such as Google or Exact Seek will help bring in Traffic. Doubly useful when your ad is highly relevant to webmasters.
  • Buy banners and links for traffic from webmaster forums and websites. A prominent and well displayed ad will drive lots of webmaster traffic to your website, which can significantly boost your rank.
  • Optimize your popular posts. Got a popular post that consistently receives traffic from the search engines? Include a widget/graph at the bottom of the post, link to your Alexa post or use Alexa redirection on your internal URLs.
  • Hire forum posters to pimp your website. Either buy signatures in webmaster forums or promote specific articles or material in your website on a regular basis. You can easily find posters for hire in Digital Point and other webmaster forums.
  • Use MySpace . This is a little shady so I don’t recommended it unless you’re really interested in artificially inflating your Alexa Rank. Use visually attractive pictures or banners and link them to your redirected Alexa URL. This will be most effective if your website has content that is actually relevant to the MySpace Crowd.

Nah, semua point di atas sudah tercakup di langkah nomor 1, ALEXA TRAFFIC: Get lot of site traffic! Begitu juga dengan point-point yang lain. Kalaupun ada yang di luar dari 5 point di atas, maka aku harus meng-quote tips berikut:

  • Get friends to review and rate your Alexa website profile. Not entirely sure of its impact on rankings but it might help in some way.
  • Create a webmaster tools section on your website. This is a magnet for webmasters who will often revisit your website to gain access to the tools. Aaron Wall’s webpage on SEO Tools is a very good example.
  • Try Alexa auto-surfs. Do they work? Maybe for brand new sites. I think they are mostly suitable for new websites with a very poor Alexa rank. Note that there be problems when you try to use auto surfs alongside contextual ads like Adsense. They aren’t also long term solutions to improving your Alexa Rank so I suggest using with caution.
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