Thursday, September 25, 2008


# Download the Alexa toolbar and surf your own site.
# Have a few friends download the Alexa Toolbar and surf your site.
# Shift the focus of your site toward a more webmaster like theme.
# Participate in many webmaster forums which allow you to place your site in your signature.
# Write articles about webmaster topics and distribute them around the web.
# Optimize pages of your site for Alexa and related phrases.
# Buy ads on search engines to increase your traffic. Your Alexa traffic rankings will increase.
# Write an article with tips on how to increase your Alexa rankings.
# Advertise that article on the world's largest network.
# Join an autosurf network which exchanges Alexa credits. <--- this actually exists and they sell off some of the credits. The problem is that those are credits. They are not real visitors. They are not what you need.

Direct Hit failed as a search engine because it based a large portion of its algorithm on web traffic. Alexa ranking is highly inaccurate and easy to manipulate.

1 comment:

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.