No, that’s not good at all.
Just to back up a little bit, for those that don’t know, Alexa is an analytic metric in that it measures how popular your blog is, in terms of traffic, compared to the millions and billions in the world. Google and YouTube are number 1 and 2, Facebook is probably #3 and it goes down the line.
Mine were way down there.
But recently, I checked and the most popular one, Bellyitch, has spiked to become the 75,000 most popular site in the US!!!
And the other 5 are all under 250,000!!
While I realize it is a vanity metric in that a high rank makes you feel good about yourself and about the fact people are coming to your site, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean increased ad sales, product sales or anything if your blog isn’t optimized to accept traffic and convert visitors into repeat visitors and customers (if you operate an eCommerce site)
Nonetheless, there is indeed value in the rank because traffic equals more AdSense and affiliate marketing sales; and it tells potential partners that you’re getting eyeballs, and would be a worthwhile partner. You could command a higher rate for ads and sponsored posts, even though that number fluctuates.
So how did I do it? I think I have figured out 4 things I did differently. I discuss them in my latest Jenebaspeaks podcast!
Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt can be heard nightly at 8pm on DCRadio/WHUR 96.3HD4 on "Coming to America with Wayna and Friends. She is an editor at Techyaya.com, founder of the Digital Publiching Academy and JayJayGhatt.com where she teaches online creators how to navigate digital entrepreneurship and offers Do-It-For-You Blogging Service. She manages her lifestyle sites BellyitchBlog, Jenebaspeaks and JJBraids.com and is the founder of BlackWomenTech.com 200 Black Women in Tech On Twitter. Her biz podcast 10 Minute Podcast is available on iTunes and Player.fm. Follow her on Twitter at @Jenebaspeaks. Buy her templates over at her legal and business templates on Etsy shop!