7 Great Ways to Improve Your Alexa Ranking

In the last two weeks, I’ve been researching SEO and Alexa rankings along with increasingBucket List Publications Logo followers and viewers since one of my bucket list items for the year was to gain 25,000 followers and reach 10,000,000 views! I know; crazy right? At first, it was overwhelming! I didn’t even know where to start. I knew that I had an alexa.com ranking but I didn’t know how to improve it. I knew that I was quickly gaining followers, but I never really thought about why. I’ve finally come up with a list of things that I do regularly to improve my rankings, followers, and viewers and I’d like to share my findings. I am by no means an expert; I’ve already learned that when it comes to linking to other blogs, but I do think I have a few great tips to share. In return, I’d love your feedback and if you have anything that I’m missing, please share with others. We are, after all, a community and it is that community that leads to success. Continue reading

Growing in Links – Is it a Good Thing?

The Importance of Social Media post was met with huge success. I felt confident that I was doing something right, after all, I didn’t get to over 5 million views without knowing a thing or two about social media. At least that’s what I though! Understanding SEO rankings, google rankings, and alexa.com stats are well outside of my comfort zone. I started blogging because I love to write and I love to read the writings of others. I was a teacher for 8 years and when I decided to be a stay-at-home mom, I missed daily life in the classroom; I longed to be reading, writing, teaching, learning, interacting with students… the list is endless. Blogging brought that happiness back into my life. It was the perfect solution. I can stay at home with my daughter, manage home life, and still have that immersion in the writing world. But I would be lying if I said growing in readers and viewers wasn’t important to me. I check my blog stats at least twice a day and seeing the numbers rise and the followers grow brings a smile to my face every time. Alexa.com has a permanent position on my most opened pages and I can tell you my wordpress.com views almost down to the hour. I assumed that linking to other sites must always be a good thing. How could it be bad? After only a few hours of research, I learned a few more things about SEO and link building and it’s not what I expected. Continue reading