In my last tutorial, I have explained boost your traffic by submit your site to Bing webmaster tools. I hope it would help you get traffic from Bing Search engine. Today I will explain you how can you monitor your website ranking day by day, submit site to Alexa.
Alexa is one of the most popular websites to find Global rank, country based rank, related site linking and much more information which is very useful to monitor a website. Usually, Alexa picks up new domain automatically but it’s better to submit site to Alexa yourself and verify your ownership. So let’s start step by step guide to submit site to Alexa and claim your site as owner.
Step by Step guide to submit site to Alexa
Go to Alexa website. Click on sign up and fill up the form create an account for your website. Or you can login with your facebook account. It’s up to you which method you will use. But if you want to monitor more than one website then I suggest you create custom account.
When you successfully created your account, login to Alexa account. And search for your domain name.
When you click certify your site metrics, it will open a pop which says what is certify metrics. See the screen shot below.
Click on View plan and pricing you will see an option which says about claiming your site with a free Alexa account. Click on claim a site and enter your website domain. For example: www.tricksacademy.com. Go for continue.
When you click on continue, you will see 3 methods to claim your site on Alexa. Basically, Alexa offers 3 plans and pricing. But for newbie, a free plan is good to start with. For a serious business, you can subscribe any plans which suited for your site. You can see plan and pricing here.
There are only 2 methods to claim site on Alexa for Free Plan. You can use one of them to claim your site on Alexa.
Method 1: Upload An Alexa verification file to your site’s root directory:
Choose method 1 and download the file. Now next login to your webhosting cPanel and upload this file to your home directory public_html. After uploading completed come to method 1 page on Alexa site. Click on “Verify the file on your site”. If your file successfully uploaded in home directory, A notification will popup like “your site successfully claimed”.
Method 2: Add an Alexa verification ID to the head section of your site and verify :
This method is very useful for the who are using blogger and WordPress blog. It is very easy process just add Alexa code in head section of your site.
If you are using Blogger platform. login to your dashboard and Go to HTML template. And verification code in <head> tag. Like this
<meta name=”alexaVerifyID” content=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” />
If you are using WordPress, I suggest you just install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast. And go to webmaster tools under general settings. Copy your verification id and paste to Alexa verification id option. Comes to method 2 and click on verify ID.
You have successfully submitted your site and claimed your website, Now what is next?
Go to your dashboard where you can see your Global and Country Alexa rank. If you find No data in Global and country rank, wait for few days Alexa will take few days to take your traffic data to calculate your rank.
I suggest you, Go to Edit site listing under Site management. And fill the site information like site name. description and contact information. This will help to Alexa to listing your site and calculate rank. In free account of Alexa, there is many limitation like add site logo and links etc. but for a simple site and blogger, it is good to submit site to Alexa by using Free account.
If you have not submitted your site to Google and Bing. Please see the below tutorial. It will help you submit your site on Google and Bing.
How many of you have submitted and claimed your site on Alexa? Let me know which method is easy to submit site on Alexa?
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