Some months ago, back in April I wrote about how I was going to try to improve this sites standing on the Internet.
Quite frankly, I haven’t had as much time to devote to this as I would have liked, so my efforts have been somewhat sporadic.
I had intended to do some subtle (and somewhat sneaky) advertising by posting on forums, using a link to this site in the footer of the posts, and to comment more on other people’s blogs. That never happened.
I have posted slightly more frequently and that appears to be having an effect however.
My preoccupation with rankings , and Alexa rankings in particular arises from the fact that Alexa seems to be used as a yardstick by advertising companies. I advertise on this site and on Head Rambles, and as this is now a major supplement to my income, any improvement is welcome.
Head Rambles has always done well in the rankings game. It initially gained a Google ranking of 5, which is quite unusual for a blog of its type. Normally “humorous” blogs seem to rank around the three mark, and when Google did an update about a year ago and Head Ramble’s rank dropped to 3 where I presume it belonged. It has since climbed to 4, which is a bit of a puzzle
I first started monitoring this site’s Alexa Ranking last April, when it had a ranking of 1,627,533 which is average for a nondescript site. I have found that by posting infrequently but regularly, that figure has risen to 1,015,315 which is a considerable improvement.
The figure they use is a three month average, but according to their site, its one month average is 504,908 and a one week average is 627,962. While the week average can be a normal blip, the one month figure is encouraging. It appears that the figures will continue to improve.
So far the moral of the story seem to be that with a little patience and reasonably regular posting will improve ranks.
I am a little baffled though as to how this site has a Google rank of 0? !!