New year, so it’s time for a new update one my Alexa Ranking experiment.
I started the experiment back in October, just to see how easy it was to change my ranking on this blog because I found it laking in accuracy.
And it was clear that Alexa Ranking was not accurate at all, which just confirmed my hypothesis on it was fairly easy to change it.
And within one month I change the ranking on this blog from 409,935 to 315,732, which in my book is pretty good. But I didn’t stop here, I had to see if this was a lucky fluke or if I really had proved that the Alexa Ranking is too inaccurate in compared to the significance it has for many blogowners.
Because it’s a part of the things many add sites use to set a prices for any given add on the users blogs, thus robbing these blog owners for the optimal earnings.
And today 3½ month later the Alexa ranking is 139,534
So in order to do that, i needed more sites to play with. ;)
And again I used my own, just in case I made a mistake that would hurt the sites.
On 2 other sites I added the same Alexa Ranking tool as the one on this blog.
The first site is my pagerank checker
Webiq.dk – Starting rank about 500,000 and today almost 2½ month later it’s 232,772.
And I did nothing else to the site, it has the same hits today as it did when I started.
The traffic stats for WebIQ
This lead me to believe that is’t not only the toolbar that determents the ranking, this also meant that I needed to test something else.!
How does it effect the ranking if you use the Site Info, the html file or the verification ID.
So in December i started testing this with two other sites, in theory it shouldn’t matter which of them you use.!
So for Linkdatabase.dk I uploaded the Site Info Plugin, and for Valutakurserne.dk I uploaded the html file option.
To see if the html version sent the same data back to Alexa..
Linkdatabase.dk – Starting rank about 750,000 and today 1 month later it’s 585,928
Valutakurserne.dk Starting rank about 800,000 and today 1 month later it’s 774,563
I added a new site to the experiment today, to see what the verification ID does to the ranking if any.
Beregnbmi.dk – Starting ranking 2,023,658 you can follow it here on Alexa – Ranking on Beregnbmi.dk
And I have to say I didn’t see that one coming, did you.!!
This means that if you just add the “Site Info”, your ranking is gonna change but the html file doesn’t do a thing.