On the 13th of May, I got to know that, just like the Google Page Rank, there is also something called Alexa Traffic Rank. I decided to check the Alexa Rank for my blog. It was 2,067,678 that day, and NO... 'higher' is NOT better in Alexa!
Anyways, I installed the little button they give to add in your sidebar, and today (26th of May) this button looks like this! In just 2 weeks time, my Alexa Rank has gone up from 2,067,678 to 799, 562! WOW!
Here is a detailed Screenshot of my blog-listing from Alexa:
Do you see that "3 month change" figure at the bottom? 800% UP! Phewwww! All thanks to you guys, you know - all my readers (fans?) out there!
And that's not all! My Traffic Rank in India is even better... 30,802! Check this Screenshot:
Funnily, I also seem to have developed a good reader-base in Belgium! I wonder which one of you guys is located there! :-/
But you know, the best part is Alexa's Customer Service!
I was not able to 'claim' my 'listing' on their site 'coz it automatically took Blogger as the owner of this blog. And since this is not a self-hosted site, there was no way I could upload the 'info.txt' file they wanted me to, in my 'root folder'. Frankly, I don't even know what my 'root folder' is for this blog! So I used the Contact form given on their website and asked them if there was any other way I could claim my blog there.
I actually received a reply from them! And they even offered to edit my listing manually, if only I could show them, on this blog, the same email address with which I'd contacted them! Well, that was easy - the email ID is there on my blogger profile, which, in turn, can be accessed from my "About Me" section in the sidebar! From that day onwards, my blog listing on Alexa proudly displays MY information, instead of the default blogger details! :-D
P.S. - Just in case you are wondering, Alexa isn't paying me for doing this write-up! LOL! They don't even know that I'm a satisfied "Customer" (if at all I can be called that, considering the fact that I'm using their services free of cost!)... because I never did fill-out the "Customer Satisfaction Survey" their email asked me to participate in! :-p
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