Alexa Blog Hop – May 12, 2011 – Watch those numbers fall!

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Did you ever wonder how popular a website is? Have you landed on a site and wondered if it was reputable? Alexa can tell you! You can use Alexa to learn how popular a site is, to find new sites, to learn who owns a site, and a lot more.

Alexa takes all the websites in the world, and ranks them – putting them in order by popularity.

Why do I care? Well, as a blogger, you care how popular your site is for many reasons. First and foremost is probably to feel the love *blush*. You want to know that people are actually reading what you write. If you’re a product review and giveaway blog, like Kelly’s Lucky You, you care because the more popular you are, the bigger prizes you can ask for and hopefully obtain for your readers. When I ask Dyson to provide us with a cool new Dyson Vacuum, they look at things like my Alexa rating to determine if they can use their precious marketing dollars to give one away! Or Keurig, or Britax… stop me anytime – I’m dreaming! Hey, it’s my job to dream *wink*. So bloggers care about Alexa rankings, companies care, consumers care, and as KLY readers you care – dreaming of those great prizes!

Alexa rankings are like golf scores – the lower the better. The most popular site is ranked #1. (It’s Google). Do you know who’s number 2? Go to Alexa to see! While you’re there, download the Alexa toolbar. Click on “Toolbar” or here, it’s easy and fast. There are a few reasons for that – one it’s fun to see the rankings! Once you have the tool bar, the Alexa rating will show up there every time you go to a site – any site. The other reason is that you can help improve or drop the ranking of a site if you have the toolbar installed when you visit it. You’ll help me get that Dyson/Keurig/Britax to give away!

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I’m a co-host with Spearmint Baby , Our Family World, and Scraps of Life for this Alexa Blog Hop – we’re linking up our sites here to tell each other that we’re working on improving our Alexa rating.

Here are the blog hop rules:

1. If you don’t already have it, download the Alexa toolbar.
2. Add your blog name & URL to the linky list below.
3. Follow any blogs on GFC that interest you (be sure to leave a friendly comment on their blog letting them know that you are a new follower so they can follow back!) if you are already a follower of their blog, just leave a comment asking them to visit you for the Alexa hop!
4. If you haven’t done an Alexa review on the blog yet, write one! Look for an Alexa Review button, like the one near the top of my middle sidebar.

Alexa Review Button

Or look for rating stars in your Alexa toolbar. Click on the stars,

then you will see a gold button for “Write a Review”.

5. Grab the Spearmint Baby Blog Hop banner & post on your blog to get new people involved. The more new people the better :)
Please note that we keep this blog hop open all week so you have plenty of time to visit all of the blogs on the list!


  1. 1

    Ok, I managed to do 1-19… :) great hop!

  2. 2

    new folloer from the hop! P.S. I am going to the chicago bloggy boot camp too! Do you live in chiago??

    • 3

      I do live in Chicago, Betsy!! Let’s meet up at boot camp!

      I love going to company-sponsored events – if you hear about any, let me know and I’ll do the same for you :)

      Love your blog, I’m going to be checking out some of your fashion reviews for my 5 year old daughter –

  3. 4

    Hiya!!! Happy Alexa Blog hop to one of your co-host! Have a great day! Susie
    SusieQTpies recently posted..Free Kindle Recipe Books and printable recipes!

  4. 5

    Hi everyone – Blogger is down right now and I went ahead and signed up. I will try to follow everyone on WP for now and then come back when Blogger comes back up for everyone else. I have a great giveaway I know you will all love so be sure to visit GivingNSharing when it does come back up. Thanks! Tina
    Tina “The Book Lady” recently posted..False Witness Book Review

    • 6

      I have family blog on blogger… I’m afraid to look and see if it’s still there! I think I’ll wait a few days. I’ve been meaning to do a blog-to-book photo book. It’s time to get around to that!

  5. 7
    MusingMom6 says:

    Hello all! My first time joining looking forward to checking out some blogs.

    • 8

      Welcome!! If you haven’t joined Stumble Tumble Tuesday, that’s a fun hop too. Everyone lists their best post of the week, so it’s great reading!

  6. 9

    Blogger is still down but I still want to be included in this Alexa Blog hop. I really need my score to improve and would love to exchange 5 star reviews. Thx so much for this blog hop.

    • 10

      I think Blogger is slowly re-posting everything. I’ll make sure to stop by and review you later :)

  7. 11

    For the reviews – it’s even easier with the toolbar! Click on it (for Chrome, click on the circle with the “a” inside) You can see more info about the site you are visiting and click on reviews! :)
    Darcy recently posted..TOYconomy Toy Rental Service Review

  8. 12

    Thanks for hosting this great blog hop! I think the Cinderella coincidence is hilarious. Have a good day!

  9. 13
    pamela black says:

    got this on my blog as a post, got the toolbar, grab the buttons, follow on gfc 2!!! and FYI scraps of life blog is not working, go to page and nothing is there is like this is a new blog with no post or text,buttons just a blank page with dots and a name!
    pamela black recently posted..Blog Events YOU dont want 2 miss!!!

  10. 14

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

    Genevieve recently posted..Do I Know You

  11. 15

    I am a follower. I hope you will take a minute and check me out.
    Lisa @Granola Catholic recently posted..Twenty Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastics plus a couple of extra

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