Alexa Blog Hop – What is Alexa and why do I care?

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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 new co-host with Spearmint Baby and Our Family World 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!

Comments

  1. 1

    Hi Kelly, looks great! I am following with my other blog too (spearmintdecor.com)…
    I am also going to write an Alexa review for you right now. Could you write one for Spearmintbaby.com? thx, shari
    Spearmint Decor recently posted..Favorite Pillows on Sale!

  2. 2

    Thank-you for hosting this Alexa Hop! Much appreciated.

  3. 3

    I’m following from the Alexa Blog Hop! I’m so excited to find another fun review/giveaway site to frequent! I know those take a lot of work, so thanks from all of us out there who are addicted to them! Stop by and follow back!
    Layne recently posted..Tune-In Thursday Play List!!

  4. 4

    Already followed you~visit back:)

    Mimi @ DeyiMizu Beauty Blog
    Mimi recently posted..Review- Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipgloss SPF15

  5. 5

    Visit from Alexa Blog hop (not that you need help with your rating!) I already follow and was going to write a review of your site but there is some error on Alexa that isn’t allowing me to right now. Great idea to do reviews on Alexa too during the blog hop, it doesn’t mention that idea on Spearmint baby.
    Callista recently posted..5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Baby Name

  6. 6

    Kelly, thanks for yet another great blog post. I am now starting to look into the whole Alexa rating thing so this was perfect. I now have about a dozen of your posts bookmarked to help me grow my blog.
    Jackie @ freeismylife recently posted..FREE SHRED DAY 5-19 7am-7pm at select Comerica locations in Livonia and Warren

    • 7

      Thanks so much, Jackie!! I’m headed over to write an Alexa review for you write now :) Hope you have a great weekend –

  7. 8

    Alexa Hopping Happy Mother’s Day
    DeDa Studios recently posted..I Love My Mommy Giveaway Blog Hop May 5th – May 10th

  8. 9

    I am already a follower of your blog just hopping by from the Alexa hop. Have a fantastic weekend!

  9. 10

    I just setup an Aleza account, claimed my website and wrote you a review. Thanks for all the great tips Kelly :)

  10. 11

    Hello!

    Passing through thanking you for co-hosting the Alexa Hop. I love your blog and this very beneficial hop!

    Love,
    Me
    djgoddessa recently posted..dj Goddessa- the New Mayor of MerchantCircle in San Pedro!

  11. 12

    Following you from http://www.nightowlsperch.com

    Please come by and follow back, if you havent already!

    Thanks!
    Night Owls Perch recently posted..Scentsy Review and Giveaway

  12. 13

    I just started in on the Alexa bloghop today! Thanks for helping with this and I look forward to participating in more of them!

    I’ve followed you, and hope you can return the favor at http://www.kimberlymichelle.com!
    kimberly michelle recently posted..thanks for the reminder toni and oprah

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