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We have talked a lot about Alexa in the past and I realized I have missed out the most basic tutorial here and that is how you can submit website to Alexa. Usually, Alexa pick a new domain itself but it’s always a good idea to submit your site yourself and claim your ownership. This way, you can add more details to your Website alexa profile and make it look more professional.
There is always a controversy behind Alexa ranking, but I believe like many other website ranking tool, Alexa is one of the standard and we have to make sure that we get good listing and ranking on Alexa. So this, beginner guide will help you to get started with submission and claiming your site.
Step by step guide to Submit Website/Blog to Alexa:
Before we move ahead, for newbies: Alexa is one of the top website which rank Websites globally and shows various ranking factors like Global rank, country based rank, search term query and many more details which are quite informative and important to judge a website.
So, let’s get started with this tutorial and very step is to create an Alexa account by going to Alexa.com. You can either create a custom login or simply login using your Facebook account. I prefer creating a new custom account, as I manage multiple website and it will be much easier to remember the login. So, once you are done creating account, go toAlexa siteinfo page and search for your domain name.
When you click on certify your site metrics, it will open a pop-up which says:
Certified Site Metrics are metrics that are directly-measured from the website instead of estimated. The website owner has installed an Alexa Certify Code on the pages of their site and chosen to show the metrics publicly.
- A more accurate Alexa Rank
- A private metrics Dashboard for On-Site Analytics
- The ability to publish unique visitor and pageview counts if desired
Click on plans and pricing page and below plans and pricing you will see an option which says
Click on create free Alexa account and repeat the above process and click on claim a site. You will see three option to verify your site ownership:
This step is to claim your domain in alexa and edit its listing. Alexa offers many plans and pricing offer, but for a normal Blog, a free plan is good to start with. For a serious business site, I won’t mind opting for their monthly subscription plan for more exposure. You can get a complete plans and pricing details here. Click on “Certify this site” and it will take you to Alexa pro plan page, click on Sign up under free plan.
Claiming site in Alexa:
Similarly we do Google domain verification, in Alexa we can upload a file or add meta tag to claim our domain. You can pick any of the method, (Upload a verification file to root of your domain or add meta tag in head section of your site. If you are using Thesis theme, simply go to Site options > Additional scripts and add the complete verification code with meta name there.
For example: <meta name=”alexaVerifyID” content=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” />
Make sure to clear your cache if you are using any cache plugin, and click on verify the claim. BlogSpot Bloggers can add the code in their template and follow the same steps, if you have done everything right here, click on verify claim and a successfully claimed message will be shown.
Click on Continue and you can edit many important details regarding your site. You will notice many parts will be locked, as you need to get a premium Alexa account, for editing complete listing. Something, which I will ignore for now:
Once done, click on save and continue and your site details on Alexa will be updated. Though, in free Alexa account, there are many limitations like you can’t add custom logoand get more details but for a simple site and Bloggers it’s good and I’m also uncertain if premium listing on Alexa, will help to get more traffic or any major SEO advantage.
Though, it’s always a good idea to submit blog and Website to Alexa or any other similar popular sites. Additionally you can use IMT Website submitter tool, which is a free tool to submit your site to major site ranking websites. An easy way to grab free link juice, which will be beneficial. Here are some articles, which will help you to submit your site to other places:
The only reason for claiming your site in Alexa is to add your site contact details, which at times is beneficial, when advertisers uses alexa to find relevant site to advertise. More over, your site profile on alexa look more professional and better from any other.
How many of you have submitted and claimed your Website on Alexa? Do you think Alexa matters or it’s just another Website?
lexa is one of the best and free tools to find out the global and local rank of any website. It is mandatory to Submit your Site to Alexa if you want to monitor your site rank and the traffic statics. Without Alexa verification, you cannot see the traffic statics and rank of your blog. So, to achieve this you must claim and submit your site to Alexa.
Second it helps an advertiser to watch your site rank and the traffic statics. In case if someone want to advertise on your blog, it is possible he/she will check your blog on Alexa for more details and information. If they don’t find your blog there may you loose one advertiser. In this article, I will show you How to easily Claim and Submit your site to Alexa.
What is Alexa?
Before site submission, I would like to share some info about Alexa Webmaster Tool. Well, it was founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliatand. After a couple of years acquired by Amazon in 1999. In 2009, site layout was entirely redesigned and offering more statics such as Average page views per user, Bounce rate, User time, website speed and Web traffic metrics. They also developed an add-on/plugin for browsers to view any website Alexa rank. Alexa plugin with all major internet browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
There are premium packages offered by Alexa, which enable users to watch their site statics in-depth and more deeply. With these premium packages you can analyze your competitors site analytics. Also, you can view your site Daily statics, Social media insights, Demographics profiles, Mobile insights, Traffic sources and much more.
Alexa Site/Blog Submission and Verification Guide
So, Now Let’s start Alexa website submission steps:
1. Go to Alexa website.
2. Sign up for registering a new account, if you already registered then sign in to your account. You can also sign in with your Facebook account.
4. After sign in, click on “View Plans & Pricing” option located at the top left side of the main navigation.
5. There are many monthly payment based premium packages offered, but I will go to free option, which is located at the bottom of premium packages. Click on Claim a Site with a free account.
6. Enter your blog address that you want to submit and verify in Alexa. For example; “www.mythemeslab.blogspot.com”
7. Press Continue button after entering site address, There are three ways to verify your website in Alexa. As a free member, you can verify your site with first two methods.
1st Method: – By uploading Alexa verification file into your web hosting home directory (usually the public_html directory).
With this method, you need to download Alexa verification file, and then upload it into your web hosting home directory public_html and after uploading completed click on verify button. If you have uploaded file successfully at the right place, a notification will be appear something like “Your site successfully claimed”. It is one of the easiest ways to claim your WordPress website. If you are using WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin in your WordPress blog then at the dashboard of this plugin there is an option for Alexa verification, just insert verification code there your site will claims.
(Note: You cannot use this method to claim Blogger blog because there is no way to upload the verification file in home directory)
2nd Method :- This method can be used for both blogger and WordPress powered blogs. Just add Alexa code anywhere within the <head> tag in the HTML of website home page. If you want to claim your blogger blog then go to your BlogSpot blog dashboard click on Template>Edit HTML and search for these tags “<head> or </head>” and paste verification code anywhere within these tags. For example;
<meta name=”alexaVerifyID” content=”XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”/>
You can confirm your website or blog verified in Alexa or not by going to your account dashboard.
Now your site is successfully submitted and verified in Alexa
It’s an optional step but providing basic information of your business or site is better than leaving it blank. Enter basic information about your blog as shown in below image. Fill all the fields as per requirement and then press “Save Changes”.
As you can see submission and verification procedure of site is not a tough job, you just need to know the little awareness of technical knowledge and FTP software usage. Anyone can do it easily without facing any issue. I tried my best to show you “how to submit and verify your website in Alexa” but if you are facing difficulties then don’t hesitate just write in comments. I am always there to assist you as soon as possible.