I really wish I understood exactly what went into creating a better Alexa rank. Yes, I want to manipulate my rank, but in what is considered a “white hat” way by attracting the type of traffic that naturally increases my rank.
Why is this important to me? Well, I was as high as seventh in the a top list, and now have dropped to tenth thanks to the continual fight I am having to try to increase my Alexa rank.
There are competing blogs in the list that have a much lower Alexa rank than me, with similar or lower monthly traffic. Could they be manipulating their rank in “bad” ways? I am not sure, but it sure is frustrating as having as many ranks as high as possible helps make it easier to sell advertising, despite Alexa not being considered the most accurate ranking system.
Are there any new techniques, since Alexa changed their data sources, relating to increasing your rank in a non-technology niche?