Alexa Top 500

As many of you know, I am trying to improve my Alexa ranking. So, what is Alexa? Alexa Internet, is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the Alexa toolbar collects data on browsing behavior and transmits it to the website, where it is stored and analyzed, forming the basis for the company’s web traffic reporting. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on thousands of websites.

For many people, they say ‘who cares.’ But for webmasters or those interested in having a top web site, they do work on improving their Alexa score as well as the Google page rank.

Here are Alexa’s Top 5 ranked sites, listed on their page. Most are not surprising until you get to number 5!

1. Google
2. Facebook
3. You Tube
4. Yahoo
5. Baidu

Baidu is a Chinese search engine, but steamrolling up the ranks on Alexa.

A couple things for you to improve your Alexa score. Place the Alexa toolbar on your browser, and then visit your site a couple times a day, which will help improve your ranking. Also, place the Alexa widget on your site as well.

Best of luck.

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