Few days back I made a post about Alexa links. In that post I talked about the importance of increasing a website’s Alexa links (number) and also about the difference between Alexa rank and the Alexa links.
Here’s the original post: Alexa Links: How To Get More Of Them
At the end of the post, I’ve made a promise to tell you how to increase the Alexa links number of your website. Well its time to tell you the methods I use to slowly and steadily increase my Alexa links.
I would like to mention here, at the very beginning, that this method is not a “quickie”. There is no push button.
If you carefully read by previous post on getting more of Alexa links, you’ll see that the “key” is to find new blogs to get backlinks.
Of course, backlinks can be obtained in many number of ways. But here I will concentrate only on backlinks that could be got through blog commenting.
If you’re overwhelmed with blog commenting and if you want a helping hand with that, here’s a post for you:
Blog Commenting: Do It Effectively Without Killing Yourself.
Now, the point with this post is to help you find new blogs in a slow and steady manner and build high quality backlinks (not just high quality but also natural backlinks as per Google!) through blog commenting.
Now the more backlinks you get from commenting on new blogs, the more will be your Alexa links!
Without bragging about it further, let me dive in straight.
Twitter for increasing Alexa links
Twitter is not just a social media platform anymore. It’s a business place. That’s a well established fact now.
Here are two ways in which Twitter can help you get more Alexa links.
If you’re following a lot of people and as well get followed by a lot of people on Twitter, chances are that you use Twitter lists. You filter out your most favourite bloggers, and based on the category of their blogs you create Twitter lists.
You always have a tab opened for that Twitter list either in your browser or in your social media dashboard (like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Marketmesuite etc.).
If you use Twitter like this regularly, you’ll be just following the tweets/updates from a handful of people (OK may be more if your following is massive). And, this won’t help you in finding new blogs to comment.
Rather, once in a week or better yet, once in two days, spend 2-5 minutes to skim through your Twitter stream (yes the raw Twitter stream!) to find any interesting updates with links.
This way you will end up in several new blogs apart from the ones you regularly visit. Now find an interesting post in each of those blogs and leave a comment.
If you could find up to 5 new blogs per Twitter stream scan, you can indeed skyrocket your Alexa links.
Twitter search for Alexa links
Alternatively, you can also do a Twitter search and find updates that contain a particular keyword of your interest. You can do this either on the Twitter website itself or better yet, use your social media dashboard like Tweetdeck, Marketmesuite or Hootsuite to get the most out of your Twitter search.
This way, you can find keyword targeted new blogs to comment on and hence increase your Alexa links.
The second and the most easiest way to find new (random) blogs in your niche is through StumbleUpon. If you’re on Stumble, you probably know how to stumble based on your interests.
If not, I strongly suggest you to join Stumble, plug-in your keywords (interests) and start stumbling.
You will find a lot of new (strange) blogs to comment on and thereby increase your Alexa links.
The two sources Twitter and StumbleUpon are really simple sources that you might be using everyday. What I’ve suggested here are little tweaks in the way you use them in order to find new blogs, leave comments and increase your Alexa links.
By finding new blogs like this on a regular basis will not only help you increase your Alexa links in a slow and steady manner, but also will help you in expanding your blogging network, make new connections and build on your blog traffic via blog commenting.
Can you suggest some more brilliant methods to find new blogs to comment (and hence to increase Alexa links)? Please share them in the comments.
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