Tips for Bloggers: How to Increase Your Alexa Ranking and More

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about all the requests I get for help when people start blogs. There are tons of people out there who love writing and want to know how to start. As I don’t have tons of time (The monkey will be up shortly from his nap) I thought I’d just write down a couple of thoughts:


Alexa is an Amazon subsidiary which collects information and traffic patterns from readers. By installing the Alexa toolbar, you increase your Alexa ranking. I just did it a couple of days ago and am waiting to see.

One of the other ways to increase Alexa is to to ask your dear, sweet readers to download it for themselves. That way when you go to Mummy Deals through the toolbar, I get rated and improve my chances of helping more people save money. It’s a nifty gifty plus you’re helping me out for FREE!

The other thing to do is ask your readers to review your site like I’m doing. Dear Sweet Readers: Please click on the logo above and tell Alexa if you like me!

Making Money

There’s ways to make a little money blogging (without charging your readers of course!) I wrote down a few here for you to check out.


Entrecard is an advertising network like no other. For starters it’s free and can mean you end up on some pretty cool sites. Way back when I started I installed the widget but then they implemented new rules and I was fed up. Well, it’s back on the blog folks and I’ll let you know how it goes.

Web Design

I’ve been quoted crazy amounts and I’ve traded services to get me to where I am now. My friend Beth at IN Good Cents even came up with my website design for me coz she’s awesome like that!
Ultimately, I happened upon a friend of mine’s cousin who does an amazing job for super cheap. Goodness her complete blog packages start at $20! Sure she’s still in training but man when you’re looking for something affordable and quick, Mariah is your girl. She’s the one who implemented my handy dandy menu bar this weekend. In fact, she taught herself it and then did it. How cool is that? If you’re looking for help she comes highly recommended.

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