Final Word On Alexa Redirects

 

Whilst I have mentioned the problems with using Alexa redirects for links in the past, when talking about linking mistakes, I am going to leave it to Matt to give you a pictorial lesson on exactly why it is bad to use them (if you still need to be convinced).

SEO Basics and Alexa Rank Mistakes

He has put in some extra effort and created some high quality pictures to describe what he is talking about. We have a rival for Rand Fishkin’s Googlebot in the making…

 

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  1. says

    Using the Alexa widget will increase your Alexa ranking without the need to redirect :D. I think even if you make it invisible through css, it still works.

  2. says

    “Using the Alexa widget will increase your Alexa ranking without the need to redirect :D. I think even if you make it invisible through css, it still works.”

    That’s awesome! I have been thinking about using the alexa redirect and I guess I really shouldn’t. But, now I understand why people display their alexa ranking on their web pages.

    I’m still not sure if I’m going to show off my alexa ranking because I think it is really ugly but if you say I can hide it with css I’ll have to hunt around for ways to do it.

  3. says

    That did open my eyes. I took my widget off a few weeks ago, but I’m thinking about putting it back on.

    I’ve recently just gotten a blog to the 400,000 range and I’m pretty excited about it. I wonder if the widget being on there for a short length of time did anything to help the ranking….

  4. says

    Someone mentioned using the redirects, Google got me here so glad I researched it.

    Alexa rank is a tad high but getting there very slowly.

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