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Boost Alexa Traffic Rank

4 Jan 2008 | The Blogsphere |  32 comments

Find out how to boost one’s Alexa by using a simple method.
Simple method which involves placing an img src tag in the footer of one’s site.

The Alexa Redirect thingie ~ [http://redirect.alexa.com/] appears to have stopped functioning, thus this method is no longer practicable.

Check out the following article instead:

Download the ZIP Archive here:

Files in the ZIP ARchive
ping-alexa.bmp – 58 bytes
ping-alexa.ico – 70 bytes
ping-alexa.png – 90 bytes
readme.txt – 1,107 bytes

All three (3) “ping-alexa.*” files are a 1 x 1 pixel graphic image
The bmp file is in black color, edit it to match the color of one’s footer
The ico and png files are transparent, but the file size is slightly higher

Installation Notes
Choose the file that is most suitable for one’s site
Upload chosen file into one’s site
Remember the path

Insert the following html code into a suitable place in one’s footer
Prefably at the very end, just before the </body> tag

<img src=http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?domain-name.com/path/ping-alexa.xxx>

Replace “domain-name.com” with one’s own domain name
Replace “path” with the actual path where one uploaded the file
Replace “xxx” with either “bmp”, “ico” or “png”


Deimos’s Thoughts
This ought to be a real simple trick that all fellow bloggers who wish to attain a higher Alexa Traffic Ranking should try out. Nothing to lose, right?

Deimos Asks
Aye, fellow webmasters alike, what do you think about this? Are you already aware about this Alexa redirect thingie?

Deimos’s Additional Reads
Deimos is not exactly a fan of ip phones as he does not spend that much time talking. He would not get himself a skype download or even some voip software as he has no time for those gimmicks. He heard that vonage is a good internet phone prodivder that provides voip calling services though a voip client is required for that purpose. Deimos has yet to find a suitable affiliate program to monetize his blog effectively yet.


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  1. 4th January 2008 
    7:26 pm         

    Colin King
    said the following:

    Handy tip, thx, will try it today. In your post the code is not visible. You need to use & l t ; instead of the < and & g t ; instead of the >, (just the characters not the spaces).

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  3. 4th January 2008 
    7:32 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @Colin King:
    Ouch! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    Suddenly, I feel very newbie … ๐Ÿ˜
    Thanks for pointing that out, mate! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Much appreciated yo! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Gotta fix that up now real quick! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  5. 4th January 2008 
    9:24 pm         

    said the following:

    Cheating the system isn’t a good idea though…… imho

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  7. 4th January 2008 
    9:34 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    How would this be cheating the system? ๐Ÿ˜•

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  9. 4th January 2008 
    9:57 pm         

    said the following:

    Basically, doing this trick is like cheating the system… or something like that….

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  11. 5th January 2008 
    1:37 am         

    said the following:

    Alexa itself says any number above 100,000 is pretty meaningless.

    Generally, Traffic Rankings of 100,000 should be regarded as not reliable because the amount of data we receive is not statistically significant. Conversely, the more traffic a site receives (the closer it gets to the number 1 position), the more reliable its Traffic Ranking becomes.

    There are other ways you could “cehat” for real through scripting and automation. This trick isn;t one of them. It is simply saying “Hey, count my vote”, and there is debate as to whether or not it even works.

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  13. 5th January 2008 
    4:11 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    I still don’t see how this is cheating the system. ๐Ÿ˜


    Thanks for the explanation aye. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜ณ


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  15. 5th January 2008 
    6:14 pm         

    said the following:

    It is cheating the system.

    Simple common sense. Anything that is beyond the approval of Alexa or Alexa’s means of gathering information.


    And you said so yourself “Deimosโ€™s Thoughts
    This ought to be a real simple [trick] that all fellow bloggers who wish to attain a higher Alexa Traffic Ranking should try out. Nothing to lose, right?”

    Surely you have a reason to call it TRICK. right? It’s an attempt to tricking the system.

    I mean look at it. The amount of steps to follow just to get the ranking.

    Clearly it’s something not a prowd blog owner would do. Get your users to use Sparky or Search Status extension if you may. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. 5th January 2008 
    8:31 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    I still fail to see why by doing so this is cheating the system. โžก

    The Alexa Traffic Ranking is a system to determine how much traffic a particular site has, right? ๐Ÿ™„

    However, it only captures a “visit record” if the visitor / reader has Sparky or Search Status Extension installed, correct? ๐Ÿ’ก

    If this redirect.alexa.com/redirect? thingie really works, I believe we are helping the system, not cheating / abusing / tricking it. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Why would there be a redirect.alexa.com in the first place? ๐Ÿ˜•

    Surely it was there to be used, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Regarding the definition of “trick”

    6. the art or knack of doing something skillfully: You seem to have mastered the trick of making others laugh.

    Actually, it is more like “the amount of steps to follow” to help Alexa register our site traffic more accurately. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Clearly itโ€™s something not a prowd blog owner would do.

    Well, that would your point of view, mate. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    To each their own, aye? ๐Ÿ˜€

    About suggesting fellow visitors / readers to install Sparky and / or Search Status Extension, I would do a simple post about that soon. ๐Ÿ˜›

    But, none tech savvy users probably would not bother. ๐Ÿ˜

    P/S: Thanks for telling me about the Search Status Extension thingie! I have just installed it! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  19. 5th January 2008 
    10:27 pm         

    said the following:

    Ok, you guys can continue in the arguing… I just let myself have little try. But I am not sure did it correctly or not… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  21. 5th January 2008 
    10:37 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    No arguing la. Just different point of view. ๐Ÿ˜›
    The two (2) of them believes that this is abusing the system. ๐Ÿ’ก
    I disagree. ๐Ÿ™„

    Regarding your code:
    should be this instead

    Remove the extra one ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  23. 6th January 2008 
    11:46 am         

    said the following:

    I might give it a try, but after install it..i dont see antyhing in my footer?

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  25. 6th January 2008 
    12:50 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Howdy! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You would not see anything in your footer. :mrgreen:
    This is working as intended. ๐Ÿ˜€
    However, if you choose the .bmp file, you will see a 1×1 pixel black dot in your footer, if you did not change the color of the ping-alexa.bmp file. ๐Ÿ™„
    Anyway, I believe your img src tag is not correct. โžก

    This line of code:
    ought to be code as this instead:

    Any more questions? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  27. 6th January 2008 
    3:41 pm         

    said the following:

    I’ve changed mt img src tag as you said, but still nothing..


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  29. 6th January 2008 
    5:05 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Try choosing the png file instead? ๐Ÿ™‚
    The bmp file is a black dot, and would show up in your footer. :mrgreen:

    And change this line of code from:
    into this instead:

    Give it a try, let me know and I’ll check your code again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  31. 6th January 2008 
    7:09 pm         

    said the following:

    Yes, it’s just our opinion.

    POV differences is not something uncommon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nevertheless, for me I just let things come naturally.

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  33. 7th January 2008 
    9:35 pm         

    said the following:

    still blur on how this ‘system’ works. ๐Ÿ˜• i see some blogger use and don’t understand what is it mean at first time

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  35. 7th January 2008 
    11:11 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Different folks think differently. :mrgreen:
    Most important is they voice out their opinions in a civil manner and not flame at each other senselessly. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Anyway, I am testing out this redirect via pixel thingie to see how effective it is. ๐Ÿ’ก


    What questions do you have regarding this method? ๐Ÿ™‚


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  37. 9th January 2008 
    10:09 am         

    said the following:

    the trick is working but ur rank is 600k …. hahah

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  39. 9th January 2008 
    10:23 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @haha aka Mister Anonymous:
    Well, that 600k is based on 3 months site traffic. ๐Ÿ™„
    Alexa is slow to update that. ๐Ÿ˜›

    My daily traffic is well below 100k: ๐Ÿ’ก

    Just need to maintain my daily traffic below 100K for three (3) consecutive months and the 600K ranking would be a thing of the past.

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  41. 10th January 2008 
    11:31 am         

    Tay - Super Blogging
    said the following:

    I agree with other commentators, this is cheating the system.

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  43. 10th January 2008 
    2:15 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Meh. โžก
    Care to elaborate in detail your point of view? ๐Ÿ™„

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  45. 14th January 2008 
    1:21 pm         

    Installed Alexa Tool Bar - Sparky and Search Status Extension yet? | ahkong.net
    said the following:

    […] to express my thanks to goldfries as it was him who introduced me to Search Status Extension via a reply in this particular article about Alexa Traffic […]

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  47. 29th January 2008 
    3:54 pm         

    said the following:

    hi, do u know how to maintan alexa traffic ranking after tranffering from blogspot to own domain? pls advise

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  49. 29th January 2008 
    5:25 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    I don’t think that is possible, mate. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  51. 31st January 2008 
    6:56 am         

    Eight Totally Tested Proven Methods to Improve Alexa Traffic Ranking | ahkong.net
    said the following:

    […] are some Alexa related articles that Deimos wrote up: http://ahkong.net/boost-alexa-traffic-rank/ http://ahkong.net/exploit-alexa-ranking-with-entrecard/ […]

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  53. 15th February 2008 
    11:43 am         

    Silent Thoughts - Give and Become Vast | Reciprocative EntreCarders Guild (REG)
    said the following:

    […] Boost Alexa Traffic Rank Total 7 views to date. […]

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  55. 12th May 2009 
    12:43 pm         

    said the following:


    I have a domain http://www.khola-janala.com and just increase the alexa ranking within 1 week. Now my Rank is less than 98,000 !! If you like to boost your alexa ranking. First you need to submit your link to > http://link.khola-janala.com then use http://www.khola-janala.com/alexa/ to generate 1,00,000 visitors per day (Automated Fake Visitors Generator by Proxy)…. You know Google just boost your search engine position if you Alexa ranking is high… So hurry up ๐Ÿ™‚

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  57. 6th March 2010 
    8:40 am         

    said the following:

    Making your own visits count for Alexa ranking is something you should not neglect. The only proven method to boost Alexa rank so far is having your website visited within a browser that has Alexa toolbar installed.
    I started brand new site 7 days ago with zero links to it on the web. I started to asccess it heavily with Alexa enabled IE. I was surprized to see my site under 10 millions in 5 days. My brand new site is also where I offer my affordable Alexa boosting service

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  59. 23rd February 2011 
    6:51 am         

    said the following:

    Nice article on improving alexa ranking. I also found that the fastest way to improve Alexa rank is to use http://www.alexage.com. Their service was great and now my blog is in Alexa’s top 50K.

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  61. 11th March 2011 
    12:05 am         

    said the following:

    for time iwas searching how can I increase alexa rank untill find agreat services its alexage.cm they had brought my site to Alexaโ€™s top 50K in less than 90 days

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  63. 26th September 2012 
    7:37 am         

    Kelsey Jenney
    said the following:

    Thanks for your advices. I will try it, and I hope I can get a better ALEXA Rank as soon as possible. Have a nice days… ^_^