Tuesday, August 19, 2008

About Alexa

I get a decent amount of questions about the whole Alexa ranking thing so I figured I'd make a post to explain it.

Here's a not so brief explanation from the Alexa people themselves but all I really know is that it's a basic way to rank a site and "big fish" bloggers are all well UNDER the million mark and I liked it.

If you want to determine a bloggers ranking, it's easy to do.

First, go to www.alexa.com.

You'll see a screen like this:

Alexa Screen 1

Type the address of the blog you're interested in finding the ranking for in the search bar up top and click the Search button.

Then this screen will pop up. (I used Bossy for this example because I love her.)

Alexa Screen 2

The ranking will show up right there where I circled in the picture. :)

But for the Little Fish award? You don't have to do all that. Just go ahead and nominate a blog and I'll check it for you!


Ellie said...[Reply to comment]

You are a blogging guru.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Thank you for explaining it. I went to the Alexa website and went huh and decided that I wasn't smart enough to read your blog anymore.

Valarie said...[Reply to comment]

Oh me too, that Alexa thing made my head hurt. :)

mah-meeee said...[Reply to comment]

ah, thanks for explaining! but i'll just have you check it for me... like sarah, i did a 'huh' after i went to the alexa website.