Showing posts with label Alexa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexa. Show all posts

Alexa Website Review Feature has been Stopped !!




Marks PC Solution has published many posts on Alexa so far. Basically those posts are about alexa tips. But this time you're not getting any tip on alexa. This could be an important news that may affect the alexa ranking of your site. 


In December 2012, I wrote a post named - Place Alexa Review Widget & Boost Your Alexa Ranking!. And it was really an awesome trick to boost that time. Have you noticed that I use the past form? Why? 


Because the review feature is no longer available. It's been stopped using by Alexa. Few days ago, I created an account on Alexa to write a review for a site. But when I had visited the review link it showed - 




Those of you are not familiar with this feature should read this post. Alexa review system was a great trick to improve the Alexa rank. Marks PC Solution had more than 100 reviews on Alexa and these helped a lot to take the rank below 100000. 


Though Alexa Rank is reliable after Google Page Rank, it has some criticisms. Such as - 

  • Alexa Traffic Widgets
  • Alexa Reviews Feature and Review Widget 
  • Posts on Alexa

When your website or blog includes the listed bribes, it will be able to capture a better position on Alexa Rank. In a word, if your site has affiliation with Alexa, they will give you a better rank! Maybe, Alexa is trying to minimize the criticisms. As a part of the initiative, they've stopped the review feature. Review feature was quite useful. But maybe Alexa failed to use it properly. I've also noticed some misuse of Alexa Review. Such as - 

  • Fake and Inappropriate Review
  • Writing Review using Multiple Accounts
  • Inability of Alexa to Evaluate the Reviews 
  • Exchange of Money to Write Positive Reviews

 
These are the key reasons for what Alexa has stopped their review system. Besides Alexa Review system had some limitations too. One can write a review using his email. And if that email ID has Facebook account, then another review can be written using that FB ID. Sometimes a person couldn't find a proper category for the reviewed site. Then he needs to choose others category. 


Sometimes site owners create multiple account on Alexa. And they write multiple reviews for their own sites which is not legal. But Alexa can hardly detect the cheating. And those sites get higher ranking.


There is another problem. Established websites and blogs are hardly interested to Alexa Ranking. They never focus on what happened to Alexa rank of their sites. Often we see the giant sites have only a few number of reviews on Alexa. Where the poor sites have many reviews which are suspicious. Considering these controversial issues, the Reviews Feature has been stopped by Alexa.


When the Reviews feature was active, Alexa toolbar used to show the number of reviews for a website. But now this button has been removed from Alexa Toolbar too.


Will this Affect Current Alexa Rank?

Simply I don't know! I tried to find the details, why Alexa stops this. But can't manage sufficient information. I searched Alexa for clues. But there was nothing about it. If you get any link you can share in the comment box.

Maybe the sites, which were only improved by fake positive reviews on Alexa, maybe affected. Hopefully Marks PC Solution has no such problem. Our current ranking is as below:





You're requested to share any information related to the Alexa Reviews Feature. Thanks . . .
 

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Download & Install Marks PC Solution Toolbar!




By this time many of you know that we've a toolbar made using Alexa. But many of you may not be aware of the advantages of this toolbar. 

Marks PC Solution toolbar will give you several advantages. Such as:
  1. This toolbar will help you to directly access your Gmail Inbox when signed in! 
  2. This is a live toolbar. Whenever anything changes it will also change automatically. If you get new email it will be shown in the button. 
  3. It will allow you to visit Google, Bing or Yahoo search with a single click! 
  4. It will show you Alexa ranking of search results in Google. 
  5. You can easily visit our FB Fan Page by this toolbar. 
  6. You can also tweet any page if you have this toolbar installed. 
  7. Most importantly, this toolbar will increase your Web Site ranking if you browse your site with this toolbar installed on your Browser. 

To get the best result, use this toolbar with Google Chrome. You can on or off this toolbar with single click if used in Chrome. 

Currently our toolbar supports 3 browsers. It is available for IE, Chrome and Firefox. To avoid any compatibility issue, make sure that you're using the latest version of your browser. Or upgrade it. 

Download the toolbar from the button below: 

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toolbar!

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Place Alexa Review Widget & Boost Your Alexa Ranking!





Dear Visitors! Good evening. Hope you're alright. 

This is another post about Alexa. Hopefully, it will also help you to increase Alexa Ranking. You can also read the following posts with this one: 
Writing reviews for a site in Alexa is very essential to increase the traffic rank. Alexa gives importance to that sites which have more reviews. But is it logical that users will find Alexa Review link for your site? Or would they like to search your site in Alexa? Then they will review it? 

That's very funny. Certainly they will not do it. That's why you should place a Review Widget in your site. So that interested person can easily write a review for your site. Simply copy and paste the following HTML code in your site. You're done! 

Hope you've got my points. Let's do it. (This Method is for Blogger Only!) 
  1. Sign in into your Blogger Account.
  2. Then go to the layout option.
  3. Click Add a Gadget from any suitable place.
  4. Choose HTML/ JavaScript.
  5. Copy and paste the following code with proper modification and save it.
  6. Now save and view your site! 
<a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://munnamark.blogspot.com?p=rwidget#reviews" ><img src='http://www.alexa.com/images/widgets/blue/light/v2-234x60.png' alt='Review http://munnamark.blogspot.com on alexa.com' /></a>

NB: Don't forget to replace the red part of the code with your site url !! 


If your site is not running by blogger then copy the HTML code and place it at any suitable place. And if you're looking for more customization then visit here


If you like Marks PC Solution then write a review for us! 


Review http://munnamark.blogspot.com on alexa.com




Update: Alexa Review Feature has been retired!


Alexa review feature has already been retired. Just visit here. It shows - This feature is no longer supported. 

Marks PC Solution had more than 100 reviews on Alexa. But these all are now dead. :( It just shows the following: 


Review feature has been withdrawn by Alexa

Not sure whether it will have an impact on alexa ranking or not. But this is really bad for us. Because we have a good number of positive reviews. 


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Place Alexa Traffic Widget on Your Site- Get Higher Ranking!




This post is a part of serial tutorial on Alexa. Earlier I wrote about- 
And in this post I wanna tell something about Alexa Traffic Widgets. If you're a regular visitor of blogs and websites you might notice some widgets than shows Alexa Traffic Rank of that site. But this widget doesn't only show the ranking of that site. It does something more . . . 

Guess what? Helps to boost the ranking. 
How? When someone visit a site and if there is Alexa Widgets, then Alexa got information of that site usage information from this widget. Thus it can increase your rank.  


Okay, I'm gonna stop the discussion and start the procedure. 

Method 1: 
  1. Visit Alexa Rank Widget page. 
  2. Now copy and paste your site URL in the box and hit on the Build Widget button. (ie. http://munnamark.blogspot.com)
  3. After pressing the button you will get 3 widgets. You can choose any of them. Copy the HTML code from any of the boxes. And then paste it in your site. 
If you are having trouble to understand the process then follow- 

Method 2: 

  
To use this one, use the following code:
<a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://www.markspcsolution.com"><script type='text/javascript' src='http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/a?url=http://www.munnamark.blogspot.com'></script></a>



To use this one, use the following code:
<a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://www.markspcsolution.com"><script type='text/javascript' src='http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/b?url=http://www.munnamark.blogspot.com'></script></a>



To use this one, use the following code:
<a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http://www.markspcsolution.com"><script type='text/javascript' src='http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/c?url=http://www.munnamark.blogspot.com'></script></a>

Copy any of the above codes and paste it in your site in appropriate place. I'm gonna show you the way for Blogger only. 

Sign in your Blogger Account > Design > Layout > Add a Gadget > HTML/ JavaScript > Paste the above code in the content box > Save > View or Blog.  

Don't forget to replace the URL http://www.markspcsolution.com with your site's home page URL. 

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