Though Alexa doesn’t show the actual rank of a website, it’s still one of the important factors in determining the popularity of a site. Whenever you visit a new site, and you wonder whether this site is reliable or not, Alexa rank can give you some idea about the site’s reliability. But it’s not a good idea to judge a site only by its Alexa rank.
If you are a blogger or a website owner, I’d suggest you to give some attention to your Alexa rank. High rank in Alexa creates a good impression to first-time visitors.
One of the easiest ways to boost Alexa rank is, adding Alexa ranking widget to your site. Alexa mainly tracks traffic using Alexa Toolbar. The more people visit your site with the toolbar installed on their browser, the better you rank. But the problem is, all of your visitors may not have the Alexa toolbar. At that time, Alexa Widget helps Alexa to track your traffic.
Personally, I’ve found that adding Alexa widget improves ranking. If you’ve not added Alexa widget yet, I suggest you to add the widget to improve your ranking.
How to Add Alexa Widget to WordPress
Previously Alexa had a Widget code generator tool. This tool is not available now.
But you can still add Alexa widget to your WordPress blog by inserting an HTML code or by using a third-party WordPress plugin.
At first, let’s see how to do it by adding code.
Here are three widget codes for three dimensions.
1. 120 x 95
2. 120 x 240
3. 468 x 60
Here is the preview of these codes.
Now copy any of the HTML codes and change roadtoblogging.com to your website in two places in the HTML code. Then copy and paste it into your WordPress site’s Text Widget. If you don’t know how to do this, follow these simple steps.
- Login to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets.
- Drag ‘Text’ widget and drop it on sidebar or footer.
- Then click on the ‘Text’ widget and paste the code there.
- And click on ‘Save’.
That’s it. You are done.
Using a WordPress Plugin to Add Alexa Widget
If adding Alexa widget with HTML code didn’t work for you, you can use a WordPress plugin.
Alexa Rank Widget is the plugin that allows you to add a widget in WordPress sidebar or footer. Here’s how to use it.
1. Login to WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
2. Type ‘Alexa Rank Widget’ in the search bar and click on ‘Install Now’ button for the first plugin.
3. Activate the plugin and go to Appearance > Widgets.
4. Drag and drop the ‘Alexa Rank Widget’ on sidebar or footer.
5. Now configure the Website name and button size. Click on ‘Save’.
Just go to your site and you’ll see the Alexa widget on your site.
Hope this tip will help you to boost your Alexa rank. Do let us know whether it works for you or not. If you find this post useful, don’t forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.