Taking a break for a few days from SEO can really hurt your site. This is my personal experience on how I took myself from a 600,000 rating on Alexa to over a million rating. An Alexa rating used to be what SEO programmers would call a viable source for rating their site ranking. However, it only counts if a visitor to your site is using the Alexa toolbar on their browser. Another thing that changes the
My seo web help blog rose (which is a negative thing) from 656,884 weekly average to a 1,084,386 average. Ouch.
These are the ratings on Alexa website.
- Yesterday – 1,084,386
- 7 day avg – 656,884
- 1 month avg – 655,902
- 3 month avg – 1,306,978
- 3 month change – No data – (no data on this because the blog was started on 1-21-09)
- Link to the data online (may change daily)
How it happened:
I was posting on my blog and using my social networking sites more frequently. When I took a small break from posting and overall social pimping of my blog for vacation, the increase in visitors dropped and apparently the rating dropped. Working on posting now to get more continuous traffic back to the blog. Looks like a good reason to stay active when blogging.