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WordPress.com Members Claim Your Blog on Alexa

Claim a WordPress.com Blog on Alexa

There are so many things to think about out there in the Webisphere nowadays. Some are important and many many more… Not so much.

Obviously Google, Bing and Yahoo are pretty important, but have you heard of your site Alexa score?

If not, you should get acquainted with this service. The Alexa rating can say a lot about a site. It rates your site against a huge number of sites around the world and nationally and the numbers are based on mostly activity. Having a great site that ranks well with Google does not have to necessarily have the best traffic, but with Alexa, traffic is key to your getting the best rating.

Most sites start out in the tens of millions and you know when you are starting to do well when you get to around one million. Alexa does not show full stats for your site till you are ranked in the top 100,000 internationally. I want my sites to be under 500,000. You can gauge your site or your competitions sites etc…

Here is an explanation of Google Page Rank vs. Alexa logolitic.com/how-to-pagerank-alexa-rank/

Go to Alexa now and type in a few well known or favorite sites of yours to check out the numbers.

Once you understand this service you will probably figure out why it may be important to have your site properly registered at Alexa, though in the past this has been an issue for sites at WordPress.com.

I have been registered for a little while now and the person that explained to me how to do this just wrote a blog post on it with pretty simple instructions on how to do it. – JW

Heres the Post…..

by on 2012/03/13

Alexa.com is one of the big players in the search engine business that has been around since 1996. Although it isn’t as large as Google.com or Bing.com, it plays a unique and important role.

Specifically, Alexa openly gives detailed site metrics and traffic reporting with its search results that a large number of tools and people use when evaluating a Web site. Also, Alexa has an extensive set of APIs and Web Services that are commonly used by a large number of third party search tools

Alexa is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and so in my opinion it is likely to continue to grow in stature along with Amazon. As well, it has close ties to both Google and the Open Directory Project, which are both prominent players in the search world.

So bottom line here is that getting your site into Alexa and having it properly catalogued is pretty important.

But the process of claiming your site in Alexa is not easy if you are trying to claim a WordPress.com site. There is a lot of mis-information out there as well as incompletely written instructions (including on the Alexa FAQ site itself). I found this out the hard way today.

In order to save everyone some time I am putting together this article on how I successfully registered my WordPress.com hosted blog with Alexa.

Step #1: was to create an account with Alexa. This is fairly straightforward, just follow the instructions the site gives.

Step #2: Once you have your Alexa login and you are logged into your new account, click on the second toolbar tab on the top of the site titled ‘Claim Your Site’ .

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Pinterest vs. Google+ Here it Starts! What About Facebook?

Google+ and Pinterest are Growing at Incredible Rates is Facebook a Thing of the Past? Old Hat?

Is Facebook’s 15 minutes of fame over?

I am starting to see stories like the one below that talk about which one is better for the marketer. Pinterest or Google+ and I ask… so where is Facebook in this debate? Is Facebook done and are we moving on?

I am sure that many will say that Facebook is not out… What are you talking about JW? No Facebook is not out, but for a few years we have been talking about not putting all our eggs in one basket as marketers, because we do not know where the pendulum will swing and who will land on top, for what reason or why.

Everyone uses the “Remember MySpace?” question when speaking about where the social technologies are going. No one knows, and I believe it is stories like this one, that kinda start the catalyst of small shifts that start moves to other platforms, even to platforms we cannot even perceive right not.

Waves form, tipping points are hit and we as networkers and marketers are always looking for a better way. A leg up on the competition and we want to be the early adopter, as the early bird seems to get the most worms.

Instagram sells for 1Billion to Facebook! Who’d a seen that coming. Now that Instagram is available on the Android will this app take off as the next big place you have to be? Will other companies do Instagram better? Can Pinterest add pages and allow for picture manipulation?

Speaking of Pinterest… What about Meaki?

What do you think is the next big wave… Is all this short lived fad or long term paradigm shifts in how people and business will communicate?

By the way… Business pages for Google +… Is anyone using them successfully? I have not seen them pointed to, talked about or used in any manner that seems to matter and Facebook took their configurable pages and will not allow you to default to them anymore so what is the use of them?

Am I the only one that seems to be in a constant state of confusion?

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Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers’ Time?.

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We’ve all gotten used to the idea of using Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube for marketing — even if the platforms aren’t always as brand-friendly as they could be. And why should they be? They started as social networks meant for people to talk to people, not companies to talk to consumers. But in the struggle for monetization, they’ve had to adapt and continue offering ways for brands to market and make money using social media.

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/32115/Pinterest-vs-Google-Which-New-Social-Network-Is-Worth-Marketers-Time.aspx#ixzz1rqrmL0dV

Mari Smith on Her New Book “The New Relationship Marketing”

Mari Smith
Author, Speaker, Marketing Expert

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Chris Brogan and the Causes He Supports

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Chris Brogan
Author, Speaker, Blogger, Fortune 100 Business Consultant

I caught Chris after filming his interview with John Persinos of GSG World Media.

Chris was at BlogWorld as a keynote speaker along with Guy Kawasaki, they talked about Google +

I could not get out Chris’ name at the end of the interview so check out how Chris helped me recover!

Thanks Chris, for the causes you support and for your cool wit. – JW

Chris Brogan by Becky JohnsChris Brogan

Chris Brogan consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and more, on the future of business communications, and social software technologies.

Chris is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine.

Chris’s blog, [chrisbrogan.com], is in the Top 5 of the Advertising Age Power150. He has over 11 years experience in online community, social media, and related technologies.

Chris Brogan is president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. His first project there, 501 Mission Place, helps nonprofits and charities learn how to grow their capabilities. Chris is also Entrepreneur in Residence at CrossTech Ventures, where he’s working to develop New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network, among other projects.

Chris is also the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.

He has 16 years of enterprise telecommunications and wireless experience prior to all this.

www.ChrisBrogan.com
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www.skip1.org
www.autismspeaks.org/

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Guy Kawasaki on Google+

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Guy Kawasaki on Google+
Tech Evangelist, Master at business start-ups and social media marketing leader talks about his new favorite social media site.

My first time, first day and first interview at BlogWorld 2011 was Guy Kawasaki. I was there as media for Metta Media and GSG WorldMedia.

John Persinos the editorial director for GSG sat down with Guy as I filmed the interview which you can see in the new issue of G+ for business.

It was then my turn and I really did want to get into his book, AllTop and a couple of other things, Since he was doing a keynote with Chris Brogan he had not prepared a talk so Guy had less than an hour to prepare for his talk on Google+

I hope by talking with us, it warmed him up.

I really appreciate the time he did give us and thank him for how easy he made getting the interview done.- JW

Guy Kawasaki

“Official” Bio

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.

Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.

Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

www.GuyKawasaki.com
www.AllTop.com
www.Garage.com

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