How to Add Alexa Ranking Widget to WordPress Blog

Even though that Alexa doesn’t validate the real rank of a site, it’s still one of the important factors in deciding the reputation of a site. When you visit another site and you wonder whether the site is reliable or not, Alexa rank can give you some idea regarding the site’s quality. Still, it’s not a smart idea to judge a site just by its Alexa rank.

If you are a blogger or a site owner, I’d recommend you to give some thought regarding your Alexa rank. High rank in Alexa makes a good impression to first-time visitors.

One of the easiest methods to improve Alexa rank is, adding an Alexa ranking widget to your site. Alexa mostly tracks traffic using Alexa Toolbar. The more people visit your site with the toolbar installed on their browser, the better you rank. But, the issue is, your visitors might not have the Alexa toolbar. At that point, there is a Widget that helps to track your site’s traffic.

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Personally, I’ve found that adding the Alexa widget on your website improves the site’s ranking. If you’ve not added the Alexa widget yet, I recommend you add the widget to improve your ranking.

Step by step instructions how to add Alexa Widget to WordPress

In the past, Alexa had a Widget code generator tool. This tool is not available at this point.

But, you can still add the Alexa widget to your WordPress blog by embedding an HTML code or by using a WordPress plugin. At first, we will show you how to do it by using a code.

Here are three widget codes for three dimensions.

1. 120 x 95

<a href=”http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/nigeriamessageboard.com”><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/a?url= nigeriamessageboard.com”></script></a>

2. 120 x 240

<a href=”http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ nigeriamessageboard.com”><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/b?url= nigeriamessageboard.com”></script></a>

3. 468 x 60

<a href=”http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ nigeriamessageboard.com”><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/c?url= nigeriamessageboard.com”></script></a>

You can copy of any of the HTML codes and change nigeriamessageboard.com to your site in two places in the HTML code. At that point copy and paste it into your WordPress site’s Text Widget. If you don’t know how to do that, we will show you how to do it by adding a code.

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Follow the basic steps below:

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Drag “Content” Widget and drop it on the sidebar or footer.

At that point click on the “Content” Widget and paste the code there.

Also, click on “Save”.

That is it. You are done.

Now how about we show you how to do it using a plugin

Alexa Rank Widget is the plugin that allows you to add Alexa Widget in WordPress sidebar or footer. Here’s the way to add it.

  • Login to WordPress Admin and go to Plugins > Add New.
  • Search for ‘Alexa Rank Widget’ in the search box and click on ‘Install Now’ button once you see the plugin’s name.

Alexa Rank Widget

  • Activate the plugin and go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Move and drop the ‘Alexa Rank Widget’ on the sidebar or footer.
  • Next, align the Website name and size of the button. Click on “Save”.
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Once that is complete, go to your site and you’ll see the Alexa widget on your site.

I hope these tips will help you to rank your website. Do let us know if it works for you or not. In case you see this post helpful, kindly share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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