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I have had users ask me before if I knew whether the Alexa Pro Plan would offer any benefits over the free claim to a site and I really didn’t have the answer. Other than with the pro plan you can have some links established, set a profile pick and get actual certified visits/analytics which may help improve your Alexa score if Alexa was under reporting your visits and pageviews, I was curious myself what other benefits an Alexa pro plan would have on my blog.
So I decided to take the plunge and sign up for at least the 30 day free trial of the Alexa pro plan and configured DragonBlogger.com behind it. I will probably give it at least 60-90 days as 30 days isn’t enough to really get a good measure of changes to rank, rating, SERP, traffic as there are various blips, spikes that would need to be ruled out as well.
I specifically am using the 2 links to some of my static pages which get very little traffic and I want to see if any boost comes to those pages based on listing them in my Alexa site listing.
I continue to encourage my readers and fans to share reviews where they can, as there used to be some correlation between positive reviews and Alexa rating, but I was never able to prove it definitively.
I have heard some tell me advertisers will consider a site based on it’s Alexa and the metric is still an important factor, my Alexa has gone down (up) quite a bit over the last year where I once was under 20k Alexa rating and now hover in the high 40k range. My traffic even while growing never saw my Alexa coming down, so there are other factors at work that I don’t completely understand as well.
I will let my readers know if I see any improvement or benefit with Alexa over the next few months based on using their pro plan which costs $9.99 per month and this is an experiment.