I installed the Alexa rating and my rating has improved dramatically....however my page views have not really been increasing so I'm not sure how my rating has improved without the views??? Looking forward to your post later this week...I don't want to miss the one! Http://www.smartpartyplanning.com
Hey Catherine! Your rating is improving because you have the toolbar installed. When you visit your site it counts as well. I already did the post on Pagerank and Inbound Links. I'll Message you with the URL.
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It's an application you add to your browser toolbar that gives you information on sites you visit. Information it displays: reviews, ranking within Alexa, ranking within the country of the site, load time, related pages and a little more. I posted about it on my site. Feel free to check it out here: