How to Easily Verify or Claim Your Blog on Alexa
In order to monitor your blog’s popularity on Alexa, it is required that you verify or claim your blog on Alexa. The benefit of this is that you get to also monitor your blog’s global and country traffic rank. You will be able to monitor how engaged are the visitors who came to your blog, your visitors demographic, geography, where your visitors comes from, the top keywords that bring people to your blog and the number of sites and blogs that links to your blog.
I use Google analytics to monitor this blog’s traffic rank, but using Alexa gives me more opportunity to really know more about this blog’s traffic rank. To be able to get these traffic information, you need to claim your blog on Alexa.
Here is how to easily verify or claim your blog on Alexa
1. Go to “Alexa site owners claim“. Under the “verify ownership”, choose “select verify” and then enter your site’s or blog’s URL. Click on get started. (see image below)
2. On the next page, you will be able to choose the plan you want to start with. There is an intro, basic, insight and advanced plan. You can choose any depending on what you want, but I’ll advise you choose the intro plan which is free. That is the only one you need at first. You can choose to upgrade later. Click on “Sign Up” under the free plan.
3. You will be asked to login into Alexa. You can create an account with Alexa now or login with your existing username (email address) and password.
4. After login into your Alexa account, click on “Dashboard”. You will be taken to a page listing your blog’s URL.
5. On this page, click on “Site Management” dropdown and then click on “Claim Your Site”.
6. On this page, you will see the two options you can choose from in order to verify or claim your blog on Alexa.
Option 1: Upload a file to your blog’s hosting root directory/folder (public_html).
Option 2: Add your Alexa verification ID to the home page of your blog.
7. You can choose one of the option depending on which one is easier for you. For me, option two is easier. This is because I use WordPress and a plugin called WordPress SEO. I do this by copying the verification ID, paste it in the space provided by WordPress SEO plugin and then save.
8. After you do option 1 or option 2. Make sure you click on “Verify my ID” on the Alexa page. You will see a confirmation if your ID is verified or not. If it is verified, it means you have successfully claimed your blog on Alexa. You can go ahead to monitor your blog’s traffic stats. If it not verified, you’ll need to do the process again and make sure you are doing the right things.
If you need assistance with this, you could ask using the comment box provided further below and I will respond to you with the needed solution.
Originally posted 2014-03-12 15:39:45.