My Blog Performance So Far…

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I know I’m not suppose to write this entry now, but I just could not resist. I could not wait till the 1st of March 2008 to write about it. Within a space of 50 days, somehow, I managed to improve the blog performances. I’m going to provide a brief explanation and short analysis on them. Check on the following latest ranks evaluated from Alexa, Google Page Rank and Technorati (the figure in bracket represent data at 1st December 2007).

Alexa: 1,247,029 (5,290,760)

Google PR = 4 (3)

Technorati Rank: 305,717 – Authority 27 (461,534 )

Alexa Ranking

The Alexa rank for this blog substantially increased to 1,247,029 which is an amazing outcome. I know it is still not as good as other blogs which have far better Alexa ranks bellow 250,000, but for me, it is an achievement – A 64% improvement. I hope it can be further improved and establish itself in the top 1,000,000 mark by 1st March 2008.

How actually does Alexa rankings works?

Alexa’s rankings are based on the usage of Alexa Toolbar users over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. Hence, in order to obtain higher Alexa rankings, we must attract and ensure regular unique visitors to our site. Further explanation on Alexa ranking can be read at its FAQ.

Google PageRank

Another significant and vital improvement is my PR which shifted from 3 to 4. That is a direct 25% improvement. I never expected it to moved up that soon. Having a PR of 3 was also considered a bonus after considering my blog is just 3 months old.

PageRank Basic…

PageRank is Google’s evaluation of how important a site is. The main element in this is the number of sites linking to your site and their PageRank size. PageRank is measured on a scale of 1 to 10 and is determined by the PageRank of links pointing to a given page. The placement of a site in Google search engine results pages is influenced by the PageRank status. Tony Connor gave a simple easy to understand guide on Google PageRank Beginner’s Guide. If you want to improve your PageRank and get better position in Google search engine, you better understand the real PR mechanism by reading Ian Rogers explanation of Google PageRank Algorithm and How It Works.

Technorati Rank

My Technorati rank slightly improve by 33.8%. For me, Technorati rank is not as imperative as Alexa and PageRank but I cannot simply ignore it. It is actually an alternative method of measuring the blog performance. Basically, by using “Technorati Authority”, it ranks the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has.

Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far we are from the top. The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog (Engadget is ranked #1 in the Technorati Rank having Authority as much as 24,806. The Popular Blogs page under Technorati list down the top 100 blogs. It is worth checking and exploring them). The smaller our Technorati Rank, the closer we are to the top. Since at the lower end of the scale many blogs will have the same Technorati Authority, hence the Technorati Rank will be shared.

Presently, I only managed to earn “Authority” of 27. I need to get more inbound links coming into my blog to improve my Authority and Technorati rank. According to Darion Carroll, the best way to increase Technorati Authority is to write things that are interesting to other so they’ll link to you. He added, “linking to source material when you blog is also a great way to engage in conversation and help others find what you find interesting.”

Conclusion

Despite some improvements in zakiyamani.com, I need to work smarter and harder to produce quality, entertaining and attractive post. By producing good and unique entries, first time visitors can convert to regular visitors. Fraction of them may consider subscribing to my content and get updated via email. Hopefully, the search engine will place my blog/post in better position and thus send more unique and new visitors. Besides that, I hope happy readers/bloggers like you can be kind enough to link to my blog or post. I would like to thank you in advance for that πŸ™‚ … Good deed will be paid with good deed… πŸ™‚

I’m not expecting anything special in my PageRank until the second quarter 2008. I’m hoping my Alexa and Technorati rank to improve at least 15% by that time. In the mean time, there are other blog performance indicators which I’m not going to cover now. I’ll do that in future entry. It will be rather more interesting to see and observe those tools, some of which are already established in the market and those which is brand new.

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39 Responses

  1. Aizat says:

    Wow! great job.. seems like ur alexa is improved a lot.. and pagerank also increase.. thats good.. wishing u all the best for upcoming month..

  2. zaki says:

    @ Aizat,

    Thanks. I hope your blog performance will improve too. Let’s work together… πŸ˜‰

  3. budeen says:

    All the best!! That’s the least i can say..

  4. zaki says:

    @ Budeen,

    Thanks bro… We might be traveling to KL early March. We’ll confirm later.

  5. zura the wife says:

    Very well done…..

  6. budeen says:

    @ Zaki,

    No prob bro.. insya Allah masih bujang lagi masa tu.. huhu

  7. am says:

    I hope it can be further improved and establish itself in the top 1,000,000 mark by 1st March 2008.

    100k or 1m…

    nice post zaki… am suka, am sedang berexperiment dengan some tools dari google yang memberi kelebihan pada kita sebagai site owner… insyaallah dalam masa 2-3 hari lagi am akan publishlah…

  8. BaseGuardian says:

    Congrats, have you heard of entrecard, a virtual business card for your blog. I also used it to increased traffic. Its free, feel free to go to my blog to read the article. Goodbye.

  9. zaki says:

    @ Webworm & Zura,

    Thanks

    @ Budeen,

    OK, Noted. I’ll confirm with you later.

    @ Am,

    1m lah Am. I’ll target that first. You should target for 100k.
    I look forward to what you are up to. You always come out with interesting stuffs πŸ™‚ …Like it so much.

    @ BaseGuardian,

    Yeah…I’ve seen your input about it in a forum somewhere (you know!). I’ll have another look at it. Thanks for the info.

  10. azwanhadzree says:

    congrats! how the traffic, did it increase?

    PR – you know my PR story πŸ™‚ anyway, although u just restarted about 3 months but this blog has been around for quite some time, age does play and important part in PR

    Alexa
    my alexa dropped a bit to 325K

    Technorati
    mine increased a little bit only

  11. zaki says:

    @ Azwan,

    Thanks dude….

    Yeah…I know your PR story. Is it because you’ve got that text-link-add? Just to be sure….

    Yeah…I realized about the age factor. That’s the reason the blog has a PR 3.

    You have far better Alexa and Technorati rank compared to me.
    However, I hope both u and me can improved as times goes by….

  12. am says:

    am punya alexa turun ke 20k la arini… tatau nape… dia always main2 gitu… btw… untuk below 1m senang nak capai… maybe dalam masa sebulan lagi dah boleh sama ngan am kot….

    so called free download… my another blog, dapat pr3 terus dalam masa 1 bulan create and still the same dari bulan 10 aritu… btw am tak pakai firefox dah… pakai flock.. merasa tak boleh install toolbar so taktau keadaannya sekarang… am start tak update dah 2 minggu lepas tengok traffic jatuh mendadak dalam sampai 50 orang sehari sedangkan dulu 1000++ taktau nape… tapi start isnin aritu dah ok balik dalam 500 orang dah start masuk balik…

  13. catzer says:

    kudos to you…currently im struggle for alexa rank, this year aimed to increase it at least below 200k. Pr already gone..google is so dengki with my site. :p

  14. zaki says:

    @ Am,

    Wow…that’s great! It’s really good to have a lower Alexa rank.

    Ops…kenapa pakai Flock? Ok ke? Is it good?

    @ Catzer,

    You too have a good rank. Good for you. Google tak dengki….maybe ada kesilapan kot…

  15. zaki blogjer says:

    Congrat zaki. My PR stuck in 3. Maybe I should do link exchange more often. This blog has huge potential to be develop further.

  16. zaki says:

    @ Zaki Blogjer,

    Thanks bro. Yep, link exchange may help to improve our ranks… πŸ˜‰
    ooo….you see potential for this blog…he he….really appreciate that gesture…Thanks

  17. azwanhadzree says:

    i think it is mostly due to payperpost rather than TLA. it’s alos due to some changes in their algorithm. there r sites which do not sell link of do paid post but still got penalized

  18. zaki says:

    @ Azwan,

    OK, I take note on that. Thanks for sharing the point.

  19. am says:

    maksud am bukan jatuh ker 20k rank nya… 250k pergi ke 270k…

    flock ok sangat… load time pun sama cepat can ff, sebabnya ff pakai engine flock… tapi flock tak banyak pembangunan… cam ff. so sebab tu dia tak terkenal sangat…

  20. zaki says:

    @ Am,

    Oooo…ok, noted. I thought differently. Thanks for explaining.

    I think I should give flock a try soon. InsyaAllah…

  21. budeen says:

    @ Zaki

    Will u be around during CNY holiday? Nak buat aqiqah masa tu..

  22. zaki says:

    @ Budeen,

    Yep… InsyaAllah. What about your baby? Will he come along?

  23. very well done man! πŸ™‚

  24. zura says:

    @ Noorizam Shah,

    Thanks bro…Hope your blog and my blog will be a great blog soon… πŸ™‚

  25. webworm says:

    @ Azwan,
    Lookslike you are one of the “victim”…Let see how IZEA perform….:)

  26. webworm says:

    Zaki,
    I notice your Chem Eng blog Technorati drop from 29 to 26 ? Any specific reason ? Kawan more works there man.

  27. zaki says:

    @ Webworm,

    Ops…I did not notice about my chem eng blog dropping its technorati authority. Thanks for informing. I’ll spend more time on it….

    oh yea…Izea is a little bit troublesome as we have to include some scriptcode inside the blog. But, it is another alternative on measuring the blog performance. However, it is not as powerful as google’s PR. google is the master and own the greatest search engine…

  28. Aizat says:

    Yeah! i also thinking about how to get high Pagerank.. backlink is important.. so, bro zaki taknak try buat theme wordpress? or you have another way to gain many backlink ike blogohblog?

  29. zaki says:

    @ Aizat,

    I’m still learning how to use wordpress. There’re still a lot to learn and explore. Creating a theme is not my expertise. But, i do hope I can learn how to make a theme and see bloggers using it… πŸ˜‰

  30. Bent says:

    well done bro..Zaki..my page rank drop I step down .

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  32. Mumbai terror attack was so horrible and devastating as everybody knows. So do you think that it affects our Indian team performance also?

  33. farahaznil says:

    skrng punya pr??huhuh

  34. cyza says:

    Sekarang PR2 aje.

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