Alexa has introduced a new system in which webmasters can claim their website on Alexa.com, the web information company. This allows greater control for webmasters on how their site should show up on Alexa. Alexa has become one of the most important metrics for bloggers and internet entrepreneurs considering its weightage when it comes to bagging well paying advertisers. A good Alexa rank has also become a factor to measure the influence of a website. Earlier, I have also done a post on Quick Ways to Boost Your Alexa Rank, make sure you go through it to get some great ideas on how you can increase your Alexa rank.
If you have not yet claimed your site, then when you check your site information on Alexa, it will show a message: “Site not certified” as shown in the image below.
Click on the drop-down arrow. It will show a menu like the one shown in the image below. On this menu, click on the “Certify this site” link.
When you click on that link, you will be taken to a page where you need to verify that you are the owner of the site. To claim a site on Alexa, you have two options to verify you ownership.
The first option is that you can upload a unique file to your server, which Alexa will give you to download. And the option two, is as shown in the image below. You can include a verfication ID in your blog’s theme code.
Verification hardly takes two minutes on Alexa, and you can successfully claim you site on Alexa. Once you claim you site, now you can edit the site information to your liking. This is really a great feature that Alexa has introduced, now webmasters can write a custom site description on their site information page. The image below shows how the site description (in highlights) shows up on my Alexa site info page.
I hope this post was useful for you on how to claim you site in Alexa. Claiming your site has added benefits since you can add a custom site description etc as per your wish. This helps a webmaster personalize their Alexa site info page.