What I loved and learnt from #Myfriendalexa : How My Alexa improved in one month

The month of September 2017 went crazy with #Myfriendalexa.  Blogchatter gave my blog  a new friend  #Myfriendalexa  which further gifted me many new friends. Waiting eagerly for the reading list every week was fun and it was more fun to read all the blogs out of the list . Lots of engagements as a blogger, lot of reading, writing and learning.

Actually, a month  ago ,  I never knew what Alexa   rank meant. Why one talks of it ? Why one wants it to lower down ? How does it make a difference to my blog ?

When  I came to know of #Myfriendalexa campaign  to be hosted by the blogging community Blogchatter , I came to know a little about Alexa. Actually Alexa is a ranking system of sites  done by Alexa.com . This belongs to the company Amazon. The rank is calculated based on how many people visit your site . If the audience comes from someone who already has a good Alexa rank, better it is for your site.

As on date , I don’t know the minute details about Alexa ranking and how does it affect my site, but Yes , having participated in #Myfriendalexa in the month of Sep 2017 certainly improved my Alexa rank and gave me lot many visitors and the comments which kept me motivated the whole month .

On the first day  of #Myfriendalexa ( i.e. on Sep 1, 2017)

Global  rank of my site : 3029351( Approx 30 lakh)

Indian rank of my site :   148473 ( Approx  1.5 lakh)

On the last day of #Myfriendalexa (i.e. on Sep 30,2017)

Global rank of my site : 1198366 ( Approx 12 lakh)

Indian rank of my site : 50296( Approx 50 thousand)



Alexa as on Sep1,2017


Alexa as on Sep30,2017

So I see  a big change in my Alexa  in this one month of participation in #Myfriendalexa.  The global rank decreased by approx 18 lakh  and Indian rank decreased by approx 1 lakh. I  don’t know whether  I would be able to maintain this rank or not, but I would definitely try to.

What  I loved  and learnt   during  #Myfriendalexa camapign:–

1. Learnt  about  having a discipline in blogging.

2. Patience is one of the keys to success.

Patience is the key to Success in Blogging.

3. The more you read , the  better you are able to write .

4. Give love , receive double the  love back .

5. Making effective use of time .

e.g. while travelling in a cab or waiting in the bank , I could read one or two friends’ posts rather than just wasting my time replying to gudmornings on whatsapp.

6. Made some close friends while blogging for Navratri   festival  as a blogtrain #bloggarba

Thanks to Minakshi (@mommystimeline) for making me part of #bloggarba

7. There is a huge ocean of blogging to be explored.

8. Many blogger friends inspired me to  keep writing in Hindi.

Special thanks to Anagha (@ mocktailmommies ) ,  Dipika (@gleefulblogger) and Mansi(@anoshoflife)

9. Fictionwriting  has  slowly  become my love .

Thanks to Mayuri , Tina, Shwetabh, Gaurav  for inspiring  me to write fiction more and more.

10. Many  blogs have encouraged me to start practicing Gratitude in my daily  life . I will soon be starting to write  posts  on it.  A blogger from my city Upasna(@lifebioscope) gets this credit.

11.  I got to learn a little about designing at Canva  , Thanks to my blogger friends  Geethica (@thoughtsbygeet),   Deepa(@Kreativemommy )and Dr Amrita (@healthwealthbridge)

12. My vocabulary enhanced . read about it here

13. I felt fresh every time I pressed publish button on my blog.

14. The number of my social media friends  increased .

15. Even when at few times , I felt exhausted , writing  refreshed me.

16. Learnt  a quote  which I just loved . I want to share it here too.

“Humans  are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until they get into hot water “

It meant you never know how much mental strength and perseverance a person  really has until problems or troubles arise in her/his  life .

Today marks the last day of #Myfriendalexa Season Two.  I have quoted only few names of my blogger friends but I am thankful to all those with whom I could complete this journey. They  not just helped improve my Alexa but also have become part of my blogging  life. Thanks to all the friends and specially to Blogchatter #Myfriendalexa

Three Cheers for #Myfriendalexa!!!!

Hip Hip Hurray !!!

I am taking my Alexa rank to next level with #Myfriendalexa





Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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