Oh, Look at That…

…  EPF’s Alexa Rank went below 200,000 today!



When I wrote about joining the Yakezie Challenge I relayed that the objective of the first six-month period (the challenge) is to get the Alexa Rank below 200,000.  (The next challenge is 100,000.)  We put up our first post on 11/21/2011, joined Yakezie on 2/7/2012, and achieved a sub-200,000 ranking on 4/10/2012.  Pretty sweet!  Our rank dropped quickly because many of the visitors to this site are Yakezie members who have the Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers, which is how Alexa keeps track of traffic.


Just so I don’t get a swelled head, here are some of EPF’s other rankings as of today:


Google pagerank: 1


mozRank: 3.58


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19 Responses to "Oh, Look at That…"

  1. Congratulations! That was so fast!

  2. The result of hard work. Congratulations.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! You’ll be at the 100K mark in no time! I’m in the same boat as you with a PR of 1 and trying to figure out how I can raise that number up!

  4. Congratulations!I believe another PR update will be coming soon. I’m sure you’ll see a bump.

  5. Congratulations. Keep it up and you’ll hit your next goal soon enough.

  6. Congratulations on a job well done! That’s really fast.

  7. jefferson says:

    congrats on hitting 200k!

    are you keeping those metrics yourself or is there a way to get that view within Alexa itself?

    1. Emily says:

      I kept them myself. Not sure if they’re available elsewhere.

  8. Jon Rhodes says:

    Thats great progress Emily. You might make it to under 100k before the challenge is over!

  9. Jessica says:

    Congrats! Keep up the great writing!

  10. Michelle says:

    Congrats! That’s great!

  11. Oh hey girl! I don’t even know what those other numbers mean, but I LOVE your chart! Congrats! Let me know what it’s like on the other side — did you see a leprechaun? Rainbows of gold?

    1. Emily says:

      Haha, yep, the second my Alexa ticked below 200,000 I received an email with a supersecret password that let me in to Atlantis!

  12. I never even thought to record my Alexa ranking over time! I started at 20 million and dropped about 1-2 million a day over the first few weeks. Just a few days ago, I dropped dropped below 1,000,000. Can’t wait to get to 200,000 – thanks for the motivation!

    1. Emily says:

      I think I’m going to keep tracking – I’d like to see the slope between 200,000 and 100,000 (if we get there).

  13. Congratulations. That is a great graph that you have been maintaining. Best wishes getting to 100,000.

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