As I made this train I really didn’t think that it would reach a milestone and would be a great viral marketing tactic. I didn’t expect it to be that viral. I just thought that I would get a couple of links and that’s that, but it’s not! I underestimated it. Up to now, I’m still getting links from the train everyday and getting hits from the redirect as well.
Guess what? With the help of the train, my Alexa rankings jumped from 70,000 to 20,000 ! Also, according to Google Analytics, my traffic increased around 5% just when I started the train.
What I learned about making trains
There are a lot of link trains available as of this day. And many people have invented new ones too. Joining the train or inventing one has been a good source of backlinks and a bit of traffic. So, give it a try?! It would just take you a couple of minutes but a reward of a milestone.
2 other things that helped my Alexa rankings jump
Try installing the Alexa toolbar – Alexa records traffic by the toolbar. Install one now and visit your blog daily. If your using Mozilla try this.
Place an Alexa widget to your blog – I get around 5-10 clicks on my Alexa widget everyday and hey it helps boost my rankings too! So go start boosting your Alexa rankings now and install the widget