InfoKrister Axel

After 2 Months

InfoKrister Axel
After 2 Months

I don't know what to say. We've been able to grow really quickly since inception in February, and just today the certified metrics are in from Alexa. But first, let's look at a simple activity graph.

I think a large part of what is working for us is that we have engagement every day. I swear I thought at the beginning I might only write one piece a week. The average is 2 per day and that is where I want to keep it. Certain write-ups take off more than others, but on average each new one is worth about 25 views, and that's enough put us on the map in terms of user activity.

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But the craziest thing is the Alexa metrics. Just up until yesterday, with the ESTIMATED Alexa metrics, my rank was 19 million and change. Which frankly I was already proud of, because I only just built the site in February. But now that we have 30 days of certified metrics, my rank shot up to 3.5 million. Yes, a gain of over 15 million. It's a reranking, not necessarily a growth indicator, but it certainly feels good to be so highly ranked after so short a time.

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And finally I cracked the code for the Klout algorithm: 

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For a long time I wondered what it took to get featured. Now I understand it's a combination of luck and social network activity. For example here, I have no idea why these pieces were chosen as opposed to others, but I know they are all available via RSS and that helps a lot.

Here's the takeaway: I had some mid level targets, blogs that are sort of doing what I do but to my mind not as well, I certainly won't name any names, but it doesn't matter anymore. After 2 months doing what we do, we are officially, Alexa-certified, medium fish. We are no longer the little guy. After 2 months.

So I just have to say thank you: thanks for letting this middle-aged Swexican feel like something good is happening. Keep those submissions coming. I love doing this.

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