How to Submit and Verify Your Website in Alexa?

Alexa is one of the best and free tools to find out the global and local rank of any website as well as keywords from which it is getting high traffic. Along with these spy data, you can find any sites bounce rate, user time, average page surfing by users and other useful info. It is mandatory to submit your site to Alexa website if you want to monitor your site rank and the traffic statics. Without Alexa verification, you cannot see the traffic statics and rank of your blog. So, to achieve this, you must claim and submit your site to Alexa.

Second, it helps an advertiser to watch your site rank and the traffic statics. In case, if someone wants to advertise on your blog, it is possible he/she will check your blog on Alexa for more details and information. If they don’t find your blog there may you loose one advertiser. In this article, I will show you How to easily Claim and Submit your site to Alexa.

What is Alexa Website?

Before site submission, I would like to share some info about Alexa Webmaster Tool. Well, it was founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliatand. After a couple of years acquired by Amazon in 1999. In 2009, site layout was entirely redesigned and offering more statics such as Average page views per user, Bounce rate, User time, website speed and Web traffic metrics. They also developed an add-on/plugin for browsers to view any website Alexa rank. Alexa plugin with all major internet browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

There are premium packages offered by Alexa, which enable users to watch their site statics in-depth and more deeply. With these premium packages, you can analyze your competitor’s site analytics. Also, you can view your site Daily statics, Social media insights, Demographics profiles, Mobile insights, Traffic sources and much more.

Alexa Website/Blog Submission and Verification Guide

So, Now Let’s start Alexa website submission steps:

1.  Go to Alexa website.

2.  Sign up for registering a new account, if you already registered then sign in to your account. You can also sign in with your Facebook account.

4.  After sign in, click on “View Plans & Pricing” option located at the top left side of the main navigation.

Alexa Website Submit and Verify

5.  There are many monthly payment based premium packages offered, but I will go to free option, which is located at the bottom of premium packages. Click on Claim a Site with a free account.

Claim Site Free in Alexa

6.  Enter your blog address that you want to submit and verify in Alexa. For example; “”

Claim or Add Site in Alexa

7.  Press Continue button after entering site address, There are three ways to verify your website in Alexa. As a free member, you can verify your site with first two methods.

1st Method: – By uploading Alexa verification file into your web hosting home directory (usually the public_html directory).

With this approach, you need to download Alexa verification file, and then upload it into your web hosting home directory public_html and after uploading completed click on verify button. If you have uploaded the file successfully at the right place, a notification will appear something like “Your site successfully claimed”. It is one of the easiest ways to claim your WordPress website. If you are using WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin in your WordPress blog then on the dashboard of this plugin there is an option for Alexa verification, just insert verification code there your site will claims.

Claim WP Blog by Uploading Alexa File

(Note: You cannot use this method to claim Blogger blog because there is no way to upload the verification file in home directory)

2nd Method: – This method can be utilized for both Blogger and WordPress powered blogs. Just add Alexa code anywhere within the <head> tag in the HTML of website home page. If you want to claim your blogger blog, then go to your BlogSpot blog dashboard click on Template>Edit HTML and search for these tags “<head> or </head>” and paste verification code anywhere within these tags. For example;


<meta name=”alexaVerifyID” content=”XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”/>


Claim Site with Alexa Code

You can confirm your website or blog verified in Alexa or not by going to your account dashboard.

Your Site is Claimed

Now your site is successfully submitted and verified in Alexa 🙂

Additional Step

It’s an optional step but providing basic information about your business or site is better rather than leaving it blank. Enter basic information about your blog as shown in below image. Fill all the fields as per requirement and then press “Save Changes”.

Alexa Site Information

As you can see submission and verification procedure of site is not a tough job, you just need to know the little awareness of technical knowledge and FTP software usage. Anyone can do it easily without facing any issue. I tried my best to show you “how to add and verify your website in Alexa“. But if you are facing difficulties then don’t hesitate just write in comments.

I hope you will like this tutorial, let me know which one method you prefer to submit your website in Alexa?

[Note: Claiming has been retired – May 2016, so you cannot claim your site in Alexa anymore.]

Muhammad Imran

Muhammad Imran is an enthusiast blogger and engineering graduate. He has good skills in WordPress and Blogspot, Blogging Tips, SEO, Make Money Online, Computer tips and also Creating tutorials. He loves to share inspiring and creative ideas with online community related to blogging.

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Nazmul Hasan

I am trying to add my site. But is says, Claiming has been retired – May 2016. Is there any way to add new site ?


There is no option like that. They are saying to buy a basic plan to continue with alexa

    Muhammad Imran

    I already mentioned in the post that they don’t offer submission anymore. Buy don’t worry your site will be index in their database automatically.


thank you for that please can I have your email..

Pradeep Singh

Thanks for sharing this post, We are having Regular posting on our blogs, and following all guideline for improving Alexa rank, but still we are facing to increase Alexa ranking of my website, any other ways to increase Alexa ranking?


I appreciate you post all about alexa verification. I wanna say about that it’s a nice writing. But Frankly speaking, I knew it before. And unfortunately can’t improve my rank on alexa.
So if you kindly told me some advise about this,I’ll be pleased. 🙂


Finally, we verified out blog to Alexa. We were unable to verify it till now because of the cost that would have to be paid every month if we were to subscribe in one of their plans. Finally, after reading your article and giving it a try, we were able to successfully verify it. Kudos!


Great post.. Being new to blogging, I keep on searching new ways to enhance my knowledge to improve my website.. This was a great one.. thanks do sharing!

Ravinder Dande

Hi Muhammad,

Alexa is not offering free services of listing website instead they are giving 7 day free trail for user.That there is no free alexa service.


Do you know somebody is copying from your blog and pasting it as their own:

See here:

    Muhammad Imran

    I just checked Charlie, Google never ranks site copying content from other sites. And the 2nd thing I read somewhere I don’t remember “When Someone Start Copying Your Work, It Means You’re doing awesome Job”. Thank you Charlie for reporting I really appreciate.


Thanks For This Posting……


Thank you. Now I submitted my blog to alexa. It really helped.

    Muhammad Imran

    You’r most welcome Husam. I am happy that this piece of information helped you to submit your site in Alexa. Feel free to send your queries or problem related to belogging.


thanks for your information


This is awesome .
Thank you so much for this article. I was looking all over the place for answers of why alexa does not rank my website ? I took me 3 days and I was about to get the paid subscription just to add my website to Alexa.
I thought Alexa is not free anymore but you made my day .
Thank you


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