Tag Archives: Alexa

I’ve integrated a database into my CMS

I haven’t added any articles to my Raspberry Pi site recently as I’ve been working on my CMS. I’ve added support for an SQLite database, which meant I had to rewrite most of the code. I’ve also been doing a lot of work on the back end. I’ve created pages to manage posts and categories, edit site settings, and manage the cache. New themes can now be uploaded and installed on the server. I’ve developed 5 themes so far.

The CMS still needs a lot of work, but it’s quite usable – I’ve already started using it to build a new site. I still need to develop some UI code for user management, and I need to develop a method for integrating plugins. I’m getting close to being able to release a beta version.

My Raspberry Pi site’s Alexa rank has dipped below 200,000 for the first time (the lower the number, the better the ranking).  The site’s Google page rank has been updated to 3.  I think that’s not bad for a site that’s been up for less than a year.

In other news, raspberrypiforums.com has changed it’s name to thefruitycomputer.com.  The redesigned it and it looks really groovy.

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Alexa Rank

My site’s Alexa rank has been improving steadily since I set up my set. It was about 8,000,000 the first time I checked it, now it’s hovering around 275,000. (Lower numbers are better in the Alexa ranking system.) Here’s a screenshot showing my site’s global Alexa rank, and my rank in the UK:

Raspberry Web Server's Alexa Rank

Raspberry Web Server’s Alexa Rank

My site has also been rising in Google’s search engine rankings. This screenshot from Google Webmaster Tools shows the average position of my site for various different search terms.

Google search engine ranking for Raspberry Web Server

Google search engine ranking for Raspberry Web Server

My site is at or near being number 2 in the rankings for a few search terms.  I’ve done quite a lot of link building, and I’ve entered my site into a lot of different directories. It seems to be paying off.

The overall Google Page Rank of my site is still zero. Google updates Page Rank every few months, so it can take a while to increase.