In the past few weeks I have updated updated this site, but still on my Alexa Traffic page and my results on Google with the GooglePreview plugin enabled I use it will be displaying the older (outdated) picture. btw. if you want to learn how to start of blogging check [here].
Out with the old
Here is what the site looked like 3 weeks ago. This was before I had the blog on here, but it did have my guide to blogging on it.
In with the new
And here is what it looks like right now (for historical reason I’ll include a screenshot too).
So you can see why I wanted to have the thumbnail updated , i.e. to show off ! Plus if people use the google preview plugin they will be expecting a website to look like the picture.
How to get Alexa to update
So down to business; it is possible to tell Alexa to revisit and take a new screenshot to be used with you site. Alexa should update itself if you wait that long. But in case you can’t you need to do the following:
- Visit : http://thumbnails.alexa.com/update_thumbnail and enter in your URL
- Wait 48 hours to give Alexa a chance.
- Recheck to make sure everything was done as you wished.
So there you have it !
EDIT : my page has been updated already, so it took closer to 24hours to be updated. (08-21-2007)