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Is Alexa Toast because of IE 7?
Wondering why Alexa ratings haven't been updated for a few weeks
dataguy




msg:3170130
 4:17 am on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't watch Alexa ratings very closely, but I do have the toolbar installed and I know that my sites ratings have not been updated for a few weeks. I had a friend tell me that when he upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 his Alexa toolbar was uninstalled and he hasn't been able to install it ever since. (I haven't upgraded to IR 7 yet.)

If this is true for everyone upgrading to IE 7 then Alexa is going to be losing the majority of their installed toolbars, which of course is the backbone of their rating system.

Just wondering if anyone else has heard of such issues?

 

rogerd




msg:3182086
 3:16 am on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

There seems to be something squirrely with Alexa and IE7. I found that when the toolbar was on, there was a space in the toolbar area but no data or links were visible. I reinstalled it, and it looked great... for a short while. Then, it returned to its previous unusable state.

Quadrille




msg:3182369
 12:09 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Does that mean I'm not going to know which sites are most popular among Alexa toolbar users?

B*mm*r.

Visit Thailand




msg:3182375
 12:22 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have had IE 7 since it was in Beta and Alexa has and still does work as it used to. Not much help I know, but there is no conflict here.

Nino_D




msg:3182415
 1:36 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
I have toolbar and IE7. No problem. Alexa has changed the way to presenting results, perhaps that has taken some of their time.
Connors




msg:3185514
 8:19 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

It may have to do with allowing a spyware removal tool to remove Alexa "once", then never being able to get it back. I did this, and upon trying to reinstall alexa, it creates a squat web browser window right in the toolbar, but none of the Alexa user interface.

Connors




msg:3185533
 8:41 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

OK, I just fixed it for myself. Go into Tools/Internet Options/Programs/Manage add-on's. Enable all three items that belong to Alexa: Alexa, AlxTB and BrowserProxy4 Class. Close and Open IE7, and Alexa is back. You may have to right-click on the toolbar area to show Alexa again.

1Lit




msg:3202452
 3:06 am on Dec 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Tried the above suggestion (thanks), but Alexa toolbar still doesn't display.

Anybody know how to resolve this. Tried installing Alexa a few times and configuring things in IE7, but just can't get the toolbar to show.

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