Ok it appears that my combat of Alexa has not changed to be over.
I have done everything possible from blocking refers from alexa to my site, excluding their IPs to the Robots.txt file.
Now I want to stop the toolbar users.
How can I go about this?
And I am trying to do this legally too.
I sent them this letter after dialogue with an advocat.
The traffic issue falls within the boundries of 2 laws.
1. No one is allowed to count the number of people entering or leaving a business or
residence. (Save for IRS or other govermental body during the course of an investigation
for tax fraud purpose.)
You are only allowed to the number of pedestrians or traffic in the general area.
2. Like the Telephone caller display this infringes upon a person's right to certain
amount they he/she may consider private. Therefore, like call display, you can not
create the tool without providing a free way to block it's use.
**Therefore I am going to politely ask you for the utility that blocks your Toolbar
Finally under civil law I have the right to be compensated if you are in any way
profiting from somthing that is the result of my efforts and labour. I am the person
that created the site, drives traffic to it, pays for the banner ads, etc.
You are collecting data relating to it and using it in your publically database as a
feature that attract the online public and generate a profit. Therefore, my data and my
right to compensation.
Again I want my traffic data removed or the ablity to block your toolbar users or I want
to be paid.
ps. There hasn't been a case involving an issue like this. But I'm certain you would
rather not be the first.
[edited by: Michel_Samuel at 6:20 am (utc) on May 12, 2007]