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What's happened for Alexa Algorithm ?!

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Msg#: 4380064 posted 9:26 am on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)


My website created about 10 years ago and was in top 100 of websites in my country in these years, the alexa rank was about 5000 .

But recently my rank decrease to 14000 ! my visits not change per Google Analytics Statistics .

What's happened ?



Msg#: 4380064 posted 3:18 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hello Majid! I do agree with you. The last few months I can see the same. I don't know what exactly happened, but there is some change. Many people mention it (for example [seo-forum-seo-luntan.com...] ).
Is there some another similar to Alexa alternative where we can check our visitors rank too?


Msg#: 4380064 posted 10:40 am on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

@aleto: We can use Compete and Quantcast as Alexa alternative


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Msg#: 4380064 posted 3:06 pm on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've found Quantcast to be a better alternative than Alexa over the years. If you install Quantcast tags, they can provide very accurate data. And, since the data is based on real traffic, not rough estimates from toolbars and the like, their rankings should be more credible to advertisers and other interested parties.


Msg#: 4380064 posted 8:58 am on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ten years ago...wow...that reality no longer exists.
The latest report I read last week,stated that there are 20,000 new websites uploaded every minute.Hard to fathom such numbers, my calculator does not compute it either.
Combined with panda sweeps,one was done again this week, and the cuestion of perpetual sweeps is in the forefront, along with corporate deep pockets,adwords, as is most things in business,money talks and the rest walks.
Of course there are many niche finders and theoretical golden keyword programs and also you definately want to consider mobile "mirror",but as most DM sites,the money is in the list.

It would be a good idea to worry less about rank and find other traffic generation methods besides organics that you can control.
Even the god Google has admitted they can't keep up with the indexing,even when WE use most submitter softwares.

FYI... Google is undergoing intrusive examination by the feds now and the ? is,, are they 2 big to fail?


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Msg#: 4380064 posted 10:02 am on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

The number of internet users worldwide has obviously grown significantly these past ten years, along with the number of websites competing for their attention. If your traffic hasn't changed much over the years, it may simply be that other sites have caught up and are now doing better than you are.


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Msg#: 4380064 posted 8:47 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Alexa rank is important to one company, Alexa.

If you've got a 10 year old site you're in it for the long haul so the only real concern is ensuring you discuss all related subjects. Alexa rank doesn't influence how many visitors you'll get but good content sure does.


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Msg#: 4380064 posted 9:05 pm on Mar 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes but we all need to have a way of knowing how many hits our site is getting and how it is doing versus other sites etc


Msg#: 4380064 posted 5:53 pm on Apr 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

The thing that always drives me nuts is my website's traffic increases but my Alexa always stays the same.

I know Alexa isn't very accurate but you'd think that if your traffic doubles in a given year your Alexa rank would at least be a little higher.

I guess they'd say that traffic on the internet overall has also doubled keeping us in the same rank? I don't buy that.

Bottom line, Alexa is garbage.

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