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Webmasterworld now within top 1000 sites on the web
(according to Alexa)
born2drv




msg:514672
 3:35 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

My Alexa toolbar says WebmasterWorld is now #991

Congratulations. :)

 

Macguru




msg:514673
 3:55 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

So there are other sites?

oilman




msg:514674
 3:56 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

>So there are other sites?

apparently at least 999 others ;)

Brett_Tabke




msg:514675
 4:13 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

That's a cool tribute to team work and community.

eljefe3




msg:514676
 5:35 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Very nice.

Chris_R




msg:514677
 6:45 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Alexa also has a new feature - you can view graphs over time.

[removed url - see Brett's post below]

I am not sure how new it is, but this week is the first time I noticed it.

[edited by: Chris_R at 6:59 am (utc) on Nov. 19, 2002]

Brett_Tabke




msg:514678
 6:52 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

bum link there. I don't think you can link to it without the tool bar.

It's interesting though to see we almost cracked the top 500 there during the last Google update.

Chris_R




msg:514679
 6:59 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Darn it. I also notice they have a nice screen shot of your forbidden page or whatever :)

Well for people that want to check their own sites - just:

1) Goto alexa.com
2) Type in your site - example.com
3) Click the button on the left that says traffic detail

India_max




msg:514680
 10:11 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hiya All! My First time here. After reading this thread, i typed Alexa's URL. However, i am getting a list of Robots/user agent's list. Is this because i have the Google ToolBar installed?

What's the solution, if i wanna have both the ToolBars?

Thx.

Prash.

vitaplease




msg:514681
 10:28 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

congratulations Brett,

does this mean you have proportionally a lot more views from the Asia region than maybe represented by the geographical back-ground of the members?

netcommr




msg:514682
 10:32 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

good stuff...

curious though as to
almost cracked the top 500 there during the last Google update.
how did you track that?

JonB




msg:514683
 11:00 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

wow, that is really great! my best site is around 1 500 000 so being top 1000 is really..hm... top.

Marcia




msg:514684
 11:06 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

That is really neat, thanks for letting us know born2drv!

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, India_max. I'm getting the same thing with IE with the Google toolbar, but no problem with Opera, with no toolbars at all.

Dino_M




msg:514685
 11:19 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

That traffic graph is very strange. I have been writing down my alexa rank every couple of days for about 6months It has improved steadly from 75 000 to 50 000 (mainly because of my instalation of the toolbar I think!) but that graph has me as low as 200 000 and as high as 20 000 very strange.

Get downloading that toolbar and we can push WW into the top 500.

starec




msg:514686
 1:12 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice tool. I checked my traffic rank vs. my competitors. Not bad, but still a long way to go to get to top 1.000.

I think webmasterworld is way undervalued, most of us have google and not alexa toolbar installed...

rogerd




msg:514687
 1:30 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I haven't played with Alexa in a while, and I think the rankings are a bit goofy. When comparing sites for which I know the traffic, I find the rankings are completely inconsistent. I assume this has to do with relatively low Alexa toolbar penetration, and perhaps demographic differences in Alexa users vs. total users.

Hmmm, maybe Brett should have a contest or promo to push all WebmasterWorld members to run the Alexa toolbar. If you combined a high percent of visitors running Alexa with WebmasterWorld's strong traffic, I think the WebmasterWorld rank would be REALLY impressive.

Dino_M




msg:514688
 1:30 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Lots of us probably have both!

Sinner_G




msg:514689
 1:35 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I only have Google.

Am I right in thinking that the "You may be interested in the following products" part is the same for all sites? I'm not certain lots of people here bought the "Harry Potter Hardcover box set" or a book called "Bush at war"...

BlobFisk




msg:514690
 1:36 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I removed the Alexa bar and now only have the Google bar. I found that the Alexa bar had an impact on the download speed I was getting.

caine




msg:514691
 2:32 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Interesting find, i think Alexa, will be getting more page views, once people realise what exactly Alexa is providing.

rogerd




msg:514692
 3:17 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

BTW, I didn't mean to imply that cracking the top 1000 wasn't already really impressive! :)

I did find a weird problem with the Alexa toolbar, but I'll start a new thread about that.

gopi




msg:514693
 3:42 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congratulations Brett...

Friends ,its time to push webmasterworld to top 100...Everybody please download the alexa toolbar ...

xbase234




msg:514694
 4:02 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congratulations Brett -

It makes me wonder the ratio of lurkers to active site members - any stats, Brett?

msampson




msg:514695
 4:34 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

sounds like i was one of a few people to try installing the bar after reading this post.

it's interesting, but unlike the google bar, it seems that it takes a lot of information and provides a nice revenue model for them but doesn't offer much in return.

in particular from their privacy statement:

ALEXA'S TOOLBAR SERVICE COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VIEW, THE DATA YOU ENTER IN ONLINE FORMS AND SEARCH FIELDS, AND, WITH VERSIONS 5.0 AND HIGHER, THE PRODUCTS YOU PURCHASE ONLINE WHILE USING THE TOOLBAR SERVICE.

... the data you enter in online forms, the products you purchase?

and searchs from the toolbar will "often take you to website details page at amazon".

think i'm going to turn it off unless anyone can suggest a good reason for keeping it ('part from bumping up my and webmasterworld's positions)

Brett_Tabke




msg:514696
 5:44 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

The site I feel sorry for being under reported is slashdot - all those nix folks don't have the toolbar installed.

Go2




msg:514697
 9:03 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congratulations Brett!
A big thanks to you and all other people involved for providing a very interesting and exciting forum on searching and organizing the web.

Dave2




msg:514698
 9:39 pm on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

The site I feel sorry for being under reported is slashdot - all those nix folks don't have the toolbar installed.

----

In a recent /. poll, about half the people used Windows as their main OS, last time I checked o_O. Odd o_O.

(I, myself, use Linux, and have Moz on windows when I need it, with IE as my "spyware browser", which I have googlebar/alexa on)

nebuhost




msg:514699
 2:30 am on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Actually I think most slashdot users are actually Windows/IE users...

rogerd




msg:514700
 2:01 pm on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey, those of us who started using the Alexa toolbar are already having an impact... WebmasterWorld has climbed another 20 places! Or, maybe it's the beginning of update fever.

Brett_Tabke




msg:514701
 2:09 pm on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Spikes often relate to a hot topic or hot inbound link. We had both last week.

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