| 6:17 am on Jul 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld floquetdeneu.
Alexa? They aren't to be taken very seriously for most site data. Only the very top sites seem to have accurate reports. Do a search of WebmasterWorld and you can find a number of threads on the topic.
| 6:32 am on Jul 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Please read this discussion about the Alexa toolbar [webmasterworld.com] from 2003. Nothing has changed. ;)
Welcome to Webmasterworld!
| 8:00 am on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the responses.
It's exactly what I suspected. What somehow puzzled me was the fact, that there's a number of SEO sites [...] that use it as a reference of measure.
I suspect, it's because it looks like an objective reference, and provides techie type data. Also it is part of a big internet company (Amazon). But even the big players fail sometimes with their business ideas.
SEO businesses like the ones mentioned above shouldn't be taken so seriously,either, I think.
[edited by: phranque at 1:19 am (utc) on Jul 23, 2012]
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| 3:26 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I remember many years back that I checked a site which had sent a client an email soliciting advertisers and touting its Alexa popularity.
The Alexa toolbar, though, had left a trail. Alexa indicated that visitors to the site which offered the ads also frequently visited a site that offered tips on how to manipulate your Alexa ranking. ;)
| 11:07 am on Jul 25, 2012 (gmt 0)|
You can also check your site on Compete and Quantcast.
I find that for the sites I study all 3 services show similar results.
I have used Alexa for about 4 years.
I think it is fairly accurate for popular sites.
But for lowly ranked sites the data can bounce around A LOT.
There are now millions of websites out there.
| 12:17 pm on Jul 25, 2012 (gmt 0)|
i remember those times w hen it was really popular but not any more i think. just imagine that in 2005 they had about 10 mlns downloads of their toolbar. But still i di not know that fact that the company provided any info about how many of these were used in reality.