I use the toolbox from Alexa. I have ranking xxx with about 5000-6000 visitors a month and another site were i got my cabins on he told me that they have about 70 000 visitors a month and we got almost the same ranking Can anybody explane that for me maybe hes not telling the truth about the visitors How do they rank?
12:32 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)
Many webmasters ban their user agent, becuase it is a serious waste of bandwidth...I'm not sure if/how this affects their numbers but it could be a possibility. As far as I know, it is the only spider that goes around on a massive scale with a stock fake referrer. The main reason I put them on my ban list.
While blocking or banning their software might or might not affect your ranking totals with them, I'm only guessing when I say this is one possibility.
3:03 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)
Alexa only measures the number of visitors to your site that are using the Alexa toolbar. A site with less traffic that caters more toward people who might use Alexa could concievably have a higher ranking than a very high traffic site who caters to people who have never even heard of Alexa.