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5:57 pm on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I checked out a site example.com on both Alexa and Compete and Compete shows over 80,000 visitors/day while Alexa shows the site having less traffic than a site that I know has 30,000 visitors/day.

Which do you think shows a more accurate estimate of the daily traffic?

6:07 pm on June 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Add quantcast to the comparison and take the two of three that are closest to each other.
1:00 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Quantcast: horrible data for one of the sites. it shows 3K/day when I know the site has anywhere between 40-80K/day

on the other hand it shows better results than compete for one of the other websites I know of.

I guess you cant really rely on any of those mentioned sites.

10:36 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No, you can't, but that's a given.

Just take them as a group of datapoints that give you a slightly better guess than a magic 8-ball as to what ballpark of traffic you are talking about.

3:49 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Use Google Ad Planner, it's scarily accurate.
6:32 pm on June 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Why 'Bing' is doing nothing?
8:09 pm on June 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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it's (scarily) accurate

On some, but not on all sites.
8:12 pm on June 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, it's pretty much niche-specific from what I've seen. I've made some checks for one specific niche where I knew the rough stats for quite a few sites and correlated that to alexa's data. That made it possible to predict stats for that niche (and country), but not necessarily for other niches or countries.
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Thanks for sharing!