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Alexa toolbar user around the world

Just curious about worldwide acceptence

     
11:10 pm on Jul 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Helllo everybody.

I am the webmaster of a rather specialized and not so populated website in Germany. I use the alxeca toolbar, and I was able to boost my ranking upto 40000 in Germany and upto 700000 worldwide.
It really depends on how much I surf my own site, so I suppose the toolbar ist still notso big in the world.
Is there any statistical relevant use anywhere?
Justcurious. Any trsustable figures?
Is there news coverage anywhere?
Has anybody purchased the tools they sell?
Are they worth the money?

Thanks.
6:17 am on July 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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 July 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Please read this discussion about the Alexa toolbar [webmasterworld.com] from 2003. Nothing has changed. ;)

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8:00 am on July 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.

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3:26 am on July 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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 July 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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 July 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.