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Faking Alexa rank?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Tanya Roberts, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. #1
    Ok, I believe in alexa ranking. Most people don't believe. But I was quiet surprised on if the alexa rank can be faked?? I was just browsing and found a website:

    http://www.gaule.org/

    well see the alexa rank, it says 34k.

    But click on the description, it say the alexa of another website: tuxfamily.org
    And just got surprised. Can anyone explain this?
     
    Tanya Roberts, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  2. copxxx

    copxxx Well-Known Member

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    Interesting ... someone can solve this mystery?
     
    copxxx, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  3. Devitor

    Devitor Peon

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    Search for 301 redirect. It would be hard for them to fix the issue because it would punish websites that use it for its intended purpose.

    Hope that helps. I am typing on an iPad.... So I'm having to keep it short.
     
    Devitor, Apr 19, 2012 IP
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    joerudy1988 Peon

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    interesting. I have never seen this before.
     
    joerudy1988, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  5. Tanya Roberts

    Tanya Roberts Active Member

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    I know the faking of PR with 301 redirect, but alexa ranking faking its first time for me.

    The site seems to be: http://liness.org/ way long ago. and now been a wordpress site. I don't think the domain got alexa by just 301 redirect. There are thousands of websites that are being redirected to google.com, and we may have seen lots of PR 10 websites(a fake one) but we don't find the alexa to be faked.

    If I were gaule.org, I would surely try make some good Alexa rank around 1k :D


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    update: the original website found is: gaule.tuxfamily.org
    still looking some more...
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
    Tanya Roberts, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  6. copxxx

    copxxx Well-Known Member

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    ohh, so w/ 301 redirect you can deceive Alexa ... I haven't heard this until now. :eek:
     
    copxxx, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  7. Alex Decosta

    Alex Decosta Member

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    surrounds interesting................hmm..
     
    Alex Decosta, Apr 20, 2012 IP
  8. John M.

    John M. Active Member

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    Like everything there's a way around it...
    301 redirect will by pass both, alexa and google's page rank. Just make sure if you're buying a website to do your research and don't let the "rush" blind you.

    PS. Those of you considering (I am sure some of you are) don't fake it. It ultimately is a waste. Put the time into something legitimate.
     
    John M., Apr 20, 2012 IP
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    alexandrashopper Peon

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    may be this is about some error in alexa script?
     
    alexandrashopper, Apr 20, 2012 IP
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    taylorswan Peon

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    its like all the ads company's like zedo
    no one really goes to the site but all the ads are routed thru the site
    alexa : 60
     
    taylorswan, Apr 20, 2012 IP
  11. Tanya Roberts

    Tanya Roberts Active Member

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    You need to know that all the sub-domains are counted as a part of root domain. So, mail.google.com also achieves Alexa 1 as google.com also does that. So, its not like that as you have stated.
     
    Tanya Roberts, Apr 20, 2012 IP
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    Interesting. The PR is 2. I can hardly believe this.
     
    fcliang008, Apr 20, 2012 IP
  13. gaylordellis

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    Alexa is a subscriber of Amazon.com Fake Alexa ranking is also new for me.while It's method of ranking is totally based upon level of traffic where a website receives from people with Alexa toolbar installed.
     
    gaylordellis, Apr 21, 2012 IP
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    #14
    I totally agree with you.
     
    neevedu, Apr 21, 2012 IP
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    msk19994 Well-Known Member

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    Fake Pr = 301 redirect
    Fake Alexa = Fake Proxy Hits :)
     
    msk19994, Apr 21, 2012 IP
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    301 redirection is a biggest cause for this.
     
    jhardy2008, Apr 22, 2012 IP
  17. gaylordellis

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    I don't know any thing about the 301 redirection.How can 301 redirection is a big cause for the fake alexa ranking???.can you describe it??
     
    gaylordellis, Apr 24, 2012 IP
  18. Tanya Roberts

    Tanya Roberts Active Member

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    I was going to say the same thing, and all focus on the same thing.. 301 redirection doesn't matter to Alexa..301 redirection doesn't pass its alexa.
     
    Tanya Roberts, Apr 26, 2012 IP
  19. QZAX

    QZAX Greenhorn

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    I was amazed too at the beginning and i still wonder the what is the point behind the following reason.

    Check this link http://www.alexa.com/faqs/?cat=241
    It is the FAQ page of alexa.

    Now check this question

    Why is another site listed as the owner of my site?

    When Alexa crawls the Web, we merge listings for sites that we think have the same content. When we merge two or more sites, we combine their traffic to form one ranking and list them under the domain with the most traffic. With tens of millions of domains on the Internet, our automated procedures for determining which hosts are serving the same content may be incorrect and/or out-of-date.
    If your site has been merged with another site incorrectly, you can notify us about the error using our Dealias Tool.


    I guess, this solves the mystery and feels good to be the one finding the answer first.
     
    QZAX, Apr 26, 2012 IP
  20. Tanya Roberts

    Tanya Roberts Active Member

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    @QZAX, thanks for the information though you got banned. :D

    Well got my answer.. :)
     
    Tanya Roberts, Apr 27, 2012 IP