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Finding how many hits a site has?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by misohoni, Jul 31, 2004.

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    Not sure if it fits under SEO, but can be perhaps used for SEO purposes.

    I'm interested to know what sort of daily hits (and uniques) my competing web sites have. I know of Alexa (but know that it's not accurate!) but can't think of any software that would allow me to check.

    Is there also software to check how much revenue a site makes? say via Google or any other ad program?
     
    misohoni, Jul 31, 2004 IP
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    Calculating the daily hits (and unique) of competing web sites is not possible by using some software. But if you have good knowledge of your competitors website then you can make a rough estimation. There are many ways a website gets visitors some of them are natural search from search engines, pay per click searches, book marks, fellow referring websites, affiliates, banner ads, emails, etc.
     
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  3. misohoni

    misohoni Notable Member

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    Thanks, how could I estimate? I think Alexa is overated. I see some competitors advertise with Adwords so I guess this will help them...
     
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    There are several ways you can estimate your competitors traffic. Look at the terms people are searching for. If your competitor has a significantly higher number of queries, most likely they have more traffic.

    It never hurts to try www.theirdomain.com/stats/ or any other sort of directory that stats apps reside in. It's often surprising to see competitors giving away such valuable information.

    As far as a different traffic estimator tool besides alexa, metrix market has a tool which is generally more accurate.
     
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    Also, look at who is hosting their site. Often the hosting company will provide statistics for web sites that they host.
     
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    Sorry I can't be more specific, but I read reading in another forum about some web site that was aggregating outbound traffic stats from an ISP or something, and then making ballpark guesses on amount of traffic at a certain site - and based on a few I checked, it was in the ballpark - maybe someone else can remember that and post the URL here.
     
    hulkster, Aug 5, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Ahhhh ... I didn't dig deep enough into it ... so they are just taking an Alexa ranking, fiddling the numbers a bit, and displaying that - thanx for the correction Shawn.
     
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    I know the default for my site was /priv_stats ...

    HTH :)
     
    bobafind, Aug 6, 2004 IP
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    Another way to see what their traffic might be is, if they are truely competition, is to add them to your digitalpoint keyword tracker and track the same keywords as you ... if they show up above you in the same keywords and you get most traffic from Google, it is probably safe to say they get more traffic than you. How much? I don't know, but it helps.

    then you also have a goal for those hard keywords that you only rank 20-30 in and you see your competitor at 7 so you try to get as close or higher than them, and watch your traffic increase.

    yet another use for the keyword tracker.
    Thanks Shawn! :D
     
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    compar: LOL, PR is useless. Thats funny. Perhaps being obsess over PR is useless but I don't think PR is useless.

    bobmutch
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #13
    If your competitors is a BIG name you can buy stats from Hitwise.

    Best option IMO though is indeed try http://stats.domain and domain/stats or /logs etc. Or try and find out their host, ring them up and say you forgot how to access the stats. Some hosts can be found by converting the domain into the IP, then enter the IP into the address bar... If it is a virtual/shared host then in most cases you get a host company default page with their name.

    Just some ideas.
     
    T0PS3O, Aug 16, 2004 IP
  14. misohoni

    misohoni Notable Member

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    great ideas guys, esp the last one haha.
     
    misohoni, Aug 16, 2004 IP
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    You lot are a bunch of sneaky mongrels aren't you. Where did you learn this stuff the CIA?
     
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    Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!

    This is AWESOME!!! I never knew this was possible!!!

    I tried this with my closest competitor and I got access to his Stats!!!

    WAY COOL!
     
    chewie49, Mar 14, 2009 IP
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    If your hosting company does not have these behind a password, then get a new host. This is a major security breach that everyone should check out.
     
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  18. misohoni

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    Since I wrote this thread 5 years ago (must be some sort of record on DP!), I thought I'd better comment also. Since then I've found tools like statbrain, alexa, websitegrader and cubestat can all give good indications as to what sort of hits a site guess. I think looking at each of them individual and merging the data will give you a better picture...and no the /stats/ request doesn't work anymore ;)
     
    misohoni, Mar 14, 2009 IP
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    Alexa would be the best choice.
     
    chocoguy, Mar 14, 2009 IP
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    For me worked percetly. I tried with one site and it worked
     
    chewie49, Mar 15, 2009 IP