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How often do alexa update rankings?

Discussion in 'Traffic Analysis' started by kalle437, Feb 2, 2007.

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    As the title sais, I wonder how often alexa updates rankings. I have got a big increase of traffic, but the ranking hasn't got better since more than 24 hours ago. The ranking is 1,600,000, could it be that my site has less priority then the others because it is so badly ranked?

    Kalle :)
     
    kalle437, Feb 2, 2007 IP
  2. templates

    templates Well-Known Member

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    im not sure,but how accurate really is alexa?
     
    templates, Feb 2, 2007 IP
  3. kalle437

    kalle437 Peon

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    Don't know, but its always fun to rank high with Alexa :) It is nice to brag with in linkexchanges and such.

    Kalle :)
     
    kalle437, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    The traffic wouldn't matter unless each of those users had an alexa toolbar....that's how they calculate their figures
     
    anj109, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    eddie43302 Active Member

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    I think it depends on quality steady traffic. My directory currently has a ranking of 244k and steadily going down (which is good) and it has only been up for a month.
     
    eddie43302, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    john269 Well-Known Member

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    I use to check it often and they use to update the daily traffic parts of the stats on a daily basis to every 2 days. The 3 months section, they update that every few weeks or something.
     
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    njoker555 Notable Member

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    they update once a week, usually on the monday thats when i check my ranks, if ur rank is in top 100k, u get updated every 24 hrs
     
    njoker555, Feb 2, 2007 IP
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    steliosp Peon

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    it depends on the site but i think they update it every week
     
    steliosp, Feb 4, 2007 IP
  9. Michael.T.Toth

    Michael.T.Toth Peon

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    How do they know how many people visit your site? That just confuses me...
     
    Michael.T.Toth, Feb 4, 2007 IP
  10. Daz

    Daz Guest

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    Alexa.com base their website rankings on how many people with the alexa toolbar installed visit your site.
    Its not worth much, having a high alexa ranking.

    With that being said, today I've reached 25k in my ranking, compared to 43k just a few hours ago.
    Depending on how much traffic you have, I think they update eevery 12-48 hours.
     
    Daz, Feb 4, 2007 IP
  11. Michael.T.Toth

    Michael.T.Toth Peon

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    oh, so they just take a sample of the people online and use them? That's interesting...
     
    Michael.T.Toth, Feb 4, 2007 IP
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    ted_chou12 Peon

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    I thought the word you use here is more interesting...
    Ted
     
    ted_chou12, Mar 4, 2007 IP
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    spachev Peon

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    I have sent them an e-mail about odd behavior of the rankings of one of my sites and they replied that sites that are not in the top 100,000 do not have very reliable rankings.
     
    spachev, Mar 8, 2007 IP
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    I have wrote a small article about alexa rankings including how alexa works and how to improve your rank. In answer to your question, Alexa does not keep close tabs on ranks over 100,000. Alexa keeps closer tabs on the top 10,000 and closer on the top 1,000. Check out the following link for more details

    http://www.everythingkitchens.com/increase_alexa_rankings.html
     
    Matt R., Mar 13, 2007 IP
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    ok question about Alexa Rankings:

    Is it a ranking of the traffic that I am receiving, or is it a ranking among the rest of the websites of the world based on traffic.

    So say I'm ranking 346,918 (my current rank), My website is number 346,918 if all the websites were ordered by the amount of traffic?
     
    Erind, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  16. guide2myspace

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    I believe you are ranked in relation to the traffic you receive (alexa toolbar users) to the traffic other sites in alexa receive. Correct?
     
    guide2myspace, Apr 12, 2007 IP
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    the rating that is basically a 3 month rolling average - then you can get the daily rating if you are in the 100k.

    Matt
     
    mjesales, Apr 12, 2007 IP
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    hiwaar Peon

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    my site rank within alexa remains the same, this is since it very start? oue google pr is rising, but alexa is not even shows backlinks/ any advice, please?
     
    hiwaar, Jan 13, 2010 IP
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    Andy_ameed Active Member

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    Alexa updates your site if you update if often. its like directly proportional. from the day alexa bot visits your site, make sure you update it. then it will come to your site frequently. every time when it comes to your site it will update your stats in next 24hrs.

    Its takes months for alexa to show backlinks.
     
    Andy_ameed, Jan 14, 2010 IP
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    I think Alexa change traffic rank daily but not sure
     
    makwarne, Feb 4, 2010 IP