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Is Alexa dead ?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by cipcip, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. alexa_s

    alexa_s Peon

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    #21
    I'm quietly building a list here of all these people I can sue for defamation later! :D
    SEMrush
    (Still, I suppose it's better than being called "google").
     
    alexa_s, Jan 8, 2009 IP
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  2. Luke Beale

    Luke Beale Peon

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    #22
    My toolbar is broken for Alexa.
     
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  3. flipmytext

    flipmytext Peon

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    #23
    Thought I was the only one experiencing this. Glad I performed a search before starting a new thread about Alexa ranking being paused.
     
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  4. flipmytext

    flipmytext Peon

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    #24
    'Events' - Did you find a comparable service yet?

     
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  5. Dollar

    Dollar Active Member

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    #25
    Your post is similar to Deja vu.
     
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  6. events

    events Active Member

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    #26
    I am interested to know of a similar site/ service from those who criticise Alexa.
     
    events, Jan 8, 2009 IP
  7. tarunkumar_model

    tarunkumar_model Well-Known Member

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    #27
    i don't know why alexa even there....there statistics are so bad

    according to alexa, one of my website has 70% traffic from India

    But my awstats indicates that 70% traffic is from US

    So, right now i don't know what to beleive...
     
    tarunkumar_model, Jan 8, 2009 IP
  8. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    #28
    Alexa is on its way out and has been so for years. Its just a slow process.

    As browsers and spyware removal tools get better, malware like alexa will slowly get removed. Its just a matter of time, but yes, spyware like alexa is on its way out.
     
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  9. biz2biz1

    biz2biz1 Peon

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    #29
    Alexa ranking is certainly delayed from time to time. Haven't gotten an update myself since last week this time. The bigger question is who else has a comparable service? I keep hearing over and over about PR...you have got to be kidding me. I would be skeptical of any company that uses PR as a indicator of success especially Google itself has stated time after time PR is basically for amusement purposes. They never even expected folks to flock to this idea like they have. At least Alexa tries to compute data independently and fairly (although not very accurately). Google PR is anything but fair, accurate or even useful. I bet those opening their wallets via AdWords are mysteriously rank higher than sites that dont open their wallets; without any regard to site quality or metrics whatsoever.
     
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  10. MagikLair

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    #30
    Yes, there has been few updates for quite some time. Alexa is not a good measure of traffic anyhow, it is just another option. As it can be manipulated with various programs. Page rank tends to be quite a bit better.
    Regards,
    Brian
     
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  11. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #31
    Did I do that in this thread? That happens when you get older. Its called a brain fart. I guess I may have forgotten that I already said that.

    However, repeating it is probably not bad, given I still feel that way. I could say it a third time ;)
     
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    #32
    Don't worry about it, Mia, He does it all the time too just so he can be part of a conversation, along with just nonsense posts.

    But go look. ... Where in this thread did that mindless noob post in here anyway?

    I'm hearing Twilight Zone music again.


    And Alexa is on vacation. She'll be back in a couple of weeks.
     
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  13. DominicJE

    DominicJE Well-Known Member

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    #33
    Yeah, If I recall,, Alexa's Ranking system is counting the people using their 'tool bar' which is pretty inaccurate considering not everyone is using it.
     
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    #34
    I am also seeing no changes on my rankings.
     
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    Dollar Active Member

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    #35
    Actually Alexa did update today. My site went from 268K to 167K just a few hours ago, as with the rest of my sites.
     
    Dollar, Jan 8, 2009 IP
  16. biz2biz1

    biz2biz1 Peon

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    #36
    Who can provide metrics or any objective analysis that shows PangRank better? I have heard of Compete and Alexa as measures used by companies in evaluating a site but nothing on PageRank
     
    biz2biz1, Jan 9, 2009 IP
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    biz2biz1 Peon

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    #37
    Here you go:

    Amazon.com:

    PR 9, 555M pages indexed, 67.9M backlinks

    CNN.com:

    PR 10, 1M pages indexed, 12.2M backlinks

    Ezinearticles.com:

    PR 6, 1.9M pages indexed, 907 backlinks

    Monster.com:

    PR 8, 207 pages indexed, 1.9M backlinks

    So how is that Amazon.com which does 74M visitors a month have a PR 9 and CNN.com which only does 29M visitors a month have a PR 10. Amazon has more than 2.5 times the traffic and more than 50 times as many pages indexed as CNN.com but Amazon.com has a lower PageRank. Data speaks volumes!
     
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  18. biz2biz1

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    #38
    Actually Ezinearticles.com has 907K pages indexed. Left off the "K" accidently.
     
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  19. biz2biz1

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    #39
    And BTW my data comes from Compete and Yahoo. Took a whopping 10 minutes to generate.
     
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    #40

    I have IE7 and it works. I think it's not useless, I can see it some visitors from USA, it updates for me.
     
    arrisweb, Jan 9, 2009 IP