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which is better PR or Alexa ?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by indiasbull, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. #1
    millions of people talking about, talkinggggggggggg about, talkinggggggggggggggggg about, PR Directories, More good PR Directories, even more PR directories.................................................................

    what to do if some directories have Alexa like 40,000 and 60,000 with PR 0

    and

    some directories have PR 3 or 4 but alexa like 5,00,000 or 3,00,000



    which you prefer most ?
    SEMrush
    can anyone answer this ?
     
    indiasbull, Sep 24, 2014 IP
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  2. suwandichen13

    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    PR is system to measuring the Website Quality trough incoming links.
    Alexa is system that count the site rank by incoming hits

    so which better do you think?
     
    suwandichen13, Sep 24, 2014 IP
  3. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Here's the thing. Both can be easily manipulated.

    Alexa rank is controlled by a toolbar, which can be easily exploited and abused to make it appear as though you're web site ranks high among other high traffic web sites.

    PR can be manipulated as well a number of ways. More often than not the PR is as real as the traffic rank suggested by Alexa.

    What you should look for in a directory is a well categorized and indexed web site with quality, current listings.
     
    Mia, Sep 24, 2014 IP
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  4. arrisweb

    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Alexa rank is controlled by toolbar. There must be other factors. I know big websites that users don't even heard about Alexa. Want URLs?

    For any traffic to your site better is directory with high alexa rank. For links better is high pr directory (of course not fake pr).
     
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    arrisweb, Sep 26, 2014 IP
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    VPSNine Member

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    dont waste your time with PR or Alexa rankings. Neither affect your rankings in google that much.
    Get visitors to your website and get your bounce rate down.
     
    VPSNine, Sep 26, 2014 IP
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    Question was what is better. Not - do you want visitors.
     
    arrisweb, Sep 26, 2014 IP
  7. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #7

    https://alexa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200449744-How-are-Alexa-s-traffic-rankings-determined-

    Specifically:

    "Alexa’s traffic estimates and ranks are based on the browsing behavior of people in our global data panel which is a sample of all internet users."


    It's purely a sample and its based on a small pool of people and the data their browsers send to Alexa.... e.g. "Toolbar"
     
    Mia, Sep 26, 2014 IP
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  8. Web Directory Reviews Org

    Web Directory Reviews Org Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I don't believe that either Google PageRank or Alexa Traffic Rank are reliable metrics. Google itself has deprecated its public PageRank and rarely updates it anymore, although I'm sure they use something similar internally. Two trained monkeys behind a web browser with the Alexa toolbar installed could bring any website below the 100,000 mark. Beyond that, it gets a little more difficult to manipulate your Alexa Traffic Rank; you might have to employ another couple of monkeys.
     
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  9. arrisweb

    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    we are now in dark forest...... the answer is nothing is better. Anyway I see millions of monkeys who get this website ranked at 215 in country where alexa is unknown.
     
    arrisweb, Sep 27, 2014 IP
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    Web Directory Reviews Org Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I don't know that trained monkeys alone could take a site to 215. That would require some actual traffic, I think.
     
  11. Himadri Subrah Saha

    Himadri Subrah Saha Active Member

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    The thing is that sometimes the pagerank is not updated by Google frequently. So, suppose the pagerank is updated to PR4 before 6 months and after that there is no Google update and the site quality is been degraded and currently the quality is not good. So, it is hard to judge the site with the current PR4. Alexa rank is not a reliable source to judge one site because this is based on website hits and not always reliable. But while choosing the directory you can check the below metrics like:
    1. The age of the directory. Sometimes, some directory just gets closed after some days and your all efforts goes in vain. So, check the website age.
    2. Also check PR and MOZ RANK
    3. You can check the Domain Authority (DA) which is an important factor. From my point of view, it is hard to manipulate the DA
    4. Check the submission process and rules. If the process to submit your site is very easy, then you should get an idea that the directory is not maintaining its quality. If there is a decent review process of your website then only submit your site to those directories
    5. Only submit your directory to the related category or subcategory.

    I hope that the above points will help you to choose one quality directory.

    Thanks!
     
    Himadri Subrah Saha, Sep 28, 2014 IP
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    King-Servers Greenhorn

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    +1 for Alexa
     
    King-Servers, Sep 29, 2014 IP
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    ok, DA and PA is very important. If you talk about all possible factors, not google pagerank or alexa rankings.
    I think important is also a good template for directory which make unique as possible.
     
    arrisweb, Sep 29, 2014 IP
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    EduAffiliates Member Affiliate Manager

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    There are more relevant and sufficient website criteria than PR or Alexa. I would suggest looking at moz rank OR trust rank.
     
    EduAffiliates, Nov 19, 2014 IP
  15. KylieSweet

    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    #15
    I'm wondering why other people keep on focusing on these tools that are only estimation of their websites performance which is possibly manipulated. :)
    Do you ever think what's the most important to Google? :confused:
    Figuring out why those websites had low Alexa rankings but has high pr rankings and sometimes ranking high in Alexa but unranked or had 0 pr ranking? :eek:
    Now tell me why guys? ;)
     
    KylieSweet, Nov 19, 2014 IP
  16. Trex69

    Trex69 Greenhorn

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    +1 for Alexa, I think it proved itself over the time
     
    Trex69, Dec 1, 2014 IP
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    Definitelly Alexa PR is not updated regularly and it can be easy manipulated. So Alexa is way ahead on this one.
     
    SasaIlic, Dec 1, 2014 IP
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    Al-Amin Greenhorn

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    Alexa traffic is the best to see your page rank.
     
    Al-Amin, Dec 1, 2014 IP
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    Trex69 Greenhorn

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    Do you think that there is a big difference between Google PR and Alexa PR? I mean they are separate companies after all
     
    Trex69, Dec 1, 2014 IP
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    Callumm Banned

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    PR is no longer been updated so it has zero influence
     
    Callumm, Dec 2, 2014 IP