Alexa Ratings

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    edgarf76

    edgarf76 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Has anyone noticed that the Alexa ratings have been way off since Amazon bought the company? Perhaps they were always messed up but I used to use them as a way to see how much traffic a site gets. Now the ratings are so far off. Any of you guys still using the Alexa free or paid version?
     
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    bonustreak

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    I have not really checked it out since Amazon took over to be honest..
     
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    AidanLCFC

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    never checked it in my life, totally pointless signal I reckon
     
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    dfiocch

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    Pointless and "easy-to-cheat" signal.
     
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    AidanLCFC

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    i actually wouldn't even know how to check or view it thinking about it lol
     
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    they bought them in 1999
     
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    LandofOz

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    I totally agree.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    I tested it out years ago by buying a total of 300,000 (cheap) bot visits over a 3 month period. My rankings went up noticably...
    That btw was well before Amazon bought it!

    Most of these rankings I take with a grain of salt because they can be manipulated!

    The only thing I take notice of are my own stats and raw log files ;)
     
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    Carlos Daniel

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    This idea is already known. The website called Alexa has been offering the same type of information forever. Everyone already knows that Alexa the data should be taken with a grain of salt, which is not particularly accurate. In addition, their reports clearly indicate that the numbers are "Estimates" just where they are displayed. SimilarWeb has a fresh look that is something like Google Analytics. He seems to be trying to give people an impression that their numbers are 100% accurate.
    The SimilarWeb website, on the other hand, is fairly new, and that could be the biggest reason for its popularity with the people I'm dealing with.
     
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    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

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    I actually had an affiliate manager compliment me on our Alexa rankings a while back (they were worlds top 500k or something like that at the time). So I guess not everyone knows. And come to think of it, that particular affiliate manager is a moron and I wish they'd get fired from their job...!
     
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    Alexa's scraper is far inferior to Google's, doesn't give me accurate stats.
     
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    Alexa has always been a poor indicator of site rankings. But recently it is worse due to Google algorithm changes.
     

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