How can your website's alexa ranking affect your sales? Directly or indirectly?
I mean, may customers check alexa ranking of your sales page before they buy a product from you?
And I see some software sales page, alexa rankings of them are like 10k / 20k etc. I guess they get lots of visitors, so maybe they make lots of sales.
Also I have some other questions:
1. Web based application sites are getting great rankings on alexa compared to other kind of websites in general. I think it happens because they are applications on the "web" and many people have to enter that site to be able to use their applications. That's why they have great rankings on alexa, right?
2. But I see that a lot of desktop based software websites (sales pages) have good rankings on alexa too though they don't get much visitors. I mean X blog (which contains only articles) gets 10k visitors per day, and it's on 700.000th ranking on alexa, but Y software website gets only 500-600 visitors per day and it's on 100.000th ranking on alexa. How does alexa know it's a software website, and are my observations true in your opinion?