What does it mean when Alexa shows NO DATA on a website traffic?

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Could it mean that its receiving traffic from PPC or other sources?

Very interesting........... what's going on?
#alexa #data #shows #traffic #website
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    It means you need to try at different times

    Database suffer hiccups too

    Also, if a site was revived after its domain drops, N/A can appear
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  • Profile picture of the author Gangsterpart
    How to know the number of vistiors of a website ? since Alexa.com only shows the ranking not the number?

    I am tlking about sites that you dont own.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Originally Posted by Gangsterpart View Post

      How to know the number of vistiors of a website ? since Alexa.com only shows the ranking not the number?

      I am tlking about sites that you dont own.
      Well....
      you could do like Alexa does.

      Simply guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Gangsterpart View Post

    ... what's going on?

    IMO, Alexa rankings don't tell you much at all unless the site you're investigating is within the top 100,000 sites worldwide.

    The comparison data Alexa uses is based on only those sites installing the Alexa toolbar. Alexa won't tell you what percentage of all sites that is. Most likely, it's a very, very small percentage, way less than 1%.

    This is from the Alexa site:

    "Alexa's Traffic Ranks are based on the traffic data provided by users in Alexa's global data panel over a rolling 3 month period."

    "There are limits to statistics based on the data available. Sites with relatively low measured traffic will not be accurately ranked by Alexa. We do not receive enough data from our sources to make rankings beyond 100,000 statistically meaningful."

    So while you may have fun looking at Alexa rankings, IMO, for valid market research on any site below #100,000 Alexa admits their rankings are not statistically meaningful.

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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    It means nothing you, or anyone else besides Alexa owners, should concern yourself with.

    Not interesting: because of what Alexa actually does: guesses at numbers based on low samples. Nothing going on but Alexa algos functioning (or malfunctioning) as per normal.

    Originally Posted by Gangsterpart View Post

    Could it mean that its receiving traffic from PPC or other sources?

    Very interesting........... what's going on?
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