Do you care about Alexa ranking ..?

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Hi I do not care about ALexa ranking .. I just consider Google ranking rather than alexa. what is your opinion in this..
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentcloud
    It's not a bad thing for gauging the amount of visitors a website receives. I usually like it for comparing websites, the more visitors you receive, the better ranking you get with Alexa.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerspike
    The one thing you need to know about alexa ranking, is that it mainly comes from toolbars, and people checking sites (ie alexa ranking plugins). I have a webmaster website getting around 2k visitors a month which outranks a clients website (around 2mil unique's a month - real estate), and the alexa ranks are within 10% of each other.

    As long as your aware of this, you can have a aprox guess at traffic. But wouldn't count on it unless your've seen hard stats (like google analytics or awstats etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author BXPS
    Actually i do care about alexa.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    My new site was ranked at 21,000,000+ and now it's down to 800,000...looks a bit better but not too worried about Alexa ranking

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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    I just consider Google ranking rather than alexa.
    They are apples and oranges. Alexa ranks sites by traffic. Google ranks sites according to content and value (I'm using value loosely here).

    And no, Alexa stats aren't very reliable or accurate. They can be useful to gauge how popular a site is but that's about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Alexa is irrelevant and can be manipulated. IMO Alexa ranking does not matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Alexa is seriously skewed.

    The only people who use the Alexa toolbar, which is how those numbers are generated, are newbie Internet Marketers.

    I used to use Alexa toolbar myself. I was hovering at high 20 thousands and low 30 thousands.

    I was suffering some memory issues, so I turned off all my tool bars when browsing.

    When I got my computer fixed again, I went and looked at Alexa... My site had dropped to the low 120's....

    This means that my own activity on my site was skewing the numbers by nearly 90k positions.

    I realized that those numbers are so skewed that I stopped using it altogether...

    I am hovering in the low 100k now...

    If I went back to using it, I am sure I could jump to the teens...

    But outside of ego, I see no value in it...

    And I have no interest in fooling my numbers to make myself feel better...

    The only numbers I honestly care about is actual traffic and actual dollars earned... All other are pointless...
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  • Profile picture of the author champstar
    I prefer google, elexa comes with big units
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  • Profile picture of the author jennifersmith006
    I always prefer Page rank and have never given any importance to alexa...
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gordelo
    every rank matters whether it is google page rank or alexa rank. if you have high alexa rank it means you have more traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author SGdarling
    I check my alexa ranking regularly. you cannot compare alexa and googel ranking as it shows different things. Alexa shows the amount of your traffic and google - site quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author darshan1994
    Alexa ranking that is over 2million can easily be faked with sending fake traffic from ptc sites etc. However alexa under the 2million mark is hard to achieve so believeable. For this reason I would only consider alexa in the top sites as the other is mostly faked. Even though it might have decent alexa you might need to check google ranking etc to confirm that its not brutally attacked by ptc/cheap traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author xenergy
    Alexa can be used as indicator for website traffic. But somehow its not always accurate. I have one website with hundreds of unique visitors per day, but still in 2million rank range. People can also use bot to generate fake visitors to get good alexa ranks.
    So to answer your questions: Yes, I do care! But its not 100% accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author taylormarek
    I actually care alot about the Alexa ranking on my site. I know it may be biased and not correct at times, but it helps me to gauge popularity among the internet audience as opposed to the Google Ranking which only lists a number between 1-10.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnoldsmithh
    Yes i care about alexa ranking alot. It plays an important role in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rozanne
    I adored the services of Alexa and Google Page rank to analyse website traffic. However I am not dependent on both, because I always prefer Awstats, which is one of the statistic tools available on cPanel control panel.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
      I think if world care about Alexa ranking then why not we should care? Alexa ranking is not for our satisfaction. It reflects traffic to your website. Alexa is known for it's ranking system, that is why we should care of it. If you want to sell your website buyer get impressed by your Alexa ranking. This is the point.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    When I have made the decision to sell one of my sites that I am no longer interested in maintaining, Alexa ranking matters to me. This is especially if I am selling that site on Flippa. Otherwise I don't make it a focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author invitetheweb
    It depends. Are you interested in ranking for traffic or interested in ranking for reliable useful content? Sometimes both come in handy but I rarely check Alexa anymore. It just seems so 5 years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author nerokon
    i use alexa toolbar so that my sites get some rankings whenever i visit my sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      No I don't, It's misleading.

      One of my sites hit 70,000, I changed the script to wordpress and it went down to over 200,000. At the same time the traffic more than doubled. The switch was less internet marketers with the Alexa toolbar and more people outside IM searching for information which was exactly what I wanted. Now I look at traffic not Alexa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen Ranking? Sorta - I look at it as a
    bar, to see demographics, it's like quantcast
    for me.

    Alexa Smith Ranking? Of Course!


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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    On the list of things I care about regarding success with
    an online marketing campaign Alexa would rank somewhere
    around 3,457,751... if my list were that long...

    If you knew what I know you'd be doing what I do...
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  • Profile picture of the author realtexas
    Not really everyone is already use to Google so why worry or care about the new one who might be on Bord!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    That is one stat I don't check, I couldn't tell you the last time I checked my Alexa rating. I don't really care to be honest, it's just another stat to check to waste time. Occasionally I will go in and check, but probably only about once a year!
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  • Profile picture of the author contentment1st
    As an offline marketer, I use Alexa as a way to point out ranking comparisons to potential clients. Good tool for that purpose.

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    • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
      Alexa ranking is definitely not a priority for me

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  • Profile picture of the author JHC81
    I don't look at Alexa rating, I look at Google ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Alexa Smith Ranking? Of Course!
    Caleb, Get out of my head!

    Jumping on the 'don't care' bandwagon. It's a useful tool for other purposes but the ranking is useless unless you are a domain flipper.

    I'm all about that bass.

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  • Profile picture of the author RegalWeb
    Alexa ranking is based on a toolbar installed on web browsers. What we should take int consideration is that most who installs Alexa are "technical" people like IM, web developers and the such. These people have the purchasing power and the needs of buying an IM product. Alexa may have a slight impact but it is not the sole reference of how a site should be ranked and viewed.
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