How To Find Out How Much Traffic a Website Has?

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Hi Guys
Does anyone know how to check how popular a website is in the level of traffic?

I know you can use alexa but its not so accurate. What I am looking for is traffic details or if not exact some ball park figures. Also is there a way to find out how much SEO traffic they get (ball park figures is fine here).

Millions of thanks
Chloe
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Hi Chloe,

    You can check out compete.com to check how much traffic a site receives. You can check any site for free and it will show the approximate amout of US traffic, and it's pretty accurate i must say, probablt the most accurate number you can get if you want a free option.
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  • Profile picture of the author tj
    You will get only approx. numbers from any kind of website checking services but that should be enough anyway.

    Timo
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  • Profile picture of the author Daones
    Compete will only generally work with sites with a lot of traffic even sites with decent traffic I couldnt find anything.

    Alexa is another option but its far from exact, lately alexa has been way off in my opinion. And since it only works with people with the toolbar it wont record all visitors. You could also try SEMrush but that is mostly for search engine traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author baliharish
      Originally Posted by nationsubmit View Post

      Compete will only generally work with sites with a lot of traffic even sites with decent traffic I couldnt find anything.

      Alexa is another option but its far from exact, lately alexa has been way off in my opinion. And since it only works with people with the toolbar it wont record all visitors. You could also try SEMrush but that is mostly for search engine traffic.
      Compete works for sites of US only and semrush for many countries but from Asia we have only hongkong and singapore. Can you pl. suggest a tool through which we can check it for India.. well i am in this forum to learn and found this question can enhance my learning on this aspect.

      thanks in advance.
      harish bali
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    Alexa works pretty good as mentioned, but it is not that accurate these days. Quantcast does a good job of helping you understand the website's demographic (i.e. - Age, typical income level, etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Brooks
    I used compete.com before and then compared to my site and the stats were off quite a lot...so there are probably not any reliable tools then out there?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    No tool can give an accurate info about the traffic stats of a website unless it is installed on that website. Why do you need traffic stats anyway? Checking on competition or what?
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  • Profile picture of the author AlphaDOmega
    compete.com is a good way to find out to be honest
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    Yes I vote for Compete because I found it in line with my website's stat. I also subscribed for Semrush.com and they have a very good info of any website with decent traffic. First page keywords of websites and backlinks data are some of the services.
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  • Profile picture of the author SoonSlim
    Also try statscrop.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Ord Allenbea
    Many places can give you an estimated total traffic but no system can tell you the exact amount of traffic any site has unless they have full access to the actual logs on the server. Alexa, Compete, and others are just estimates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    SEMRush - I have a browser addon with their information. It's a few months behind but gives you an idea.
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  • Look to see if the site has a media kit. Most sites that sell advertising have kits that give average numbers. Some sites have their kits setup to read online while others make you request their rate sheet via email. I used that method to research what the market was bearing for ads in my niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    alexa no good, it only houses sites that use it. Do not use it.

    I do like compete.com and a few others, that house real stats. IT is worth paying for services like these too, if you are doing media buys. That is for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author dejaone
    Use the average number of all traffic source you could get.
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  • Profile picture of the author pawandave
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    There are three site that gives you complete close estimation about any site traffic one of them is compete.com mentioned above ,two other i couldn't remember ..tell you soon
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  • The problem with compete is that it only monitors US traffic. I suppose if you and your completion are just targeting US traffic it's good but what about sites with a more global reach?

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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    Here is the Top 10, free, and simple web tools to help you learn more about a particular website.

    1) Feed Compare : An effective way to determine a website’s popularity is by tracking its RSS feed subscriber trends. If a website uses FeedBurner – the leading provider of RSS feeds services – you can use Feed Compare to see trends in subscribership from websites and compare growth/decline of subscribers for up to 4 feeds at one time.

    2) Yahoo! Site Explorer : Site explorer allows you to inspect certain aspects of a URL. The "Inlinks" feature shows you details about web pages that link back to the particular URL you are exploring. Site Explorer gives you some insights on how popular a website is based on how many web pages are linking to it.

    3) socialmeter : socialmeter is a web tool that scans how popular a web page is throughout major social websites such as Digg, Stumbleupon, and Delicious. It gives you a "socialmeter score" which is currently just a summation of the results found (useful for comparing social media website popularity of different websites).

    4) Quantcast : Quantcast is another popular site traffic measuring tool. Quantcast allows publishers to "Quantify" their website – a process in which you place a script in your web pages so that they can measure your traffic statistics directly. With that said – sites that aren’t quantified may not have accurate/complete data and many people aren’t comfortable about placing third-party scripts on their websites.

    5) Compete : Compete is a web-based analytic tools that allows you to compare the traffic statistics and trends of up to three websites. It gives you an estimate of how many unique visitors and page impressions a website gets and how fast a website is growing in popularity (called Growth Velocity). 6) BlogPulse Profiles : If you’re interested in finding data about a specific blog or blogger, The BlogPulse Profiles tool is a simple web application that provides a blog’s rank, how often it’s cited in other blogs, and other information such as how many posts are published each month and blogs that are similar to it.

    7) Cubestat : Cubestat is another simple web tool that provides you with a host of information about a website’s popularity daily page views. What’s unique about Cubestat is that it estimates a website’s monetary value (in U.S. dollars) – the more expensive the website is, the more popular it is.

    8) TweetVolume : Another way of monitoring a website’s popularity is to see if people on Twitter are talking about it. TweetVolume allows you to search key words and phrases (i.e. – a website’s name, URL, author name, etc.) to see how many tweets have mentioned your search terms. 9) WebsiteOutlook : WebsiteOutlook allows you to determine a website’s popularity based on its estimated value, daily page views, and revenue.

    10) Statbrain.com : Statbrain.com is a simple tool that tells you how many visitors a website receives per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author flyingdutch
    I would add spyfu.com (not free). For a more complete list have a look at this post from Neil Patel on kissmetrics 25 Sneaky Online Tools and Gadgets to Help You Spy on Your Competitors
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