Is Alexa rank still worth it ?

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I have seen people having 15k Alexa with 200-250 visits per day ( Blogging niche) ofcourse.

There are many tools and programs to dominate Alexa too. A guy with 10k Pageviews daily is having 300k Alexa wherease another guy with 200-300 visits is having 15-20k Alexa.


Alexa is doomed ? :/


P.S - Please excuse me if its in the wrong section.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinluther
    Well, Alexia undoubtedly measure traffic to your website, but how it track the traffic; there is no certain idea for folks. Different aspects are measured when Alexa is measured for any domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    It's never been worth it. Alexa rank means almost nothing, but unfortunately marketing executives are so clueless that asinine thing like "dominating Alexa" could be something that someone talks about.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

      It's never been worth it. Alexa rank means almost nothing, but unfortunately marketing executives are so clueless that asinine thing like "dominating Alexa" could be something that someone talks about.
      This.

      I used to think it meant something when I was young and innocent too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blogmat
    I think Alexa ranking is still worthy. There are lot of people in the world who loves to measure the value of the site by watching Alexa rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnectVT
    It is just a number but yes you can feel happy about it if it is close to 1.
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  • Profile picture of the author frettcarla
    Alexa ranking does have an impact on the traffic, but may not be apparently suitable for the SERP purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by frettcarla View Post

      Alexa ranking does have an impact on the traffic, but may not be apparently suitable for the SERP purpose.
      Can you please explain this supposed mechanism? I see no way for Alexa ranking to have impact on traffic. They're not a search engine or site that people use. Well, except for vanity reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by Claudio Johnson View Post

    I have seen people having 15k Alexa with 200-250 visits per day ( Blogging niche) ofcourse.

    There are many tools and programs to dominate Alexa too. A guy with 10k Pageviews daily is having 300k Alexa wherease another guy with 200-300 visits is having 15-20k Alexa.


    Alexa is doomed ? :/


    P.S - Please excuse me if its in the wrong section.
    Alexa ranking is NOT accurate. It counts the visitors with Alexa Toolbar installed... Also... Why do you pay so big attention to Alexa as this value is USELESS!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      This question about my poor, useless, pathetic namesake seems to be asked about once a week, at the moment?

      For most people, most of the time, it's complete nonsense, in my opinion.

      All it really measures is the number of visitors a site gets who have the Alexa Toolbar installed and running in their browser at the time of their visit. And internet marketers are just about the only people who use that.

      And even that, it can measure only terribly unreliably and randomly. Which is why it's a complete waste of time. They can't measure any other traffic. The only way to monitor traffic reliably is through a site's server logs.

      The last time I looked at my own "Alexa rankings", I checked out two of my sites. One, which is a private blog only really for my rather widespread family and gets almost no traffic at all, had a really low "Alexa ranking", meaning that they think it "gets enormous traffic" (but not according to my server logs!), and the other, which genuinely gets so much traffic, in floods, that I have to have special hosting for it, is apparently nowhere to be seen!

      It really is as unreliable as that.

      But when you look at what it's actually measuring, that's not a great surprise.

      These things are of possible, slight, debatable relevance if you're (i) selling a website to someone who for some reason "believes in it", or (ii) selling advertising space on a website to someone who for some reason believes in it. For anyone else, and any other purposes, I think it's more or less a total waste of time, signifying nothing.

      Clarified in these threads, among others ...

      Does Alexa give total traffic qty?

      (newb) Is Alexa important?

      How important is Alexa ranking?

      Importance of Alexa.

      How do you find the guru sites that are highest ranking in Alexa?
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      • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        This question about my poor, useless, pathetic namesake seems to be asked about once a week, at the moment?

        For most people, most of the time, it's complete nonsense, in my opinion.

        All it really measures is the number of visitors a site gets who have the Alexa Toolbar installed and running in their browser at the time of their visit. And internet marketers are just about the only people who use that.

        And even that, it can measure only terribly unreliably and randomly. Which is why it's a complete waste of time. They can't measure any other traffic. The only way to monitor traffic reliably is through a site's server logs.

        The last time I looked at my own "Alexa rankings", I checked out two of my sites. One, which is a private blog only really for my rather widespread family and gets almost no traffic at all, had a really low "Alexa ranking", meaning that they think it "gets enormous traffic" (but not according to my server logs!), and the other, which genuinely gets so much traffic, in floods, that I have to have special hosting for it, is apparently nowhere to be seen!

        It really is as unreliable as that.

        But when you look at what it's actually measuring, that's not a great surprise.

        These things are of possible, slight, debatable relevance if you're (i) selling a website to someone who for some reason "believes in it", or (ii) selling advertising space on a website to someone who for some reason believes in it. For anyone else, and any other purposes, I think it's more or less a total waste of time, signifying nothing.

        Clarified in these threads, among others ...

        Does Alexa give total traffic qty?

        (newb) Is Alexa important?

        How important is Alexa ranking?

        Importance of Alexa.

        How do you find the guru sites that are highest ranking in Alexa?

        lol thx for the chuckle, that was funny re namesake

        agree w/your points, too
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  • Profile picture of the author graceemily
    As far as I know After Page ranked by google the Alexa rank is good rank. I think it take an important place in the SEO field. I had never hear any bad result of the Alexa.
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      Originally Posted by graceemily View Post

      As far as I know After Page ranked by google the Alexa rank is good rank. I think it take an important place in the SEO field. I had never hear any bad result of the Alexa.
      You clearly haven't read this thread, then, or any of the others here discussing the same question?! They're absolutely full of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Alexa only counts the visit if the user has alexa toolbar installed. So, It is not precise or accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fat Wolf
    Alexa ranking does not have the value like before, but it is worthless now
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  • Profile picture of the author godabhi
    If you're playing with adsense earnings methid then it is not necessary to keep your alexa rank up but if you're going out for sponsored reviews or direct advertisement then it matters a lot as advetisers needs a source where they can find your site will be helpful in targeting customers.. I also agree with your idea that Alexa is somewhat fake kind...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    For me alexa is still important. it s one of my gauge to measure how popular the site is.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFranchiseMarketer
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    I think Alex is pretty accurate but there is another traffic measure site you can check out and its called www.quantcast.com I like them both
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by TheFranchiseMarketer View Post

      I think Alex is pretty accurate
      I suppose you're talking about Alexa here. I've heard that they have separate tracking tool that you can install on your site. You know, the same way every other analytics tool works. That's the only way to make Alexa statistics accurate, but if you're really using that part of their offering you should make it clear.

      Usually Alexa rank means data gathered via the browser toolbar. It is one of the most inaccurate ways to do visitor tracking.

      Please do read the thread, and stop deluding yourself. If your stats are this inaccurate you can't make any valid conclusions about the direction of development and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Not that I think Alexa rankings are worth anything, but they do use more than just browser plugins for their stats.

    From the horses mouth:

    Alexa's traffic estimates are based on data from our global traffic panel, which is a sample of millions of Internet users using one of over 25,000 different browser extensions. In addition, we gather much of our traffic data from direct sources in the form of sites that have chosen to install the Alexa script on their site and certify their metrics. However, site owners can always choose to keep their certified metrics private.

    Our global traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past 3 months. The rank is calculated using a proprietary methodology that combines a site's estimated average of daily unique visitors and its estimated number of pageviews over the past 3 months. We provide a similar country-specific ranking, which is a measurement of how a website ranks in a particular country relative to other sites over the past month.
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  • Profile picture of the author aidenmia
    The Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank, Bing. These are the top classes site to rank of page in the world. I did not hear there is any problem to select rank of page ever. If it really happened, I think there may some mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    Take Alexa ranking as a generic indicator, but not as the end all be all statistics. A better Alexa ranking is just showing that the site has more traffic. This is debatable, of course, but a site with a ranking of under 100k MUST have some kind of traffic going through compared to one that's ranked in the millions.

    The amount of traffic a site get doesn't dictate it's worth too. A site that gets 100 visitors a day that converts is worth a lot more than one that gets thousands of visitors a day but rarely converts.

    Bottom line: consider Alexa ranking as a general indication, nothing else.
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    • Profile picture of the author PHeman
      Alexa cannot be trusted.
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  • Profile picture of the author aidenmia
    Still I have been using the Alexa ranking. There are so many people who use the alexa ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    A good Alexa rank can be faked whereas a poor one cannot. I do look at Alexa rank of a site when making purchasing decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Alexa rank was never worth it, if you ask me.. alexa is a subjective website, only users having alexa toolbar count as visits. I never used alexa boosters but I almost always end up with low alexa ranks
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Today i think am gonna be a little bit weird by saying Alexa is not completely useless, it actually holds some value to me.

    1. It tells you your ranking in the world from the gazillions of websites out that. Isn't it accomplishing after a hard job to find out that your website is among the top 5,000 in the world.

    It's like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and the likes checking on forbes to see their ranking in the world's richest. This does not directly bring in the funds but rewarding to know their hard work paid off not only just making money but been on top.

    I'm afraid website buyers might be using this basically useless metrics to judge the value of a site.

    2. Alexa kind of offer you an opportunity to quickly spy on where your top competitors are getting their traffic from. Great for people who don't have a clue or want to imitate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I wouldn't even concern myself with an Alexa ranking. Just make money from your site, forget what other people are getting, and make sure that your life is getting nice and comfy each and every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhmamun
    Just for mind satisfaction nothing but else
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    Alexa should be used as a guide. It's just a way to track the 'general' progress or lack there of concerning the growth of your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by danielchloe View Post

      Many people still using the alexa rank. It is a good tool in the field of SEO.
      No, it's nearly worthless in SEO. It doesn't directly react to anything you do on your site. It doesn't take backlinks in account. It's got nothing to do with rankings.

      Alexa can sort of report trends after the fact but even then it's very unreliable due to fairly small number of users. It's even more pronounced if it's a small site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Siraj Mahmood
    According to my perception its just good look in writing actually its still have worth but no one know what formula alexa uses to cout traffic and sitlinks its a magic box. But i recommend Google Page rank its 100% have worth.
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    Only certified alexa rankings can be trusted. The estimates are not usually very good!
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  • Profile picture of the author saranrajeev
    Alexa ranking nowadays differs in all matters there is no exact rank calculation. Only we can consider as a part in seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author IvoryPulse
    Let's put it this way. Of course it is fun to rank in Alexa but a high ranking is not directly co-related to how much revenue a blog generates. It is almost an indication of how often a site is "updated". Get it? We get offline businesses contact us and the first thing we do is check their websites Alexa ranking. So what do the rankings shown in Alexa say. Well as I said it shows how often a website is updated but also how much time has been put into the site over say, 3 months and last but not the least, how authoritative a website really is. Don't lose sleep if your Alexa ranking is bad but if its good brag about it. Why not?
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    The rankings are good for getting an idea of how sites within the same niche place among one another.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    There's nothing wrong with Alexa.

    I use it one a site where I sell direct ads. The numbers are CERTIFIED. This means the counts are accurate since Alexa knows what traffic is hitting the site.

    It's easier to sell ads on an Alexa certified site.
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  • As far as I know,alexa can just worth while selling websites off.It doesn't matter when it comes to actual scene of earnings.Google analytics will help to track
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSaroyan
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    I want to advice you don't take close attention to Alexa ranks!
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    Is Alexa rank a reliable metric for traffic measurement - NO.
    Does it have any importance - Yes, to some extent.

    Let me give an example. Alexa rank of WF is 262 and that of Jvzoo is 671. That indicates WF is more popular than Jvzoo which is true.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    There are some markets where everybody using the site has the toolbar. That's why you need crazy numbers on some sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Alexa means absolutely nothing. The only thing that matters is targeted traffic and how much it converts. These meaningless rankings just take your focus off of what really matters.
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