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Message started by Hokey on Feb 21st, 2004, 10:18am

Title: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Hokey on Feb 21st, 2004, 10:18am

You may know, and be bored, by my attacks on the search engine Alexa. ;D
But me and Steve have discussed it on this board and we both think too many people think it is the "bible of hits". But get this:
Steve's site was ranked 17,000 (give or take a few extra digits), then two days later was ranked 1,700,000. Nutty. ;D
My m8's cushion making site was ranked 200,000, then a three months later was ranked 3,846,790. :o The curious thing is, her hits had risen by 40% not dropped. ;D
And now today, our adult dvd review site/gossip pages has dropped from 347,902 to "no data" in ther space of three days. No data means it has dropped below the four million mark. ;D Nutty. ;D
Hokey. ;D

Title: Re: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Steve on Feb 21st, 2004, 11:19am

Well today the forum is ranked at 294,055, an increrase of 254% according to alexa. My own tracking says the traffic has been steady on here for weeks!

I'm sure they make it up! ::)

Title: Re: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Hokey on Feb 21st, 2004, 11:50am

They make it up, Steve, because they cannot track traffic. ;D What about the hits you get from referrals...I don't think they're counted.
I do think around 200,00 is right though. Pity it doesn't stick that way...
Hokey. ;D

Title: Re: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Hokey on Feb 22nd, 2004, 9:27am

Just received this tired explanation from Alexa:

"Question:
Why does my site's traffic rank say 'No Data'?
Traffic and Site Stats

Alexa's rankings are based on the past 3 months of Alexa Toolbar user traffic, and is updated every 1-2 weeks. A traffic ranking of "no data" indicates that no Alexa Toolbar users have visited the site in the past 3 months. Any visits that have occurred after our last update will be counted in the next update."

So that means that a site could have 1 million unique hits per month, but if none of those users have an Alexa Toolbar, the site is deemed NOT ranked.


Nutty. ;D


Title: Re: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Steve on Feb 22nd, 2004, 9:45am

That's useful! I'm surprised they dont drop spyware on everyone's comp so they can get more stats!

Title: Re: Yet another Alexa post, sorry Steve..
Post by Hokey on Feb 23rd, 2004, 8:51am

Yeah. ;D

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