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For Traffic Rank Junkies

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Though I usually just type the Alexa URL directly in browser, Alexaholic is just a fine tool to compare site traffic rankings. Its neat, simple, AJAXy and fast. While I’m on that, check out Alexadex.

[Update] – TechCrunch is getting Alexaholic too.


Written by Brajesh

March 12, 2006 at 12:52 am

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  1. I’m trying to figure out how high an Alexa ranking a site has to have before it can be taken seriously. I’ve tried correlating Alexa rankings with site traffic in the past, and have had a hard time making a connection. Tech sites seem to skew high, which makes sense since techie people are more likely to have Alexa toolbars installed. But that goes to show where the problems come from.

    Ed Kohler

    March 15, 2006 at 5:25 pm

  2. Ed,
    I, too, am trying to figure out the same :-). While I have access to very few site stats to actually co-relate alexa rank with actual traffic, I think I’ve been able to find a pattern between the two.
    You’re right about ranks being skewed towards tech sites. Moreover, these ranks are very much US-centric, with an exception of Korea probably( gives one of the better explanations for using Alexa data.
    However, since these stats are based on very specific (and small) sample, ranks get highly inaccurate as you go down the order.


    March 15, 2006 at 6:08 pm

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