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Can alexa rank be faked?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by andreyg13, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. andreyg13

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    I just checked out some domains at godaddy closeouts. I have alexa sparky installed on my mozilla. For example when i check by typing the domain name in the browser alexa shows 600k rank. When i hover over sparky it shows a totally different domain name for that traffic.

    Does anyone know why this is?
     
  2. andreyg13

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    is there nobody that knows anything about this issue?
     
  3. andreyg13

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    here is a quick example, maybe you people have seen this:

    check out
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    http://lisadoll.com/
    alexa shows: 204,221

    but if you hover over it shows traffic rank for etouches.com

    how can this be?
     
  4. $ThisIsTheLife$

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    Not exactly sure buddy

    is a interesting question tho
     
  5. HungryMind

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    I don't think my friend that alexa rank can be faked, because i've read about alexa rank in google web forums.
     
  6. erikmacklin

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    i m using alexa for quite a long time and dont think that you can fake it..
     
  7. andreyg13

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    ok, so if it can't be faked how can you explain the example above?

    It is curious to me aswell since i have bought the domain above and changed the nameservers but it still shows rank for etouches..... how can this be?
     
  8. cashmaster

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    alexa can be fooled into giving you better ranks. i dont know about any faking. try doing some alexa autosurfs.
     
  9. andreyg13

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    I understand tha, but what do you guys make of the example i gave above?