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Do blog alex rank mean anything ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aasas, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. aasas

    aasas Senior Member

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    Do blog alex rank mean anything ?
    I mean my blog have 10 post and nothing more but good alex rank mean anything ?
     
  2. rhnkmr

    rhnkmr Regular Member

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    I think it doesn't means anything..
     
  3. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    It means you are getting quite a bit traffic, only if you have not botted it with fake visitor. But it doesn't make a difference.
     
  4. dr.doom

    dr.doom Junior Member

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    well, alexa is a traffic ranking nothing more, nothing less
     
  5. PunjabiYaaar

    PunjabiYaaar Junior Member

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    Nah i guess it doesn't mean anything.
     
  6. CrescentSkies

    CrescentSkies Junior Member

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    Nope it doesn't mean anything. Then again if you run an SEO blog then to people who aren't familiar with it...could mean quite a bit.
     
  7. jhonson5

    jhonson5 Power Member

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    Over time you will stop caring about it. It is a good general indicator but it really doesn't mean anything because it can be manipulated.
     
  8. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Aasas,

    As mentioned by many other members, Alexa ranking is not a great measurement for your website traffic. There is a lot of evidence on the web that they don't promote accurate numbers. The fact that a user must have the toolbar installed on a browser in order to generate data is a red flag.

    Alexa's own website has this disclaimer on it, "The traffic data are based on the set of toolbars that use Alexa data, which may not be a representative sample of the global Internet population. To the extent that our sample of users differs from the set of all Internet users, our traffic estimates may over- or under-estimate the actual traffic to any particular site."

    They go on to say that "Alexa's data comes from a large sample of several million Alexa Toolbar users..." As recently as this year it is estimated that there are nearly 2.1 billion global internet users. Even if Alexa's data was gleaned from 10 million users, that's only half a percent of total internet users; and not a representative sample.

    Here is the page that contains the language above,

    http://www.alexa.com/help/traffic-learn-more

    Also, check out this post on SEOMoz about the inaccuracies of data from some companies including Alexa,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/testing-accuracy-visitor-data-alexa-compete-google-trends-quantcast

    Shawn
     
  9. Sinbad Konick

    Sinbad Konick Junior Member

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    Alexa Rank doesn't really is something about which you have to worried..it's kind of bot thing..or you can say it depends only on it's extension or addons type toolbar which gives them some analysis report depends on your browsing..and gives you a rank on their site..
     
  10. jtkeyman

    jtkeyman Newbie

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    I use alexa as a quick source just to see where I stand from month to month other than that there are better systems out there for judging increase in traffic and links.

    JT