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Does Alexa Rank Affect Google PR?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pNuker, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    Does google look at alexa data in their pagerank algorythm? If not, I wonder if just getting a lot of traffic in general (and having analytics installed on the site so they know you're getting traffic) will boost your sites authority in any way. Not necessarily search engine traffic, but just any traffic.
     
  2. Kickflip

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    Specifically for Page Rank, I would say not at all. I believe the only thing that effects page rank is backlinks. I have had many pages with 100~ visitors per month reach PR3 from 1-2 very high quality links, or 1000s of spammy links.

    For boosting authority, I would say it can help. None of us know Googles algorithm so we wouldnt know 100% sure if it helps with ranking, but I would say it would help get your site noticed more and other sites may consider your site an authority site, and therefore backlink to you.
     
  3. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    I see what you mean. I'm actually faking most of my sites alexa ranking, so getting noticed isn't part of the equation as far as that goes :)
     
  4. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    Since we dont know the google algorythm it is hard to say.

    But i can say that google would not use a factor that could be manipulated like alexa.

    Also traffic could be easy faked so it would be very hard to google make this as a factor.

    There are milions of people making tests to understand the google algorythm,so they wont use a factor that can be easily manipulated.
     
  5. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    I thought the same at first, but when you think about it, most people do not fake traffic. Most sites that get more traffic are generally more reputable. I'd like to think that they wouldn't overlook that just because a few blackhatters may manipulate it. Either way, I at least consider the possibility that they take google analytics stats into account, even if in some small way.
     
  6. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    Alexa Rank and PR are only useful for people attempting to flip their $100 niche sites or sell backlinks.

    If you are using either of these as a measure of success then you need to go back to IM 101, better measures of success are EOM $$$, CTR, RPC, Leads

    -aReJay
     
  7. ayashi80

    ayashi80 Registered Member

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    To answer your question : No, alexa rank doesn't have anything to do with google PR. My friend's blog has like 1 million alexa rank but it can gain PR3 with only few backlinks.
     
  8. Schoolboy12

    Schoolboy12 Registered Member

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    No they do not affect one another. Alexa Rank is based off of visitors and Page Rank is based off of backlinks.
     
  9. blacksirius

    blacksirius Newbie

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    Nope, the main factor to get high Google PR is links, not traffic
     
  10. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    You're all probably right. I was just throwing it out there as a possibility and perhaps hoping to get a concrete answer from somebody that has experimented with it.

    Now that I think about it, if google were even taking traffic amount into consideration, they would most likely look at how many times a site is clicked on in the actual SERPs to gauge traffic, rather than something like alexa/analytics whose data can be forged by bastards like us ;)