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how does alexa rank work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rudyzplace, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    What's up friends?

    Today's hot topic is Alexa ;) HOW in the world does it rank sites?

    here is what I know:

    1. no matter what they are stating the toolbar has nothing to do with the ranking algorithm.
    2. Their rank is based on hits.
    3. there are tools in the download section which all they do is hit your site and you gain rank.
    4. my rank increases each time their crawler visits my sites.

    Therefore I assume they have a way to hack/access site logs and read the hit amounts.

    I already use advanced hitting tactics and my sites improves by 300k-500k points per day, silly ranking system...

    now the main question is how in the world they access the logs to read the hit amounts??
     
  2. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Wrong. I worked 1 month on a website without the toolbar - Alexa, 7.6mil.

    Worked 1 month on another website with the toolbar installed - Alexa 480k.
     
  3. showbizvet

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    I had thought it was the tool bar, at least mainly, but I'm not an Alexa expert.
     
  4. imperial109

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    Yea, they do the same thing g00gl.e does with its toolbar....hack its users
     
  5. AlexNovakMillionaire

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    But as long as they don't do anything harmful to ur computer.
    what the hell? if if gives you a better ranking, then might as well use the toolbar
     
  6. imperial109

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    hmmh, that got me thinking....
    If you have the G toolbar installed, then can they detect black hat tricks more easily?
     
  7. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    I'm telling you all I do is hit the site with a script and the Alexa rank goes up...
    The server with the script has no toolbar.

    They only raise ranks after the crawler visits.
     
  8. imperial109

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    Can you expand on that? We'd like to know how you do with the script :)
     
  9. lamm43

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    Alexa has a toolbar, but also a script that you can put on your site to show the Alexa rank.

    So maybe... use iMacros to visit your sites every few hours :)

    Also Alexa also takes into account backlinks.

    Just a few ideas.
     
  10. spenzo

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    does reload every firefox plugin will work for alexa ranking ??
     
  11. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    Sure, build a script in php that hits your site (meaning downloads a page content or surfs to it) there are tools like "alexa booster" which will do it for you.

    run it and you start hitting your site.
    from that moment on your rank starts getting better. no toolbar involved nor alexa script in the browser or in the site's code - you don't even need a browser for doing it.

    no toolbar or script involved man.
    just hit the damn site download a picture or something, that's easy enough, or download your index.html page.

    the easy way - get Alexa booster tool.

    look in the download section or Google it.
     
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    So you're saying Alexa is committing fraud by lying to us in their toolbar description on alexa.com? Oh, they're hacking millions of sites too? Seems pretty unlikely in my book.

    I have an alexa bot in my logs. I think its literally named alexabot. Not sure how a bot could read site logs?

    Also, your theory doesn't account for the blatant trend that tech sites have a better ranking than non-tech sites even though their visitor count is lower. Why? Because techies are much more likely to have the alexa toolbar installed than people surfing perez hilton's blog.