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How to check traffic

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sipak, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sipak

    sipak Newbie

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    Hi to all,
    Can anyone tell me what is the best tool (the most reliable) to check the amount of traffic some website is getting.
    I would like to confirm if a website who claims they getting couple millions unique visitors per month really gets it.

    Thanks
     
  2. xplicit

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    Alexa.

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    http://www.alexa.com/
     
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  3. sipak

    sipak Newbie

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    Thanks for your fast reply.
    Judging from Alexa results, I am coming to conclusion that if the website is not in top 100.000 there is no way they can have 1mil + unique hits per month?
    Is that correct?
     
  4. tcherokee

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    use quantcast, it will give u an estimate... if your site already has decent traffic
     
  5. woodstuck

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    compete is another good checker...
     
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    Compete and google anlytics, site meter
     
  7. xhpdx

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    since he wants to check a site he doesn't own, google analytics cannot be used
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    The Alexa data set is extremely biased and an unreliable metric. It is heavily weighted towards webmaster-related sites/communities/niches because they don't compensate for the increased number of toolbars being used by the visitors of those sites. It, like PageRank, was once a reasonable way to estimate the strength and draw of a website, but that was relatively long ago and far away.
     
  9. sipak

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    Thanks guys,
    it seems that both compete & quantcast are better than alexa for this purpose.
    I have compared my stats with the results from these two and it looks quite close.