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My alexia rank has gone from 25million to 2.5million in a week...HOW?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CaptRU, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. CaptRU

    CaptRU Registered Member

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    I don't understand. I installed the Alexia toolbar. My site is currently a blog that is been under maintenance mode for a week as I am redoing the design. Yet my alexia rank has gone from 25 million to just under 2.5million?

    How is this possible? I have no backlinks....
     
  2. Dadelius

    Dadelius Regular Member

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    Because each and every time you visit your site (since it's under construction probably quite a bit) your toolbar is registering the visit.

    Don't worry, once it gets lower, the toolbar won't play much of a part. Below about 200,000 it gets pretty accurate (for Alexa)
     
  3. Baraba

    Baraba Regular Member

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    Alexa is very incorrect for small sites. It detects only the traffic with users who have Alexa Toolbar installed. If a single user visits many pages and have Alexa Toolbar, it will increase your rank, even if the unique visitors number did not raise. I would trust more reliable sources like AWstats and logs for real traffic estimation.
     
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    Alexa Toolbar installe
     
  5. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    2.5 million is not good... it means you got a click a two this week. But it is in the right direction and that is good! :)
     
  6. bilbo

    bilbo Power Member

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    yeah, when it jumps from 2.5millionj to 25k then us a shout :p
     
  7. xbatx

    xbatx Newbie

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    yea alexa is sort of bs.. like i have one site gets over 5,000 unique visitors a month and then another site gets around 2,000 unique the one with 2,000 is ranked higher than the one with 5,000
     
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    bizroot Supreme Member

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    That's just because of your Alexa toolbar... It will keep increasing to some extent with this speed then it will be slow... Also Alexa ranking for small sites are not effective and could be manipulated very easily...
     
  9. Paranoid Android

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    Alexa is unreliable.. dont bother its ranking. Important thing is to increase your PR and SERPs.
     
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    actually, 2.5k alexa is same as 25k alexa traffic, that mean no huge traffic at all :)