Everyone knows that when people search via g00gle and click on a link, g00gle tracks how long someone's on your site, what they click to leave your site (or go to another page in your site), etc. What I'm wondering is if I were to send a lot of people directly to my site (not through a g00gle search), would the g00gle cookies those people previously have in their browser be telling g00gle that lots of people are visiting my site? And is this shown to improve rankings? Also, someone posted a program somewhere on BHW that scraped tons of proxies and then has each one of them hit your page on alexa (the page on alexa that shows your site's stats) in order to inflate your alexa rankings. I'm wondering the same thing if I were to send a lot of people directly to alexa, if alexa ranking are still a big factor in g00gle ranking, or just a small factor in g00gle ranking? Sorry if these have been asked before (I searched BHW and couldn't really find anything that answered this). Thank you!