SimilarWeb chrome extension? Is it accurate?

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  1. schleprock

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    I am getting some very different stats from SimilarWeb than what I am reading on the PublicityClerks website.
    Is SimilarWeb pretty accurate?

    Is there any other free or cheap analytics I can use to determine if I want to buy banner space on a blog?
     
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    Depends. If you are talking about a big and established site, I find similar webs data to be rather accurate. Smaller sites tend to fare worse
     
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    This site was smaller. I also had SimilarWeb tell me that another site (small site) had a 1 second time on site but only a 34% bounce rate.
    So it seems the stats are a little wonky.
     
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    Sometimes SimilarWeb addon gets it wrong.

    I've had a case where I was checking a site and it said the traffic is 50k/m (stat from the addon), but in reality, it was no more than 1k/m (the 1k/m stat was given by the site of SimilarWeb).

    If you see suspicious numbers - double check.