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What's the purpose of Alexa rank?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aspe_heat, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Hey! I am just wondering if Alexa rank affects Google rankings or not?
    If it does, I have a method I could share for increasine the Google rank then. If it doesn't...I suppose the method is useless then.
     
  2. myfault

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    Alexa is good for advertisers/publishers specially IF you are using buysellads
     
  3. toptoptop

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    It shows the quality of traffic that website gets. Although it could be manipulated but basically it shows how long does a user stay on the website and also draws the map of website's audience.

    Google doesn't care about Alexa cause it has its own system based on the toolbar and several other things. But sites with good Alexa are ranked higher and also it can give you an idea in what GEO areas it will rank better, e.g. it is harder to rank a website to the USA google if it has indian flag in Alexa and has some asian countries in top 5.
     
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  4. meannn

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    Just 2 sentences are correct.

    it could be manipulated
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    Google doesn't care about Alexa
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Alright, thanks for your answers!
     
  6. Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman Newbie

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    None of know Google algorithm.
    Its not hard to send fake traffic, and Google knows it well.
    Alexa can be manipulated, so i assume that Google is not effected by Alexa .
     
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    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's very unlikely that Google uses Alexa to rank websites, but it is widely known that lower ranked Alexa sites (10-20k) rank higher than websites with higher Alexa ranks (100-200k).
     
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    lol. Their alexa is lower because they're upper in serps than the others which have high alexa rank. Alexa is calculated by how many times do visitors who has alexa toolbar visit. I have also alexa toolbar, and my websites alexas are significally lowered now.
     
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    A measure of traffic to the site.
     
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    nihilnovi Newbie

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    I don't get why people give Alexa any type of weight. I've never actually met or talked to anyone that uses their toolbar.
     
  11. proweb

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    I don't use any toolbar, but I do have a firefox add-on that displays a page's PR and Alexa ranking...I imagine it has to send Alexa page information to retrieve the Alexa rating, so maybe having a toolbar specifically from Alexa is unnecessary.

    On another note, BHW's Alexa rating is 550...which tells me that a vast majority of people on this forum are using some type of Alexa toolbar in their browser (hence the overinflated rating).
     
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    Alexa rankings are skewed. Tech sites will often have a lower Alexa ranking due to the fact that they are techy and will install the Alexa toolbar
     
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    A lot of online ad agencies use your alexa rank to prioritise your site. Also, when you're selling your website. Alexa rank can be a very good sales pitch
     
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    To show off. For example, if you wanna get some geek girl, you just tell her how your Alexa rank is low, and your PR is high and that she have a nice pair of shoes. The rest is history
     
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    I wish that quote could practiced ORALLY too...
     
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    Alexa doesn't 100 % depends on google rankings but alexa tells how much the site is having its standards to cope up good rankings.
     
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    What about people who want to know if a site gets traffic?
     
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    I don't think it only counts visitors with the toolbar. I think the toolbar just helps Alexa with updating your website rank more frequently.