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- Alfred Molon
June 25, 2007, 7:30 pm
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And lo, Alfred Molon didst speak in alt.www.webmaster:
Alexa bases their info on people who download and use their toolbar while
surfing. I think they have agreements with makers of a few other toolbars
too. It's only as accurate as that sample size of users can get -
meaning, as you go down in the ranking, the standard deviation gets so
large as to make all the data below, say, rank 250,000 pretty much
The ia_archiver robot captures pages for the Wayback Machine
<http://web.archive.org/ I've been disallowing that bot for years and it
has not hurt my Alexa ranking. Not that my care what my Alexa ranking is
The technical axiom that nothing is impossible sinisterly implies the
pitfall corollary that nothing is ridiculous.
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spider and site-search engine
This information on the Alexa website only tracks for users using the Alexa
Its hard to say how accurate the information is or how it rates in relation
to "the average web surfer".
Last summer my main website was ranked up around 32,000.... I just checked
now and its saying I am way down to almost 1,800,000
That sounds like a huge drop but despite what Alexa is saying, the traffic
to my website has increased by more than 25% per month compared to this time
I wouldn't be surprised if numbers of people using 3rd party bars
(except for Google, perhaps) hasn't dropped over the past year or so.
With the increasing scares of Windows security holes, new releases of
Internet Explorer and FireFox, people are maybe becoming more cautious
in installing 3rd party things into their browsers...? So perhaps
Alexa's stats are becoming more and more irrelevant (well they never
were THAT relevant anyway).