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    Question What is Alexa? Any idea pls..

    I'm just keep wandering what is Alexa used for? The thing i know is, Alexa provide one of traffic services. Is that true? Hmm..hope someone can comeout with some fact about Alexa and hot to use it?

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    get all your fact about Alexa from wikipedia below

    Alexa Internet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    i also very blur on alexa, any way, thank for your info. now i get some idea
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    Alexa can check your web traffic..
    all you need is to register your site there..
    and will will monitor and rank your traffics

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    Thanks for your sharing on Alexa. Get a better idea.

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    You can go to Alexa, then type in a URL to check the traffic of that particular site ... and a nice feature is you can also type a few URLs and comparison graph will be generated for those sites

    But be warned that Alexa traffic data is gathered ONLY from users who have installed Alexa toolbar ... traffic from visitors who don't use Alexa toolbar are NOT included.

    So, I've long believed that Alexa traffic ranking just represents a small group of ppl who have Alexa toolbar installed ... traffic from general public is not taken into account!!!! How many of your friends use Alexa toolbar?? For me ... NONE!!

    Want to boost your Alexa ranking against your competitor? Ask a few of your friends to install Alexa Toolbar and then visit your site often
    (This has been the way to manipulate Alexa ranking for quite some time.. can't guarantee if it still works..... go ahead and have a try ... anyway, you'll definitely be able to increase your Alexa ranking a bit this way)

    To me, it's not good enough because it doesn't represent the real world accurately (Alexa doesn't even provide the toolbar for Firefox... only IE).... BUT the problem is, still many advertisers and web sites use Alexa ranking to justify the ad price!!!! The higher your Alexa traffic, the higher advertisement price you can ask for!!
    Last edited by yonghs; 29-04-2007 at 12:33 PM.

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    It will show you a number, the lower the better.

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    Yup, I have a lot of advertiser need this, include reviewme.com.

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    wow, some useful info here, I was quite blur on how Alexa rank sites as well, and I did not know you needed the alexa toolbar installed to increase your webtraffic tracked by alexa., interesting indeed.

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    Alexa tells you some simple stats about other sites. This is handy if you want to try and compare your alexa stats with your competitors alexa stats.

    Although alexa is not entirely accurate, it is still helpful in some ways.
    Last edited by john239; 13-06-2007 at 11:30 PM.

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    oh, if nobody is using the alexa toolbar, then the ranking is simply meaningless?
    any idea on how to improve this ranking?
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    I don't see the point in manually trying to improve it yourself. I prefer to just leave it and let it do what it wants to do. I have a competitor that has a better alexa ranking than me. I know for a fact that they are actually doing things to improve their alexa ranking. I am not trying to improve mine, which means mine is correct. So it's nice to know that my ranking is improving all the time and will overtake their's even though they're ranking is not real and mine is.

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    got real got fake.... confusing confusing

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    With my ranking it is more reliable than my competitors. The reasons for this is because I have my site on the web just doing what it does best. I don't have the alexa toolbar installed on my computer so I don't help in the alexa ranking of my site.

    With my competitor, I seems that they are using some sort of robot so that they can inflate their alexa rankings just to make it look as if their site is doing better on the web than what it actually is by making them having a higher ranking than what their site really should have. They are doing this with using the alexa ranking software so that they can improve their rankings, which shouldn't be done really.

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