Alexa Traffic Rank: In the Top 500K blogs

Sunday, December 23, 2007

My blog is currently ranked by Alexa among the Top 500K blogs. I have written about Alexa Traffic Ranks before. I have discussed how my Alexa Traffic Rank has increased in two of my earlier posts Alexa Rank: My blog jumps up by 2 million spots and My blog continues to grow in Alexa Ranking.

I have read many negative discussions that Alexa’s ranking system can be manipulated and is not useful. I do not want to go into that discussion now. I personally feel that Alexa Traffic rank has consistently followed the trend of my traffic. Whenever the traffic of this blog increased, Alexa Traffic Rank followed and went higher up. If I could plot my blog traffic statistics against Alexa Traffic Rank, they should correlate very well.

Let me give you an example. My current Alexa Rank is 440,817, which is based on the 3-months average. As I have told you in my last post, I have not been really active for the last two weeks. This has brought my traffic to a relatively low level. Alexa Traffic has accurately captured this in the ranking. The 1-week average shows my blog down at 767,529. How great?

Forget about tweaking the Alexa Traffic Rank. It is a very useful number that warns you of a drop in your traffic. It is very dynamic unlike Google’s Page Rank, which is updated only once in 3 months; sometimes it takes longer like the last update. In my opinion, it is better than Technorati Rank. I have seen blogs in Technorati Top 100 list that have lot of links from inactive blogs.

What do you think? Do you see anything good in Alexa Traffic Rank? Please share your thoughts. Please subscribe to my feed if you like this post

5 comments:

priya December 31, 2007 at 3:42 AM  

Hi,

I see u have top commentators widget in your blog. Can you share the code and others can also enjoy using it.

Thanks.

Manick December 31, 2007 at 8:53 PM  

Hi Priya,

Thanks for leaving a comment here. I will soon write a post on how to install this widget.

Design internet January 16, 2008 at 4:36 AM  

I can't wait to see it!

Anonymous April 14, 2008 at 4:10 AM  

Alexa.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. The Alexa rank is measured according to the amount of users who’ve visited a website with the Alexa toolbar installed. Alexa toolbar is an application developed by Alexa Internet. Its primary use is to measure website statistics. This toolbar collects as well as gives some valuable information. Once you install it, the Alexa toolbar monitors all your surfing and collects information about what domains you visit. They use this data to rank web sites. The traffic rank they assign to websites is based on 3 months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of other users and is a combined measure of page views and users. Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks use your blog’s Alexa rank as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If you depend on link or site selling as a form of monetization you’ll definitely want to increase your Alexa rank, because it’ll increase your bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing.

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