Alexa Announces Rankings Change

Apr 17, 2008 • 6:46 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Other Search Engines

A new rankings system is now available within Alexa, we have learned. The new rankings system "now aggregate[s] data from multiple sources to give you a better indication of website popularity among the entire population of Internet users," according to the official announcement.

Here's more information (in illustrated form):

Alexa Rankings Change (April 2008)

Most people are seeing a huge decrease in rankings due to the algorithm change. Few, however, are seeing an increase.

While most people have seen Alexa rankings as a false representation of real traffic, the new rankings may indicate otherwise. Until then, perhaps it's still just a number that nobody needs to really worry about.

What do you think?

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Stephan Miller

04/17/2008 12:58 pm

I had a blog that went up and a lower ranked blog that jumped up past it. Looking at my stats, for my sites at least, the old algorithm was more accurate. The blog that bypassed the other gets about 200 less hits a day than the first.

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