Alexa Ranking Crashes for Top Blogs!

By Posted 2008 Updated   BloggingSEO

Alexa has changed its ranking algorithm and the Alexa ranking has crashed for top website and blogs. Previously webmasters would do anything to increase Alexa ranking, but gradually Alexa rank lost it charm as most dubbed it as unreliable and easy to manipulate and game…

Alexa TshirtEarlier Alexa generated the rankings through an analysis of Internet usage by people who use the Alexa Toolbar and Alexa Rankings became a yardstick by which website popularity is measured. Since the Alexa Toolbar worked on Internet explorer only, many years people kept on searching for a Alexa toolbar for Firefox, and many third party extensions like SearchStatus began feeding Alexa data. Finally the official Sparky Add-on was developed to track better statistics from Firefox users. Recently they stopped Alexa redirects, a common hack to increase Alexa ranks.

Now Alexa has changed their algorithm and aggregates data from multiple sources to give you a better indication of website popularity among the entire population of Internet users. They believe that the new rankings should better reflect the interests and surfing habits of the broader population of Web users, and hence be more reliable as a popularity indicator. You can show off your Alexa rank on custom Alexa Tshirts too.

Well the long range graphs are gone, and now you can only get 9 months of historical data, but they promise it will be all back as they are recalculating historic traffic data over the coming weeks.

The Alexa top ranks leaderboard has changed too. View the Global rankings and Yahoo sites on top, followed by Google, Youtube, Windows Live and MSN…. The Top India rankings reveal Google India, Yahoo, Google.com, Orkut and Rediff… QOT ranking also fell by over 10000 ranks! We are now at around 33000. How about you?


12 comments on “Alexa Ranking Crashes for Top Blogs!

  1. Dj Flush says:

    Sizlopedia jumped from 36000 to 21000 :P

  2. Brajeshwar says:

    Mine went up from 90,100 something to currently 75,315 (at the time of commenting here). It looks like my non-IE users are not calculated by Alexa!

  3. ankit susheel says:

    Mine got increased by 50000 :)
    Now i have 101064!!!

  4. Stu says:

    Mine stayed about the same, but I saw a site ranking at around 12,000,000 today – never seen a rank that high (low) before.

    Stu

  5. maheshexp says:

    Even mine got up from 400k to 260k. It all started with 4.5Million and improved to 260k from the past two months.

  6. Louis Liem says:

    Mine went down 20K. which is not so good…

  7. Gireesh Sharma says:

    Even my website’s ranking dropped, though by couple of thousands only.

    www.empxtrack.com

    Strangely, we are seeing a consistent increase in the number of unique visitors through Statcounter.com, the changes in Alexa ranking are slightly dis-aligned.

    Wondering, how to make our visitors install Alexa Tool bar!!!

    Gireesh

  8. Rob Wheeler says:

    I have watched a number of blogs we host do different things lately. I thought there was something going on, but couldn’t pinpoint it.

    Rob.

  9. JUST COOL Design Blog says:

    yeah mine went up very fast – don’t know why, do you?

  10. GuddaGudiya says:

    Even mine got up from 800k to160k. It all started with 4.5Million and improved to 260k from the past two months.
    http://guddagudiya.com

  11. Carazoo says:

    Mine dropped down drastically. Still pondering on how to increase it.

  12. Anil Sharma says:

    A few people recommended alexage.com .They brought my site to Alexa’s top 50K in less than 90 days

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