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    Alexa hates me?

    When ever I get 25-30,000 uv a day, alexa shows a reach of 45million users for that day, when I get 30-40,000 it shows 20 million.

    I get 3 x traffic than a site I know, their alexa rank is 20,000 and mine is 53,000 and they have always averaged that traffic, crazy.

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    From what I have read on here alexa ratings are worth less, so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Si

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    Ditto - I have sites getting no traffic that have ALexa rankings in the sub 100,000 range, and other busy sites that are sitting out in the million range - Alexa is only supposed to be a guide, not a definative - only really matters if your looking to sell
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    A lower alexa traffic means your site has greater level of traffic, Any one can fake a desired Alexa score using various techniques. In my honest opinion Alexa ranking are overrated.

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    Congratulations! You have just discovered what the rest of us know: Alexa is virtually useless and terribly inaccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Congratulations! You have just discovered what the rest of us know: Alexa is virtually useless and terribly inaccurate.
    Couldn't have said it better myself.

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    Yes, Alexa's not very accurate. My site only started a few days ago and it is already sub 100,000. It is skewed if you have more visitors with the Alexa toolbar installed.

    Is there any other site that shows your traffic ranking compared to the rest of the world?

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    I don't know if there's any other site that shows your ranking, but you can find it with some SEO software like Web CEO which has a free version available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower
    I don't know if there's any other site that shows your ranking, but you can find it with some SEO software like Web CEO which has a free version available.
    There's a new one out there called compete.com that does the same thing as Alexa, how accurate it is is another question entirely though.

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    Thanks alot

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    Hard to compared traffic vs your competitors... but you can get a good idea about other factors here: http://marketleap.com

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