And There Goes Our Alexa Rank!

By Daniel Scocco

I woke up today and was browsing through my RSS feeds when I came across an interesting post from Problogger: Alexa Announces β€˜New’ Rankings.

It looks like Alexa is now using other sources apart from the toolbar to draw its traffic metrics, and as a result all the previous rankings were shuffled. Problogger used to have a 2,600, and now they are at 12,900. Daily Blog Tips used to have a 14,000, and now we are at 68,000.

The objetive was to remove the bias towards tech websites, where a greater percentage of the visitors would have the toolbar installed. My initial impressions is that this new ranking system might work better in fact, because Daily Writing Tips, not a tech blog, kept its previous Alexa ranking.

How did your Alexa rank change?




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39 Responses to “And There Goes Our Alexa Rank!”

  • Abhijeet from Jeet Blog

    As I wrote in a comment on Problogger too, I think this could be beneficial in the long run because the toolbar method wasn’t quite reliable I think.

  • Daniel Scocco

    Abhijeet, I agree.

  • noemi

    I think mine went up from the old stats

  • David Shaw

    I cant remember what mine was before so not sure of the effect on any of my sites!

  • Shankar Ganesh

    I’ve stopped bothering about Alexa way back. πŸ˜‰

  • Eli

    I got a better deal out of it (I think it may be because these new sources make it more reliable). My website is quite trafficked, therfore I think it’s pretty much right to have a better Alexa rank than yours and others.

  • Daniel Scocco

    How many uniques do you get daily Eli?

  • Paula Mooney

    Watchfreeepisodes.com has a traffic rank of: 187,872

    And it’s funny because I was just playing around on Text Link Ads yesterday, checking out what Alexa ranking they were pulling for my sites.

    I hope that’s up…I’ll have more data when it breaks the Top 100,000

    Thanks for the heads up, Daniel.

    Paula

  • Ken Dahlin

    I was wondering why my Alexa stats suddenly went up while my real stats more or less stayed the same…

  • Bhavesh

    I am very happy from new alexa ranking.
    because my blog is not tech blog (thehindimusic.com)
    my rank is heavily encouraged from 36K to 12K

    Its very sad to know that, dailyblogtips.com Rank is down to 68K

  • Daniel Scocco

    Bhavesh, its all good I do think this change was for the better.

    As for our rank, well we are still increasing traffic month over month, and revenues are growing also so :).

  • Sean P. Aune

    My site (which is whatever I feel like whining about today) went from 162,057 to 137,592. I’d be interested to see how exactly they are reaching these new numbers.

  • Michael

    I think my site went from 3.1 million to 2.9 million.

  • himi

    I’m not sure how my site ( http://www.kia-world.net ) was positioned before changes were made, but now it’s placeod on 230,735 position…

  • Colby

    My site is not tech related and it jumped from 312K to 196K.

  • Bruce Gibson

    Mine came up. It had been falling.

  • Julie

    We at Coutorture noticed our network of fashion and beauty blogs got a tremendous bump across the board. It would seem that the women’s centric sites out there like ours were being a bit undercounted in the old method. We can’t exactly say we are disappointed with the new rankings but we are still going to stick with Google Analytics for when we need to discuss just how popular we are (or aren’t)

  • Lowongan Kerja

    One of my blog have increased alexa rank from 500K to 300K. May be it is impact of new rank system

  • Sueblimely

    Having the toolbar installed makes you more conscious of your alexa rankings – unfortunately – as I have been noticing my blog going down. I was close to getting under the 100k mark and it is now 117k.

  • Madhur Kapoor

    Mine went up from 190k to 148K. It will be interesting to see how it performs in the long run.

  • Michael

    My blog went from 260,000 or so to about 300,000. I think that the new rankings are probably more accurate but I’m not sure if they are as accurate as I’d like.

  • George

    I seemed to improve a bit… non tech website went from 96k to 78k.

  • Meg

    I went from 73k to 101k, but would have a tech skew. I’m with you Daniel – if it’s more accurate then I’m good with it.

    I analysed a list of 100 Australian blogs, and for the most part the technical type blogs (and also newer ones) seemed to lose ranking.

  • Nirmal

    Well I feel the new ranking system is more real than the previous one, not only just because it was based on Toolbar, it was giving in accurate results. My blog had double the UVs in Feb and Mar, but rank went down to 84k from somewhere in 55k. This was mainly because I had a greater google traffic. Now with the new Algorithm, my rank in 64k, which is much closer to my actual traffic.

  • Mohsin

    It seems Alexa has reversed its bias toward non-tech sites.

  • tarim

    Mine came up. It had been falling.

  • Voice Of Dingchao

    Good news for me! My blog http://www.handingchao.com goes up to 358,868 from 497,656. I am excited about this update! I want to say “Thank you, Alexa!”

    I believe this change is very reasonable and it will make Alexa better and better.

  • suresh

    My sap abap blog ranking improved by 200K.

  • jonsonroth

    Really? I thought fewer tech-minded people had the Alexa toolbar. People not so techy would have it auto-installed thanks to AOL or some other provider, etc., and those more techy would remove it’s annoying presence.

    No? I could be wrong.

  • vutha

    My traffic rank is increasing than before. That is great

  • Rani Dababneh

    i had the same issue with alexa with a huge shift!!!
    check it out here:
    New Alexa Ranking Algorithm Review

  • Jacob Cass

    Just Creative Design went from 64,000 back up to 107,000. Nearly double. Eek.

  • Gireesh Sharma

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

    http://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

  • Anand

    The ranking of my website has dropped from 4 to 2. Can any body suggest what to do?

  • MichaelR

    We never experience any drops in our ranking so maybe not all are affected of the change in Google.

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