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Notes on Google PR and Alexa Rankings

Discussion in 'Internet Marketing' started by topsites, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. topsites

    topsites New Member

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    As your site grows, invariably you will catch email from other webmasters who are attempting to get you to link to their site. In their efforts, some will brag about how good their Google PR is OR how high is their Alexa Rankings... This is supposed to impress those of us who just fell off the immigrant boat and we're supposed to be amazed and link back to them immediately as we think we just found a great deal. If this were the case, I would reply to every single Nigerian 419 scam as well...

    Some facts to set this straight:
    To get a good Alexa ranking, all one needs to do is download AND use the Alexa Toolbar and one's ranking will go in the top 100,000 without much further ado. However, Alexa Ranking in and of itself means nothing because Alexa really doesn't get much traffic in the first place and does not affect how your site or anyone else's ranks anywhere else. As an example, my site has an Alexa Ranking of around 242,144 yet gets a million hits/month and runs circles around many sites with 10 times better ranking than mine.

    Far as Google PR goes:
    "PageRank information is for entertainment purposes only. Due to repeated attempts by hackers to access this data, Google updates PageRank data very infrequently because is it not secure. On average, the PR that is displayed in the Google Toolbar is several months old. If the toolbar is showing a PR of zero, this is because the user is visiting a new URL that hasn't been updated in the last update. The PR that is displayed by the Google Toolbar OR any other tool is NOT the same PR that is used to rank the webpage results so there is no need to be concerned if your PR is displayed as zero. If a site is showing up in the search results, it doesn't not have a real PR of zero, the Tool is just out of date"

    Hope that sets a few things straight.
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Yup totally true. Alexa figures are not good thing to rank anything but yes it can be used for some comparision or Entertainment purpose.
     
  3. coderzone

    coderzone Super Moderator

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    Can you tell us the url if you dont mind.
     
  4. topsites

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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Its because Google treats with www and without www as different url. be consistent in putting your url's at other sites or you can use a 301 permanent redirect from one to the other so that you dont distribute the PR among the same page. I know toolbar PR is not very important but might just be the similar situation with the actual PR also.
     
  6. cooljeba

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    hmm,
    Alexa rating has a very bad reputaion with Webmasters. There is a tool aclled alexa booster that will help one to get higher rankings.
    The best way to rate a site is google's pr . My site www.cooljeba.com has a page rank of 4
    for alexa i don't care ;)
    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
  7. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice design
     
  8. cooljeba

    cooljeba New Member

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    Thanks for the Compliments :)

    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
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    my blog alexa is dance...
    why...?
     
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    i have question ? ....how u guys calculate the alexa rank ... i mean what is the procedure to understand the alexa rank ....i read the description for alexa ....it says that it is calculated by the number of unique visitors plus number of page views .... but i still didnt get how the percentage can be calculated by alexa .....any idea ?
     
  11. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    We don't Alexa does and its all guesses and estimate.
     
  12. dsouza

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    Nice design of your site,
     
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    Some people really do not care about PR and Alexa ranking. They only concentrate on some goals and work hard on completing them.
     
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    thanks for the tips really helpful
     
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    tessori Banned

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    Hi.
    Alexa rank is counted as number of visitors having Alexa tool, have visited your site. Its better to prefer for Google because most of the traffic comes from Google.
     
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    I will not consider alexa ranking since it's an estimated values only not the actual one.
     
  17. Copywriter

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    My site alexa is increases while my site getting constant unique visitors. Can anyone tell my why it is?
     
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    Alexa rank is checked mostly when someone wants to sell the domain and when it comes to page rank it is also useless because every tool has their own ranks and opinions making it insufficient data.
     
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    virtueinfo11 Banned

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    install search status addons in firefox, it show alexa rank as well PR also.
     
  20. locker

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    yes relevant information for sure but can you pls mention that i have heard that through daily three to four clicks ..............we can improve the alexa ranking..............
     

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