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Is alexa rank really important for link excahnge?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by infoway USA, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. infoway USA

    infoway USA New Member

    Hi friends. Recently I am on link exchange campaign, I normally exchange link with such sites which have more or at least same PR. Should I focus on alexa ranking of site while link exchanging? Suppose A site has the worst alexa but PR same like mine, Will exchanging link with the site affect my site or not. Oh let me say I always go with relevant site. Please tell me if Alexa has any impact.
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it is very important because the other webmaster who actually takes the pain of reading the link exchange email does not understand how popular is your site. PR is updated almost quarterly and so just to satisfy his instinct he may look for Alexa ranking.

    Neither Alexa not link exchange can get you anywhere.
  3. infoway USA

    infoway USA New Member

    Thank you for your comment. You seem to have all the answer every time. You said " Neither Alexa not link exchange can get you anywhere. "

    Then what should I do to increase my site's page rank. It's been static since for almost a year or so.
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Build content which can be linked naturally and try getting ways to get one way links.
  5. rohitsharma

    rohitsharma New Member

    using alexa rank webmasters can analyze how much traffic is on your website. Otherwise, alexa rank dose not help in SERPs
  6. enni

    enni New Member

    Alexa be not same for site as page rank. In link exchange one check the page rank and not the alexa rank. And as for getting higher page rank you have to provide meaningful information, decrease bounce rate , getting quality backlinks. But fresh content is the major need.
  7. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    Although this thread is rather old now, the question is still relevant today. Alexa rank is based on traffic, and is mainly based on figures gathered by those who use the Alexa toolbar.
    Google PageRank is mainly based on the backlinks to a site.
    So they are two different measurements and I do not believe that Alexa rank has any real value in terms of assessing the value of a backlink. There is no evidence (unless anyone can show me otherwise) that Google takes any notice of Alexa rank. Why should it, when it has a much larger database of its own? In terms of the value of a backlink to Google, it is only their own measurement (PR) that is relevant.
  8. Apoorva

    Apoorva New Member

    Yes, Alexa rank is important while creating a link or exchange a link from the website.
    Alexa ranking of a website shows the popularity and the traffic of the website. The lower is the Alexa, higher is its traffic and so as the popularity.
    For ex.: [FONT=Arial, Verdana]amazon.com (rank 14); weather.com (rank 64); cnn.com (rank 26); google.com (rank 2); Yahoo.com (rank 7); facebook.com(2).

  9. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    It only shows the popularity and traffic based on the users of its toolbar, so it cannot be representative of the internet as a whole. Alexa ranks 30million sites, but there are about 350million altogether, so that's only about 9% of them.
    In addition, my understanding is that their data is inaccurate outside of their top 100,000, and that would mean they have no meaningful ranking for approx 99.7% of all sites. You would not need an Alexa rank to know that the sites you gave as examples are popular high traffic ones. But for example, my site could get 3000 hits a day but if only 30 of them came from Alexa toolbar users I would still have a low Alexa ranking.
  10. funnyvideo

    funnyvideo New Member

    Most of the traffic comes from Google only and alexa is good for those who are using alexa tool.
  11. jhonden

    jhonden New Member

    Alexa is the parameter to check the quality of the website for link exchange. It is considered for exchanges we make.
  12. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    Are you saying that you exchange links with other sites based purely on their Alexa ranking?
    If so, what is the parameter you set for a site to be considered acceptable please? (if you do not mind giving this information)
  13. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    Are you saying you use Alexa rank as a measurement of the performance of a website?
    If so, I don't believe that webmasters in general do that.
  14. Alexpatel1

    Alexpatel1 New Member

    Most Important for link building
    Alexa rank
    Domain Age
    Domain Authority
    Dmoz Rank of domain
  15. ozsubasi

    ozsubasi New Member

    The topic is Alexa, not bounce rate, please keep to the subject. In any case BR does not measure the time spent on a website and is covered in other threads.
  16. semaphore.v

    semaphore.v New Member

    Alexa ranks sites based primarily on tracking a sample set of internet traffic.
  17. brettanderson

    brettanderson Banned


    Yes it is very important, you have to focus on it!

    Thanking You
    Brett J. Anderson
  18. weblinkindia

    weblinkindia New Member

    In link exchange you have to check the page rank and OBL of the website with which you are exchanging links. If the page rank of the website is high and OBL is low then you don't need to think about alexa ranking

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