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Alexa is becoming a joke lately. Some people claim that over the previous two years it was already losing reliability, but lately it went completely nuts. Whatever they did on the last algorithm update, it messed up their rankings badly.

I know that many people already ignore Alexa, but most advertisers still consider it when evaluate ad buys on websites, so I think we need to raise the awareness about it, and encourage them to use other available tools to gauge traffic.
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from philippe 2276 Days ago #
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Alexa is not becoming a joke... IT IS A JOKE ALREADY!

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from mpilatow 2276 Days ago #
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yeah, Alexa has been pretty wortlhless since it launched.

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from ffnstuff 2275 Days ago #
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i was surprised that the new performancingads is basing almost their entire network on alexa ratings

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from g1smd 2275 Days ago #
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Lately?<div></div><div></div><div>No.  For years.</div>

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from DarkMatter 2275 Days ago #
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I switched over to compete.com to get my almost useless traffic statistics.

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from UtahSEOpro 2275 Days ago #
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spelled "becoming" wrong

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from MikeDammann 2275 Days ago #
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spelled or spelt?

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from stymiee 2275 Days ago #
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This just in, Alexa has always been a joke. I can’t believe people sphunn this.

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from SpostareDuro 2274 Days ago #
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here here

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from yojpotter2 2274 Days ago #
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I hope Alexa can fix the probllems on thier algorithm.

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from hari 2274 Days ago #
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Yes its too bad especially after the recent algorithom changes.But can somebody suggest an alternative?

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from ciaran 2274 Days ago #
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What everyone else said: Alexa has always been meaningless

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from JohnHGohde 2272 Days ago #
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I have always liked Alexa because they rate websites rather than webpages.  All these negative comments caused me to give Alexa another look. I ended up installing their toolbar in FireFox.  The only thing wrong with Alexa was that they took forever to get a toolbar for FireFox, and now they have finally fixed that problem.  Further Alexa’s rating of Wikipedia in the bottom of the top 10 is about the same as compete.com.  Evaluating websites based upon actual toolbar usage data is the wave of the future.

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from DarkMatter 2272 Days ago #
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more like the wave of 3 years ago.

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from LtDraper 2272 Days ago #
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Alexa is proof that most people don’t understand statistics.

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from watkin29 2271 Days ago #
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lame story....learn how to spell

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