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    Default Is Alexa Really Unimportant? Here's my opinion on this service.

    Hi Guys, since I don't own a "makeawebsite" niche website or blog, I figure this was the best place to post my thoughts and sentances regarding alexa.

    Hardly once, have I heard a reputable web-designer, master, producer, emphasize the importants of alexa, and the value it contributes.

    My opinion on Alexa is a follows- While Alexa can appear worthless to the webdesigner, It might not be worthless at all, infact it might be really valuable! However, I do not endorse or recommend anyone obsess or feel anxious about their alexa rank

    Let me divide the Alexa Ranking into 6 catagories.
    --Not Ranked at all---
    --2,00,000 to 15,000,000 (and above)
    --1,999,999 to 500,000
    --499,999 to 100,000
    --99,999 to 1,000--
    --1,000 and below--

    Here is what those 6 catagories tell me.
    ----Not Ranked at all---
    0 traffic, including the web-designer. A website with this ranking can hardly expect the website to be of any value. Though, anomolies do occur, and this ranking is not a reflection of your business, I can presume this simple means the website is not being used properly, or referenced at all, beit by an online, or brick and mortor company. (or the website is brand new)

    ---2,00,000 to 15,000,000 (and above)---

    A website that falls into this catagory is harder to measure, for a few reasons.
    I know of serveral international, multi-billion dollar companies who have this ranking. Like I mentioned an alexa ranking does not reflect the value of the company But I can presume, a website with this ranking may be valuable, but it can grow. This website does add value to the company, but it is hard to measure how much, (unless you have direct access to the finances and leads to the company/ Insider Propietary Information) it's nearly impossible to predict or measure. I would label this ranking volatile but stable.

    --1,999,999 to 500,000
    A website with this ranking can be two things. Either, a webmaster is spending hundreds of hours on this site, or it is receiving some traffic. It is easier to believe that as the lower the ranking the more and more likely the website is receivig at least some web traffic. As a user, if I were to see an alexa rank in this catagory, I would have a higher probability of trusting this website. Expecially if there is an active user base.

    --499,999 to 100,000
    A website in this catagory probablly has the following charastics. An Active User Base, or an Active Traffic Campaign. A website in this ranking has a higher chance of providing value to any business beit brick and mortor or online. I have a mich higher chance of trusting a website with this ranking but it may be skeptical, and on alert for any out rageous claims, or promises. Also, I am paying attention for any infections from this site.
    When a website reaches this level of traffic you can anticipate the ranking to immitate more and more like the rictor (earthquake scale) scale.
    The traffic is probabblly exponentially higher than the previous catagories, and can be adding significant value to to any company or entity. And most likely has generated some profit

    --99,999 to 1,000--
    This is where reputation begins to take in. We website with this ranking can expect, or project a massive audience. (thousands to hundreds of thousands possibly even a few million) Though a website with this ranking is generally more complex and interactive, there are things to do on the site, and things to see. A website with this ranking probablly has the following charastics.
    --Relatively(compared to the other 50million sites on alexa) large audience.
    --Relatively interactive website
    --user supported
    --Significant value to any company or entity.
    --Probablly expensive to run and maintain.

    --1,000 and below--
    A website with this ranking is hard not to be impressive. A website with this ranking has a hard time not making money. A website with ranking is most likely "famous" atleast in certain niches. And does provide substantial value to the company. A website with this ranking are your websites as google cnn, facebook, twitter, so on.

    This is just my opinion I hope it was able to add value to your day!

    -Thank you
    -Zach Logan

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    Also if my post did add value, and you believe it can add value to your website or blog I give 100% Public Domain Permission, for whatever you see fit.

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    Thanks for sharing these useful points about Alexa ranking. Frankly speaking I also one of those people who don't take much value for alexa ranking as it doesn't suggest the exact stats for a website. The traffic can be huge of a website but it doesn't guarantee that the number of customers would also be high so it is a bit complicated when it comes to getting an idea of a company's success considering its alexa ranking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterson View Post
    Thanks for sharing these useful points about Alexa ranking. Frankly speaking I also one of those people who don't take much value for alexa ranking as it doesn't suggest the exact stats for a website. The traffic can be huge of a website but it doesn't guarantee that the number of customers would also be high so it is a bit complicated when it comes to getting an idea of a company's success considering its alexa ranking.
    Yes and no, I believe with Alexa, you can predict, what type of people visit the website. By appling statistics.

    You can gauge(fundamentally[not precisely]) traffic.

    But like I had said,"
    Quote Originally Posted by me
    However, I do not endorse or recommend anyone obsess or feel anxious about their alexa rank --2,00,000 to 15,000,000 (and above)-- an alexa ranking does not reflect the value of the company But I can presume, a website with this ranking may be valuable

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    You have a good point here and thanks for sharing, however Alexa is still not my priority. I guess I'm more focused on the big one.
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