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    Alexa Fun
    Yeah I know about the Alexa ratings, but it's still fun sometimes. So......
















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    Kelly,

    Your such the good slueth. Now if that's a trend that all us other affiliates can reap the rewards of it, then it will be a great find.

    Maybe those companys have asked not to be ranked anymore?

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    Out of curosity, I should install Alexa on the test box and see if the traffic through pop ups gets tracked by Alexa or not. Unless some else already knows.

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    Those statas are only accurate if their spyware/adware junk use the same domains as their websites.

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    Yes, popups are counted as traffic with Alexa. Just look at x10.com's 2 year chart. They used to do a lot of popups.

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    Alexa is great at analysing long-term traffic trends and comes up with all sorts of useful stuff if you know how to interpret the results.

    On day-to-day statistics, it's pretty woeful - but when I compare the long-term traffic charts with my actual access logs the match is uncanninly close.
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    Alexa is a great tool for someone to say, Look at my alexa rating. Past that it is useless. Worse than useless really, because so many webmasters still try and hold onto it as meaning something past that other desperate webmasters come to their site.

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    Alexa fun
    Yeah I know about the Alexa ratings, but it's still fun sometimes
    I guess others didn't see the fun in those pics. I got some chuckles comparing ABWs reach according to Alexa with the reach of some the major parasites. The fact that according to Alexa ABW had come up to have the same reach and in some cases a consistently much higher reach.

    Although I don't think Alexa stats are reliable or valid in their actual numbers, I do think there can be some general value to them with regards to the reach graphs and general traffic trends.

    But again, this was just a bit of fun (ie not serious). You know that stuff that makes you smile, chuckle or laugh sometimes and is not necessarily based on hard cold facts.

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    Shows me we're making progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    Yeah I know about the Alexa ratings, but it's still fun sometimes. So......







    Assuming that long-term Alexa figures are worth mulling, over it looks to me like 180solutions, ebates, toprebates and upromise are doing well.

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    180 Search Assistant or Zango Search Assistant, both the same program from
    180solutions, runs on your computer, and when it pops up a window it is actually
    the merchant's domain showing and not 180's domain, so I wonder if these popups
    would show as traffic for 180. I'm thinking probably not.

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