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    Hi, how accourate is alexa ranking for your experience? I neved run my own toolbar. But do you think site owner who run the toolbar and visit their own site will increase the ranking a lot?

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    Most definitely.

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    The Alexa rating is practically meaningless! A site of mine had a handful of visitors while it was under construction, but because I was visiting it a lot (I had some real problems with displaying the site!), the Alexa rating jumped from about 4 million to around 160,000 in a couple of weeks! During this time I had probably less than 100 real visitors.

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    I advertise the Alexa toolbar on my site. It has helped push my ranking up to 30,000. Otherwise it is meaningless as only a small percentage of users have it installed. Nonetheless I like the toolbar as it gives me a good list of my competitors and so very useful for spying on them!

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    Unless you were trying to sell your site to someone, what would be the benefit of manipulating your alexa ranking?

    In fact I'd rather have mine lower.. (err, that would be higher, numberwise) ...

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    Alexa ranking is basically a meaningless measure of a web site ranking as it's reported ranking is only ranked by web viewers who actually have the toolbar loaded.

    The page views they record are so far off it's laughable.

    But, as Gary S said .. it has it's useful benefit for tools to monitor other sites.

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    This is an interesting read ...

    http://abw.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&...89&r=867602689

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