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Old 17 Jan 2009, 15:44
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Getting a high alexa ranking?

Currently, my site is using roughly around 6Gb of bw. I always thought the more traffic a site gets, the better ranking it would receive. Well, another site I help run uses around 2-3GB of bw and has a better alexa ranking that the site that uses 6GB.

My thinking is that alexa doesn't just involve bw consumption, but I'm unsure of what else affects it. Can anybody help explain?
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 09:07
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It depends on the number of your visitors using alexa toolbar.
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 11:44
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It depends on the number of your visitors using alexa toolbar.
Not only... browsers send data to Alexa as well.

You get a higher alexa ranking with more users visiting your site, no matter how much bandwidth they suck.
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 11:59
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Originally Posted by spaceČ View Post
Not only... browsers send data to Alexa as well.
Then i suggest to install a browser without Spyware.
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 19:00
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Originally Posted by basil2070 View Post
Currently, my site is using roughly around 6Gb of bw. I always thought the more traffic a site gets, the better ranking it would receive. Well, another site I help run uses around 2-3GB of bw and has a better alexa ranking that the site that uses 6GB.

My thinking is that alexa doesn't just involve bw consumption, but I'm unsure of what else affects it. Can anybody help explain?
Alexa rankings mean nothing, and you can't use it as a gauge of bandwidth consumption. There are many factors that can go into why one site uses more bandwidth than the other such as file sizes it serves, and the number of times the same guest requests it.
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