Alexa widget improves traffic

Posted on April 13, 2007
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someuseless.infoRecently, I installed the Alexa site stats button on my site as I read at several blogs that doing so would improve traffic. My stats before was in the region of 699,000. Now, after a few weeks, stats show 614,506. It would seem that it worked for me although others have reported little or no change.

I don’t pretend to fully understand the workings of Alexa but general consensus among experts is that it is not a good measure of traffic since it only registers visitors who have installed the Alexa toolbar. Unfortunately, most advertisers use it as one of their criteria for determining a blog’s worth and whether they want to pay for a review or text link.

If you’d like to try this out, you can get the widget here.

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3 Responses to “Alexa widget improves traffic”

  1. Joseph on April 13th, 2007 7:20 pm

    Maybe the increase of traffic has nothing to to with the widget?

  2. emigre on April 14th, 2007 10:12 am

    Maybe….who knows?

  3. Will on April 18th, 2007 12:18 pm

    I would be willing to try this out on my personal blog.

    I know that I am not even ranked anymore on alexa, however around 2004 I once had my domain in the 250,000 range for about 6 months until I had entered college at UA. Now, I am willing to try this out again and see how it goes.

    Any tips and tricks on getting traffic would be greatly appreciated. I know that the market has changed so much in 3 years, I’m like a noob again :)

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