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During my morning browsing today I came across Statbrain - a web service that "uses different resources on the web combined with mathematical and statistical methods to estimate how many visits a website has."

I hate to break it to you, fellas, but you need to re-work your math ever-so-slightly.

According to Statbrain, things don't look good for us: Download Squad's estimation was less than ten visits per day. That's a pretty poor showing for a site in the top 6,000 according to Alexa. Better still, the list of similar sites returned a slew of gibberish domains including a pair of NSFW Blogspot blogs.

Yet somehow Statbrain was apparently worthy of a mention in the list of "Cool Websites" from a fairly well-known blog whose RSS feed I read regularly. I may miss the mark from time to time with my recommendations, but please call the Spanish Inquisition on me if I ever sing the praises of a failure like Statbrain.

If you're looking for a tool like this, check out Quarkbase instead - it actually provides some useful information and stats.

Tags: stats, web-analytics