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Comjuice is like Alexa, only far less accurate

When you've got competitors (and what business doesn't?), it's always interesting to try and figure out how they're doing. Is the grass really greener on their lawn? Do they get more visitors than you do? That's what third-party Analytics services like Comjuice try to help you with. It integrates some metrics from Alexa and Compete.com, and adds some of its own. Unfortunately, it appears to be ve...

WooRank summarizes your website in a few seconds

Competitive? Run a website? Curious to see how your favorite sites rank? I have just the thing. WooRank is a new service that summarizes your entire website in one decidedly useful shot. Highlights include: Traffic estimation numbers using Google data, Alexa & Compete rankings An internal site SEO analysis with a Text/HTML ratio Off-site SEO with link counts from Delicious, Digg,...

Google takes on Compete, Alexa

Everybody knows that Alexa, Compete, and other web services that track web site traffic are inherently flawed. Because they compile third party data instead of looking at your actual server data, you can never be sure that the statistics you're reading are accurate. But hey, if you really want to see whether Engadget is more popular than Gizmodo, they're the only game in town, right? Now there's...

Alexa tweaks its ranking system for more accurate results

Web site ranking service Alexa has long been one of the most used, and one of the least trusted ways to figure out how popular a web site is. That's because it's difficult to determine a site's actual traffic without access to the owner's private data. But Alexa's reliance on a small army of users who installed a browser toolbar had an obvious tendency to skew the results toward tech-heavy web s...

Googleholic for February 19, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic - your bi-weekly fix of everything Google! This edition covers: Google loses #2 spot on Alexa rankings Blueprint of Google's new data center in Harper's magazine Google Adwords makes changes to URL policy ...

Check web site stats with Xinu

Did you know that Google has indexed 18,800 pages for Download Squad? To be honest, neither did we. But that's the sort of information you can get from Xinu, a new web stats tracker. Just type a URL into Xinu and sit back while it compiles data from all the usual suspects plus a few unusual ones. You'll get the site's Technorati, Alexa, and Google details. but Xinu also grabs data from Yahoo!, W...

Does sampling user data give an accurate picture of traffic?

If you've ever played the web traffic game, where big numbers can mean big advertiser dollars --and small numbers can mean going bust -- you're probably keenly aware of the lousy accuracy of "panel" based sampling methods used to rate and rank sites against each other. BusinessWeek takes a look at how inaccuracy means trouble for some web upstarts, and at the ongoing struggle by some to straigh...

Get smart profiles and traffic histories of websites with Compete

Compete aims to help users by showcasing websites that are trusted, transparent and add value to both the end user and the internet in general. Compete has a few different products running, SnapShot, Toolbar, and Search. Snapshot is a handy service that provides traffic history and competitive analysis (similar to Statsaholic), which is great for search gurus and online marketing individuals. ...

Pirate Bay, mininova, and Torrentspy among top Alexa sites

TorrentFreak is reporting that three top BitTorrent tracker sites--The Pirate Bay, mininova, and Torrentspy--have accomplished the inevitable and entered the Alexa 200, the top 200 most-trafficked sites on the web acccording to Alexa. Torrentspy has the highest rank at 153, followed by mininova at 165, and The Pirate Bay barely squeezing in at 198. While nobody argues that Alexa's rankings are th...

Blog Juice Calculator

Text Link Ads is providing an interesting utility that will allow you to index your blog's importance in some specific categories versus other blogs in the same space, called the Blog Juice Calculator. You can also compare your site's relative importance to the top performers. For example, Download Squad gets a very respectable 8.4 in the Computers / Technology category, which puts us about tied w...

MySpace Videos surpasses YouTube

SiliconBeat is reporting that, according to comScore Media Metrix, YouTube has been surpassed in traffic by MySpace Videos, whose traffic doubled in July. This seems to be in contradiction with Alexa, which has YouTube continuing to climb above MySpace. According to comScore, YouTube had 16 million visitors in July--a 20% increase over July--compared to MySpace Videos' 20 million. Required reading...

del.icio.us traffic tanking/rocking

There's been some contention over del.icio.us' traffic numbers lately, with TechCrunch's Michael Arrington pointing out that, according to Alexa, the social bookmarking site's traffic peaked in April and "by some measures they've tanked completely" since then. I'm a huge fan of del.icio.us, so some recent numbers from Hitwise are the kind that I like better. Hitwise says that del.icio.us is going ...

YouTube outpaces MySpace

I knew YouTube was exploding with popularity, but this I didn't expect: According to Alexa, YouTube surpassed uber-social-networking portal MySpace in June in terms of market share. While MySpace still reigns supreme in terms of pageviews and traffic rank, YouTube's reach--i.e. the number of internet users per million that visit a site--is now at 3.9% compared to MySpace's 3.35%. MySpace's growth ...

Amazon dumping Google for Microsoft

Search Engine Lowdown is reporting that Amazon appears to be dumping Google in favor of partnerships with Microsoft. In particular, Amazon's A9 search engine now draws results from Microsoft's Live.com, and Amazon subsidiary Alexa is doing the same. A9 and Alexa search results now sport a "Powered by Windows Live" badge. I'm most surprised by the A9 switch, since it has been powered by G...

Alexaholic: A better interface for Alexa charts

Alexaholic "blends Alexa traffic charts with a lightweight ajax-enhanced interface to satisfy hard-core Alexa traffic junkies." What's that mean? It means you can check out Alexa traffic charts with a lot less clutter and a much more responsive interface than you get at Alexa.com. It also has a JavaScript snippet that you can add to your web site to show live charts for any web site(s). ...