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Nick Finck

May 6, 2002 at 10:28 PM

Alexa Web Search at first glance seems like a great tool. It ranks site based on traffic. What they fail to mention is that their databases are terribly outdated (by my test it appears to be 1 year and 1 month out of date). In addition, the ranked numbers are based on a site-wide rank and not per page rank, we are not sure if they use the highest-ranking page on the site or the lowest for the base. Let's hope these bugs get fixed before it goes beyond beta. As always, we prefer to measure a site's creditability by the number of readers as opposed to the number of hits, after all, any banner view in a pop-up can count as a hit. [from Meryl's Notes]

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