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Is your Alexa ranking worth anything?

The Alexa ranking’s always a controversial topic.

Zach, head brain at DomainSocial, frequently tells me it’s easily manipulated.

So’ve a number of other experienced Internet guys.

It was useful for Jason to mention it on his Off the Top of My Head blog.

And more usefully, see if he could abuse it.

In case you weren’t aware book e-tailer Amazon acquired Alexa in 1999.

A number of people promote/publicize their Alexa rankings (myself included).

In fact, here’s my latest stats.

Alexa graph WhoIsAndrewWee.com

Alexa traffic rankings WhoIsAndrewWee.com

So what does this mean?

After a period of testing detailed in Jason’s post: Manipulating Alexa Isn’t What It Used to Be

Jason comes to the conclusion “the testing I did convinced me that Alexa is not as easily manipulated as it used to be. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be able to be manipulated at all.”


WhoIsAndrewWee.com hits Alexa 86,215

Finally the day has come.

I had been waiting with anticipation as my Alexa ranking hovered at 100,629 for the longest time.

And according to Stuart Tan, once you breach the magical 100,000, you appear on Alexa’s radar screen.

So I watched my own screen.

WhoIsAndrewWee.com alexa reach

And finally!

On Monday, October 9th.

My new Alexa ranking: 86,215!

I was happy that I’d surged past the 100,000 mark.