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    Hi Guys

    Not too sure if this has been discussed before, but here is goes....

    I want to know how much one should read into Alexa rankings of your site?

    The reason I ask is that when we started our 1st site a few months ago, we were ranked about 2,5 million. When I check the rankings each week, i see that our site has been constantly climbing .. Today, we are 542,000

    I know that we're still way out and we need to strive to get to the top 100k and beyond.

    Can you tell me what criteria Alexa uses to base the rankings?
    How important are these rankings?
    If it is important, can you offer any tips on getting better rankings

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    Hi,

    It is based on people who browse your site with the alexa toolbar installed. It is a general indication and a lower number is always better, for sites in the same vertical. A lot of internet marketing sites always have really low alexa sites as these are the people with the toolbar installed!

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    The Alexa rank is quite important but it is also possible to manipulate the result. If you ask some of your friends in different countries to install the alexa toolbar and then visit your site regularly, your site will have a better ranking.

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    I never placed any importance on Alexa personally due to how easy it is to manipulate the results. I think if your in the < 100K you get more accurate results.

    The most important factor is how much quality traffic you have. That's what I use as a bench mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    The most important factor is how much quality traffic you have. That's what I use as a bench mark.
    Fine words - but how do you quantify that - and how can others easily measure it?
    IF the answer is that you can't - then how is it a "benchmark" ?

    Alexa is what it is - it's a biased view (based on toolbar installs) - but it's the best thing I know of to get an indication of another sites traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Fine words - but how do you quantify that - and how can others easily measure it?
    IF the answer is that you can't - then how is it a "benchmark" ?

    Alexa is what it is - it's a biased view (based on toolbar installs) - but it's the best thing I know of to get an indication of another sites traffic.
    Yea, I agree. There's no way to measure other's sites traffic effectively. Regardless of how much traffic a site gets, the "quality" will vary. Even if the alexa rank is really low, it's not an indicator for success.

    When I mentioned "benchmark" and "quality" I was reffering to the ratio of depositing players to visitors. I focus on organic searrch results, and get about 50-80 visitors per depositor. It varies from week to week.

    So, when I try out a new marketting method and find I get 400 visitors per depositing player, I know that the relative quality of the traffic is lower.

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    Hi guys,

    I check Alexa from time to time is not bad at all. You can also use it to check backlinks.

    But I rather prefer to use this one instead, http://www.quantcast.com/, it gives you a lot more info about your traffic.

    I hope you find it useful.

    Cheers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    I focus on organic searrch results, and get about 50-80 visitors per depositor.
    How do you measure visitors? Are you referring to the clicks registered in the casino stats or any number given by standard stats applications like Google Analytics etc. or something else?

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    The quantcast is an interesting site, but I have trouble thinking that Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, MYSpace, Microsoft, Ebay all run their scripts on their pages in order to "quantify" the traffic numbers....

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    In a very popular marketing forum you'll find webmasters selling 10K visitors for $10 to boost your Alexa rank.

    I use compete.com .
    This tool gives an estimate in numbers of the US traffic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nandakishore View Post
    How do you measure visitors? Are you referring to the clicks registered in the casino stats or any number given by standard stats applications like Google Analytics etc. or something else?
    Yea Nandakishore, I am refering to clicks. Oddly enough I get about 2 clicks per 3 visitors (from Google). The only time my numbers are off is when I do social bookmarking where the traffic isn't qualified.

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    I don't check my alexa very much but I'm sure it's low, or high, I guess thats a bad thing lol. I just check my traffic and my results. According to google ranking and alexa, I suck.

    If you are like this, please don't be discouraged. My searches are great and I have absolutly NO complaints. I just quit my day job!

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    Congrats mojo! You must be doing really well if you can quit your day job. As for the Alexa rank, there are many top websites with poor Alexa rank.

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    Congratulations Mojo! It is an exciting step when you're able to switch to being a full-time affiliate!
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    Thanks Mojo!
    Now encouraging words like this makes me want to push on in this crazy & competitive business of being an affiliate!

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    Thanks guys! My last day is Friday and then I will need a whole new wardrobe of pajamas.

    I probably couldn't have done it or been brave enough without my Joe who is also a webmaster. He taught me a lot and pointed out that the time I am spending at the office could be better spent working for myself. I am not in the big league (yet ) but just happy that my bills are paid every month for now.

    No more bosses!! Instead of shoveling the car out of the snow to get to work, I'll be getting the fireplace going instead. Thanks again for your wishes. It is a big change for me and a very, very good one!


    Keep pluggin' everyone!


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    mojo, I am sure you have the best wishes from all of us here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Thanks guys! My last day is Friday and then I will need a whole new wardrobe of pajamas.

    I probably couldn't have done it or been brave enough without my Joe who is also a webmaster. He taught me a lot and pointed out that the time I am spending at the office could be better spent working for myself. I am not in the big league (yet ) but just happy that my bills are paid every month for now.

    No more bosses!! Instead of shoveling the car out of the snow to get to work, I'll be getting the fireplace going instead. Thanks again for your wishes. It is a big change for me and a very, very good one!


    Keep pluggin' everyone!

    Congratulations mojo! Great news that you're business has grown to the point that you are comfortable taking that step. Well, maybe comfortable isn't the right word, because going out 100% on ones own is rarely comfortable at the beginning. I think the right word is confidence, and I've pleased to see you've developed enough confidence in your portal webmastering business to take the step, or maybe leap, that you've taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Congratulations mojo! Great news that you're business has grown to the point that you are comfortable taking that step. Well, maybe comfortable isn't the right word, because going out 100% on ones own is rarely comfortable at the beginning. I think the right word is confidence, and I've pleased to see you've developed enough confidence in your portal webmastering business to take the step, or maybe leap, that you've taken.

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    Thank you Michael. I want to say that the GPWA has played a very important role in my quest to be full time. The help from fellow webmasters, affiliate managers and everyone else is what has guided me over the last few years. Especially through our rough times. It's amazing to see others so willing to help in this competive industry like they are here.


    I am feeling pretty confident. I have given it about two years of consistancy before I was willing to take the risk. I've always worked outside so this is very liberating. Even though I'll be working twice/three times as hard, the only one I have to answer to if I take a two hour lunch is me and I'm a pushover lol.

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