July 18, 2002

The SportsFilter info page on Alexa sure is sparse. Our traffic ranking is pretty shabby too. What can you do to help? Install the free toolbar. Maybe then the traffic ranking will go up, and SpoFi will get off the nth page of their search engine (when you do a search for sports discussion)

posted by insomnyuk to navel gazing at 04:54 PM - 4 comments

I don't understand the Alexa ratings at all, and I wonder how/when they're being updated. Spofi's rating (~420,000) seems low - but rW's rating (~700,000) seems absurdly low!

posted by djacobs at 08:28 AM on July 19, 2002

Just look at their top 500 pages: http://www.alexa.com/data/ds/top_500?p=DestNew_W_t_40_M1 I'm sorry, alexa is not #8.

posted by djacobs at 08:57 AM on July 19, 2002

Well, their traffic only counts people on Windows machines with IE with the Alexa toolbar installed... so obviously its a biased demographic.

posted by insomnyuk at 09:36 AM on July 19, 2002

that makes sense, since ~40% of rW surfers use Mac, and less than 50% use Windows. I'm sure even less than that use IE.

posted by djacobs at 10:15 AM on July 19, 2002

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