How much value do you put in Alexa Ranking for websites?
How many of mosaicHUB members value Alexa Ranking for websites? If your answer is no, then which alternative tools do you use to check the ranking of your website?
Take your Alexa ranking with a grain of salt for in my opinion it is a useless metric. Alexa will not efficiently or accurately track your traffic and they will not be able to serve as any sort of indicator in respect to SEO. In fact all Alexa does is track a small fraction of people that actually have the Alexa toolbar installed. I'm also told that the toolbar is considered to be “adware” by MacAfee while Symantec another major anti-virus program considers the toolbar “trackware.” The toolbar is not installed on any of my sites. I'm also told that if you wanted to ”game” Alexa; it is actually quite easy. - PWD
Yes, we use Alexa, but it is just a nice number. For business decisions and SEO we rely on Google Webmaster tools
Alexa is essentially traffic only, which doesn't really matter unless you are in the top 500 or so...I would focus on your Google Webmaster tools and your average ranking for individual keywords. Google ranks the best sites, not the most popular or fancy, so I give them the most cred.
Alexa is a great ranking tool, but this is not hte only tool. I use SEOTools for ranking my wemsites, it includes Alexa, Google PR, and other ranking engines
Alexa is still an important ranking tool, i tend to use it basically with other ranks and optimisation tools. Most of the time something like http://woorank.com or http://dareboost.com will give you more info about your website.
The answer to this question involves a bit more than the obvious. First of all you should ask yourself what the purpose of your website is, or the site you are optimizing. Is it a eCommerce site, a personal portfolio, an corporate profile or a social network. The list obviously goes on.
None. I look at the business goals and if a site is meeting them and if you want external validation I would look to someone like http://www.authoritylabs.com for keyword ranking.
Its all about traffic. Rank is based on traffic. All of them base it on the same general scale.