How to Find Out How Much Traffic Someone Else's Website Is Getting

Accessing third-party website information can help you with SEO
Accessing third-party website information can help you with SEO

Do you sometimes wonder how much traffic someone else's website is getting? Estimating the traffic of your own website is a piece of cake - all you need to do is have a look at your stats page or log into you Google Analytics account. By what if you need to access the statistics for someone else's website and find out how much traffic they are getting? Here are some tools that will help you:

1. Alexa

Alexa doesn't exactly give you traffic information, but it provides a traffic estimate, changes in traffic (whether more or fewer visitors are coming to the website), rank, and website reach. A very useful website for quickly checking website data.

2. StatBrain

StatBrain claims that they give you the exact numbers for website traffic for any website. Sounds a bit too confident, but the results are pretty good. Check it out for yourself!

3. Compete

Compete is an absolute gem. Even though this website provides traffic data for visitor from the USA only, the results are accurate and very comprehensive. Compete collects data from ISPs and that's how it guarantees accuracy.

4. Google Ad Planner

Like many other Google services, this tool is truly one of the best. It gives very accurate results for literally any website (provided its traffic is a bit more than zero). It also gives you access to valuable information, such as geographical region (or worldwide), number of visits per visitor, the total amount of page views, and more.

Now you know how to find out how much traffic someone else's website is getting. You now can check any website and hopefully you will benefit from the knowledge.

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Greekgeek 5 years ago from California

Quantcast.com has accurate numbers for the sites that participate, which is a significant portion of the web. It tracks visits by embedding a 1x1 pixel image in every page on a site. However, it's covering sites like Hubpages and Wikipedia, not small business sites or small bogs.


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Drenguin 5 years ago from Somewhere

Wow this is pretty sweet. Thanks for sharing.


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Snurre 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments!

Greekgeek, thanks. That's why I didn't include Quantcast - never been of any use to me, because I mostly need to check the traffic for small businesses and blogs.


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humagaia 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I have been using Alexa for this information. The additional sites you have quantified will be of use. If one is looking to target a keyword, and your homework has been completed, the additional info about competition audience numbers will give you possible figures for your future audience numbers, if you can replace the site in the SERPS. Much better than relying on the visitor numbers stated for a no:1 position, as you can obtain from MS, MNF etc.


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Snurre 5 years ago Author

humagaia, thanks for your comment. You are right. Basically, I try to do as much research as I can - knowing more is always better than knowing less.


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and useful. This was one of my considerations when buying a website. So many exaggerate their visitor numbers. What would be great if someone would provide a breakdown of major traffic sources, so that you could actually see if it is search engine traffic or fake/paid for referral traffic.


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Snurre 5 years ago Author

Brett, thanks for your comment and votes. You are right, it would be great to know how much ORGANIC traffic a website it getting.

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