Does anyone use Alexa for Research?

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  1. anusha15 profile image87
    anusha15posted 10 months ago

    Has anyone tried Alexa? For researching which websites are doing well, what percentage of site's traffic is organic? Which keywords are getting that traffic?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      No. What skill does it require?

      1. anusha15 profile image87
        anusha15posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        No special skills are required. All your general browsing knowledge. Alexa gives a lot of data for free, and there is a paid version too. There is the ranking of a website along with some statistics like, which keyword contributed the most to the traffic.
        I was wondering if people in HubPages community were already being benefitted and if I could get a tip or two smile

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Doesn't work in the UK sad

          Edit: LOLOL! I just realised you are referring to Alexa the website. I thought you meant Amazon Echo, which we also call 'Alexa'.

          You should have heard me asking 'her' questions big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

          1. tritrain profile image84
            tritrainposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Hahah!  "Alexa, tell me about Alexa..."

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              Yep, and all I was getting was "Hmm... I don't know that one." Silly me big_smile

              I got all excited there for a minute too.

          2. anusha15 profile image87
            anusha15posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            big_smile big_smile
            Happens some times. smile

    2. tritrain profile image84
      tritrainposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Not since they were bought out by Amazon, so a while.  But it was easily gamed by people and wasn't all that accurate.  It was interesting to see certain sites dropping in viewership, always wanted to know why.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 10 months ago

    There was a time when Alexa provided good data but it is based on users, and their users are now a small group with a heavy tech focus.  So i don't think their data represents the normal online population anymore.

    1. anusha15 profile image87
      anusha15posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      That was an interesting input. I wasn't aware. Thanks.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 months ago

    As Psycheskinner says, I've always understood that most of Alexa's data is based on its users, who are largely internet nerds.  That's not the audience I write for so it's not much use to me.

 
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