February 12th, 2008

Adding Alexa Rankings to Ratified.org

I’m thinking about adding Alexa data as another factor in the Ratified.org rankings. It would seem to be a weird move on my part, after labeling Alexa as downright inaccurate and useless. What do you guys think? I might be playing around with the API’s of Bloglines and Del.icio.us too. Well, let’s see how that goes.

Oh by the way, Ratified.org now has an official blog! Nothing fancy so far though. If you have any ideas on what to feature in the blog, please do share it with me! 🙂

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  1. 15 Comments

  2. pavs said...

    Hi andrew sorry to bother you again, can you _please_ look into custom plugin request? I _really_ need it. As promised i am willing to pay for it.
    I posted a requested for this over here too (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/156450), but nothing gives. Please please look into it, i am sure it wont take much of your time.

    Feb 12, 2008

  3. Blogie said...

    Alexa? While Alexa data might have value for US blogs, that’s not the case for Philippine-based ones, I think… Also, the way Alexa gathers statistical data is rather limited, don’t you think? Ergo, unreliable, IMHO.

    Feb 12, 2008

  4. Karlo.PinoyBlogero said...

    Hmm.. Alexa. I’m not sure. Bloglines? I don’t think a lot of people use bloglines. Delicious? A lot of Pinoys don’t even know how to bookmark! ^_^

    Though such changes might prove useful to Ratified Australia.

    Feb 12, 2008

  5. Andrew said...

    @Blogie: Yup, Alexa is not reliable. I might just add it as an “extra” type of data at Ratified but not count it in the rankings. :0

    @Karlo: Yeah I’m quite aware that most Pinoys are clueless about Delicious, more so Bloglines. Do you have other ideas though?

    Feb 13, 2008

  6. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    Alexa is a big NO! NO!

    I’m always checking Alexa every now and then, and witnessed its inaccuracy.. ^__^

    If you could include google analytics stats, that would be far way more better than alexa stats 😀

    Feb 13, 2008

  7. Blogie said...

    Good idea, Drew! And while you’re at it, maybe you could remove PR as a metric for your rankings as well? Hahahaha! 😉

    Feb 14, 2008

  8. FruityOaty said...

    I like the idea of Alexa being included… I like checking that once a week, but I’m not too keen on Bloglines… Hardly any of my 755+ subcribers use Bloglines, I think. Something like 32 people.

    Feb 15, 2008

  9. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    but alexa is a big liar :(…

    I have seen sites with 200+ UVs per day, but its alexa rank is higher than a website with 10k+ UVs per day..

    hindi accurate 😀 hehehe

    Feb 18, 2008

  10. Andrew said...

    @Blogie: Take out PR? Hehe. We’ll see.

    @FruityOaty: I’ll consider that, thanks!

    @Jehz: Once Google Analytics offers an API, surely I’ll factor that in!

    Feb 18, 2008

  11. benj said...

    Alexa will kill my ranking. haha

    Feb 18, 2008

  12. Andrew said...

    @Benj: It will kill us all. o.O

    Feb 18, 2008

  13. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    @andrew – Nooooo!!! I love PR! But if my PR drops… take it away! bwahahaha! *selfish*


    Feb 19, 2008

  14. Sonnie said...

    Not totally a bad idea. IMO, we should look into all metric tools to measure the depth, reach and popularity of blogs.

    Feb 25, 2008

  15. Evan said...

    I have been checking my blog stats on different sites. I just stopped checking Alexa. It doesn’t seem to add anyting to Technorati – except a more depressing number for the rating.

    I don’t see what benefit there would be in adding it.

    Mar 5, 2008

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