Sunday, June 3, 2012

Online Book Marketing: Alexa

Alexa compares your site traffic to those of other Internet sites. Unless you get more than 1,000 visitors a month or rank in the top 100,000 sites by traffic, Alexa claims its statistics are not reliable.

But on a rainy day, Alexa offers a good option for depressing yourself. Here's my ranking (yes, it's raining today). Double-clilck to enlarge this image.

So, according the image, there are 5,271,639 Web sites that get more traffic than I do.

A listing of the top sites offers few surprises:

    1  Google  
    2  Facebook
    3  YouTube
    4  Yahoo!
    5 (A Chinese language search engine)   
    6  Wikipedia
    7 Windows Live (Search engine from Microsoft.)
    8 Twitter
    9 QQ.COM (China's largest and most used Internet service portal.)
    12  LinkedIn