A rexa’s problem with Alexa

A rexa’s problem with Alexa: I get it, okay. Amazon’s Alexa has invented sliced bread today. However, I have a problem with Alexa. And while it’s purely a vanity complaint, it is something I believe reveals a glitch in their methodology.

Here’s the problem: The “rexblog.com” page on Alexa reveals that this weblog has a grand total of “9” incoming links. By contrast — and I have no idea what any of this means — Technorati says this blog has about 1,500 incoming links from 323 sites (I’ve complained in the past that the Technorati stats can stand idle for weeks, but I think that situation has cleared up recently; frankly, I haven’t tracked it) and other services have different results.

However, if someone from Alexa is listening to all the glowing praise they’re receiving today, throw this complaint in the hopper as well.

(For the record, if no one linked here, the rexblog would still be exactly like it is.)

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  • Tom Biro

    Definitely echo these sentiments. I think that a lot of the traffic reach figures are pretty solid, but the links is always completely different from what any other tool says.

  • Jeremy Dunck

    Yes, the index is not nearly complete, and I’m sure the link count is based on that. It’ll still be a useful resource.