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Offline MarkTime

Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« on: April 23, 2003, 07:05:09 PM »
OK, I ran across alexa.com which is a site that publishes rankings for web sites.

The web site traffic rankings are based on users who use the Alexa toolbar.  This is somewhat problematic for Amiga sites, as the Alexa toolbar is only available for windows and with Internet explorer.

While sampling is perfectly fine, the sampling may not be correct across an international community if alexa adoption is skewed by region.

So, with all those obvious problems aside, WHO RUNS THE MOST POPULAR AMIGA WEBSITE.

WELL AMIGA.ORG of course!!!!  Woo hoo, amiga.org rocks.

So without further ado.....Alexa's rankings, 3 month traffic report (lower number is better):

Amiga.org 157,762
Amiga.com 180,643
AmigaWorld.NET 370,017
Amiga-news.de 1,078,075
ANN.LU over 3,641,889

Obviously, the european sites are getting killed by a lower adoption rate for Alexa toolbar or IE...or a higher retention rate for native amiga browsers???

In any event, I cannot imagine ann.lu really doing so poorly....

interesting though...

now....I would list some morphos sites, but I couldn't find any that had any ranking at all :-(

now just for kicks:

microsoft.com :  8
apple.com: 175
atari.com: 114, 647

remember atari.com is now a website for the atari games division of hasbro, or some game company.....
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2003, 07:31:23 PM »
more numbers:

the company I work for now: 93,775
the company my brother founded: 31,886
my former employer's static site: about 139k...

lol, well this could go on forever: uhmmm

macworld.com 8,692
but a personal fave of mine, xlr8yourmac.com is only:
102,611

ok I'll stop.....

 

Offline ikir

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2003, 07:32:11 PM »
Atari beats amiga? :-(

ARGH :-x  :-P
 

Offline lempkee

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2003, 07:33:51 PM »
this reminds me of the broadband tester that said to me i had a t3 connection......

i dont think theese numbers are very good....
something is very wrong , atleast if u count the hits everyday...

Whats up with all the hate!
 

Offline Hooligan_DCS

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2003, 07:55:17 PM »
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The web site traffic rankings are based on users who use the Alexa toolbar


I can understand Google-toolbar .. but Alexa-toolbar? huh .. what are people thinking.
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2003, 07:55:40 PM »
speaking only about the sites, where I know what the hits are....the finding seem very on target.

still there would be some skew, and maybe more so in the amiga world and its special tendencies.

still I'm not surprised to see the morphOS sites not registering even a blip, and amigazone not registering a blip....

and czech amiga news, being ranked close to amiga-news.de....the big surprise to me, is ann.lu...but while I think alexa is off a bit on that one, I have also revised my overall estimate of thats site traffic downwards...I don't think alexa is completely wrong, based on its other accurate predictions.

The other thing is, its good to be ranked high on search engines...as amiga.org and amiga.com are.....and its good to have spikes of high activity to help your average...as amiga.com, amiga.org, and amigaworld.net clearly do.......

I think its non scientific and clearly not exact, and maybe some real problems with some of the numbers, but....still I don't think its completely off and probably the best guess I've seen yet...anyone else have better numbers?  I think it would be an interesting post if you do....

thanks
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2003, 08:06:01 PM »
a LAWD

ok, I can't help but tell on myself.

I was at alexa site again...and it is a amazon.com company, powered by google...

but anyway, customers who visited amiga.com also visited these other sites:

snofalls.com

What??? turns out its a credit union in Snoqualmie Washington....they must have the alexa toolbar installed over at Amiga, Inc.

lmao
 

  • Guest
Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2003, 08:09:41 PM »
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What??? turns out its a credit union in Snoqualmie Washington....they must have the alexa toolbar installed over at Amiga, Inc.


I can just see it.

"My name is Bill, this is my friend Fleecy, can you lend us some fifty bucks to buy some t-shirts for our customers?"
 

Offline Warrent

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2003, 08:43:07 PM »
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"I can just see it.  "My name is Bill, this is my friend Fleecy, can you lend us some fifty bucks to buy some t-shirts for our customers?""


For some reason that had me rotfl.

Thanks
 

Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2003, 09:04:09 PM »
Why even bother using stuff like Alexa and other nonsence toolbars when IE can be set up to use any search engine on its own.
 

Offline BouncingAyatollah

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2003, 09:24:49 PM »
Why bother to use Aaaaaiiiieeeee! at all? Opera and Nutscrape both have integrated search bars?
\\"Whose souls, albeit in a cloudy memory, yet seek back their good,
but, like drunk men, know not the road home.\\" -- BOETHIUS
 

Offline filson

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2003, 09:59:26 PM »
Atari is owned by Infogrames.
Maybe hasbro's got them. naah, that would never happen.
Infogrames made North and South, and they are french  :-D
My name is Filson. I solve problems.
 

Offline filson

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2003, 10:01:54 PM »
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Atari beats amiga?

maybe it's because they released UT2003 and Unreal 2?
A inc has still to release something larger than a game pack :-D  :-D  :-D
My name is Filson. I solve problems.
 

Offline Warface

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2003, 10:02:24 PM »
Livin' next door to her, who the ****** is Alexa? :-)
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2003, 10:20:10 PM »
ahh infograemes, I remember that now...couldn't be bothered to actually load the site, wouldn't want to help their stats you know....

though I don't have Alexa.....or have any idea why
someone would use its toolbar over other ones...
Alexas is the number one source around the world
for independent stats about web site traffic.

They are the largest provider of this kind of service...
though they admit to possible skewing by region
and windows only status of their tools....

still noone else is doing it better....Alexa was founded
by the same people who did amazon.com, and they
have over 200 terabytes of info in their archive...
which btw, they donate all of this to the internet archive for preserving the everychanging internet, in its historical context.

Heck, maybe even these words will be saved.
And someday discovered a hundred million years
from now by an historian.

WOW, good thing I am wearing clean underwear.