Written by:2009/04/02 12:24 PM
Alexa, the web traffic ranking site has just recently upgraded their website UI. Well it seemed recent to me as I have just noticed it.
Alexa ranks sites based on tracking information of users of its Alexa Toolbar for Internet Explorer and from integrated sidebars in Mozilla and Netscape.
Alexa have upgraded their site UI. To me it looks much better. More professional, more pleasing to the eyes. Does not look like it was done in the 80's anymore.
Founded in April 1996, Alexa Internet grew out of a vision of Web navigation that is intelligent and constantly improving with the participation of its users. Along the way Alexa has developed an installed based of millions of toolbars, one of the largest Web crawls and an infrastructure to process and serve massive amounts of data.
For users of Alexa's Toolbar and web site this has resulted in products that have revolutionized Web navigation and intelligence. For developers this has resulted in a set of tools unprecedented in scope allowing whole new services to be created on the Alexa data and platform.
Some consider the Alexa traffic stats and ranking worthless, while others believe that is is an important metric for any site. But this is a whole other topic of discussion. Whether you like Alexa or not, I believe it has its place.
Check it out, and let me know what you think.
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