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Is The New Alexa More Accurate? Initial Answer: No.
Earlier this evening, we reported on Alexa’s ratings model changes and suggested that if more accurate it could help Alexa build a new trust with their users. It appears that the new Alexa model isn’t much better than the original model on our first tests.
CN dropped from ~25,000 to ~76,000 which is a shocking drop of 51,000 spots. I actually believe this is a huge mistake and is the highest drop I’ve seen so far. Yet our sister site, HTMLCenter actually moved up about 30,000 spots and now sits at ~95,000. The kicker is this: HTMLCenter currently has 15% of the traffic that CN has.
Other sites that have reported in on ranking changes:
- modernmom.com gained 30,000 spots
- CLRSearch.com gained 80,000 spots
- Sleep.fm moved up 125,000 spots and they are in private beta!
Alexa staff, if you are reading this – I’d love a chat with you even if it’s off the record.