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Alexa isn't counting visits from some countries anymore?

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Satsokl:
Hi All
I hope someone can enlighten me on a strange behavior I noticed.
I manage a travel website that usually has the most traffic during summer.
3-4 months ago it was ranked around 90.000 with just about 2.000 unique users daily. Today it dropped down to almost 600.000 spots despite that it receives more than 8.000 users per day.
The decline is steady and sharp.
Checking other competitive sites I noticed the same thing, their declining curve looks the same as mine.
As my site gets 60% of its traffic from Greece, and the rest from UK, Germany, and the USA, I believe that Greek traffic is not counted by Alexa anymore.
Another indication for this is that all Alexa toolbar extensions in every browser I checked all showing: Alexa Traffic Rank: #NaN and the bar inside it is all white, on every site even on google.com.
Seems that the only option for me is to increase traffic in the UK or the USA.
Can someone confirm this situation or does someone know what else is going on?

I don't want to pay so much attention to Alexa rank but unfortunately, advertisers do give, This site during last winter used to receive dozens of guest posts and ads requests and today nobody seems to care anymore.

Thanks a lot

Satsokl:
Nobody nothing?

Meanwhile, the drop is continuing and today reached 1.300.000.
350.000 positions in one day? seems that they don't have any data at all for this site!
And the traffic is still good, 5000 people daily.

They want money, to sign up for one of their plans to get certified metrics, NO WAY!

sproutmedia7:

--- Quote from: Satsokl on 08-23-2021, 03:28:41 ---Hi All
I hope someone can enlighten me on a strange behavior I noticed.
I manage a travel website that usually has the most traffic during summer.
3-4 months ago it was ranked around 90.000 with just about 2.000 unique users daily. Today it dropped down to almost 600.000 spots despite that it receives more than 8.000 users per day.
The decline is steady and sharp.
Checking other competitive sites I noticed the same thing, their declining curve looks the same as mine.
As my site gets 60% of its traffic from Greece, and the rest from UK, Germany, and the USA, I believe that Greek traffic is not counted by Alexa anymore.
Another indication for this is that all Alexa toolbar extensions in every browser I checked all showing: Alexa Traffic Rank: #NaN and the bar inside it is all white, on every site even on google.com.
Seems that the only option for me is to increase traffic in the UK or the USA.
Can someone confirm this situation or does someone know what else is going on?

I don't want to pay so much attention to Alexa rank but unfortunately, advertisers do give, This site during last winter used to receive dozens of guest posts and ads requests and today nobody seems to care anymore.

Thanks a lot

--- End quote ---

Why do you care about Alexa Rank - Google and other search engine don't consider 3rd party site statistics in their algorithm.

Satsokl:
I don't, some advertisers do.
It was just an indication for psychological reasons only, always false of course, But I will learn to ignore it as my feeling is that it is dying.

robicrobote:
It sounds like you have noticed a significant decline in your website's Alexa rank, which is a metric used to measure website traffic and engagement. The fact that you have observed similar trends among your competitors suggests that there may be a broader issue at play.

One possibility is that Alexa is no longer counting traffic from Greece in its rankings. This could be due to a change in Alexa's methodology or data sources, or it could be related to a technical issue with the Alexa toolbar or other tracking tools.

Another possibility is that there is some other factor impacting your website's traffic and engagement, such as changes in search engine algorithms or increased competition. It's also possible that some of your competitors are using different tools, not just Alexa, to track their website traffic and engagement, so they may not be affected by this issue.

It's worth noting that Alexa ranking can be affected by a variety of factors, and it's not always an accurate representation of a website's overall performance. It's not uncommon for websites to see fluctuations in their Alexa rank over time.

As for your issue with the advertisers, it's possible that they are using Alexa ranking as a metric to evaluate the reach and popularity of your website, which is something you should take into account if you want to increase your advertising revenue.

To increase your traffic from other countries, you could try targeting your content and marketing efforts to the UK, USA and other countries where you have a significant number of users. This could include creating content that is relevant to those regions, optimizing your website for search engines in those countries, and promoting your website through social media and other online platforms.

It's also worth noting that there are other tools to track website performance such as Google Analytics and SimilarWeb that could give you a more accurate picture of your traffic and engagement.


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