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About Alexa

Alexa provides information about websites including Top Sites, Internet Traffic Stats and Metrics, Related Links, Online Reviews Contact Information and Search Analytics for SEM and SEO optimization. The Alexa Toolbar is a browser add-on that shows data about sites as you surf the web.

Alexa's traffic estimates are based on data from its global traffic panel, which is a sample of millions of Internet users using one of over 25,000 different browser extensions. In addition, it gathers much of its traffic data from direct sources in the form of sites that have chosen to install the Alexa script on their site and certify their metrics. However, site owners can always choose to keep their certified metrics private.

Alexa's global traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past 3 months. The rank is calculated using a proprietary methodology that combines a site's estimated average of daily unique visitors and its estimated number of pageviews over the past 3 months. Alexa provides a similar country-specific ranking, which is a measurement of how a website ranks in a particular country relative to other sites over the past month.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Historical traffic trends
  • View demographics
  • Sites linking in & upstream sites
  • Social metrics
  • Assess engagement
  • View traffic sources
  • Downstream sites
  • Organic and paid traffic insights
  • Keyword research
  • Assess page views


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Danish
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
Support Options
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Video Tutorials

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
Domain Authority 92
Alexa Rank 1770
Facebook 100
Twitter 70
Google+ 100
Support options 77
Platforms 100
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Plans & Pricing

Basic Plan

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Historical Traffic Trends
  • Demographics : Limited
  • Sites Linking InandUpstream Sites
  • Social Metrics
  • Engagement Pageviews : For sites with up to 10 million Pageviews / Month
  • Certified Metrics
  • Uptime Monitor

Insight Plan

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Historical Traffic Trends
  • Demographics
  • Sites Linking InandUpstream Sites
  • Social Metrics
  • Engagement
  • Traffic Sources
  • Downstream Sites
  • OrganicandPaid Keyword Insights
  • Keyword Research
  • Pageviews :  For sites with up to 50 million Pageviews / Month
  • Certified Metrics
  • Uptime Monitor
  • SEO Audit

Advanced Plan

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Historical Traffic Trends
  • Demographics
  • Sites Linking InandUpstream Sites
  • Social Metrics
  • Engagement
  • Traffic Sources
  • Downstream Sites
  • Pageviews : For sites with up to 200 million Pageviews / Month
  • Certified Metrics
  • Uptime Monitor
  • SEO Audit
  • Full Site + SEO Audit

Advanced High Traffic

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Historical Traffic Trends
  • Demographics
  • Sites Linking InandUpstream Sites
  • Social Metrics
  • Engagement
  • Traffic Sources
  • Downstream Sites
  • For sites with up to 1 Billion Pageviews / Month
  • Certified Metrics
  • Uptime Monitor
  • SEO Audit
  • Full Site + SEO Audit
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Critic Reviews

  • 69

    Cloudswave Score for Alexa

    Rating based on 6 Critic Reviews

    5 Favorable reviews
    83 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    17 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • I use Alexa to gauge how popular websites are for business purposes. I work in PR, so we rank different media outlets/websites in a tiered approach, based on the analytics provided by Alexa.

    Pros : Extremely easy to use. Seems accurate and consistent. Well-known, credible site.

    Cons : I don't have any cons for Alexa. Sometimes I check its accuracy by comparing to Compete.com, but I have never had any issues.

  • Alexa pro upgrade shows fruitful results for high traffic blogs which are having low alexa rank but its not at all recommended to upgrade for pro if your blog already has a good alexa rank.

  • It is not that Alexa is the #1 service available, but they do provide one of the better services while being free. Every few years it seems they fall behind and become a bit of a relic, and then every few years they catch up. Recently when using Alexa I saw they added a good number of features, so I thought it would be worth doing a run down.

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User Reviews

  • 2 In total

  • User review from

    Raviraj Raikar

    Alexa is one of the market leaders when providing analytical information about one's site which helps the customers to grow their business by taking tactical decisions based on the business intelligence provided. There are various traffic metrics which Alexa provides, which gives strategic insight and competitive edge to the business in decision make. The customer can track their performance on daily basis, and see how their initiatives or tactical decisions has an impact on the growth of their Online Presence. Alexa Traffic Ranks gives you Global Ranks and country specific ranking, to help you better position yourself in the market. It provides customer information about estimated unique visitors, estimated pageviews and estimated visitors to the website.

    Pros :

    • One can compare the site with its customer in the same business area.
    • The competitive analysis encompasses, some of the historical traffic trends, traffic metrics, Unique Visitor Count, No of Visits , Pageviews and traffic sources.
    • The keyword insight features, provide information for each of the keywords pertaining to your site.
    • For each of the keyword, the tool tells you how popular your site is and what is the competition level for the keyword, and how much percentage of search traffic it drives. So based on this info, one can meticulously plan on which keywords one needs to concentrate on, so as to get Organic Traffic to the website instead of Paid ones.
    • It also provides Full Site

      Cons :

      • Though it gives quite accurate and meticulous data, but the visitor count, no of visits, pageviews and traffic sources are not real time basis.
      • There is delay in reporting this part of information.

      • December 18, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    Flickr is a well-known online application for sharing photos. It's generally used by avid photographers and professional photographers sharing pictures from professional cameras of either life events or professional events. Mostly, it's random photos and a ton of views of them. Really, there needs to be a better way to control the amount of low-quality and similar types of photos uploaded. You don't really see this problem on other sites like Facebook and Instagram, probably because you can just mass upload to Flickr as more of a digital storage ground rather than sharing with a particular audience. Flickr gives you a terabyte of storage, which is huge, and probably encourages this "mass upload every single angle you took and don't worry about deleting anything" mentality. You can organize photos by albums and tags, to organize them by events, days, etc. Flickr works on all platforms and devices too. With Flickr Pro at just $5.99 per month, you can get stats on your photos, add free browsing for you and your photo-viewers and annual plans save on shipping of Flickr photo merchandise and 20% Adobe Creative Cloud. Pictures show all the camera data, for photo nerds. You can favorite, share and download photos if allowed by the publisher. Publishers can also set the licensing terms, such as whether other people can use, modify or edit for commercial purposes. Being that the site attracts photographers with high-quality cameras, most pictures are of high-quality. Many pictures are of nature too.

    Pros :

    • Shows top 5 keyword and backlink information for free.

    Cons :

    • Relatively minimal need to use it as there are several other more powerful tools.

    • September 25, 2015
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