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Old 05-05-2009, 01:56 AM
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What’s the difference between PR and Alexa Rank?

I am always confused with these two’s Alexa Rank and Page rank, I see some of the directories has better Alexa Rank but Low PR or even at 0. So can you advice me which is better, High Alexa Rank directories or High PR directories? for making good backlinks.

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Old 05-05-2009, 02:38 AM
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PR is based on how many backlinks your site has gathered while Alexa Ranking is based on how many visitors who have installed Alexa Toolbar view your site...
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:48 AM
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alexa ranking, counts the number of visits or traffic that your site get, and in Page Ranking, i think counts the number of backlinks that your site have
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:34 PM
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Of course High PR directory is better for your site backlinks! But consider that different pages could have different PR
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:55 PM
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Rank high in google and you'll do well!
I wouldn't think twice about alexa!
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:42 PM
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PR is based on how many backlinks your site has gathered while Alexa Ranking is based on how many visitors who have installed Alexa Toolbar view your site...
That is correct. Thanks for that answer
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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PageRank is one of the methods uses to determine a page's relevance or importance. Then Alexa tracks where you go and compiles the information into rankings based on the number of hits to each site.
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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PR is google gives and Alexa Rank is depends on how many visitor and traffic of the site
 
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:18 AM
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that is why I like Google's PR over Alexa rank.
 
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:25 AM
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Both are crap and useless and many strugle to improve them becouse they think this means succes and money but that doesn't mean nothing ..
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:37 AM
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PageRank is one of the methods uses to determine a page's relevance or importance.
PR has nothing to do with relevance. What kind of relevance do you think, anyway?

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Both are crap and useless and many strugle to improve them becouse they think this means succes and money but that doesn't mean nothing ..
Never would say that they mean nothing.
Both PR and Alexa rank are a kind of feedbacks about a website. So if you're PR is increasing and your Alexa rank is decreasing, then you're on the right track.
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:43 AM
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Pfa : I personaly have a website that is PR0 ranks pos 6 for a very competitive keyphrase ... 76 milion results ... so you can get pr 7 if you wish i don't bother with such crap things ... i'm speacking from experience so if you can prove me otherwise pls don't insult my 5 years experience in seo ...
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:02 AM
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You must have misread something, I didn't wrote that high PR is the key to success.
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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Smile Low Alexa rank and high PR

Low Alexa rank and high PR of a website is good for building backlinks for a website.

Alexa determine the traffic details of a website while high PR determines quality of site in terms of Google.
 
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:47 AM
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Page rank - is a measure in inbound links to your site. This is how google determines how "popular" your site is.

alexa - is spyware. Its a toolbar that is installed on your browser and it reports your browsing habits back to the alexa servers.

At one time alexa was some of the worst spyware - adware that was going around. The toolbar made internet explorer crash on a regular basis and it made your system run slow. At one time alexa was associated with trojan horse type downloaders. Meaning that alexa would download and install other programs without your permission. One of the programs that seemed to be associated with alexa was "whenyousave" - which runs pop-ups on your computer. 6, 7, 8 or even 9 years ago, when a computer was infected with adware, there was a list of programs that was seen on a regular basis - and alexa was one of them. It was strange that people would install alexa. And in a few days or weeks their system was infected with all kinds of pop-up scripts. It was like alexa and malware went hand in hand.

This was years ago, and it seems that alexa has moved away from the trojan horse downloader stuff and stuck mostly with tracking your internet activities.


In a nutshell:

Page rank - google - good

alexa rank - spyware - bad

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:55 AM
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Well, I focused more on my SERP, PR, traffic and sales.Alexa??? forget about it.
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:32 PM
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PR is based on how many backlinks your site has gathered while Alexa Ranking is based on how many visitors who have installed Alexa Toolbar view your site...
yeah but Neither or them are that important, the only things that really matter are traffic. Other stuff is great to have but not necessary for success. High PR and Alexa don't bring success - success brings high PR and Alexa.
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:31 PM
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Even i was thinking over this from a long time. i know PR is important for the website, but alexa? where alexa is counting all of our traffic, linked sites, keyword search and if it's in top 100,000 then its worthful, i am still not sure about alexa ranking but PR do matters for our website's
 
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:47 AM
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And also the different between RP and Alexa Page rank because it from Google is accurate while Alexa is not.
 
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