Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Alexa Web Search Platform : Only a new packaging !

Humm, may be John should get a little less excited. Alexa and the WayBack machine was doing that vertical search for a while and for free. I remember also around 2002 they have set a free and public vertical search for a couple of days. They also selling vertical data set on DVD since 2001-2002. And, like Danny says, they are plenty of other free solutions to do that, and thoses seem less complicated to use.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this thing will change te look of the planet allowing low budget startups do great things and stick solutions in the azz to biggest players. Every democratization brings progress.

Martin said...

The journey of Alexa- The Web Information Company has never been a smooth one. Alexa that has been in the scenario almost from the start of the Web had seen immense growth and popularity and then a pretty morbid phase. However, it went back to the drawing board and sketched out new ways to pull back the company to steadiness. Several new innovations and changes have been made to Alexa since the time of its inception partly to stay in sync with the changing times and demands and partly to combat its competitors. As for example, till some time back the popularity of various websites was measured by the data collected from the users of the Alexa toolbar. However, the company went for a change in April 2008. Today other factors, apart from the Alexa toolbar, are also taken into account to determine the popularity and traffic of a given website. However, the point to ponder is that the “other sources” that are determinant of a websites Alexa rankings are not clearly cut out. They are vague and misty. Nevertheless, Alexa is still one of the most credible and powerful players of the web.