Alexa Rank, useless now to determine indi rank

I would like to draw attention to recent change of blogspot.com blogs being redirected to blogspot.in .

this has caused blogspot .com sites alexa to increase drastically. can't see any solution.

This has presented a wrong picture of site.

my indirank dropped 5 points due to this.

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our blog is registered as .com, so it searches alxa of .com,

 

Shankar
Shankar
from Chennai
7 years ago

Same here. Past two months my Alexa rank has been zero. I have dropped 3 points!

your .in alexa is 

Statistics Summary for humane-touch.blogspot.in

 

Alexa Traffic RankReputation Global 7,395,048

your .in alexa is 

Statistics Summary for humane-touch.blogspot.in

 

Alexa Traffic RankReputation Global 7,395,048
Subhorup Dasgupta
Subhorup Dasgupta
from Hyderabad
7 years ago

@Shankar - Not certain what an Alexa  rank of zero would be.

I have tried a couple of things to deal with this. I had an Alexa of under 300K but after the .in redirect, it shot back to the 1M plus mark for both the domains.

I have broken my backlinks strategy into three parts, .com, .com/ncr and .in, and I rotate between the three when I am backlinking so that all of these are equally backlinked. The .com ensures that there are adequate backlinks to the .com domain, while the traffic gets split according to where the page is being viewed from. The .com/ncr helps pick up the traffic from India and other countries towards the .com domain without changing the domain suffix. The bulk of my traffic is India and US, and the .in backlinks helps keep the numbers up for that.

The problem is that every time I use a .in backlink and it is clicked on from outside India, it gives the viewer a page not found error. I have not found a solution for this. I am not certain if the rel=canonical tweak works for blogspot domains, since I have not tried it. 

I have done this consistently (which is not a lot, but yes, consistently) for over six weeks, and now I have both the .com and .in domains back to the low 400s. 

Any other ideas with anyone?

Shankar
from Chennai
7 years ago

Subhorup, my alexa was steadily declining and was at 5.99 M before shooting up and then falling to zero. Mystery it is. Will try diversified backlinking from now on. 

Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
7 years ago

How is backlink related to Alexa ......can you please elaborate .

Subhorup Dasgupta
from Hyderabad
7 years ago

Backlinks are reported by Alexa only to indicate authority of the site. Alexa rank is almost entirely determined by traffic from browsers with the Alexa toolbar installed. For this reason, Alexa is not often considered very important as it is not representative of either true traffic or true reputation. The importance of spreading domains in backlinks is in order to control traffic from those backlinks.

Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Exactly . Alexa is not worth depending ....

My alexa Oct'10 was 6.58m , Nov'10 - 811 k, dec'10 -470k , Upto Aug'11 it was under 300k , then i stopped playing around with it . Now it somewhere between 800k -900k .....

Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Sad that Pramodji.. My alexa has not deviated because of the .in and .com issues. Sample this..

Last Indirank - 251K

This Indirank - 288 K

Its pretty much the same as it was before, i dont know how.. hope your issue gets resolved soon Pramod ji Innocent

Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
7 years ago

 Artiji , You have very high traffic both  international and local traffic , thus your .com and .in Alexa is still decent .....  For people who don't have much off intl traffic , specially from US , will have great drop in their Alexa for .com.

My alexa

Last indirank - 870k

This indirank -1140 k  and will continue to drop .......

and my .in Alexa 870k which quite similar to last rank ....

Fortunately my Indirank is the same 81 ........

 

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

thanks for the explanation, dhiraj ji. Now I do get the point.

Dhiraj Shenoy
Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
7 years ago

I agree with Pramodji, there is lot of confusion over this . I suggest that, this also should go like GPr or just like that indi have updated the submitting blogurl i.e., even if our registered blog is blogspot .com , we can sumbit post to indivine using blogspot.in url also , they should update the Alexa rank calculating also .

Thanks Dhiraj, it's a goofy situation.

Punit Dubey
Punit Dubey
from Navi Mumbai
7 years ago

A nose dive for me this time, from 81 to 69! Don't know the reason, have got a better Alexa thn ever and increased visitors' number...still! For Alexa change, it's getting better every day for me, probably coz it's on my domain though hosted on blogger.

Pooja Pradeep
Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

I don't even know much about itUndecided

sweetsomethingz.blogspot.in

Sweetsomethingz.blogspot.in 

This site is not certifiedClick to open menu

 

Statistics Summary for sweetsomethingz.blogspot.in

There are 828,070 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Sweetsomethingz.blogspot.in. Almost all the site's visitors are in India, where it has attained a traffic rank of... Show More

Alexa Traffic Rank Reputation Global 828,071 Global Rank  India Flag 50,422

 

but your .com site which is registered with indi, its alexa will be skyrocketing high. 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

As I said, I don't even know about itTongue out. So all that is like gibberish to meSurprised.

Mohini Puranik
Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
7 years ago

Thanks Pramodji, I counld find why this alexa is growing like a mad....:(

hehehe mohini ji, no solution, people are saying buy a domain,

but till they give free, why pay money,

one more thing, when we are giving our permalink of post it takes our .in link of post, so it is directly opening the .in site. so it does nothing for our old .com alexa.

my .com alexa has 25 reviews, .in has none.

perplexed what is the solution.

alexa should find a merged solution or it's efficacy will erode.

Latha Vijayakumar
Latha Vijayakumar
from chennai
7 years ago

YES, ME TOO NOTED THAT MY ALEXA RANK HAS INCREASED.  BUT THANKS FOR ALL THE ABOVE REPLIES.  NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT.  EVENTHOUGH MY INDIRANK HAS INCREASED FROM 72 TO 82 IN ONE BLOG REST OF THE BLOGS DECREASED.   

Mahesh Mohan
Mahesh Mohan
from Kerala
7 years ago

Relax guys... just forward the .in back to .com... using the following method... http://www.labnol.org/internet/prevent-blogger-country-redirection/21031/

 

I haven't done myself.. as I use self-hosted wordpress.. so cant say more than that...

worked real great, Thanks Mahesh, 

sorry, it spoils .in alexa too, just looks like opening .com, that's all.

blogspot blog's have to simply copy paste underwritten code  below   <Head>  in edit html of blog, to open the blog with old .com way. simple as that.

 

<script type="text/javascript">
var blog = document.location.hostname;
var slug = document.location.pathname;
var ctld = blog.substr(blog.lastIndexOf("."));
if (ctld != ".com") {
var ncr = "http://" + blog.substr(0, blog.indexOf("."));
ncr += ".blogspot.com/ncr" + slug;
window.location.replace(ncr);
}
</script>

My site is loading as a .com now.

thanks to link of mahesh mohan.

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

For your information, your site is not opening either with .com or with .in

Direct links to your posts are opening from Indivine

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

change

ncr += ".blogspot.com/ncr" + slug;
to
ncr += ".blogspot.com/" + ncr + slug;

It should work

 

rightly pointed captain, but the change too doesn't work. it's better as .in only.

sorry to say, no point in all the trouble. just let the blog roll the google way.

I don't care where my IndiRank, Alexa Rank and GPR are going. I blog because I like. As simple as that! Laughing

great guns,dude,  but I like to show off a bit, though there it may not be much to flaunt, 

Laughing

Deepa Duraisamy
from Mumbai
7 years ago

I wish there was a way to like comments in Indi like on FB. Superlike!

Sankar
Sankar
from Trivandrum
7 years ago

nothing is making any sense for me :( , not even the idea of backlinks :( 

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
7 years ago

Folks, for the currently running IndiRank update, we are checking the alexa rank of both blogspot.com and blogspot.in versions. IndiRank will take the better rank into consideration, ignoring the other. The crawler is running now, and our test data looks good! Smile

With regards to Alexa in general, it's weightage in IndiRank is lower than the other parameters, and yes - we may have to phase it out soon since it relies in part on the toolbar, giving technology blogs an edge over the others. (Visitors to technology blogs are more likely to have the toolbar installed)

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

And it also means that IndiRank are on schedule this timeCool

When is the date actually?

PS: I'm expecting a jump Tongue out

this news is great.

Kedar
from Vadodara
7 years ago

good point!


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