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The first casualty in the AlexaSucks fight: My SeoChat account

By AlexaSucks(220)

Perhaps we were a little naive to believe that Alexa Toolbar users would help us in this quest...

It seems many of those that have the toolbar installed have an unspoken pact to protect the status quo. These are the webmasters with the impressive Alexa numbers that the general public is so impressed with. They don't want the truth to come out- That their precious Alexa rankings are almost meaningless.

You want a great Alexa score? Start a website for webmasters. If you can get these Alexa-toolbar-havin' webmasters to visit your site on a regular basis your numbers will be through the roof!

Case in point- SeoChat.com. Their Alexa score is just 546. Wow they must be really popular! Well, not really. Their visitors are 100% webmasters with a way-more-than-average amount of Alexa toolbar users. This is the problem with Alexa! The top sites don't want everyone to know that their numbers are nothing more than fiction.

You can quote me on this- SeoChat is not the 546th largest website on the Internet! No way, no how...Period!

So, what happens at SeoChat when you challenge the validity of Alexa scores in general? They ban you from discussing your views.

This actually occurred to me several days ago, when I mentioned the AlexaSucks.com experiment in the Alexa forum over at SeoChat.com. My post was in the correct category and very true to the subject matter of the forum, however the webmasters of SeoChat PERMANENTLY BANNED my SeoChat account with no warning! I politely requested, at least, an explanation, however they have not given me the common courtesy of a reply. If I did make a mistake they should have responded by now. But, I fear the truth is that I am the victim of censorship. I am no longer able to view or create posts on the SeoChat forum!

These high-ranked websites want to keep the truth about Alexa hidden, however the truth shall set you free! Once we expose Alexa rankings for what they are, the sites will actually have to use legitimate metrics and create sites with better form and function. It is then that their giant egos will be deflated and their delusions of grandeur will collapse around them.

Please note that we are web-developers ourselves and we know that there are others like us that see Alexa for what it is- the 600 lb gorilla in the room. Please don't let this incident stop you from spreading the word. Join with us and tell the world that Alexa sucks!

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