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Alexa.com now selling Web Stats – AWIS

on June 29, 2011 | Alexa | Comments (1)

Many of you may not know this, but Alexa.com has a program called the Alexa Web Information Service (AWIS), which sells historic and detailed web stats about any site in the Alexa index.

You only pay something like $0.15 to view detailed stats of up to 1000 sites.

Alexa which is owned by Amazon.com – look to have had this service running since October 11, 2005! Why didn’t I hear of it sooner 🙁

If you have worked for a long running website, it could be worth researching into your historic traffic details, and seeing how world and domestic events over the past years have impacted your website traffic.

Interesting stat, yesterday Facebook had an Alexa Rank of 1, beating Google.com

facebook alexa rank 1


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  • David,

    At JobServe.com we have been using this service for a little while to track the Alexa performance of our site. It is very handy, but does have the frustration of not surfacing *all* of the information that Alexa has. For example, things like bounce rate aren't provided in the output – apparently deliberately.

    Also, with the API having been unchanged since 2005, last week Amazon advised that they were changing their signature system due to security issues. The previous signature will be dropped in November, so we have just been through the exercise of updating our code to use the new v2 signature.

    Some great articles on your site. I look forward to continued reading.

    Chris Windram
    General Manager, IT, JobServe.com











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