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Re: survey of top web sites

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:30:27 -0700
Message-Id: <1E1A3B87-2006-4DE0-963D-36760AF6C64F@apple.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: sean@elementary-group.com

On Apr 24, 2007, at 7:22 PM, Sean Fraser wrote:

>
>
> On Tue Apr 24 18:53 , Maciej Stachowiak sent:
>
> >Another useful source of sites to look at might be sites with  
> Google PageRank 9 or 10. Although there are some quirky entries,  
> this is a good >indicator of sites that are heavily linked to.
>
> From Dan's post:
>
> "If we end up with 4 or 5 overlapping surveys (world, europe, US,  
> asia, by language, by pagerank, by traffic, etc) I think that would  
> be great."
>
> Yes, Page Rank would be included. The relevance would be in  
> translating PR as authority ranking since Alexa data is derived  
> from those users who have the Alexa toolbar installed and voted. A  
> cursory review of the Top 100 Alexa sites showed some sites with  
> PR5 and PR6. One had PR4. Remember these Top 500 sites have the  
> _popular_ vote.
Alexa is also believed to be a misleading indicator of overall  
traffic in some cases. I have seen posts where people showed internal  
server logs showing their traffic going up, even as Alexa reported  
their traffic going down. I think it is still a useful resource but  
we have to be aware that it might be non-representative to a  
significant degree.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 02:30:40 GMT

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