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How much traffic another site recieves

Postby Richard Norman » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:04 am

Hello

Is there a way of determining how much traffic another site recieves?

That's all thanks.


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Postby terrapin719 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:03 am

You can look at the Alexa rating and that will give you a general idea, but of course, like everything else it's not 100% accurate. It still gives you a ballpark estimate to compare to your own Alexa rating. (http://www.alexa.com)
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Postby Frank_Bruno » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:03 pm

You can take several factors into consideration such as Alexa that was mentioned along with doing a back link check.

Theres no real method to get exact numbers since you do not own the site.

However sometimes you can search a site like this on google site:domain name and possibly find that they have open back pages that have their traffic stats program running on. Then you can see all their traffic stats and where its coming from.

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Postby David Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:02 pm

Frank_Bruno wrote: Sometimes you can search a site like this on google site:domain name and possibly find that they have open back pages that have their traffic stats program running on. Then you can see all their traffic stats and where its coming from.


I have no idea if that tactic works, but I don't recommend you try it. Spying on someone's website stats is an invasion of privacy, and quite frankly nobody's business!

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Postby terrapin719 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:31 pm

Leaving stats live is a common mistake. A lot of people leave that page open to the public instead of password protected without even realizing that it's out there.

However, I have to agree with David, I wouldn't go trying to find those pages, it's kind of a sneaky tactic :(
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Postby Kathymcbain » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:41 am

There is a site called compete.com that you can use to get traffic information. I use the free service that just shows basic stats, I don't know what the paid would offer.

I'm not sure how accurate they are. I fairly new sites and they are actually pretty accurate with my sites - within a few hundred visitors per month.

I'm also not sure where they get their data, but at the very least you can get a general idea about the traffic a site receives.
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Postby Publisher-For-You » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:54 am

Yes, compete.com is a good suggestion. Nobody's data, not even the site owner's own stats, will be perfect. Compete.com will get you in the ballpark.
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