Thursday, September 6, 2007
Compete Vs Alexa - Subdomains
The Seattle20 list of high-tech startups in, wait for it . . . Seattle, has just switched over to including Compete stats along with the original Alexa in their simple ranking formula. There is a long tradition of documenting Alexa's shortcomings and a corresponding slow trend towards using Compete for web traffic stats. In many ways Compete is certainly more accurate. However, Alexa beats (out-competes?) Compete in at least one minor way - tracking subdomains. Alexa keeps stats on individual subdomains like mattishness.blogspot.com, while Compete displays their statistics for Blogger as a whole. The same goes for hosted Wordpress blogs, etc, etc.
Just kidding, I actually do get 20 million readers per month - and I'll sell you an ad, too :)
Posted by Mathew Johnson at 5:28 PM