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Desslar



Joined: 11 Jul 2001
Posts: 776
Location: Bloomington, IN

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 2:28 pm    Post subject: Hard times for HardRadio? Reply with quote

I don't know how legitimate it is, but I found this ranking from Alexa.com of the most popular sites on the web. Looks like HardRadio has its work cut out for it.

1 = Yahoo.com
6 = google.com
12 = Ebay.com
14 = Alexa.com
22 = AOL.com
65 = Hotmail.com
121 = Ezboard.com
324 = MTV.com
343 = Playboy.com
351 = CDNow.com
1,219 = RollingStone.com
17,068 = Metallica.com
18,642 = Metal-Sludge.com
19,028 = **** .com
19,998 = LimpBizkit.com
20,356 = KissOnline.com
25,591 = Ozzy.com
32,734 = OzzFest.com
34,634 = MelodicRock.com
35,986 = HowardStern.com
37,243 = Metal-Rules.com
42,676 = Aerosmith.com
47,374 = Roadrunner/Blabbermouth.net
50,791 = Motley.com
71,684 = HardRadio.com
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Icarus



Joined: 26 Jan 2001
Posts: 1695
Location: where anger and euphoria collide

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 2:54 pm    Post subject: Hard times for HardRadio? Reply with quote

What exactly is Alexa.com (I know I could go there and find out but I'm being lazy)? Surprising that I've never heard of the site yet it's #14 on their own survey.

What is the site ranked 19,028 that was sensored by the hardboard?
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HardRocker
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Joined: 06 Nov 1998
Posts: 1760
Location: Dallas, TX.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 4:10 pm    Post subject: Hard times for HardRadio? Reply with quote

Alexa rankings are to be taken with a grain of salt. You can read their methodology over at [url=http://pages.alexa.com/prod_serv/traffic_learn_more.html?p=DestNe w_W_t_40_M1]http://pages.alexa.com/prod_serv/traffic_learn_more.html?p =DestNew_W_t_40_M1[/url] or do a google lookup for "alexa rankings".

They track mostly teenagers who have the Alexa toolbar (some say spyware) installed. HardRadio has never targeted teens.

This also naturally excludes at-work 25-44 users who make up 85% of our user base.

2 years ago, Alexa measured the entire web and not just their toolbar users. HardRadio was then in one thousand range.

As an example, we work with a site owner who run an alternative site (we host their banner ad manager) that does 300k page views a month. They are ranked by Alexa around 25,000.

HardRadio.com does 300k page views in 2 days.

In reality, our user and traffic levels are at our all-time highest.
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Jeff



Joined: 18 Apr 2002
Posts: 491
Location: Las Vegas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 4:11 pm    Post subject: Hard times for HardRadio? Reply with quote

It looks like some search engine to me. Maybe, when people type in stuff to search, this is what ALEXA.com tracks. 71,000 is a bit high for a site like this. 60,000 I can see, but not 71,000!!
Maybe we should take the initiative like they tell us at work and make this site more popular. How we do this I have no idea, but, it is worth a shot if we want to be better than Motley.com...lol
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Desslar



Joined: 11 Jul 2001
Posts: 776
Location: Bloomington, IN

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 10:34 pm    Post subject: Hard times for HardRadio? Reply with quote

quote:
Originally posted by Icarus:
What exactly is Alexa.com (I know I could go there and find out but I'm being lazy)? Surprising that I've never heard of the site yet it's #14 on their own survey.

What is the site ranked 19,028 that was sensored by the hardboard?

I can't retype the censored site, because for some reason HardRadio insists on censoring it. Let's just say it is the website of a big LA metal station.

Since this ranking is limited to members of this Alexa website, I guess it's probably not particularly representative of the general Web population.
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