Can someone explain Alexa rankings?
I’m confused. This is not a new experience for me, but I’m seeking assistance anyway. According to Alexa, the internet traffic ranking for this blog has decreased slightly over the last several weeks. Given that I’ve been posting somewhat less frequently since the school year started, I really wasn’t terribly surprised by this. But, at the same time, I noticed that according to WordPress our page hits had increased significantly over the same period. So, curious I headed over to Quantcast to see what they had to say. And, their stats indicate that our site traffic, both in terms of visitors and page hits, has increased every month since April (with a slightly accelerated growth curve in September).
So, maybe you can understand my confusion. How can our site traffic be increasing according to WordPress and Quantcast, while at the same time our internet traffic ranking is decreasing according to Alexa? I don’t get it. If someone more knowledgeable than I could explain, I would greatly appreciate it.