What Alexa says

www.alexa.com is an Internet traffic tool site that tracks how popular certain websites are.

While there have been a lot of blog rankings published lately, I decided to go to Alexa to see how we’re doing against our OC competition.  Enter the URL and click on traffic rankings.

Total Buzz is the champ coming in ranked at 8,138.

Next is The LiberalOC.com at 412,523.

OCBlog.net comes in at 519,961 (if you type in RedCounty.com, the site weighs in at 3,019,480)

and the Flash Report comes in at 1,107,298.

Orange Juice was ranked 3,665,491.  PowderBlue Report had no ranking at all.  Squat.

  10 comments for “What Alexa says

  1. Steven Greenhut
    June 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Orange Punch also is rated at 8,138 because the Alexa number apparently gives the ranking only for the entire Register Web site.

  2. June 22, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Steve’s right that Alexa doesn’t distinguish individual OC Register blogs from the entire site.

    And I think the rankings you cite tell you all you need to know about Alexa.com’s usefulness as a guide to site traffic.

  3. June 22, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Those numbers don’t make sense when you compare our sites using Sitemeter.com.


    While your numbers are picking up of late (congrats!), here is where we are this week:

    Liberal OC: 2,167 visits & 5,446 page views
    Orange Juice!: 3,118 visits & 11,066 page views

    No idea where Red County/OC Blog sits as they don’t share their numbers with the public.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    June 22, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    sorry it didn’t give you the result you wanted

  5. June 22, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    Read the info on their site about how the numbers are determined. From what I can tell they base their rankings on the searches made by users of their search engine tool bar.

  6. June 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    No, we don’t.

    But here are our numbers for this week so far:

    Visits: 15,889

    Page views: 25,990

  7. June 22, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Fellow Bloggers (but, i only blog once in a blue moon…):

    Please stop this competition between whose blog is bigger… 🙂

  8. June 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Come on people, everyone should know by now that I’m a size queen. 🙂

  9. Flowerszzz
    June 22, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    I think it is silly to say my blog is better then your blog. All 3 major OC blog, OC Blog, OJ & Liberal OC are a valuable part of my day and many others in OC. They all bring something different and valuable. It is not a competition….besides we all know OC blog is the on that gets hit the most! 😛

  10. June 22, 2007 at 10:36 pm


    Wow. Those are huge numbers. That gives us something to shoot for!

    As for blog competition, it is human nature to want to be the best. Except in those little leagues where everyone gets a trophy.

    But yes, all of us contribute something positive to the discourse that ought to lie at the heart of every democracy. The ancient Greeks would have been proud of us!

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