Let's face it people, Alexa is now worthless.
Maybe back in 1996 it was a wonderfull piece of website, but today, it is inaccurate and ranks websites on untangible factors that can be hack very easily.
The main problem, and maybe the only one, with Alexa is that its rankings are based ONLY on users who have installed the Alexa toolbar.
Back when JohnChow was a noob, he had a pretty funny issue with this system. Here's the link.
I have done some research and found out that I am not the only one thinking this way.
On Blogoscoped.com, I found this comment which is pretty self-explanatory.
I can't believe some people trade domain names and websites and use their Alexa's ranking as an argument.Originally Posted by Tony Ruscoe
Here's my question: does Alexa have a reason to be, now, in 2009?
PS: I posted this in the SEO section, which is the closest section in my opinion for all that mathers online ranking sites.