Sunday, January 13, 2008

Alexa Redirects Not Working

There is some bad news for all of those folks that have been using alexa redirects. They are no longer working. If you have a link that looks like "http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.profitableproductiveblogging.com"
you will find that the will give you a url not found error.
I have been to quite a few blogs that use this technique, have even employed it myself, so I know there will be a lot of dead links out there. If you have any links in signatures at forums or links on your site employing the alexa redirect you should check them immediately and update them.


later all and have a profitable and productive blogging day

Get more profitable and productive information by subscribing to my FEED and my newsletter! or clicking the links below to bookmark my site, or add me to your favorites.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alexa.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. The Alexa rank is measured according to the amount of users who’ve visited a website with the Alexa toolbar installed. Alexa toolbar is an application developed by Alexa Internet. Its primary use is to measure website statistics. This toolbar collects as well as gives some valuable information. Once you install it, the Alexa toolbar monitors all your surfing and collects information about what domains you visit. They use this data to rank web sites. The traffic rank they assign to websites is based on 3 months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of other users and is a combined measure of page views and users. Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks use your blog’s Alexa rank as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If you depend on link or site selling as a form of monetization you’ll definitely want to increase your Alexa rank, because it’ll increase your bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing.