More Alexa Bashing
Turnip of Power has a blog post up about Alexa as a random number generator.
They write: Now Alexa has changed their algorithm, making it worse than useless. I’m surprised my site doesn’t record a negative score seeing how off base their estimates are.
Well, I thought I should check to see how my site did during my vacation. Sure enough, both Google Analytics and Quantcast showed my traffic drop to about a quarter what it was before I left for vacation.
At the same time, Alexa has shown a significant increase in traffic to my site.
So, I think that Turnip of Power is wrong. Alexa isn't a random number generator. It is showing a strong negative correlation to actual traffic.
UPDATE: This is a test update.