Alexa is clueless, apparently

Why is Alexa so freakishly clueless about sites that link into Sparkplug 9?

I’ve never really cared about Alexa, but it seems all the rage lately among people comparing the reach of various sites, so I thought I’d check my main domain. And it tells me that precisely one site links into Sparkplug 9.

Ummm … nonsense.

According to Google, the actual number of links into Sparkplug 9 sites is “about 15,300.” Hmm … about 15,300 is not 1. Not even close to 1. Never mind not being in the same ballpark, it’s almost not on the same continent!

I repeat: how could Alexa be so clueless?

[tags] alexa, web search, google, pagerank, inbound links, clueless, john koetsier [/tags]