I use Compete always together with Alexa, however in compete my site is ranked much higher, so I think Alexa rating is more objective.I don’t know, I am just critical against myself.
I know from myself people are obsessed with traffic, statistics, looking at other sites – tracking their stats and so on.
And if there is enough demand, of course there are sites to satisfy You.
I wanted to put those sites and tools in one list together, because at least for me this field was really unclear – I didn’t know what means Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete, Technorati rankings and I could continue so on.
I must say not always these stats are precise, but however they give at least overview, how popular the certain page is, how many visitors that sites gets – and if You compare those stats with Your site statistics, You can get pretty precise results then.
I also use several Fire Fox and Chrome add-ons to track website traffic, so I don’t have to type and go to statistic related webpage to get the results.
Results actually came to me in this way, allowing me comfortably browse, explore and compare sites I visit.
Now I am so used to live with these toolbars, I can’t imagine my browsing life without them. I will start with actual Fire Fox plugins (just google same for Chrome) I use and later in order to the most popular and know traffic tracking sites.
And just a thought – can You imagine how useful in marketing is information about Your competitors?? This article is all about tracking your websites traffic and how to increase it.
Check the table of contents and see what interest you.
If you want to now from where the traffic is coming and possibly see where the competitors get their traffic these tools are going to make that happen.
These tools are also going to get you the insights to your traffic volume and more. But before I start, I wanted to mention Similar Web, it is a newcomer, but it has such a huge popularity over the years.