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How Alexa Tool Bar protect you from fake and attack web sites ?

Alexa Tool Bar
Alexa Tool Bar

Alexa Ranking and Google’s Page Ranking are the two ways to find the reputation of a web site . Mainly it helps to the web site owners commercially to get more advertisements and higher rates proving their reach . Let us see how   the users can be benefited from this rank information . (Free Alexa toolbar download and Google tool bar download steps are included)

Alexa Traffic Ranking

Alexa is a web service  from  Amazon.com a premier  dot  com   company. Alexa  gives ranks for the web sites world wide. The higher rank number the site has ,is lower in rank (lesser traffic) . The lower rank number a site has  means the site getting more traffic. checking the rank of a site will help you to find the reputation of it. The combination or Alexa and Google Page rank checking gives you more info about a site before you do a purchase or  share information with it.



If a site  www.example.de has the Alexa rank 23,345,600 it means it is in the very beginning  (less visitors or very new site)comparing to the site www.exampl.ad with rank 3,345,500 .

When you see the world’s tops sites from Alexa you will get list like this (frequently few potions changes ,day by day).I hope it will give better understanding about the Alexa ranking

  1. Google
    google.com

    Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company’s focus is developing search technology.

  2. Yahoo!
    yahoo.com

    Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.

  3. YouTube
    youtube.com

    YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!

  4. Facebook
    facebook.com

    A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.

  5. Windows Live
    live.com

    Search engine from Microsoft.

  6. Microsoft Network (MSN)
    msn.com

    Dialup access and content provider.

  7. Wikipedia
    wikipedia.org

    An online collaborative encyclopedia.

  8. Blogger.com
    blogger.com

    Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.

  9. Baidu.com
    baidu.com

    The leading Chinese language search engine, provides “simple and reliable� search experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.

  10. Yahoo!カテゴリ
    yahoo.co.jp

    有料審査制のディレクトリ。ウェブサービスの形でAPIを公開。

  11. Myspace
    myspace.com

    Social Networking Site.

What you can understand from a site’s Alexa ranking ?

It gives the trafic details of a site ,like what is it’s rank world wide (from teh number of traffic)

It shows you the sites linking with the site and percentage of the users visit to the particular site by  country(more information will be given for the sites have higher ranks , almost bellow 100,000)

How you can benefit from the traffic details and how it protects from attack sites etc.. ?


If a site has a rank bellow 1 million ,definitely it has a reputation from the visitors. A  Spam or phishing site cannot get into the good books of the Alexa.com. When ever you get Spam emails ,and they refer to some suspicious sites ,if you check their Alexa rank then you will find that either  they don have a rank (Appears as “Private”) or have a  higher Rank number like  24,234,234. Simply you can identify the sites reputation .

but please note if a site is new or it is designed for a very particular small niche market ,may be has very low number of visitors and higher rank number. Therefore it is not the only one way to check ,but it also helps.


How to check a web site’s traffic rank in Alexa ?

There are two ways

1) Install the Alexa Tool Bar in your browser and always see the page rank of every web site you visit (click below to get the tool bar now )

Get Alexa Tool Bar for your browser(IE/Firefox)

2) Go to Alexa.com and  enter the url of the site to check the rank


Google’s Page Rank

Another recognized ranking system given to web sites are from Google ,called page rank.

Google gives the ranking to the sites depends on a mixture of findings like quality content,traffic ,site link in etc..

The  Ranking given from 1 – 10 ,the higher number it has the reputation is high.(opposite to Alexa )

I really do two thinks to check the sites authority

1)Checking the Alexa Rank

2)Check the google page rank

Some sites has few millions of Alexa ranking but has 1 or 2 some times more page rank. then the site is a trustworthy ,if Google observers suspicious activity from the  site it will not give any ranking .

How to  find the Page rank ?

Use the Google Tool bar in your browser

Don’t have one ?  just click here to get the google tool bar now

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By S.Manimaraa


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