utube suing youtube, hahah

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by S2007S, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Alexa is very accurate for high traffic sites...
    Roughly the top 100,000 to 200,000 sites...
    Any site that gets > 1000 hits/day will be pretty accurate.

    The reason for inaccuracy...
    Alexa measures only hits by people that have the Alexa toolbar installed...
    Which I'm wild guessing to be maybe 3-5% of browsers.

    So you are measuring the behavior of 3%...
    Generally more techy, sophisticated users...
    And then extrapolating to 100%.

    Deadly accurate for top 10,000 sites...
    But if you are #300,575 and get 300 visitors/day...
    Alexa can be off by 100%... and show
    100 or 600.

    One thing it's good for...
    Is to weed out good-looking sites...
    That are really deadbeat businesses with near zero traffic...
    And avoid such.
    #11     Nov 2, 2006
  2. Hounddogone,

    Statistics ; the law of the big numbers,right !

    Any other tracking site similar to Alexa ?
    #12     Nov 2, 2006
  3. S2007S


    THey do not have a case. Utube did register theirs first but still will not win this won. I have seen these cases before, most corporations trying to sue usually lose.
    #13     Nov 2, 2006
  4. but its odd.. they never estimate actual traffic "hits"... just percentage of "a million users"... odd no?
    #14     Nov 2, 2006
  5. Ratboy88,

    I wonder about that too.

    Well, if you know how many million users
    the net has daily, you can multiply it
    with that number, any idea ?
    #15     Nov 2, 2006
  6. i give up on u tube

    that flashing advertising that just started is going to give me an epileptic seizzure... fuck em
    #16     Nov 2, 2006
  7. no i don't... HoundDogOne seems pretty knowledgeable in this area, maybe he will enlighten us.
    #17     Nov 2, 2006
  8. ok.. here are some sample numbers from a site i visit frequently:

    for oct he had 200,000 vistors and 360k pg views. his alexa reach per million was appx 550.

    his one week alexa rank was 3,014 (extremely good)
    #18     Nov 2, 2006
    #19     Nov 2, 2006
  10. Ratboy88,

    Is he resetting his counter every day or
    on a monthly basis ?
    (if you reset it everyday you will have more visitors)

    What software he uses for tracking his
    numbers ?

    What is the website ?
    #20     Nov 4, 2006