My curiosity of the web numbers continues. In my post What the heck is Alexa anyway? I described a bit about the purpose of caring about your Alexa number. I also mentioned complaints found around the web the the numbers are widely inaccurate so we should not put too much worry into them.
Well, now I really believe that! The widget in my sidebar has not updated in days. When I go to Alexa.com and look up the info on my site the number is lower. (Click for a larger image.)
So I thought that maybe my widget needed to be replaced. Check this out. It’s from the widget config page…
On the same page, how can different shaped widgets have different numbers?? All of this should come from the same database I would think.
What gives Alexa?