Tags: alexa, quantcast, web ranking
As we’ve mentioned in our previous post; our site, RadarFarms, has been launched in June, 2006 and it is a whole eternity for the Internet age. Since then we went from zero traffic to over one million visits a year.
While one could argue that it is not a big deal to cite the phenomenal success the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Kosmix and YouTube, we are still proud of our milestone because we know how it has been achieved.
We’ve never had any funding from VCs or angel investors alike and the whole venture is, really, a moonlighting project by a core group of people who are looking for better ways to explore the Internet and how to unleash its unlimited powers.
OK – enough of the self-praising! Let’s get down to, relatively objective, evaluations by Website ranking services.
One of them, Quantcast, just rated our site as 99, 913 and, thus, we’ve made it to the top 100,000 sites rated by the web rating agency.
The ranking is particularly important to us since Quantcast directly measures our traffic in the USA and globally unlike its major competitor, Alexa, which ranks the sites by traffic passing through its proprietary toolbar and using some Internet visitor panels.
Some industry pundits consider Quantcast superior to other “for-fee” and free web ranking services. Anyhow, it is not up to us to judge who is better. We just figure that if the total number of Internet sites exceeds 182 millions and we are in the top 0.1% sites by all the three major ranking services (Alexa and Compete rank our site, at the moment of writing this post; as 125,493 and 123,303, respectively), we must be doing something right!