.. For those who are unaware of Alexa, it offers an interesting tool to webmasters. The service is designed to value websites based on the number of people visiting the sites and the activities of these persons while they are on one site. Note that your results are skewed to the activities of those who use the Alexa toolbar. If your site is Business-to-Business oriented, then the results may be useful to their needs. If your site is Business-to-Customer oriented, then the Alexa results are far from reality in the documentation of the importance of your website. The reason why the Alexa results are skewed to the Business-to-business market is because most people who use the Alexa toolbar are involved in Business-to-business, either as user or provider B2B services. On May 24, 2005, Alexa’s ranking of the top ten English language web sites were as follows: * * * * * * * * * * (This information came from: QUA eight of the TEN WEBSITES all have in common course, five of the first ten sites are search oriented sites, but that is not the answer.
Passport.net is owned by Microsoft and accessible when someone logs into the network of msn.com. Fastclick.com is a site that helps advertisers buy advertising across a huge network of sites. These two sites do not fit the profile. The only thing that eight of top ten sites have in common is that they are content driven destinations and add new, original and exclusive content on a daily basis.