Hacking Alexa

Alexa, and its short comings were subject of a short piece a few days ago, over on GigaOM.com. Now Jason Calacanis is pushing a social hack that will further expose Alexa’s shortcomings.  In case you are interested, check out Jason’s blog, and sign-up for it. Unfortunately, I am going to sit this one out, and instead watch from the sidelines. Tom Raftery has some doubts, and rightfully so.


  1. Anupam says:

    March 9th, 2007 at 12:50 am Reply

    I am wondering why Jason asked everyone to participate in the experiment? He could arrange three machines himself, couldn’t he?

  2. Boohead - Humor, Experiences, and Making Money… » The wonders of alexa says:

    February 6th, 2007 at 4:06 pm Reply

    […] Matt Cutts writes about his experience with Alexa Here. Some additional experiments explained by Jason Calacanis in his article labeled “Alexa is 100% wrong and you can game it with as few as three machines–or so I’ve been told.. Even the wonderful team at Giga OM run by OM Mailk wrote about the problems with trusting numbers from Alexa in thier article labeled “Hacking Alexa“. […]

  3. Starked SF, Unforgiving News from the Bay » Blog Archive » Talk of the Town: Tuesday says:

    November 28th, 2006 at 2:20 pm Reply

    […] Om on hacking Alexa. […]

  4. Allen says:

    November 25th, 2006 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Om, I think it really is a bit sad that Jason posted this. He is a web/blog leader and could probably write thousands of articles that could actually help people, instead posts something that benefits him alone.

    Disappointing to say the least.

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