Alexa

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Alexa Internet, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Foundation date 1996[1]
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S
Industry Internet information providers
Products Alexa Web Search (discontinued 2008)
Alexa toolbar
Parent Amazon.com (acquired 1999)
Website www.alexa.com
Alexa rank 1,380 (October 2013)[2]
Type of site Web traffic and ranking
Registration Optional
Available in English
Current status Active

Alexa is an Internet service that measures how many Internet users visit a website. At Alexa.com, people can enter a website address and Alexa will show them how well-visited the website is. It can also tell them how its popularity has changed over time. Alexa have 6 million unique visits monthly.

Alexa was created in 1996 by American businessman Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat. In 1999, Alexa was bought by Amazon.com for about US$250 million in Amazon stock. Alexa provides free api that is used by services and toolbars all around the world to easily display Alexa Rating.

Some virus companies mark Alexa toolbar as adware (McAfee), trackware (Symantec) and Potentially Unwanted Program.

Sources[change | edit source]

  1. "About Alexa Internet". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. http://www.alexa.com/company. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  2. "Alexa.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/alexa.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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