|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, U.S|
|Industry||Internet information providers|
|Products||Alexa Web Search (discontinued 2008)|
|Parent||Amazon.com (acquired 1999)|
|Alexa rank||2,066 (July 2016[update])|
|Type of site||Web traffic and ranking|
|Current status||Discontinued May 1, 2022|
Alexa was an Internet service that measures how many Internet users visit a website. At Alexa.com, people entered a website address and Alexa showed them how well-visited the website is. It can also tell them how its popularity has changed over time. Alexa had 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 provided a free API that is used by services and toolbars all around the world to easily display Alexa Rating.
At december 2022 Amazon announced that they will turn Alexa off. Service was discountinued May 1 that year.
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