Alexa Ain’t So Bad, Says Site Search Comparison

Alexa has
come under
plenty of

fire
recently as not being accurate (old hands
have known better
for years), as more and more people are using it to "prove" how hot their sites
are. Sean Ryan at SLI Systems says lay
off the Alexa bashing! SLI provides search services for a variety of web sites.
Sean
plotted
the amount of searches he sees against the relative Alexa traffic
rankings of some sites and found there was a correspondence. If you were a high
traffic Alexa site, you also had a lot of site searches. Interesting, but I’m
afraid it won’t make a believer out of me.