QUOTE(studiolafayette @ Apr 16 2007, 09:29 AM)
Alexa rankings and results are based on the information that the alexa bar sends to it. It is a bar that you can install on your browser, that tells you the rank (and some other information) about the website you are visiting. This bar takes in consideration your visit like the one of other millions of users and makes statistics and ranking according to these information
Really? I never knew thats how they did it. So if I understand you right, alexa collect stats much like television stations collect stats. They give out reporters to a small percentage of the population, and then extrapolate those numbers to everyone else... Alexa collects stats from whoever installs their toolbar, and then extrapolates their stats out to the rest of the internet population to have a guess at what sites get the most traffic.