Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Must ask about Alexa....   posted by Razib @ 8/30/2005 01:41:00 AM

OK, first, check out the similar pages to GNXP over at Google. There are no great surprises, really popular blogs like Marginal Revolution show up, blogs we have a long-standing relationshp with, like Steve Sailer are also on the list, and topically related ones like Carl Zimmer make the cut. What I want to ask though is that for years our Alexa profile has shown that Dr. Weevil and the Greatest Jeneration as among the top 10 related links. Why??? I don't think we've ever linked to those blogs (if it wasn't for Alexa I would never have known about them), and I don't think they link to us. I don't even think that I have seen them linked to from the weblogs I do read (not many, but almost all of them are on the "similar links" page of Alexa and Google). I don't really know what they're about. So why is Alexa telling everyone that those blogs are similar to GNXP? This is been the case for the past 2 years (the time I've checked Alexa regularly). Are there very regular readers of those two blogs who have the Alexa toolbar and also read this blog?

Sorry, I had to get this out there, I've been wondering for a long time (some of the other "site info" for the blogs look really strange to me, look at what Instapundit readers are supposed to be checking out).