I noted today that there was an update to a Firefox plugin I installed a million years ago to display Alexa rank. To my knowledge it had never worked before, not only for my site, but for ANY site. Now it works for every site I try it on.
The Google Rank function within the same plugin was working the whole time, but the Alexa function did not. The Google PageRank measurement -- which I've menitioned a few times before - 1 2 3 -- I can see in multiple places and different toolbars designed for it. The number is an exponential scale from 0 to 10 with the top being nearly unreachable. Google.com is one of only a few dozen sites with ten. Alexa's rank is measured based off of Traffic Rank, which is measured off of users that have the Alexa Toolbar . Each site is ranked in order with each site having an individual number measured against other sites. Since this tool has such a bad reputation for spyware, I've never used it and probably never will, except for the Firefox one.
I see that my own site (arconati.us) is ranked 3,834,468th!
See more about Alexa's Traffic Rank for arconati.us: 3,834,468
I'd like to thank whoever it is who has this tool and is occasionally browsing my site. However, perhaps you should uninstall it. Just a thought!