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    traffic tools (the seo kind)?

    Guys, my boss wants to know how much traffic our competitors' sites get... I told him Alexa is about the only way I know of and that is pretty much crappy data... he told me to ask around... so... aside from stealing their logs or hacking into their analytics account, is there any way for us to tell how much traffic a given site gets?

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    What's wrong with doing a [site:domain.com webalizer] etc.?

    It's their security issue.
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    You could always ask nicely. But I don't see the problem with using Alexa. Especially if their site is related to whatever you are comparing it to. Also alexa rank is supposed to be way more accurate if its < 100K.

    Other than that, you could always use a rank check tool to see where they are for their top Keywords, and try to estimate how much traffic they get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmccarley
    What's wrong with doing a [site:domain.com webalizer] etc.?

    It's their security issue.
    does that work for any other analytics programs?

    the problem with using alexa that we tend to target different demographics... that could screw up the data...

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    Yes. Almost all analizers put "generated by {company name}" at the foot of the page. This only works if they haven't blocked those pages from being indexed via robots.txt or .htaccess. You can just type the path in the URL bar as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmccarley
    Yes. Almost all analizers put "generated by {company name}" at the foot of the page. This only works if they haven't blocked those pages from being indexed via robots.txt or .htaccess. You can just type the path in the URL bar as well.
    I would seriously doubt that they didn't password protect their stats.

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    Skitz:

    I have established relations w/some competitors and have a feel for their traffic. Once I pulled a competitors traffic off their open web statistics. Comparing the traffic for the competitors I know vis a vis ours on alexa is worthless.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadibones
    I would seriously doubt that they didn't password protect their stats.
    wouldnt surpise me with these guys...
    Last edited by skitzzo; 12-15-2005 at 02:06 PM. Reason: stupid question I figured out before anyone caught it... I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitzzo
    wouldnt surpise me with these guys...
    Let me retract that statement.
    ["Created by awstats"]

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