Every time I bring up Alexa, I get a ton of people who tell me how unreliable and worthless it is.  Let’s assume for the sake of this piece that I know this.  Let’s also assume that my budget for gathering data is zip and Alexa and Compete are the only real options.

With that out of the way, Alexa is showing major drops in reach for Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Mixx and other social bookmarking sites.  They are all happening around the same time.  Concerning?  Not at this point, since the data is all very young.  Worth monitoring?  Absolutely.


Digg on Alexa


StumbleUpon on Alexa


Reddit on Alexa


Slashdot on Alexa


Mixx on Alexa


del.icio.us on Alexa


Newsvine on Alexa



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Propeller and Fark saw some drops, but not as pronounced as these.  Again, this is absolutely, positively nothing to worry about.  It’s been a slow news week.  There are things going on that are taking up people’s time that aren’t social media.  This drop won’t last long.  BUT, it’s interesting to see it happen like this.  Just FYI.

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Written by JD Rucker
JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as The New Americana, a Conservative News Aggregator. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and co-founder of the Federalist Party. Find him on Twitter or Facebook.