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$6,500 Alexa Top 1000K List is Now FREE

alexa top 100k sitesAaron wall points out that Alexa has started to give away the list of their Top 1000K Websites for free!

DownloadAlexa Top 1,000,000 Websites List.

Previously Alexa used to sell this list for $6,500 (after 35% discount on the original price $10,000). Now they have just decided to give it away for free, Can you believe it?

Alexa is not alone, it looks like Quantcast was the first one to release such a huge list for Free.

DownloadQuantcast’s Top 1,000,000 Website List.

Why is this List Valuable?

I know you must be thinking – Why is this list valuable? What Can I Do with it?

Well, this list can come handy if you know how to use it. The whole world wide web has billions of websites. If you are interested in media buy, then with this list you research becomes pretty easy.

Here are a few things you can do:

  • You have a travel portal or a travel related product, You want some online exposure for your site that is both effective & affordable. Open the List and search for the keyword “travel” and you will find a lot of travel related sites. Look for sites that are ranked over 50,000 — usually those sites still has substantial amount of traffic but getting them to show your banner advertisement would be cheaper compared to making a deal with some of the top sites.
  • If you just need traffic and you don’t really care about demographic & quality – try searching for “blogspot.com”, “wordpress.com”, “typepad.com” or simply any other popular blog network that you can think of. Chances are you will find a lot of blogs in the list that receives a healthy amount of traffic. And many of those blogs are ‘general’ blogs and tipping them off to show your banner won’t be that hard, provided that both parties are ‘fair’ with their terms.
  • If these sites are getting ‘traffic’ its likely that they are getting the traffic from the search engines (because of their rankings). So try searching for your keywords and see whether you can find some quality sites to get links from

So what else can you do with this list? Share in comments!

Alexa Web Search is Shutting Down

alexa-web-searchSo the day has finally come, Amazon has decided to shut down their Alexa Web Search Service.

Here is the copy of the email that Alexa sent out do the developers (Source: TechCrunch):

Dear Alexa Developer,
The Alexa Web Search service will no longer be available to new customers as of November 26, 2008. Use of the service is low, so we are shifting our priorities to other areas where we can provide better service to AWS customers.
The Alexa Web Search service will continue to be operational for 60 days until January 26, 2009. The ProgrammableWeb website offers a list of web services that provide web search.
We apologize for the inconvenience to you.
Thank you,
The Alexa Web Services Team

I tried visiting the official page of Alexa Web Service and I was welcomed with the following notice:


Well I guess it was for Good, who was using Alexa web search anyway? They had such strong competitors like Google, Yahoo & MSN so I guess they have made the right decision to close the service and focus on things that matters.