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Anyone care to take on the fact that Alexa is considered spyware by most major spyware removal products including Symantec, Ad-aware, Panda Security and many others. It would certainly be a worth thing to note in the ~controversies~ section. Alexkraegen (talk) 18:43, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
I agree. I'm going to see if I can find supporting data, and I'll probuly add it to the existing concerns section, and rename it.Sephiroth storm (talk) 19:49, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Alexa Ranking should be removed from Wikipedia
Alexa ranking is the most inaccurate thing in the world. Why do Wikipedia shows everywhere this ranking? It should be removed from Wikipedia completely.
It baffles me. It's been widely accepted for years that Alexa rankings are borderline useless as a metric, about as accurate as asking some dude from Florida which websites he thinks should be ranked where. Despite this, they're pervasive across Wikipedia. I don't think I've seen anybody using the Alexa toolbar since the early 2000s — a decade ago! Part of me thinks that Alexa itself is responsible for the rankings being added to so many web organisation-related articles, as it certainly keeps the brand alive. I think there should be an initiative to examine who exactly is adding all these rankings and consider ridding articles of them. After all, why should Alexa metrics be featured (thus promoting Alexa) yet not metrics from the countless other analytics services out there? --Ryan Williams (talk) 18:58, 22 October 2013 (UTC)