Alexa Incorrect Merged Listings Problem
Have you ever tried to get your Alexa ranking and you were amazed by seeing Alexa giving you the traffic rank of a site that is different than the site you were trying to get ranking for?
This is called Alexa incorrect merged listings problem. Why this happens?
Alexa spider, identified as ia_archiver in the HTTP “User-agent” header section, crawls the Web whenever it notices that the content of 2 websites are identical it will merge listings for those two sites, this might happen even for more than two sites and is called merging site listing or aliasing. When this happens the traffic of all those listings will be summed to form one ranking that would be listed under only one domain, the one with the most incoming traffic. With a huge number of websites on the Web, this procedure of identifying which domains are displaying the same content may go wrong or become outdated.
Now how to get this Alexa merged problem fixed? Continue reading below.
You have to login to Alexa site information editor (http://www.alexa.com/edit/dealias) to report Alexa that your website has been merged with another website by mistake. And your problem will be fixed within a week or so. The image below is the page you will see after signing into the Alexa site using the above URL:
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