Mike Redrobe wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Mike Redrobe wrote:
>>> Eric Johnston wrote:
>>> People install the
>>>> Alexa toolbar for a few weeks and then delete it - probably in
>>>> favour of the Google toolbar. I
>>> Now if only the google toolbar showed a traffic rank...
>>> they're certainly collecting enough data from the pagerank query
>>> lookup to do it.
>> You'd then have rank spamming... that would be my guess. Using
>> proxies and brute-force to crawl one's Web site and boosting the
>> ranks artificially.
> I didn't mean that it should affect SERPs, just that google shows
> a traffic number in the toolbar.
Yes, I know, but then it will become competitive. Sites will want to project
a better status and will fool the system in order to achieve that goal.
Imagine yourself a situation where every surfer has a traffic meter and is
encouraged to use it...
Roy S. Schestowitz