The Alexa ranks and Alexa toolbar were recently discussed here. Could
somebody please comment on Netcraft < http://uptime.netcraft.com/ > and
their reputation? They are not a very large company...
They also have a toolbar <
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/help/tutorials/installing.html > for Firefox
and IE which appears to give valuable information. Ranks appear to be more
precise than the ones provided by Alexa (judging by common knowledge).
Moreover, one gets a "risk rating", date of registration and host including
its country (represented conveniently by a flag). There are more tools for
the curious, but they are not incorporated into the toolbar.
Could someone perhaps comment on the reliability of the figures? What about
the safety (e.g. spyware) and performance issues (refresh on every page
load) with this toolbar?