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Traffic rank is determined by analyzing browser reports for millions of SiteRanker users. Obtained reports are sorted, tabulated, and analyzed to determine a given websites traffic rank. This process renders the results reported in the SiteRanker Traffic Ranking screen.
How is Traffic Rank determined?
Website traffic rank is based on traffic data derived from the SiteRanker network of participating users. It is calculated by the total amount of users (scope) and the amount of original page views.
What are original page views?
Original page views measure the instances in which a webpage is first encountered by a SiteRanker user. Proceeding page views of the same page in the same context, by the same user, during the same session; are counted only once towards the page views total.
What is scope?
Scope measures the number of Internet users visiting a particular site. SiteRanker measures scope as number of users per million. As such, the numerical ranking reflects the percentage of users, per million, visiting a particular site.
Ex: example.com has a scope of 7% - meaning an average of 70,000 (per million) users visit this site.
Traffic data is based on the Internet browsing behavior of SiteRanker users, which may not be a representative sample of the global Internet population. Known biases include (but are likely not limited to) the following:
- SiteRanker works with Internet Explorer and Firefox. Sites frequented mainly by users of other browsers will be undercounted. For example, the AOL/Netscape browser is not supported, which means that we collect little data from AOL users, and our traffic to aol.com is likely lower than it would be for a more representative sample.
- SiteRanker works only on Windows operating systems. Although a large majority of the Internet population currently uses Windows, traffic to any sites which are disproportionately visited by users of other operating systems will be undercounted.
- In some cases traffic data may also be adversely affected by our "site" definitions. With tens of millions of hosts on the Internet, our automated procedures for determining which hosts are serving the "same" content may be incorrect and/or out-of-date. Similarly, the determinations of domains and home pages may not always be accurate. When these determinations change (as they do periodically), there may be sudden artificial changes in our traffic rankings for some sites as a consequence.