Top 5 Tools That Tell Correctly How Much Traffic a Website Receives



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Looking at a website's traffic gives a good idea of how successful that website is. If you own a website, then finding out traffic stats for it is not that big a deal. But what if you don't own a website, but still want to spy on it? Maybe, that site is your competitor i.e. in the same niche as your own. In my post on 20 Hot SEO Tactics, I raised the point that if you want to succeed, you should keep an eye on what your competitors are doing, so that you get a better idea of what you need to do, and what you don't need to do. Luckily for you, there are a bunch of free tools that can give you estimated stats for a certain website. They might not be very accurate, but at least they give you a general approximation of stats, such as page-views, unique visits, earnings etc. Here are the top 5 such tools;

1. Alexa - The Web Information Company

Alexa the web information company
Alexa is the leading web information company which is free. And it provides a good, detailed list of stats. It will give you estimates on the number of page-views, bounce rate, search analytics, audience information, reach (which, according to Alexa, is determined by the number of unique visitors), and a lot more.

Now Alexa might not be as good as Google Analytics, but it comes close. In fact, its page-view stats are quite near to those shown by Google Analytics, and it follows the same graph as well. Below is a picture of MBT traffic stats as shown by Alexa. Note that these might not be accurate, but they are closer to the facts than any other analytics company.

Alexa stats for MBT

2. Google Ad Planner

This is one of the best tools for monitoring website statistics. And it's a lot more accurate than many other tools. It gives you the option for monitoring worldwide stats as well stats by region. It gives you all the basic stats like unique visitors, page-views, demographic details, and more. Google Ad Planner is a must-try for all. One thing though. You have to sign into your Google Account for viewing Ad Planner stats

Google AdPlanner stats for MBT.JPG

3. Google Trends

If you want to look at stats for large websites, like Wikipedia etc, then this is the thing for you. Google Trends statistics can be very accurate, since it makes use of multiple analytics tools such as Google Analytics, third party statistic tools, and other marketing researches. The only drawback to it is though, it shows stats for sites that have a very high traffic flow.

4. Compete

Compete is a good resource for monitoring website stats for the U.S. It can get pretty close to the actual stats of a websites, since it uses data from ISPs as well. But unfortunately, it is limited to the U.S. Hence, it displays stats for traffic coming from U.S. only. But on the positive side, it has web statistics for nearly every website on the internet.

Compete stats for MBT

5. TrafficEstimate

TrafficEstimate, as the name suggests, gives a general estimate of your website stats. It provides information in many areas, such as page-views, unique visits, keyword stats, and more. If you are looking for keyword suggestions and similar information from your competitor websites, then this is a good place to start.

TrafficEstimate stats for MBT

In the end, just for fun, let me tell you about another such tool, Site Worth Checker. The only thing I think is accurate about this tool is the page-views, although other are good estimates too. But the fun part about it is, it tells you how much your website is worth in USD. According to Site Worth Checker, MBT is worth $215,000 :D. Of course, it is not an accurate estimation, but you could compete with your friends and fellow bloggers, just for the sake of fun :)

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  1. OMG Mashallah on MBT's Cost I can Just Dream of my site :(

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  3. There are also interesting tools to monitor SEO efficiency - I use Colibri Tool for example http://colibritool.com/
    It track my website's position by keywords and what is absolutely top of all - it suggest and monitor your competition - a great option to access to the previews of all your and competitors site, measures also some social aspects like Facebook and Twitter mentions, also counts the Back Links and shows the Page Rank!

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  4. Wow!! You always have content that I very much need. Thats very useful

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  5. Wowwww

    Masha-Allah ... Your stats are awesome

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  6. This is the best free web stats tool i found on the net, get it free at http://find-how.com

    There are so many options to select from and it gives you the opportunity to design your own statistics flag counter,

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  8. Thank you for the great post! You name some very good tools here, but I think you overlooked www.similarweb.com, it has a beautiful interface and gives you really great competitor analysis insights.

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