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Alexa Rank Backend Tool Still Working Despite Shutting Down

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Alexa Rank Backend Tool Still Working Despite Shutting Down

Despite Alexa.com formerly shutting down on May 1st and the web site saying it was retired, the backend APIs and tools seems to still work. Not that any of that matters for SEO but I found it interesting, nevertheless.

As a reminder, Amazon announced it was shutting Alexa on May 1st and it did, if you go to Alexa.com you see this notice. “We retired Alexa.com on May 1, 2022, after more than two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience. Thank you for making us your go-to resource for content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and so much more.”

But if you try to access the backend APIs to see a URL’s Alexa rank, it still seems to work. I verified this myself on some tools and they do return a score.

A WebmasterWorld thread spotted this, a user said:

I keep reading that Alexa stats were shut down on May 1st.

YES the lookup tool on my website still works. This is a native tool that runs on my server and makes requests to my own AWS account. Still working just fine.

So what is the deal, is this really dead, or is something else with the same name dead but this still works? Or is this officially dead and they’re just waiting a short amount of time before they actually pull the plug?

So it might still be working for some – but like I said, why does it matter?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Vlog Episode #179: Jaimie Clark vs Jon Clark

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Jaimie Clark vs Jon Clark - Who Is A Better SEO

Jaimie and Jon Clark came for a visit and we all spoke SEO and a lot more. Jaimie Clark is the VP of SEO at Centerfield, she was previously the Head of SEO at Wirecutter, a New York Times company. Jon Clark runs his own firm, Moving Traffic Media and was previously an SEO at some large companies.

In any event I first pinned them against each other in a game of SEO trivia – guess who won?

The trivia questions featured answers with Matt Cutts, Vanessa Fox, Panda vs Penguin, disavow files, Medic updates, new queries, John Mueller, Danny Sullivan, Gary Illyes, Ginny Marvin, Daniel Waisberg, Paul Haahr, Urchin, Android, YouTube, Fitbit, Apple, title links vs title tags, authorship, domain authority, RankBrain, EAT, YMYL, and more.

Hope you enjoyed this one, it was a lot of fun for me at least. But in part two we get into the real interview.

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here so you don’t miss the next vlog where I interviews. I do have a nice lineup of interviews scheduled with SEOs and SEMS, many of which you don’t want to miss – and I promise to continue to make these vlogs better over time. If you want to be interviewed, please fill out this form with your details.

Forum discussion at YouTube.

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