I am not much into ranking game but I do check ranking of this blog across few rank-systems mostly for advertisers of this blog. Alexa, without a doubt is a major factor considered by many advertiser.
Surrendering to the buzz about changes in Alexa’ ranking algorithms, I opened Alexa traffic details page for Devils Workshop. And I shocked positively to see our rank 65,928! I refreshed the page 2-3 times but it was not changed. Last time I remember it was around 129,000. That mean rise of 60000+ position overnight! 😉
Talking about its implications, all it did is make me feel good! It neither rise my traffic, nor my earnings. Yeah I can possibly think about increasing advertising price on this blog now, as I said earlier, Alexa is something advertisers count on!
One change I personally like, as quoted by Duncan Riley,
Alexa’s decision to drop exclusive reliance on the Alexa toolbar for traffic data, with Alexa now aggregating data from “multiple sources” to compile its statistics and web rankings. As part of the move, historical data from Alexa is no longer available, with data now only going back 9 months (we presume calculated using the new methodology).
Its really nice decision as I always felt in past site popular among IE & Firefox user ranked highly because of Alexa toolbar.