Alexa Internet

  • alexa internet, inc.
    alexa internet logo.svg
    screenshots of alexa internet.png
    alexa home page in 2017
    type of businesssubsidiary
    type of site
    web traffic and ranking
    available inenglish
    foundedapril 1, 1996; 24 years ago (1996-04-01)[1]
    headquarterssan francisco, california, u.s.
    owneramazon
    created bybrewster kahle, bruce gilliat
    presidentandrew ramm[2]
    key peopleandrew ramm (president and gm)
    dave sherfese (vice president)[2]
    industry internet information providers
    productsalexa web search (discontinued 2008)
    alexa toolbar
    urlalexa.com
    alexa rankpositive decreasealexa.com
    alexa rankpositive decrease2,708 (global, february 2020)[3]
    registrationoptional
    current statusonline

    alexa internet, inc. is an american web traffic analysis company based in san francisco. it is a wholly owned subsidiary of amazon.

    alexa was founded as an independent company in 1996 and acquired by amazon in 1999 for $250m in stock. its toolbar collects data on internet browsing behavior and transmits them to the alexa website, where they are stored and analyzed. this is the basis for the company's web traffic reporting, including its alexa rank.[4] according to its website, alexa provides web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on 30 million websites.[5] as of 2018, its website is visited by over 3 million people every month.

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Alexa Internet, Inc.
Alexa Internet logo.svg
Screenshots of Alexa internet.PNG
Alexa home page in 2017
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
Web traffic and ranking
Available inEnglish
FoundedApril 1, 1996; 24 years ago (1996-04-01)[1]
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
OwnerAmazon
Created byBrewster Kahle, Bruce Gilliat
PresidentAndrew Ramm[2]
Key peopleAndrew Ramm (President and GM)
Dave Sherfese (Vice President)[2]
Industry Internet information providers
ProductsAlexa Web Search (discontinued 2008)
Alexa toolbar
URLalexa.com
Alexa rankPositive decreasealexa.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease2,708 (Global, February 2020)[3]
RegistrationOptional
Current statusOnline

Alexa Internet, Inc. is an American web traffic analysis company based in San Francisco. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.

Alexa was founded as an independent company in 1996 and acquired by Amazon in 1999 for $250M in stock. Its toolbar collects data on Internet browsing behavior and transmits them to the Alexa website, where they are stored and analyzed. This is the basis for the company's web traffic reporting, including its Alexa Rank.[4] According to its website, Alexa provides web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on 30 million websites.[5] As of 2018, its website is visited by over 3 million people every month.