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Alexadex is a place to buy virtual shares in websites, with the share prices set according to Alexa.com's site traffic ranking. Metafilter.com currently stands at $535 per share.
posted by slater (18 comments total)

 
I should've mentioned it's all play money, not real money. Still fun, tho.
posted by slater at 9:01 AM on February 14, 2006


who uses the alexa toolbar these days?
posted by delmoi at 9:18 AM on February 14, 2006


delmoi: I doubt anybody, but that's not alexa's only source of info, is it?
posted by slater at 9:26 AM on February 14, 2006


Nifty. Unfortunately, my own site is not listed. I must be a penny stock. :-)
posted by insulglass at 9:40 AM on February 14, 2006


Fun! I just bought 12 shares of Metafilter. Come one baby, mamma needs a new pair of (virtual) shoes...
posted by arcticwoman at 9:41 AM on February 14, 2006


How does Alexa get their info if not from the toolbar? Can you imagine if Google released their traffic rankings (combined search results, adsense impressions, toolbar usage...)?
posted by chaz at 9:57 AM on February 14, 2006


chaz: From this page:

Alexa gathers Site Stats from a variety of sources to provide key statistics about each site on the web. These include: Traffic Rank and Speed which are derived from Web usage information, and Other sites that link to this site, and Online Since, both of which come from Web content.
posted by slater at 10:02 AM on February 14, 2006


Alexa.com is only $1 per share. Is this ironic?
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:16 AM on February 14, 2006


Google results for Alexa spyware.
posted by y2karl at 10:16 AM on February 14, 2006


Alexa.com is only $1 per share. Is this ironic?

But Alexadex.com is $610 per share.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:36 AM on February 14, 2006


Been there, done that?
posted by Remy at 10:46 AM on February 14, 2006


Slater, that sounds to me like they're talking about other stats then traffic stats... I wonder if traffic stats are still the domain of toolbar usage only.
posted by chaz at 10:48 AM on February 14, 2006


I'm putting all my money on pets.com.
posted by drezdn at 12:04 PM on February 14, 2006


This stock is going places
posted by thanatogenous at 12:59 PM on February 14, 2006


Wow. I thought 535 sounded like a lot.

Then I checked, and my employer's is over $27000.
posted by flaterik at 3:12 PM on February 14, 2006


Pretty cool. I just bought ten stocks of you know what, and 49 for the museum of hoaxes, a personal favorite.

Hmm, I wonder if they have porn sites...
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:33 PM on February 14, 2006


Yep, I just sold my metafilter stocks and invested in Tiava.com!
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:35 PM on February 14, 2006


The secret to winning on any fake money investing site is to bet it all on a longshot. Which isn't that much fun most of the time.
posted by smackfu at 6:35 AM on February 15, 2006


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