One site which attracts undue interest, from those writers seeking to evaluate Wizzley, is Alexa.
It's only to be expected that this is so, as this is the closest that any of us can get to assessing the site as a whole.
It can be a source of great cheer, if all the graphs indicate an upward surge. It can prompt great depression and concern, if those spikes head downwards instead.
The huge trouble with Alexa is that it's only as good as the data fed into it. It's monitoring only the traffic produced by people with an Alexa toolbar. Only those readers will reveal how they arrived at Wizzley, how many articles they read and how long they were on-site. Have you got an Alexa toolbar? Did the database receive information from you? How about your friends and family? Does Alexa know anything about their habits on Wizzley, or any other site?
Right now the indicators are brilliant. Apparently people with an Alexa toolbar are coming to Wizzley in ever increasing numbers. They're reading an average of 8.90 articles, and spending nearly thirteen minutes doing so.
But they only account for a tiny fraction of the whole. Plus they can be terribly manipulated.
Who are the kind of people who download Alexa toolbars? They are you and I. Those interested in SEO and website data. Individuals who make it a point of their livelihood to know whether Hubpages, Squidoo, Bubblews or whichever are doing best right now. In short they are us.
Do you want Wizzley to do better on Alexa? Download the toolbar. Have it running while you're about your normal business on our website. Then look in amazement as the spikes head upwards.
I strongly suspect that such positive data will also lure people from other writing sites onto Wizzley too. They will be seeing a website surging in popularity, so will be coming to find out why. Enjoy!