Monday, September 3, 2012

The Ridiculous Alexa Ranking of the Most Visited Nigerian Website

The Season 1 of Blackberry Babes was a four-part hilarious movie series about three materialistic women obsessed with their BlackBerry phones starring Oge Okoye, Tonto Dike and Mary Remmy. The movie became the most watched movie on Youtube with over 4 million views.

The Ridiculous Alexa Ranking of the Most Visited Nigerian Website

If you ask Nigerian Internet trolls or web savvy Nigerian Advert agents to name the most popular Nigerian websites, the first place they would rush to check is always Alexa Ranking and then they will simply check the list of the top 100 Nigerian websites on Alexa and use it as the final authority on the popularity rating for them. But then the most popular and most visited Nigerian website is not even in the top 100 Nigerian websites according to Alexa ranking and that makes the whole Alexa rankings another ridiculous nonsense on the internet.

Alexa Traffic Rank for Iroko TV in the world is 11,386 and 160 in Nigeria.
But Alexa ranks other less popular and less visited Nigerian sites higher.
Even Nigerian websites with only 50, 000 page views a month is on the top 10 of popular Nigerian websites compared to Iroko TV that had over 152 million views in 2011 and has secured distribution deals with Dailymotion, iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo.
The Nollywood movie site has had over 11 million hours of movies viewed across 200 countries with 4.5 million unique visits monthly.

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