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Alexa Internet, Inc.
Alexa Internet logo.svg
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Alexa homepage after May 1, 2022
Type Internet
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
President Andrew Ramm
Key people Andrew Ramm (president and GM)
Dave Sherfese (vice president)
Industry Web traffic
Products Alexa Web Search (discontinued 2008)
Alexa toolbar
Owner Amazon
Type of site Web traffic and ranking
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched April 1, 1996; 27 years ago (1996-04-01)
Current status Discontinued (as of October 30, 2022; 10 months ago (2022-10-30))

Alexa Internet, Inc. was an American web traffic analysis company based in San Francisco, owned by Amazon.

Alexa was founded as an independent company in 1996 and acquired by Amazon in 1999 for $250 million in stock.

Alexa provided web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on over 30 million websites. Alexa estimated website traffic based on a sample of millions of Internet users using browser extensions, as well as from sites that had chosen to install an Alexa script. As of 2020, its website was visited by over 400 million people every month.

In December 2021, Amazon announced that it would be shutting down its Alexa Internet subsidiary. The service was then discontinued on May 1, 2022.

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