Earlier today Scott Helme noticed that the Alexa Top 1 Million Websites list was no longer accessible online – and promptly sent a tweet to Alexa who confirmed the pages retirement. This however didn’t go over well with the rest of the Twitter community …
— Scott Helme (@Scott_Helme) November 19, 2016
So after some pressure from various Twitter users Alexa has decided to keep the actual file with the top 1 million websites online – for research purposes.
— Alexa Support (@Alexa_Support) November 22, 2016
However how long this will remain for is unclear. Alexa clearly wants to get rid of the list. This is however a perfect example of customer feedback making a change for the benefit of the consumer. A great example of why voicing your opinion these days matters more than ever.