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I am looking for a free online traffic estimation tool. I have seen statshow, WebDetail and Yandaloo, but they are giving quite different results for a given URL.

Can anyone recommend a tool providing more or less accurate estimations of traffic for a given URL? Thanks.

P.S.: Else, can someone check their website against the result provided by those tools and tell whether anyone is close to reality? Thanks.

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closed as off-topic by John Conde Jan 26 '15 at 23:16

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Estimate your site traffic or another site's traffic? Yours you can get from your stats. Other sites' you can't get accurate estimations for. – John Conde Apr 26 '12 at 19:49
I have updated the question. It is for 'other' sites. Are you saying there is absolutely no valid tool online to provide an estimation of the traffic? – JVerstry Apr 26 '12 at 19:55
You can get estimations, they'll just be inaccurate. How can you get another's site's traffic levels without access to their stats? – John Conde Apr 26 '12 at 20:03
The tools I have found so far seem to rely on public data... – JVerstry Apr 26 '12 at 20:11
I'm not sure what kind of data is public. Site stats are private. After that its information gleaned from spyware or just guesses. – John Conde Apr 26 '12 at 20:18

I don't know how accurate this is, but my spider sense tells me that quantcast is pretty good

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I made some research and there seems to be a company doing proper statistical research from about 2 millions real US users: compete.com.


StatShow and Google's AdPlanner are doing a good to great job too. I keep an updated note here.

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