I was wondering is there actually any point traffic and Alexa etc rank wise in terms of making an API available for a website? I am curious because i have come across a website which uses data from an API which actually ranks higher than the site offering the API.
Example of a site using data and ranking higher than the actual site with the API:
http://example2.com(Alexa 198,471) (Offers an API)
I am also now curious about Widgets and RSS data as well and starting to wonder if it's even worth the effort to make these.
Is there a trick to making an API and raising your rank when the API gets a curl? Perhaps by including Alexa, Google etc tracking/analytics scripts on the page where it generates the JSON etc data somehow would work?