Alexa

Goal: To display Alexa metrics for any single or multiple domains. You need not be the owner of the domain you want to track.
 
 
Parameters
"id_list" is an array of domain names. You don't need to mention the http part, just xyz.com or xyz.org etc
multiple domains can be specified as comma separated values e.g "id_list":["infocaptor.com","mockuptiger.com","wireframes.org"]
 
"metric_list": is an array of metrics that are Alexa specific. Provide a comma separated values. In the case of when the connection/service is "Alexa - All metrics" then this parameter is not required. When you chose "Alexa - Specific..." then you can provide one or more metric
 
e.g "metric_list":["links"]
or "metric_list":["links","rank"]
 
Examples
  1. Drag a square box from the left panel
  2. Right click and select Data source
  3. Select "Alexa" from drop down
  4. Click on "Add Default Values"
  5. In the id_list, provide your own domain that you want to track
  6. Click ok
 
 
 
Since you chose a "Box", it automatically displays in a summary format.
 
In the id_list, you can track multiple domains
 
For e.g let us track "infocaptor.com" and "mockuptiger.com"
 
 
When you click "OK", the box still displays only metrics for infocaptor domain
 
Why is that? The reason is the box by default displays only the first set of information. Unless you process the data into a Text string (using javascript), the box can display only one set of information.
 
To make sure the box is still able to display mockuptiger information, let us reverse the position of the array members
 
 
So now the box shows only mockuptiger information.
 
How do you display multiple domain metrics
 
For multiple listing, we have the "Grid" component and the charting component
 
So let us try the Grid
 
 
So this way you can track any domain (even that belongs to your competitors)
 
Let say you wanted to track only the number of links
 
To do this, we select "Alexa - specific metric..."
 
 
Let us add some more domains to the list
 
 
How to compare the metrics on a bar chart
 
Drag the bar chart and just use the same parameters as the grid above
 
 
 
You can use the techniques described in other metric sections such as Alexa, Github, Facebook, Twitter, Pagerank, Feedburner etc
Use online Web Dashboards in the cloud or download and host your own Dashboards