Alexa still has todays numer in the top 10,000..
actually the number is 7,035 for today. the avergae is 46,000 by rank but todays numbers dont lie. 7,035 I understand it is a bit ALEXA biased but it usaully indicates direction well.
Matt, this should be a "supportive" group, not arguementative ... or a cyber-cb. I recall a wonderful quote ... it goes something like this ...
"No one cares how much you know ... till they know how much you care ... about them."
It think it is great that SUN`s site has a 46,000 ranking ... but to say that the current activity of todays ranking (on Alexa ... a dubious ranking system to say the least) puts SUN`s website in the top 10,000 is disingenuine. That would be like like saying that a baseball player that goes 4 for 4 at the plate today (a 1.000 batting avg) is a season or lifetime 1.000 hitter. SUN should be very proud of their Alexa ranking ... but it has very little to do with the site ... and more to do with the folks that visit the site through the Alexa toolbar.
The folks at SUN know exactly what their true numbers are through their stats programs ... know exactly where they are entering and exiting the site, know exactly how long the avg length of stay is, know exactly through which search engines and what search terms folks are finding SUN.
The Alexa ranking is a scale to help judge positioning ...amongst other web sites ... and helps show trends ... thats all.