ALEXA KILLS ITS WEB SITE WIDGETS!
Alexa Decides to Kill its Last Claim to Fame (there's no use letting it linger and suffer so long)
Yes, after being up there in the top five search engines (technically an index or a collection 'indices') Alexa has turned its back on all its previously loyal fans (such as myself) by turning its entire platform over to a PAY FOR EVERY SINGLE THING business model.
...and the nail in the coffin (the last thing that was free)their web site widgets just were addressed in a recent press release as scheduled for execution in mid-October 2016 (so webmasters, don't bother even placing one on anymore and schedule some time to go a wipe away ALL traces of Alexa on your sites when you get time)
Alexa was really cool I'd say about three years ago until some asshole over there decided to start milking it for everything they could nickel and dime out of the public.
Yup, I saw this coming months ago... So they turned out to be just a bunch of jerks after all...
Here’s the widget retirement announcement: https://support.alexa.com/hc/en-us/articles/201514680-Alexa-widgets-will-be-retired-in-mid-October-2016
Since Alexa is Forcing Me To Replace Their Widgets on All of My 30+ Sites then I’ve Made Myself a Nice Placeholder Image – Feel Free to Use it As Your Own as Well (wink)