Alexa.com Is Dead - Here Are 20 of the Best Alternatives (2023)

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Decades ago, a company was founded, named after the library of Alexandria. This company, Alexa Internet, started life as a content recommendation engine. They watched user browsing habits and, through a toolbar, offered suggestions and recommendations for users where they should check out next. Back in 1996, in the internet Wild West days, this sort of thing was exciting and charming.

While offering these suggestions, Alexa also harvested information about them to provide to the user to keep you informed. This information included who had registered the site, how many pages it had, how many backlinks it had, and how often the owner kept it up to date.

Throughout the following years, Alexa scraped an archive of content across the web. This archive was donated to the Library of Congress and started the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

In 1999, Amazon bought Alexa.com and built it into an analytics powerhouse. They worked directly with Google, DMOZ, the Internet Archive, and a variety of other analytics providers. They also offered a global ranking of websites based on website traffic numbers. The "Alexa Rank" wasn't that useful, but it was interesting to monitor.

As with any large service owned by one of today's modern megacorps, Alexa has changed a lot over the years. Eventually, their search engine closed down, and they reduced their archive. In 2009 or thereabouts, Amazon announced that Alexa would befocused entirely on analyticsmoving forward.

And what an analytics platform it was! Alexa provided some excellent data, and their API powers many different tools and apps throughout the internet. It's all the more devastating, then, that in December of 2021, Amazon announced that Alexa would be shuttering operations.

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Alexa Shutdown Details

Alexa.com Alternatives

1: Ahrefs

2: Semrush

3: Similarweb

4: Moz

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5: Serpstat

6: Ubersuggest

7: Spyfu

9: Authoritas

10: Comscore

11: Tranco List

12: Quantcast

13: Website Informer

14: WatchThemLive

15: Majestic

16: Cisco Umbrella

17: Cloudflare Radar

18: SERanking

19: Internet Traffic Report

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20: Amazon Quicksight

Alexa Shutdown Details

The shutdown of Alexa was announced on December 8, 2021. You can find their full release and FAQhere.

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The Alexa APIs – which power many other analytics apps and tools online – will continue to operate until December 15, 2022. Existing Alexa subscribers can continue to use the platform until May 1, 2022. New user registration has already been halted, and users can't create new accounts. You can export Alexa data, should you desire to do so, though that data will only do so much good as it grows staler and staler.

Alexa.com Alternatives

With the imminent shutdown of Alexa's analytics, you're likely stuck in a tricky position.

If you're a business owner and used Alexa to track your site ranking, metrics, and SERPs positions, you have to find an alternative that provides everything you need. This process isn't all that difficult – there are dozens of analytics platforms out there of varying quality – but it's a shift you need to navigate.

On the other hand, if you're an agency or tool provider who used Alexa data on the back end for your white label product, well. With that data being cut off, you need to find an alternative API to use or shutter your tool. Unfortunately, relatively few of the analytics platforms I'll list below have APIs you can use, so this will be a taller order. At least Amazon has given you nearly a full year to make this shift instead of the five months of notice normal business users get.

I've identified 20 of the best alternatives you can use for Alexa in web analytics. Many of these provide API access for an extra charge, so if you're looking for that specifically, be sure to do some hunting for their API page. Some of these services make it very easy to use their API, and others hide it behind a contact form. If you have a suggestion, feel free to leave it in the comments for me to check out.

So, what are the best Alexa alternatives I've found?

1:Ahrefs

Ahrefs is one of the biggest and best analytics and SEO tools on the market. They have hundreds of petabytes of information stored and analyzed, and they're constantly crawling the web to make use of that data, keep it up to date, and provide top-notch analytics.

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Their site audit gives you optimization recommendations. You can see your competitors' and then snoop on their top pages on search engines. It's one of my favorite traffic analysis tools, and it's well worth the price of admission for content marketers. The only downside is the steep initial price tag of $99 per month for entry-level service. Ahrefs is similar to Semrush and Moz, both of which I'll be talking about in a few moments.

2:Semrush

Semrush is another one of my favorites in terms of analytics platforms. It doesn't do as much in the way of comparative ranking the way Alexa did, but it's still a potent tool, especially if you want analytics.

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In particular, backlink monitoring and rank tracking are pretty nice to have. Unfortunately, similar to Ahrefs, the starting price is quite steep at $120 per month.

3:Similarweb

In virtually every discussion of Alexa, Similarweb is likely to come up. The two companies are so similar that the announcement of Alexa's closure prompted them torelease a blog post dedicated to discussing how, while their competitor closes, they're investing more than ever in their data scraping, analytics, and ranking tools.

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More importantly, they're launching an API to try to capture the people who, having lost the Alexa API, need something to replace it. Lastly, they have some cool features that Alexa didn't have, such as their audience analysis tool. This tool lets you better understand the demographics of your pageviews (or your competitors). It's pretty neat, but I wonder how they can verify the accuracy of that data.

4:Moz

Moz Pro is another of the frequently-mentioned analytics platforms for web admins, though it's not entirely comparable to Alexa. The scope and scale of its focus are different. It's meant to enable you to make more localized SEO decisions rather than look at data about the "big picture" internet as a whole.

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It's also on par with Ahrefs cost-wise, with the cheapest plan starting at $100 per month. I think the Moz backlink database and speed could use quite a bit of improvement, especially compared to Ahrefs and Semrush. Still, it's good, just not top of the line.

5:Serpstat

Serpstat bills itself as an "all in one SEO platform" with more than 30 connected tools to help webmasters analyze their situations and make decisions. They're great for search ranking, keyword research and tracking, keyword analysis, and more.

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They also have a free tool that you can try before buying, though you need to register an account to do so. Pricing starts cheaper than many others on this list, at $55 per month, but API access is only $120+ per month tiers.

6:Ubersuggest

Neil Patel's keyword recommendation tool is straightforward and very powerful. Ubersuggest offers many features, including rank tracking, which you can try out in limited scope for free. My biggest gripe is that the data is on a bit of a delay and might not show you information about recent popular content.

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At least it's cheaper, at $30 per month to start, though Neil is also offering a one-time "lifetime purchase" for the tool, which starts at $300.

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7:Spyfu

Spyfu is a powerful tool used for competitor analysis, which is one of the core services from Alexa that I found most helpful. It's not the most comprehensive or most robust tool on the market, but it's a compelling option.

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They track more than just organic data; they have Google PPC data and keyword information that can be very useful. Pricing also starts at $40 per month, which is pretty reasonable for what they offer. They also provide an API at the $60 per month tier, which might help replace Alexa's data.

8:Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics is one of those analytics platforms that has been around for ages. It's on everyone's list, but it's never in the top few. You know the type; good, solid, valuable, but not stand-out excellent in a way to make it noteworthy.

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They work well as website analytics and comparative analytics, from small business to enterprise level. They have a ton of data, though, and their pricing is quite reasonable for what they offer (though you need to pay annually, not monthly.)

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9:Authoritas

Authoritas is a reasonably robust analytics and data monitoring company based in the U.K., which has been around since 2009. I hadn't heard of it before, but that's more because it's been a mainstay of European folks, not my crowd here in the U.S.

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Their service is pretty robust, and they offer an API, but the pricing is relatively steep. They also don't adjust for currency value; the cheapest plan is either $99 or £99, which is $134 (as of this writing). It might be worth checking them out, especially if you want API access.

10:Comscore

One of the most potent tools Alexa offered was their website ranking list, which purported to rank websites based on web traffic across the board and provide a list of the sites most frequented online. It was kind of gimmicky and not all that useful, but many people liked it.

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Comscore does the same thing, with all manner of different rankings. They're also focused on privacy, which is nice to see from a data company. Unfortunately, they focus primarily on movies and TV analytics, which isn't usually within our realm of discussion as search marketers and bloggers.

11:Tranco List

Alexa's website ranking list was, unfortunately,effortlessto manipulate. They didn't have much in the way of protection against that manipulation, either, so it wasn't very useful other than broad-scale estimates. The actual value of Alexa was from their other data tools. If you want a website ranking list that is much more difficult to manipulate, try out Tranco List.

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The founders built it specifically to counteract Alexa's list and wrote a detailed white paper onthe flaws in Alexa's methodology and how they solved them. The graphs look very similar to Alexa's. They did an excellent job building this out. The best part is that you can compare multiple websites simultaneously to see how their rankings compare.

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12:Quantcast

Quantcast is an analytics platform primarily focused on giving you data about your audience. They offer live data, use machine learning, and strive to keep user information private.

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In addition, they're at the forefront of pushing for an internet paradigm that eschews the use of cookies in favor of more robust, resilient, and less intrusive tracking methods. It's a bit of a tall order to get used to the way they do things, but once you do, you might be surprised at how you could function without it.

13:Website Informer

Website Informer is a much smaller website than many of the others on this list, but that's not necessarily a disadvantage. Sometimes, having a smaller, cheap or free alternative isn't always bad. Unfortunately, the site probably isn't long for this world in this case.

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I include it for the sake of completion, but their data primarily comes from a WHOIS lookup and from (wait for it...) Alexa. When Alexa retires their API, I imagine this site will fold. If not, it will be interesting to see where they turn for their data.

14:WatchThemLive

WatchThemLive is an analytics app for your website, which essentially records and shows you user behavior as it happens. They do session recording and replay, heatmap tracking, goal tracking, general analytics, and more.

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It's all quite interesting, but it's not perfectly comparable to Alexa's data, and they don't have an API to use to harvest data for your use elsewhere. It's not so much a competitive analysis tool, but it can still be helpful for some of your digital marketing purposes.

15:Majestic

Majestic was, for a while, the primary contender to replace PageRank when Google retired, showing that metric to marketers. Their trust and citation metrics are robust, and their comparative analytics are handy.

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They're still trucking along, and their analytics are pretty good, but they didn't capitalize on their last opportunity the way they could have. Maybe they will with Alexa folding; who knows.

16:Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella used to be OpenDNS, which many consumers might recognize. As part of many different services they've offered, Cisco has empowered a website ranking list of the top million sites online.

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It's a little more refined than Alexa's top list was – for example, it filters repeat traffic from one IP, so you can't hammer F5 on a page to raise its rank – but it's stilljusta topsites list. It's helpful if the list was something you cared about, but it doesn't do much other than that.

17:Cloudflare Radar

Cloudflare powers a lot of the internet with DDoS protection, DNS services, WHOIS protection, and CDN services. I use it, as do many of my clients. It's powerful, giving users access to a ton of user behavior and traffic data.

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Radar presents a good portion of that data to you to peruse, including a topsites list, traffic numbers as a whole, and even a real-time map of cyberattacks happening worldwide.

18: SERanking

I found SERanking shortly after Alexa announced that it was closing its doors. The data looks pretty comparable to Alexa, and their top keywords estimates were some of the most accurate I've seen.

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I've found that section to be pretty precise on Alexa, so for those of you looking to replace that functionality, SERanking is pretty close. Best of all, it's free for up to 10 searches per day. They have an API as well.

19:Internet Traffic Report

This site is analytics of a different stripe. The Internet Traffic Report's business goal is to show an overall view of how well the internet is functioning across various countries and continents.

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It's comparable to Alexa's top list of being an interesting curiosity, and not much more. I bring it up solely because it has been mentioned as an Alexa alternative on a few sites I've found, but frankly, I wouldn't use it.

20:Amazon Quicksight

"Amazon owns one of the most popular comparative analytics platforms in the world; why would they shutter it?" If you've asked this question, well, you're in luck. Amazon likely wanted the Alexa name to stop being split across the devices and the analytics. It was easier for them to rebrand the analytics than it would be for them to re-engineer the Alexa smart home system.

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That doesn't mean Amazon has wholly abandoned the analytics game. Quicksight is part of their business analytics suite and is likely where a lot of the information and power from Alexa will end up.

Do you have another Alexa alternative I didn't mention? If so, please let me know below in the comments section!

FAQs

What are alternatives to Alexa com? ›

alexa.com's top 5 competitors in July 2022 are: similarweb.com, semrush.com, compete.com, trafficestimate.com, and more. According to Similarweb data of monthly visits, alexa.com's top competitor in August 2022 is similarweb.com with 9.4M visits.

What is similar to Alexa ranking? ›

Top 10 Alternatives to Alexa Marketing Stack
  • Semrush.
  • Similarweb.
  • Ahrefs.
  • Moz Pro.
  • SpyFu.
  • BrightEdge.
  • SE Ranking.
  • Serpstat.

Will Alexa still work in 2022? ›

After two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience, we made the difficult decision to retire Alexa.com on May 1, 2022.

Why is Amazon retiring Alexa? ›

Amazon has retired Alexa.com due to increasing competition and the cost of keeping the site operational is no longer worth the expense. Besides website owners being able to stack their properties up against competitors, they could also raise their advertising rates if their rankings were high enough.

What is the difference between an Echo and Alexa? ›

Alexa is the virtual assistant, while Echo is the smart speaker device.

Is there a free version of Alexa? ›

Most of Alexa's functionality is 100% free. The only thing you would need to access Alexa services is an Amazon account. There will be no subscription fees or ongoing costs associated with your smart devices.

Is there a monthly charge for Alexa? ›

Is there a monthly fee for Amazon Alexa? No, there's no monthly fee charged for Amazon Alexa. All you need is a stable WiFi connection to make your Echo work. However, having an Amazon Prime account gives you various benefits of using the Echo.

What is Alexa other name? ›

Changing Alexa's name is simple, but at the moment, you only have a few Amazon-sanctioned alternatives: Computer, Echo, Amazon, or sometimes Ziggy.

Is Alexa a Google device? ›

Alexa is the Amazon's AI powered voice service and personal assistant that's transforming the way users interact with technology. Like Google Assistant, Alexa acts as a personal virtual assistant through voice command and music playback.

Is Alexa being deleted? ›

After two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience, we've made the difficult decision to retire Alexa.com on May 1, 2022. Thank you for making us your go-to resource for content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and so much more,” reads the post.

How much is a Alexa cost? ›

So how much does Alexa cost? The Alexa voice assistant is free-to-use, with no required subscriptions or fees. The only costs of having Alexa are the Echo or Fire TV devices (typically $20–100 each) you use it with and any premium services you subscribe to (music, security, etc.).
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How Much Does Alexa Cost?
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Who owns Alexa? ›

Alexa Internet, Inc.

It was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon. Alexa Internet, Inc. Alexa was founded as an independent company in 1996 and acquired by Amazon in 1999 for $250 million in stock. Alexa provided web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on over 30 million websites.

Is Amazon Alexa always listening? ›

The short answer is yes, Alexa is always listening to you. Or rather the microphone on your Alexa smart speaker is always active (by default, at least) and is constantly monitoring voices in your home in order to hear its wake word.

Can I still use my Alexa? ›

So yes, Amazon owns both Alexa the Internet site and, you know, Alexa, but the two entities are otherwise unrelated, and Amazon's decision to shut down Alexa.com will have no effect on Alexa herself. If you do want to visit Alexa (the digital assistant) on the web, you can still go to alexa.amazon.com.

Can I make a phone call with Alexa? ›

You can also make and receive voice calls with other people. The Alexa app supports Alexa-to-Alexa calling on an iPhone with iOS 9.0 or higher, and an Android phone with Android 5.0 or higher. If you own an Echo Show, you can place and receive video calls as well.

Who is better Alexa or Google? ›

But each platform has its strengths. For a better virtual assistant and smart displays, we think Google's the one to beat, but Alexa dominates in terms of music quality and smart home prowess.

Can Alexa call 911? ›

You can't ask Alexa to dial 911 or other emergency services directly, unless you have an Echo Connect hooked up to a landline phone. You can, however, set up a personal emergency contact, and turn on Alexa Guard for home security.

What's the best Alexa device to get? ›

The best Alexa speakers you can buy today
  • Amazon Echo Dot with Clock. The best Alexa speaker overall. ...
  • Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Best Alexa speaker under $100. ...
  • Sonos One. ...
  • Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) ...
  • Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) ...
  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) ...
  • Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) ...
  • Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition.
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Do I need an Amazon account to use Alexa? ›

You need an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don't need Amazon Prime(Opens in a new window). Sign in on the app. Then click More on the lower right and select Add a Device. Here you can add any number of Alexa-supported devices to your account, from smart lights to smart plugs.

Is Echo dot free to use? ›

There is no cost per month. You purchase it and it is yours. If you have a subscription to Amazon Prime then you get free music and you can purchase items using voice command and it will charge your amazon account.

How many Alexa devices can you have on one account? ›

There is no limit to how many Alexa devices you can have on one account. You can connect as many Alexa-enabled Echo Speakers under one Amazon account as you like, but you will be limited to using 6 simultaneously with Amazon's multi-room music feature.

Can you use Alexa without WiFi? ›

Amazon's Alexa is a device that strictly revolves around Wi-Fi to access everything from Google to various music-streaming services. Without Wi-Fi it is simply impossible to connect to these applications and features.

Does Alexa need WiFi? ›

Alexa devices need a WiFi connection to function properly. When you ask Alexa a question or use a voice command, an audio recording is sent to Amazon's cloud over your WiFi network. Then it is processed and sent back to your device over WiFi so Alexa can answer your question or fulfill your request.

What radio stations can Alexa play for free? ›

Radio stations on Alexa include things like:
  • myTuner Radio: Support for up to 50,000 free stations from different countries. ...
  • iHeartRadio: Another radio station supporting thousands of stations for US listeners. ...
  • TuneIn: Access to thousands of radio stations around the globe.

Can I rename Alexa? ›

Select Devices . Select Echo & Alexa. Select your device. Select Edit Name.

Why is Ziggy a wake word for Alexa? ›

Amazon devices detect wake words by identifying acoustic patterns that match the wake word, so much consideration goes into the selection. Stansbury added that they chose Ziggy because it performed well in testing, and it is "fun and reflects Alexa's wealth of knowledge on everything."

Can you call Alexa Jarvis? ›

Jarvis' voice on Alexa will sound similar to his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Alexa is available on multiple platforms, we'll have steps for Amazon Echo and the Alexa app. We'll start with the Echo and Echo Show: Say, “Alexa, introduce me to Jarvis.”

Who is better Alexa or Siri? ›

Conclusion. Features and functionalities of both these platforms are on par. But due to its universality in connecting with multiple devices seamlessly, Alexa wins over Siri, a premium a sophisticated system.

What is better than Siri? ›

The results for answering the simple questions correctly was Google at 76.57%, Alexa at 56.29% and Siri at 47.29%.

Who is smarter Google or Alexa? ›

The report found Google Assistant attempted to answer nearly 70 percent of the questions it was asked and responded correctly nearly 90 percent of the time. Alexa attempted a little over 50 percent of the questions and answered correctly just over 80 percent of the time.

Can 2 Echo dots talk to each other? ›

Yes, you can use Alexa as an intercom between rooms. The feature is called Drop In, and must first be enabled in the Alexa App. Drop In also works with any Amazon Echo product, including the Echo Dot, Spot, and Show devices.

Can Echo turn on TV? ›

Turn on your gadgets, like TVs and sound systems.

With your Amazon Echo with Alexa, you can turn your TV on, off, change the volume, and switch channels. To do so, you'll need a specific hub designed to work with entertainment devices.

How do I get rid of echo dot? ›

What to Know. Open the Alexa app, tap Devices > All Devices, and tap the device you want to remove. Tap Settings > Trash > Delete.

Is Echo dot the same as Alexa? ›

Well, this is where the Amazon's very own personal voice assistant comes to the picture – Alexa, the brains behind the entire Echo lineup.
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Echo vs. Echo Dot.
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It is a smart home device with a cylindrical-shaped design.It is basically a stripped version of the Echo without the speaker grille.
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What is Google's Alexa called? ›

Called Voice Match (Google Assistant) and Voice Profiles (Alexa), both voice assistants can recognize up to six different people without a hitch so that you can access more personal services.

How much is the cheapest Alexa? ›

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) — $40
  • The cheapest Echo speaker.
  • Good sound for the price.
  • Compact and unobtrusive design.
  • Intuitive Alexa voice controls.
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Why is it called Alexa? ›

'They just appropriated our name' Amazon chose the name Alexa because it “was inspired by the Library of Alexandria and is reflective of Alexa's depth of knowledge,” Lauren Raemhild, a public relations specialist for Amazon, said in a statement, referring to the late-pharaonic-era institution in Egypt.

Who is Alexa's voice? ›

According to Wired, Stone's research for his book, "Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire," pointed to Boulder, Colorado, voice actress Nina Rolle.

How do I know if Alexa is recording me? ›

You'll know when the Echo device is recording your request because a light indicator will appear on the device or an audible tone will sound. For additional control, all Echo smart speakers have microphone off buttons, so you can disconnect the microphones with the press of a button.

Can my Alexa be hacked? ›

Academic researchers have devised a new working exploit that commandeers Amazon Echo smart speakers and forces them to unlock doors, make phone calls and unauthorized purchases, and control furnaces, microwave ovens, and other smart appliances. The attack works by using the device's speaker to issue voice commands.

Does Alexa have a camera? ›

Echo devices make life easier by helping you stay connected, informed, and entertained. With the inclusion of a built-in camera and a screen on Echo Show and Echo Spot devices, you can make video calls, take photos and videos, and more, while still maintaining your privacy.

How do I stop Alexa from listening to people? ›

Stop Alexa from Listening

The other way to stop others from using Alexa is to put it on mute. To do so, tap the Mute button- the Echo device will start showing a red ring around, indicating that the mic has been disabled. However, this also means that it won't be available for you.

Can someone else connect to my Alexa? ›

In the Alexa app, go to More > Settings > Your Profile & Family and select your name. Tap Guest Connect, then select the name of your host's Echo under the Available Connections section. Tap the Join button to access the Echo.

How do you know if someone is listening on Alexa? ›

How do you know when Alexa is listening? When it comes to privacy, there should be no surprises. You'll always be able to tell when Alexa is listening to your request because a light indicator will appear on your Echo device or an audible tone will sound.

Can I bring Alexa on a plane? ›

Smart speakers are allowed in carry-on bags. If it's larger than a cell phone, pls remove it from your bag and place it in a bin for X-ray screening.

Does calling from Alexa cost money? ›

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Alexa-to-Phone lets users make free phone calls to landlines and mobile numbers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Mexico simply by asking Alexa. You can use the feature to make outgoing calls, but Alexa won't field incoming calls or dial 911 unless you link Alexa with a mobile carrier.

Can Alexa receive text messages? ›

The Alexa assistant supports sending and receiving voice and in-app messages on Android and iOS and SMS messages on Android.

Can Alexa drop in on another house? ›

Yes! Alexa can Drop In on another house. If someone on your contact list has given you permission to Drop In on them, you can do so and connect with a device in their house. Grant them similar permissions if you want them to Drop In on your house too.

Is there a monthly charge for Alexa? ›

Is there a monthly fee for Amazon Alexa? No, there's no monthly fee charged for Amazon Alexa. All you need is a stable WiFi connection to make your Echo work. However, having an Amazon Prime account gives you various benefits of using the Echo.

Is Alexa a Google device? ›

Alexa is the Amazon's AI powered voice service and personal assistant that's transforming the way users interact with technology. Like Google Assistant, Alexa acts as a personal virtual assistant through voice command and music playback.

How do I find out how many visitors a website gets? ›

For your page, there are three main ways you can track visitor stats — through tools, plugins, or just by checking Google Analytics directly.
  1. Traffic Estimation Tools. ...
  2. Use a WordPress Plugin. ...
  3. Check Google Analytics.
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What is Alexa other name? ›

Changing Alexa's name is simple, but at the moment, you only have a few Amazon-sanctioned alternatives: Computer, Echo, Amazon, or sometimes Ziggy.

Can Alexa call 911? ›

You can't ask Alexa to dial 911 or other emergency services directly, unless you have an Echo Connect hooked up to a landline phone. You can, however, set up a personal emergency contact, and turn on Alexa Guard for home security.

Can you use Alexa without WiFi? ›

Amazon's Alexa is a device that strictly revolves around Wi-Fi to access everything from Google to various music-streaming services. Without Wi-Fi it is simply impossible to connect to these applications and features.

Is Amazon Alexa always listening? ›

The short answer is yes, Alexa is always listening to you. Or rather the microphone on your Alexa smart speaker is always active (by default, at least) and is constantly monitoring voices in your home in order to hear its wake word.

Who is better Alexa or Siri? ›

Conclusion. Features and functionalities of both these platforms are on par. But due to its universality in connecting with multiple devices seamlessly, Alexa wins over Siri, a premium a sophisticated system.

Can you change Alexa's name? ›

You can't change Alexa's name on your Amazon speaker, but you can change your speaker's "wake word" to one of several other available terms. Amazon speakers are set to listen for the name "Alexa" as its default "wake word," though you can switch its "wake word" to "Amazon," "Echo," or "Computer."

How much is a Alexa cost? ›

So how much does Alexa cost? The Alexa voice assistant is free-to-use, with no required subscriptions or fees. The only costs of having Alexa are the Echo or Fire TV devices (typically $20–100 each) you use it with and any premium services you subscribe to (music, security, etc.).
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Can someone tell if I looked at their website? ›

In a word, no. Google Analytics, which collects and analyses your web data, can do a lot of nifty things—it can even tell you where users abandon their shopping carts—but it can't identify a particular individual user.

How many views does my WordPress site have? ›

Under the Overview Report tab, you can see a lot of info about the site traffic coming to your WordPress website. You can see a visual graph of the number of sessions and pageviews your site has gotten over a certain period of time. And, you can set this time range to be 7 days, 30 days, or a custom time range.

What are page views in Google Analytics? ›

A pageview (or pageview hit, page tracking hit) is an instance of a page being loaded (or reloaded) in a browser. Pageviews is a metric defined as the total number of pages viewed.

Why is Ziggy a wake word for Alexa? ›

Amazon devices detect wake words by identifying acoustic patterns that match the wake word, so much consideration goes into the selection. Stansbury added that they chose Ziggy because it performed well in testing, and it is "fun and reflects Alexa's wealth of knowledge on everything."

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Jarvis' voice on Alexa will sound similar to his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Alexa is available on multiple platforms, we'll have steps for Amazon Echo and the Alexa app. We'll start with the Echo and Echo Show: Say, “Alexa, introduce me to Jarvis.”

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Unlike its rivals, Amazon allows users to change the Alexa wake word and add a pinch of variation to the Echo devices experience although there are only four different wake words on offer: Ziggy, Amazon, Computer and Echo.

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