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BigWebStats: Free Detailed Statistics for Any Website

BigWebStats is a new online service, which provides in-depth statistics for any website for free.

Statistics include visitors insights, social buzz, advanced SEO report, keyword rankings, domain information, similar websites and technologies used by the website.

Many website tools are also available, as Google Pagerank, Alexa Traffic Rank, Domain tools.

Another cool feature is Website Worth and Revenue. It provides you an estimation of Daily Revenue and Website Worth.

Give it a look! Your comments are welcomed.


How to Maintain your Blog's URL Consistency

Sometimes, slightly different URLs lead to the same web page. This is a bad practice. Each reference to the same resource must use an identical URL.

If more than one URLs lead to the same page, it is possible to duplicate Google index or lose social media rankings and also Disqus comments.

Here are some available solutions to preserve your Blog's URL consistency for better SEO results: redirect non-www to www (or the opposite), strip unwanted query string from incoming URLs.

Share your experience with us. Do you prefer www or non-www hostnames? Leave us a comment.


How to Update Your Blog’s Thumbnail Image in Technorati

Technorati is a real-time search engine dedicated to the blogging community. After claiming your blog in Technorati, a member page is created, where Technorati authority and more ranking parameters are presented.

However, Blog thumbnail image is not updated frequently.

In order to update your blog thumbnail, update thumbnail in ShrinkTheWeb. Wait about ten minutes and the updated thumbnail is presented.

What is your experience with Technorati? Share it with us. Leave us a comment.


Top 10 resources for jQuery plugins

jQuery is very popular among website developers. According to W3Techs, jQuery adoption is about 55%. It is normal for such a popular library to have many plugins available. Google is always an option when someone tries to find a plugin.

jQuery Plugin Registry is the official plugins Registry. You can search and browse using tags to locate plugins in the new Registry, which launched on January 2013. Moreover, many plugin repositories or collections are available: Unheap, jQueryRain, jquer.in, jQuery-plugins.net and more.

Do you know other jQuery plugins resources? Share them with us. Leave us a comment.


Free Images for your Blog

"Content is King", but "A picture is worth a thousand words". Where can we find royalty free images for blog posts?

Wikimedia Commons hosts only freely licensed images, sound files, and other media. Pixabay is a place to find Public domain images without any limitation (private and commercial use). And many more.

Google image search is also a solution. But, we have to use "Advanced Search" options to discover free images.

An excellent method to explore free images is Creative Common search, as it compines all the mentioned resources.

If you know other free image resources, share them with us. Leave a comment.


Easily Get Important SEO information for any Webpage

Do you want to have easily access to website traffic statistics the time you visit this website, the Google PageRank (PR), Alexa Rank, Compete Rank and Quantcast Rank of the current web page? Do you want to get information on backlinks, indexed pages (in Google, Bing, Yahoo etc), cached pages, Whois, Geo IP location?

In addition to know how many times the page you visit has been shared to Facebook? The number of tweets? Google +1 clicks?

This information can be easily available. This post is a detailed how-to.


Creating Dynamic XML Sitemaps using PHP

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.

If you use the popular Wordpress platform of any similar software, there are plugins available to create for you the XML Sitemap.

So, when you need to create a custom Sitemap? If your blogging platform does not support Sitemap creation or your site is something more than a typical blog, containing more sections. This is my case and I will describe it in this post.


Five Big Social Networks you probably Ignore

The web has become a social place. But, there are Social Networking sites "beyond the Big Three".

Pheed is a new social media platform for web and mobile devices. It looks like a "mashup" of popular social networks as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

VK.com with 200 million registered users and more than 40 million daily users is the second most popular site in Russia. Think it as the Russian Facebook.

Sina Weibo with more than 400 million registered users is simply the China's Twitter.

Find out more in this review.


Dance Sirtaki with Zorba the Greek in your Browser

"Dance?! Did you say dance?! Come on, my boy! Together! Let's go! Again! Down! Boss... I have so much to tell you!"

A game designer who signs as Pippin Barr created an amazing internet game, ispired by the famous last scene of the movie by Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek (Sirtaki dance).

Now's your chance to go head to head in a furious Greek dancing contest against Zorba himself!


Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates urge kids to learn coding

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey (among many others) are starring in a new video released yesterday from Code.org to promote the teaching of computer coding in schools.

Bill Clinton quote was very interesting: "every single year in America there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are training in computer science".

Steve Ballmer (CEO, Microsoft Corporation) said it more clearly: "Computer programming is the single best professional opportunity in the world. We need more Americans in the field. Let’s go!"

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