Basically, with Yahoo Explorer dying a slow and painful death and Open Site Explorer not having the depth, breadth and infrequent updates, I went and started looking at two new absolutely incredible online backlink research tools. One has been around only a short while and the other has made a complete change in their user interface over the last couple of months making it much easier and more valuable to use. In addition, they both have an incredible FREE offering for those that do not want to upgrade to their subscription models.
The tools are:
Majestic SEO – Click here to visit
Ahrefs - Click here to visit
I think once you use either of these tools you will no longer use any other backlink research or tracking tools.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone who has been reaching out to me that the website is currently getting updated as I get more used to WordPress. I apologize for the delay in my responses and for the lack of recent blog posts (which will be taken care of this week), but please keep coming back to check out what is new.
Thank you for your support!
Google just announced that their long await update is available to everyone!
Below is a list of the updates along with a smaller list of soon to arrive features:
While these known features are not currently available in the new version of Analytics, they will be coming very soon. Stay tuned to our blog for updates.
Check it out within your dashboard and look for this:
Are you curious as to what happened in 2010 on the Web, well you have come to the right place as Pingdom recently released some stats from a large set of different sources and I am going to also share those here for your viewing pleasure.
Original post – Internet 2010 in Numbers
Here we go…..
* 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
* 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
* 1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
* 480 million – New email users since the year before.
* 89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
* 262 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
* 2.9 billion – The number of email accounts worldwide.
* 25% – Share of email accounts that are corporate.
* 255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
* 21.4 million – Added websites in 2010.
* 39.1% – Growth in the number of Apache websites in 2010.
* 15.3% – Growth in the number of IIS websites in 2010.
* 4.1% – Growth in the number of nginx websites in 2010.
* 5.8% – Growth in the number of Google GWS websites in 2010.
* 55.7% – Growth in the number of Lighttpd websites in 2010.
* 88.8 million – .COM domain names at the end of 2010.
* 13.2 million – .NET domain names at the end of 2010.
* 8.6 million – .ORG domain names at the end of 2010.
* 79.2 million – The number of country code top-level domains (e.g. .CN, .UK, .DE, etc.).
* 202 million – The number of domain names across all top-level domains (October 2010).
* 7% – The increase in domain names since the year before.
* 1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
* 14% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
* 825.1 million – Internet users in Asia.
* 475.1 million – Internet users in Europe.
* 266.2 million – Internet users in North America.
* 204.7 million – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
* 110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.
* 63.2 million – Internet users in the Middle East.
* 21.3 million – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.
* 152 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
* 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
* 100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
* 175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
* 7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
* 600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
* 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
* 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month.
* 70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.
* 20 million – The number of Facebook apps installed each day.
* 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
* 35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
* 186 – The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
* 84% – Share of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
* 14% – Share of Internet users that have uploaded videos online (USA).
* 2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
* 20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.
* 5 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
* 3000+ – Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
* 130 million – At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
* 3+ billion – Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
* 36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.
Data sources and notes: Spam percentage from MessageLabs (PDF). Email user numbers and counts from Radicati Group (the number of sent emails was their prediction for 2010, so it’s very much an estimate). Website numbers from Netcraft. Domain name stats from Verisign and Webhosting.info. Internet user numbers and distribution from Internet World Stats. Facebook stats from Facebook and Business Insider. Twitter stats from Twitter (and here), TwitterCounter and TechCrunch. Web browser stats from StatCounter. YouTube video numbers from Google. Facebook video numbers from GigaOM. US online video stats from Comscore and the Pew Research Center. Flickr image numbers from Flickr.
I am always on the lookout for new or better webmaster tools and it never hurts if they are also free. My newest find (maybe a bit older for some who have already found it) is woorank. It is probably one of the best and most accurate website analysis tools I have found in quite a while.
What I really like about woorank is that it provides a scoring system that helps frame all the data easier. While you may or may not agree with the scoring variables, I do give kudos to them for trying.
In addition to the website woorank the report also provides insights on:
— Traffic Estimation
— Current Alexa Rank
— Current Compete Rank
— Google Indexed Pages
— Popular Pages
- In-Site SEO:
— Title Tag
— Meta Description
— Meta Keywords
— Headings (H1, H2, etc.)
— Image Alt Text
— Text/HTML Ratio
– Inside Analysis:
— Inside Page Analysis
– Website Compliance:
— WWW Resolve
— XML Sitemaps
— Doc Type
— Google Analytics
— WC3C Validity
— Dublin Core
— Geo Meta Tags
- Off-Site SEO:
— Google Last Crawl Date
— .edu Backlinks
— .gov Backlinks
— DMOZ Listing?
— Yahoo Directory Listing?
– Social Media:
— Delicious Links
— Twitter Recent Backlinks
— Twitter Account Check
— Wikipedia Backlinks
— Readability Level
- Website Information:
— Load Time
— IP Address
– Other Facts
— Safe Browsing
– Related Websites:
— Related Wesbites and WooRank
Check it out now and Get YOUR WooRank – WooRank
I am always on the lookout for a good and functioning backlink checking tool. Recently I ran into Backlink Lab which has a great backlink checker in addition to some other great tools. This free tool is very quick and will provide you with total backlinks found and then you can view details that cover the backlink page title to the backlink Google PageRank (PR) score. In addition, you can save and download your backlink lists.
The site also includes a couple of other great free webmaster tools. The first one is a keyword competition tool and the other is a bulk Google PageRank (PR) checker. They both appear to work as quickly and correctly as the backlink checker tool.
Check out all the tools today at – Backlink Lab
I have been secretly working on a small network of search engines that includes a proprietary ad network shared across all engines. Look-Find.Info is one of the first to work it’s way out of beta and is officially live. There will be 9 additional engines coming out of beta over the next week as we work out minor bugs here and there. You can see the entire list here – The Search Engine Network
In the meantime check out Look-Find.Info and tell me what you think!
Also, if you are interested in increasing the traffic to your website and also the SEO value of your website to the major search engines, be sure to check out our Rapid Inclusion Program that gets you indexed in all 10 search engines within The Search Engine Network within 72 hours and also provides 10 backlinks from within each search engine’s web directory section to your website. It is a win-win opportunity for a one-time $39 fee. Check it out now here – Rapid Inclusion Program
I recently had some problems with one of my hosting providers which saw one of my websites down more than up. This concerned me as the hosting company really did not want to provide me with any stats of how often I am down and/or let me know when there was a problem (whether they fixed if before I saw it or I found it and alerted them to it). This became very frustrating quickly, so I started looking around the Web for a FREE website uptime monitoring service and quickly found something pretty awesome.
What I found was Uptime Robot. Probably the coolest and most feature rich FREE website uptime monitors around. Below are some of the features (remember all this is FREE):
- Monitor up to 50 sites per account
- 5 minute pings
- Instant alerts via email, SMS, RSS and soon Twitter
- Ajax interface for ease of use
- http:// and https:// support
- Multiple contact alerts
- Multi-location monitoring
- Keyword checking (haven’t quite figured this one out yet, but it sounds cool)
Check it out today for free at – Uptime Robot