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Monitor Your Website's Popularity

Published on 7/8/2010 by

10 Free Tools

Keeping tabs on how your website is being perceived by others is one of the easiest ways to figure out what’s working for you and what needs improving. How well is your domain name ranking? Here are ten free tools to monitor your website’s popularity.

Yahoo Site Explorer

Site Explorer will show you in great detail how your site is doing on Yahoo. The Site Explorer Inlinks feature will give you a close up look at other websites that have linked to you.

Alexa

Alexa was started in 1996 and today is the most popular traffic ranking service online. Alexa shows off numerous details about your website, including information about visitors, how long readers stay on your site, and where they’re coming from. Statistical data collected also ranks your website’s popularity, updating daily.

Quantcast

With Quantcast, webmasters quantify their site—a process of placing a script on pages so that data can be tracked. Once quantified, domain owners can measure traffic stats and learn the demographics of users through an online control panel.

Compete

Compete is a well known analytics tool that enables you to compare your traffic data with that of competing websites (i.e. your competition).

popuri.us

popuri.us explores link popularity of top sites like Google, Alexa and Compete, and also checks backlinks with today’s most popular search engines. This one page tool is a simple way to get a quick overview of how well known your domain really is.

Quarkbase

Quarkbase measures your reach in social media, gives you a listing of competing websites and displays your overall social tally. This is not only an irreplaceable tool to discover what’s working with your site, but also an excellent way to check out the competition.

Technorati

Technorati is a leading blog search engine tool that rates blog popularity based on the number of links pointing to that domain. If your blog isn’t listed, you can do so free of charge.

StatBrain

Put the power of information at your fingertips with StatBrain’s intuitive web based analytics tool. StatBrain can tell you how many visitors your website receives daily and what websites are linking to you.

Website Outlook

With Website Outlook, users can measure traffic history, traffic rank and get the estimated value of their domain name.

Website Grader

Website Grader grades your website based on a number of factors, including backlinks, popularity, website structure and search engine reach. Website Grader will also tell you where you can improve upon design elements and content. Blog owners can benefit from the sister site Blog Grader.

By monitoring your online popularity on a regular basis, you’ll be able to capitalize on what’s working and get rid of website features that are holding you back.