Tools and hints for webmasters
Google PageRank; promoting your site;
checking coding; about the Internet.
Displaying Google's PageRank:
Google.com created a type of figure of merit for web pages. They state:
"PageRank reflects our view of the importance of web pages by considering more than 500 million variables and 2 billion terms. Pages that we believe are important pages receive a higher PageRank and are more likely to appear at the top of the search results."
"PageRank also considers the importance of each page that casts a vote, as votes from some pages are considered to have greater value, thus giving the linked page greater value. We have always taken a pragmatic approach to help improve search quality and create useful products, and our technology uses the collective intelligence of the web to determine a page's importance." 1
Pageranks range from 1 to 10. Zero is used for penalized or non-analyzed pages. It is on a base 10 logarithmic scale like the Richter Scale.
A free Pagerank Checker, as shown above, can be downloaded from www.PRchecker.info. It can generate an image containing a page rank for any website page or homepage.
Domain Crawler provides PageRank and other
data at www.domaincrawler.com. They provide coding for a handy widget
that displays the website's Page Rank over the past two years. Shown below is their large graph; a small graph is shown on our home page.
Promoting your web site:
To promote your website, you may wish to check out SelfPromotion.com.
It's a resource for do-it-yourselfers where you can learn to prepare your pages for the
search engines, then use a sophisticated
url submission robot to submit your web pages
to all the important search engines and directories. You'll also find tutorials about
submitting to yahoo, and much more.
Best of all, you can use the site for free -- if you like it, pay what YOU think it's worth! The guy who runs it has reinvented
tipping! Donate nothing and they keep your account active for four
months; donate $10.00 and they keep it active for a year.
Accept payments and donations from visitors to your website:
Full disclosure: PayPal
pays us a small bonus if new merchants sign up with PayPal by clicking on the
Earning money from your website:
We have found Google AdSense text ads to be a reliable source of
income. Google tries to place ads on your web site that are a match to the
content of each particular essay. Visitors sometimes appreciate them because
they are so closely linked to the essay on which they appear.
Please be certain to read the contract in full. They do not allow you to use
Google Adsense ads along with context based ads from another supplier on the
same web site. You cannot encourage visitors to click on any ads on your website
-- whether supplied by Google or not. For example, you can put the message
"sponsored link" above an ad, but not "click below to visit our sponsor."
Check your home page's coding, load time, and links:
|SiteInspector checks your sites browser compatibility, links, popularity, load
time, "Submit It!" readiness, spelling and HTML validity. No charge.
|NetMechanic will check your pages' load time, for
free. See: http://www.netmechanic.com/
|Broken link checkers - all free:|
Xenu's Link Sleuth:™ "Link verification is done on 'normal' links, images, frames,
plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java
applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URLs which you can sort
by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time." See:
W3C Broken Link Checker: This was created in 1994
by the chief standards body for HTML coding. See:
YellowPipe.com also has a link checker at:
Information about the Internet:
|WayBackMachine has stored more than 10 billion
pages -- over 100 terabytes of data -- in its archives. Their goal is to
build a digital library and other cultural artifacts in digital form for
public access. You can view web sites, frozen in time as they existed as
early as 1996. See:
Alexa, a web navigation service, has compiled some interesting information
about the Web: number of domain names, number of unique host machines, number of intermittent sites, etc. See:
|Network Wizards conducts an Internet Domain Survey survey gives the total
number of Internet hosts on a semi-yearly basis. See:
Website Services Magazine
provides "helpful and valuable information about online business trends,
industry insights and best practices." They offer a free subscription
to their magazine in
either printed or downloadable format.
|According to a Pew Research Center poll, as of 2007-FEB, 47% of
Americans have a broadband connection at home, 15% have dial-up Internet
access, and 29% do not use the Internet. The latter group have a median age
of 59, and 25% report a household income under $20,000 a year. Pew reports: |
"Many report worries about information overload and few link
information technology to greater control over their lives. Moreover,
non-internet users are apt to see the online environment as a dangerous
place -- that is, a place with inappropriate or irrelevant content. Given
that these non-users are people with worries about information
technology and not a lot of extra disposable income, luring them online
won't be an easy task." 2
"Corporate information: Technology overview," Google.com, 2010, at: http://www.google.com/
John B. Horrigan, "Why it will Be Hard to Close the
Broadband Divide," Pew Research Center, 2007-AUG-01, at:
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