Tools and hints for webmasters
Part 2: Accessing data, useful tools, etc.
your web site. Some are very helpful!
Useful tools for your web site:
||BraveNet.com has a wide range of free tools for your web site:
||Build tools: A guestbook, counter, web journal,
calendar, template gallery, URL redirect, password gate, photo center.
||Promote tools: E cards, cartoon, Tell-a-friend, site
search, site ring, free links, traffic exchange.
||Interact tools: Message forum, vote caster, live
chat, mailing list, FAQ service, Email forums, mini-poll, guestmap.
||Profit tools: Affiliate program, classified, live
||321Webmaster.com offers "one of the largest directories
of free webmaster resources, free web hosting, free website tools, and even
free e-mail." See: http://www.321webmaster.com/
||AddMe sells search engine optimization, search engine
submission tools, professionally created website templates, and many free
services. See: http://www.addme.com/
||Tucows has hundreds of programs available for
download. Some are freeware, other require payment. See: http://tucows.com One example is XGrapher 1.4. It is a free
program to create
attractive graphs. The graph format is easily changed. It can produce a GIF
file for inclusion on your website.
||Downloads Plaza is another site for downloading a
broad range of programs. See: http://downloadsplaza.com/
||iPerceptions has a nifty survey creator. By adding a survey to your website, your site visitors can provide feedback. See: http://www.iperceptions.com
Count visitors to your website:
If you add a visitor counter, we urge you to include a note
saying when the count was last set to zero. It it is more interesting to a
visitor to see that you have had 10,000 visitors since 2006-JAN-1, then to see
that you have had 10,000 visitors since some unknown date.
Detect broken links on any web site:
SSB Web Design has an free online link analyzer tool at: http://smallseotools.com/
Count the number of visitors who are currently on your web
AddFreeSats provides a small box that can be installed on your home page or on any of your web site's essays,
menus, etc. It counts the number of visitors who are currently viewing that
location. See: http://top.addfreestats.com/
Web site statistics:
Alexa.com provides a free statistical service for your web
Alexa provides many fee-based upgrades to their basic services.
- The site's global rank. "The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to this site and pageviews on this site over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1. It is updated daily."
- The site's rank in its country of origin.
- A chart showing the site's global rank over the previous year.
- A listing of the percent of visitors and the rank in the country for the five countries from which the largest number of visitors come.
- The bounce rate, daily pageviews per visitors, and daily time on site.
- The percentage of visits that come from a search engine.
- A list of the five web site that your site's visitors viewed immediately before coming to your site.
- The five most popular key words used by your site's visitors in search engines.
- The total number of web sites that link to your web sites
- Other web sites that are related to your site.
||Google Analytics is a free program that:
"...shows you how
people found your site, how they explored it, and how you can enhance their
visitor experience. Improve your website return on investment, increase
conversions, and make more money on the web."
It requires a short piece of their
code to be placed in each file that you want monitored. See: http://www.google.com/
||WebStats4U provides a free statistical service for your web
site, listing the last ten visitors, page views per day over the past four
weeks, visitors' country of origin. See: http://www.webstats4u.com/
||BraveNet.com has a counter that provides comprehensive
statistics at: http://www.bravenet.com/ The first counter is free.
||SiteMeter offers free and low cost premium counters and statistical data at:http://www.sitemeter.com/
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