Popularity

Did you realize this? Youtube is now number 3 on Alexa’s top 500 sites on the web (taking Yahoo’s position. I applaud Youtube for it’s increasing popularity and how it impacts it’s users. But have you realized how Yahoo has been losing popularity over the years.  It came from being the number 1 mosted visited site on the web (according to Alexa) to being the number 4. Who would have thought Yahoo would have been beaten by a video sharing site! I was surely surprised.

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poolbirdAt Twitter people post favorite links. What they like they share with the world. If you want to search that whether your service, tools, blog, website or even forum is being recommended by people over Twitter or not then here is the solution. You can search any word, service or tool. This online tool will give you all links related to that. Twitter convert long URLs into short URLs and post short URL, but that does not matter. You can find all your website/ blog links which people ever recommended to others or posted to their profiles.

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You can easily check backlinks for your website or blog. Backlinks cast a vote to your website. Page rank is the popularity or authority of any specific page over internet. If you do search engine optimization or you are a webmaster and want to know how powerful your backlinks or inbound links are then this tool is designed for this task. It will display your backlinks and their page rank strength. This is how you can calculate real worth of your website.

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Backlinks or Inbound Links is SEO subject. SEO guys are bad guys who do not believe in search engine crawlers efficiency and find ways to hack Google and many other search engines and try to make any website popular by hook and crook. All the websites across the internet linking or pointing towards your website or post or article credit you with backlinks. With time if you monitor backlinks of your website it can prove you worth of your website. Having links from other websites to yours is a critical part of search engine optimization. Its a bonus of having people and search engines follow these links to your site. Inbound links provide the following benefits:

  • Search engine robots follow links between websites. The more inbound links you have, the more often robots will visit your site.
  • Your website gains traffic.
  • Many search engines count links to your site as “votes” for you. They assume that if lots of websites link to your site it must be high quality. Page Rank is Google’s system of counting links. Higher inbound links; higher page rank.
  • Your website revenue increases.
  • Readership or website and loyal users of website increase.

The general rule is that the more inbound links you can get, the better. I will share some powerful tools which will calculate your website popularity by giving you statistics about backlinks you have got.

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retweetHave you got a blog or popular website? Do you use twitter? Or do you want to see how many times any of your post is being retweeted at Twitter and who is doing it? Simply which specific posts of your blogs are popular and and spreading like wild fire at Twitter? You can track these easily and enhance those posts or content at your blog or may be post about that topic some more. TweetMeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme is able to categorize these links into categories and subcategories, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what your interested in.

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