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Facebook has a PageRank of its own for its News Feed

You've probably gathered by now that the Facebook f8 conference is under away. Juicy details of Facebook's underpinnings are coming thick and fast -- and we're going to try and cover all of them -- but first: EdgeRank, the algorithm that generates your News Feed. In much the same way as Google returns relevant results, EdgeRank uses what it knows about you to produce hopefully-relevant news. ...

Check web site stats with Xinu

Did you know that Google has indexed 18,800 pages for Download Squad? To be honest, neither did we. But that's the sort of information you can get from Xinu, a new web stats tracker. Just type a URL into Xinu and sit back while it compiles data from all the usual suspects plus a few unusual ones. You'll get the site's Technorati, Alexa, and Google details. but Xinu also grabs data from Yahoo!,...

GreatDB - a handy website information tool

Sometimes you just need to know a little bit more information about the site you're looking at. Maybe you're trying to decide if it's trustworthy, or maybe you're just a little bit (or too) curious. Well in any event, if you're looking to snoop, check out GreatDB. Punching in a URL into GreatDB will bring back most of the following information: Whois, Site Age, Blacklisting Status, Language, Web...

Google's PageRank explored

It is commonly believed that Google's initial success in leapfrogging the incumbent search engines early in its history was due in large part to PageRank, a web page ranking algorithm that paid attention to how other sites linked to a page to determine how important that page truly was. Eventually Google would expose the approximate PageRank of a given site using the Google Toolbar, which lead to...

Web Stats for Small Business

"And we want to be on the first page of Google," another new client said matter-of-factly, as the after-thought of our Web design meeting. I nodded, inhaled, and began my spiel. "What are your stats now?" I asked, although I knew the answer. Many small businesses don't review their site stats, don't know how to view them online and can't really interpret them, but all Web site rebuilding plans...

How much is your website worth? Find out with dnScoop

dnScoop is an online tool that bunches many popular domain lookup tools into one. It's a location where users can check out the traffic of a particular domain, see the domains history, popularity, PageRank, count inbound links, and perhaps the coolest feature, get a site's dollar value report. Start off by entering your chosen URL, and then choose a category from the 10 supplied. dnScoop will...

Google Toolbar 2 for Firefox released

Google has finally released version two of their browser toolbar for Firefox. The new version picks up on some of the features that have been in the latest version for IE for some time, but as they state on the Official Google Blog, Firefox and IE users have different needs, so there are some differences between the two toolbars. Luckily, it appears that everything I was hoping for is there,...

SEOpen: Your own private popularity contest - Today's Browser Tip

Search Engine Optimization is all but a dirty phrase these days, but SEOpen is a neat Firefox extension regardless. It puts at your fingertips rank, traffic, and incoming links information from more than a dozen sites, including Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Alexa. SEOpen also gives you access to other information like WHOIS data and HTTP response headers, all from one right-click menu....