Domain and website tools By Clare Lawrence 29th October 2003 Clare is CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.
I use several tools to monitor performance of my own websites, by regularly reviewing their progress I can see what works and what does not.
Where is my listing? Want a tool that can tell you which page your site appears on by keyword?
Top25web searches domain names by keyword for following search engines:- Google, Alta vista and inktomi, drilling down for first 500 entries on each search engine.
How many of my websites pages are indexed? Do you have a large site? – it can be a pain using site: command in Google, following tells you how many of your pages are indexed in Fast, Google, Alta Vista and MSN
www.neutralize.com creates a pie chart of % of your pages indexed in each of engines.
Meta – Tag analysers
Meta tags are much less important than they used to be, though Title tag is still very powerful.
The following are my favourites:-
http://www.sitesolutions.com/analysis.asp - select website analysis option from left hand, this is particularly good at telling if you’ve got right combination of keywords in your tags and which keyword should be where.
http://www.sitescreamer.com/from22.html - this analyses your tags, and gives a narrative opinion – excellent being best rating.
Good traffic statistics are essential for your own site, but how to get information on rivals traffic?, Alexa makes use of its own database of user and converts these to a traffic ranking.
The Alexa site can be found at www.alexa.com
Google and other search engines have problems with poor html – so cleaning up glitches in your scrip can be helpful. The following is a good free html validator :-