Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Friday, February 7, 2003

How to Access Statistical Information About Your Web Site

Web Page Information Viewer (Page Info Viewer)
= interesting, promising
Online Service

The Web Page Information Viewer (Page Info Viewer) provides access to a variety of information about Web sites from different online sources through an integrative interface.

With Page Info Viewer you can, for example...

a) View basic site statistics (e.g. Number of unique visitors, Number of other sites that link to your site)

b) Translate a site

c) Search a site with different search engines

d) Monitor a site and get updated when content changes

e) Check a site for accessibility

f) Find out if a Web site offers a news blog

g) Search for similar sites

For example, let's say I wanted to view basic information about Robin Good's Web site. First I selected 7search from the list of search engines available, and learned that 184 links are pointing to Robin Good's site. Then I chose SurfWax as an alternative information source and found key points of Robin Good's site listed, among them "E-Learning, Interactive Learning Technologies, EdTech" and "Digital Imaging and Data Visualization."

Since the retrieved information is displayed inside the Page Info Viewer, the menu is permanently available and you can easily access different types of information and switch between different information sources that provide similar information.

You can also share the information about your site with your users. All you have to do is to provide a link to Page Info Viewer (set to your page) to your colleagues via email or by placing a public link on your Web site.

The Page Info Viewer has a good potential to become a really valuable tool in the future. At the moment there are, however, quite a lot of weak points.

Some of the information categories do not convey a clear idea of the type of information that can be retrieved from the available sources (e.g. "Cache"); more meaningful titles should be provided. It would be useful to have an overview page with a short description of each information category and a comparison of the different sources available.



As Page Info Viewer aggregates information from external sources its usability depends on the usability of those sources and on their mutual compatibility.

To be closely followed.

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posted by Robin Good on Friday, February 7 2003, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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