Tagged: URL

Use Wikipedia’s simple English version for concise version of articles

Wikipedia gives a good insight into all sorts of topics with the most upto date information. But there are times when you don’t need to dig deep into the details and just want to skim read. If you want quick and short overview of a topic, you can use Wikipedia’s Simple English version for the original page where to have brief information on the topic.

Some tools to check the position of a site on Search Engines

A webmaster is always concerned about the ranking of his site for the chosen keywords and the traffic driven to the site. Checking the SERP rankings of any website for a particular keyword is pretty much easy and straightforward as, a webmaster can wear the shoes of a normal netizen and search for his chosen keyword. Then comes the task of locating his site on the SERPs. If the site appears on the first page or even the second, it wouldn’t be much of a difficult job. But imagine if your website is just budding and lags far behind in the search rankings. In such a case, doing a manual check over all the results ranging to the 10thm, 20th or God knows how many pages could be very tedious. To assist you in such cases, there are lots of tools that show the position of your website on the search engines in a snap. Here are some of the tools for checking a website’s position on search engines.

Best 5 tools to Share multiple links with one short URL

There are times when one needs to share more than one URL with his friends and in such cases, he needs to add all those URLs as well. In microblogging sites like Twitter where the character limit is not more than 140 characters, sharing multiple URLs with individual links takes up the space that you could otherwise use for writing about the link. You can shorten all of the URLs in a go and share them with a single short URL. Here are some online tools that let you shorten and share multiple links with a single Short URL.

Learn everything new from Google via Google New

Google being the Technology Giant it is, keeps launching lots of new services now and then and keeps adding new features to the already existing ones. But unless you keep regular tabs on the major blogs by Google, you won’t know what Google came up with recently. Even the technology blogs do not cover everything new by Google. Google new is a page on the Google’s website that lists all the new services by Google.

URL Shortening bookmarklets for your browser

URL shorteners came along to help you trim the URLs to something short. There are lots of URL shorteners that help you shrink a URL to make it easy for you to share, or use in print. But copying a URL, heading over to the URL shortener website, shortening it and then grabbing the shrunken URL is a bit longer process if you really love shortcuts. In such cases, browser bookmarklets for URL shortening can be helpful. You can save the bookmarklet to your browser and shorten a URL with the click of a button. Here’s a list of some of the URL shortening bookmarklets from different services. To save them to your browser, just drag the javascript bookmarklet links to your browser’s bookmark bar.

Understanding a Google query URL

Google gives a lot more options for filtering your search results. Like if you want to look for the definition or meaning of a certain word, you need not go to dictionary.com and search for the word. You can get your meaning with the query, “define:word” in Google. Or you can find all the pages in a site with the query, “site:yoursite.com”. You can also get desired results by modifying the Google Query URL that it returns after a query.

Get alerts for Specific phrases

Suppose that the author of your favorite blog had promised to write about a topic of your interest but he hasn’t been writing any new posts from many weeks. You can’t go on checking his website everyday. But SparkTooth can monitor any web page for a certain keyword and then notify you as soon as it is available on the website.