Posts Tagged ‘ranking’

New ranking on the webstats catalogues

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009

Motigo has re-arranged the top lists of the webstats catalogue. Up to now, the ranking was based on the daily number of Page Views of a website. Starting from now, the ranking will be based of the number of daily Visits instead (you can find this value on your statistic page under “Visits”). Why did we do it? We consider this to be a much fairer basis for the ranking, since the number of visitors of a website is hard to manipulate and so we hope to have a fairer website ranking for all users.

Page Views and Visits

Page Views and Visits

Page Views and Visits – what is the difference?

Page views is the view of one page in your website – every time a page is loaded, this is considered a Page View. It doesn’t make any difference if it is the same user visiting the page or not.

Visits are the number of individual visits to your website. This statistic is based on recognition of a browser cookie in the visitor’s browser. Therefore, the visitor is not counted again if he has already been visiting the site within the last 24 hours.

You can read more about the difference between Page Views and Unique Visitors here.

Still have questions? You can contact Motigo’s support team anytime!

What are social bookmarks?

Wednesday April 1st, 2009

Social bookmarks are web page bookmarks that are saved online. Basically, they have the same purpose as the bookmarks (or favourites) in your browser, with one important difference: They are always available to you, doesn’t matter which browser or computer you are using.

Why should I use social bookmarks?

With the help of social bookmarking services (such as Digg, Misterwong, Del.icio.us, and many more) you can bookmark interesting pages or websites that you visit often and access them from every computer.

But that’s not the only advantage of social bookmarking: They also let you share your favourite sites. You can add tags (keyword descriptions) and comments to your bookmarks, allowing other visitors to find your favourite sites easily. And, of course, you can use them for your own website too. With accurate tags and comments, other users will find the way to your site and this will improve your ranking on search engines. Read more about it on Tips&Tricks

Here’s a great video explaining all you ever wanted to know about social bookmarking in less than three and a half minutes:

How do I make my website well known?

Tuesday March 31st, 2009

Millions and millions of websites compete for our attention every day and yours is one of them. In the face of such an overwhelming offer, it is obvious that, if you want your website to be visited, you must let the world know you exist. Here are a few simple measures that will help increase your website traffic.

Check content and layout

Start with the basics: your website. When you have been working on a project for too long, you tend to overlook some aspects of it. To avoid this, let your friends and colleagues have a look at your site. Do they like the layout? Can they navigate easily? Do they find the content attractive? Use their judgment to find possible shortcomings.

Submit your URL to search engines

The next point on your to-do-list: Submit the URL of your website to well known search engines or web directories – without them, your website cannot be found. Of course, it is one thing to be listed on the search results and another one to have a high place on these results. This is also a factor you can influence, making sure your website is search-engine-friendly.

Get backlinks

It can take weeks before your website even appears on the search engines. During this time you can do can do some working and get so called backlinks for your site. Backlinks are external links to your website and search engines view them as recommendations – the more you have, the more popular your website is, the higher you get in the results. This means you can exchange links with other websites that have a similar theme or target group. You can also add your URL to social bookmarking services and add social bookmarking buttons to your site, making it easier for visitors to bookmark you.