Quarkbase: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Favorite Sites
A number of Web services claim to provide you with tons of information about your favorite Web sites, including the names of the people behind it and traffic information. But none of them are nearly as complete as Quarkbase. The free information it provides is so complete, it’s enough to make a blog owner a little nervous.
Quarkbase is a very useful tool to find out a huge variety of information on any website. It mashes up over 30 data sources and many algorithms gathering information on various topics like social popularity, traffic, associated people etc. One of the best things about it is that it’s free and doesn’t have any advertisements.If you’re interested in your own blog or personal Website, you can use the QuarkBase to make sure your domain registration information is accurate, find out how often links from your site have been published on services such as Del.icio.us and Digg, and even see some traffic information from Alexa.
Just enter the name or URL of the website you want to look up, and it’ll show you the various stats. If it’s been entered for the first time in the Quarkbase search box, the results take some time to show up. Quarkbase will show you a screenshot of the webpage, along with a summary, traffic rank, famous in countries, associated people, blog rank from Technorati, tags, language, delicious links, blogging tool, framework, contact info, hosting info and many more. It’ll also show you the backlinks from major social sharing websites like StumbleUpon and Digg as well as any backlinks from Wikipedia. Thanks to Quarkbase, we found out that we have been actually linked on Wikipedia!
You’ll also be shown the most popular posts of last week and all times, along with the amount of Delicious Bookmarks, Diggs, Twitturly twitts and reach, Reddit points and comments as well as StumbleUpon comments that they got. This is a great way of summarizing the amount of traffic you’re getting from various social sharing websites and gives you a quick glance of where you are more popular.
Feeds are also shown with their subscriber count ( we have 52706 on Quarkbase at the moment, although we have 53404 at the moment! ). The blog reactions from Technorati are also shown in the Spotlight section as well as the mention of your website’s URLs on Twitter. In the end comes a detailed view of development and hosting information.
In addition to basic information about the type of site, some summary information about the owner/publisher, its traffic rank, the language of the site, and the countries that host the site’s readers, Quarkbase provides a wealth of information on the topic of the site and popular links and posts. The service provides the site’s creation date and when the domain expires, contact information for the owner (pulled from the domain registration), and technical information around the site framework and type of Web server running behind the scenes.A wealth of information is at your disposal with Quarkbase and it’s a must bookmark if you have your own websites. Specially, if you’re a blogger!