Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Top Online Tools to Know More about a Website

Did you know there are many online tools that help you know everything you need to know about a website?

Like contacting the owner, its DNS information, even knowing if it can be accessible in China! Let’s read about the top online tools to know more about a website.

Useful Online Tools That Give You All Details about Any Website

The best way to understand about any website is by using certain free tools available online.


Who.is is an online tool that will help you learn all about the look up domain, IP owner information as well as give you more details about the website. It also gives you information related to the contact address, email as well as the phone number of the website owner.


Just enter the URL of any website and whoishostingthis.com will give you information related to the company name and the region where it is hosted. This is very useful when you need to send a DMCA Notice or trying to switch the web hosts.


If you need to search for the countries a website is accessible from, you could use just-ping.com. This online service has 30 monitoring stations across the world that gives you almost accurate results. When a search results give you 100% Packet Loss, it means the website will not be accessible in that region or country.


Now, if you are tired of a certain website that continues to use material from your content, you have a solution. You could send a query to this online tool and it will let you all copyright related complaints previously given against a particular website. This will help make your case stronger against the offending website.


You could get a comprehensive report related to any IP address or website. It gives you information related to the physical location of the website, the hosting provider, the IP address change history as well as its DNS information.


Did you know that you could find out the relative popularity of any website on social media sites? Yes, popuri.us will give you an estimate of the popularity level of a website on Facebook, Twitter, etc. as well as gives the Google Pagerank of a website. Popuri.us will also give the Web of Trust matrix information.


The best way to analyse your competitor website is to use semrush.com. SEMrush will report all the organic keywords people use to find a particular website, the site’s traffic as well as its competing website.


This online tool is a repository for all performance related metrics of a website. httparchieve.org keeps a record of the size of the website pages, its average load tome as well as the number of times the request to reach the website failed.

These are some of the top online tools to know more about a website. There are other many other online tools that will tell you more about a website such as developers.google.com, modern.ie, BrowserStack, ctrlq.org/sandbox, etc. With these tools you can gather more information related to any website in the world.

How to Turn Your Wired Printer Wireless

Still using a wired printer?

Is it causing a lot of inconvenience, as you still need to connect your printer to your computer? Well, there are some easy ways to turn your old wired printer into a wireless printer.

Turning a Wired Printer into Wireless Printer


Today most printers are network enabled by default. All you need to do is connect the printer using Ethernet port or Wi-Fi and start printing from any computer within the home network.

If you have an USB based wired printer, you can turn it into a wireless printer. This can be done using a wireless print server. These small devices look similar to a wireless router. Using a regular USB, cable connect the printer to this wireless print server. It will allow your wired printer to become available to other computers and devices within a wireless network.

Popular Wireless Print Server

There are many devices available in the market that help turn your wired printer wireless. Some of the popular wireless print server include:
  • Netgear WGPS606
  • Linksys Print Server
  • HP Wireless Kit
A few wireless print servers also double up as wireless routers. If you do not have a wireless router, then investing in one will be wise.

This is the simplest and easiest way to turn your wired printer wireless.

Another way is to share your printer with other PCs in the home or office. Just go to the Control Panel in Windows and connect it to the host computer. Now, enable the printer to be shared on the network by other connected computers and devices. However, you need to keep the host computer powered on at all times or other computers will not be able to print using the shared printer.



Saturday, 18 March 2017

How to Find Out How Much Traffic a Website Gets

Many tools help you find out how much traffic a website gets.

These tools also give you information related to where the traffic comes from and what is the site ranking on search engines.

Know How Much Traffic a Website Receives

The number of visitors to your webpage allows you to understand the level of your website. It also helps you get ready for competitive analysis. There are many tools or third-party applications that helps you understand the popularity of your website.

1.Alexa Ranking

Alexa is one of the common ways to check your websites ranking. However, I won’t call it the most reliable source. Alexa tends to track stats for every user who has installed Alexa toolbar. Now, this is less than 1% of the users, so you can guess its reliability level. Alexa does show you the number of visitors and page views. However, it does give you a fair idea about your webpage over time.


Compete.com gets all the stats it needs from multiple sources to help you know your ranking. However, it based on U.S. traffic only, so you won’t get an idea about traffic from other regions in the world.script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

3.Similar Web

If you need more detailed and accurate data, then SimilarWeb is more appropriate. It gives you a line graph with values for number of daily visitors as well as sources. SimilarWeb also shows you the countries from where traffic is diverted to your website, the top referring websites, top websites that visitors visit after your website, audience interest, display ads, as well as 10 organic keywords with free version. What more can you ask for?


Now this is a tool that helps you know the number of RSS subscribers a website has. The condition is they use FeedBurner.

5.SEM Rush

This another tool that offers a lot of information related to search traffic for any website. It also allows you to estimate how much traffic one website gets for each keyword based on position and search volume.

6.Advertise Here’ Pages

Best way to know the traffic a website gets, is to visit their Advertising page. When you sell space on BuySellAds, you have to share your monthly unique and monthly impressions. Thus, blogs that sell advertising space have to tell you the exact number of unique views and impressions an ad will get monthly.

7.Post Comments

Another easy way to gauge the popularity of a webpage is by looking at the number of comments each post gets. Like on an average 1 person every 200 readers will leave a comment. This means 20 non-Nicholas comments will be viewed about 4,000 times. This is not a sure-shot way, but will definitely give you a general idea.

8.YouTube Views

YouTube videos or Vimeo videos that are embedded on a homepage of a website will help you note the number of views. However, the number of views on a video does not indicate the number of views to the website, but will give some idea as to how much traffic was diverted to their website during the first month.

These are some ways that will help you find out how much traffic a website gets. Until and unless the owner of the website reveals the exact traffic a site gets, all other methods are as good as guessing.



Friday, 17 March 2017

Types of Wireless Communication

A wireless network has become a necessity for most people.

It helps people communicate as well as access the Internet without being pulled back by wires.

Wireless communication allows one to socialize, send e-mails, surf the Internet as well as work from anywhere in the room, building as well as city.

There are different types of wireless communications available today. Using this wireless network different communication occurs between devices. These devices include computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, printers, servers, etc. Let us learn more about the types of wireless communication.

Different Types of Wireless Communication

A group of devices that are connected to one another is called as a network. Usually radio communication is the common way for wireless networks to communicate. There are different technologies under the radio-powered subset that helps use different scales, topologies, etc.

The different types of Wireless Networks are as follows:

Personal Area Network (PAN)

The PAN as the name suggests is a personal network. It is within the reach of a person and requires cable replacement for peripherals. Usually the Bluetooth, NFC, ZigBee come under the Personal Area Network.

Local Area Network (LAN)

The LAN is a network that has a range within a building or a campus. It is a wireless extension of wired network and uses IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) standard.

Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

The metropolitan area network has a range within a city. It involves wireless inter-network connectivity and uses IEEE 802.15 (WiMAX) standard.

Wide Area Network (WAN)

The WAN has a worldwide range and has a wireless network access. It is usually UMTS, LTE, etc. that use the WAN.

The above classification of types of wireless communication helps you note the high-level difference in each of the technologies. Each standard continues to evolve and get better. Some use faster processors, few have improved modulation algorithms, and other continue to advance according to each individual wireless standard.