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In May 2008, we wrote an article on web stats applications and tools and we briefly talked about Crazy Egg, Compete, Google Analytics, SiteCounter and Clicky Web Analytics.

Over the past months, we've tried a few more applications and we would like to add some of them to the list:

Yahoo! Web Analytics

Yahoo! Web Analytics is a site analytics tool that provides real-time insight into visitor behavior on your website.

Keyword Spy

KeywordSpy is a keyword research tool that tells you which keywords work and which don't by examining your competitor's keywords.

Website Grader

Website Grader is a tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective.

W3Counter

W3Counter helps you identify and follow your visitors, and track how visitors navigate your website. This includes the languages spoken, browsers used, platforms, screen resolutions, location and technology features enabled in their browsers.

TubeMogul

TubeMogul is a free service that provides a single point for deploying uploads to the top video sharing site (ie. you can upload your videos to all major video sharing sites in one shot) and allows you to understand where, when and how often your videos are watched on sites including Google Video, MetaCafe, MySpace, Yahoo!, YouTube and more.

Userfly

Userfly lets you run instant usability studies for your website using your real users. You can watch movies of your users’ browsing sessions to analyze their behavior and optimize your forms, landing pages and conversion rates.

Woopra

Woopra is tool that gives your real-time information about live traffic on your website. Main features include: live tracking, rich interface, visitor tagging, instant messaging, real-time analytics, custom notifications and developer tools.

Crowd Science

Crowd Science collects data on the demographics and attitudes of website visitors by surveying a small number of randomly-selected visitors with standardized and topic-area-specific questionnaires. With the information you can then understand more about your visitors and better tailor your marketing efforts.

Link Voodoo

Link Voodoo offers a Quality Score Calculator, which helps you determine the strength and quality of a website before making the decision to obtain a link, and a Backlink Analyzer, which reports a sites backlinks with PageRank and Alexa Ranking.

SEORush

SEORush provides you with a free SEO report for your URL or a competitor's URL. The report will return On Page SEO and Off Page SEO as well as social presence, indexed pages, validation, meta information, various ranks and standard domain information.

HowSociable?

HowSociable provides a simple way for you to measure your brand's visibility on the social web (ie. YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn).

SERPRush

SERPRush allows you to check your search engine position in Google, Yahoo and MSN for the .COM and UK versions. The SERP tool will allow you to search the top 25 pages for each search engine.

Piwik

Piwik is a PHP/MySQL open source web analytics software. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitor, including the search engines and keywords used, your popular pages and more. Because Piwik is installed on your own account, your web statistic data is stored on your own database and you can publish the data in many formats: xml, php, csv.


 
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In simple terms, content theft refers to the stealing or unauthorized usage of web content (both graphics and text) by another website. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"? Certainly not in the case of content theft. Most content thieves steal content simply to fill space on their websites and attract traffic (think Google AdSense).

Content theft also damages your standings in search engines. Search engine consider duplicate content on multiple web sites spamming, which can result in a drop in placement on search listings or elimination from the search engine altogether.

To catch the thief

There are many tools available on the Internet that you can use to catch a content thief:

1. Google Alerts – Google Alerts are email reports of the latest relevant Google search results (including news, web, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. You can setup an alert for your blog name or a unique phrase from your website.

2. Copyscape – Copyscape is a search engine to locate duplicated materials on the Internet. All you need to do is provide your URL and Copyscape will check whether text content found on the provided URL appears anywhere else on the Internet.

3. Technorati Watchlist – The Technorati Watchlist is similar to Google Alerts. Simply provide Technorati a website URLs or keywords you are interested in and Technorati will notify you whenever they are mentioned on another blog.

4. Digital Fingerprint Plugin (for Wordpress users) – The plugin places a digital fingerprint, which is customizable, into your blog posts. This allows you to easily search the blogosphere for your digital fingerprint using Google Blogsearch, BlogPulse and Sphere, as well as Google, Yahoo! and MSN search engines.

Another thing you can try is to place a transparent image as a spacer between words. While you don’t need a search engine for this method, you will need to have access to your website log files (Doteasy Ultra Hosting and Unlimited Hosting plans). Many content thieves are lazy – they simply copy and paste your source code on to their page. By placing a transparent image in the middle of your content, you are encouraging the content thief to copy the image to their website as well. Make sure you use the full URL to the image so that the thief is calling the image from your server each time their website is viewed. You can then easily check your website log file to see where the transparent image is being used.

If you find a thief:

Once you have found a content thief, your next step is to preserve the evidence you have found. Often infringing sites are either altered or taken down once you attempt to contact the site owner, host or search engines, having a copy of the site for your records and to verify the infringing content will come in handy in case a dispute arises later.

As there are tools to help you catch the thief, there are tools to help you preserve evidence:

1. WebCite – WebCite is a service that archives web pages on demand and stores them in simple URL that you can easily access later without worrying whether the original web page is revised or removed.

2. Furl – Furl is a free social bookmarking website that allows members to store searchable copies of webpages and share them with others.

3. The Internet Archive – The Internet Archive preserve websites by taking regular “snapshots”.

Cease and Desist Letter:

Once you have caught the thief and preserved the evidence, your next step is to try and resolve the situation – contact the thief with a Cease and Desist Order.

A Cease and Desist Order is simply a “stop, or else face legal action” order. While a cease and desist letter can be sent by anyone, they are best written by lawyers.

Resources:

You can use Whois to find the site owner contact information.

Contact Host, Advertisers and Search Engine

A domain’s Whois data will also include the website’s nameserver, which you can use to look up the site’s web host.

You can send a copy of the Cease and Desist Letter to the site’s web host and advertisers. But to make a stronger case, you may also want to advise them of your attempts to resolve the situation with the site owner, including copies of the ignored Cease and Desist Letter. You may also wish to send a formal DMCA letter. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires hosts to remove infringing content once they have been properly notified.

DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement – Sample Template

Contacting search engines:

Before you contact Google to report the infringing website, you have to make sure that it is indexed by Google. You can use Google Site Status tool to see if the site is already indexed.

Additional guidelines from Google:


 

 

 
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