Internet Statistics Websites
There are some large places to check out information about statistics of different segments of the internet and the traffic they receive. This gives you a good idea what competitors are doing and such.
- Follow.net – Gives you the traffic data, but also data on what the competition is doing and where they are doing it and where they are mentioned and other facts. It combines many of the following stat tools into one slick little tool.
- Google Keyword Tool: It tells you how many times people search keywords a month in the USA or globally and much more information about those keywords
- YouTube Keyword Tool
- SemRush – Powerful competitor research tool that shows all the data in a very clean and dynamic way.
- Chrome Sniffer (Chrome Browswer plugin only) Analyzes and shows what tech stacks are being used on a website. For instance, wordpress, php, apache, JQuery, etc.
- Wappalyzer – (Browswer plugins available) Analyzes and shows what tech stacks are being used on a website. For instance, wordpress, php, apache, JQuery, etc.
- Google Trends: See what trends look like for different search terms and subjects
- Quantcast – Demographical information
- Open Site Explorer
- Market Samurai
- Builtwith – Tells you what a website is built with. This can help an awful lot when trying to figure out what they did to accomplish certain things. A lot easier than poking around to find out if something is wordpress also. There are all kinds of ways to remove traces such as moving the login url.
- WhatWPThemeIsThat – This goes a step further than just if something is running wordpress. It hunts down the theme they used and the details of it. It also has started showing what plugins are being used.
- WooRank – Analyzes your own website to find out the specs of it and what is good and what needs fixed to improve safety, speed, ranking, etc. It will even print out a manual of the fixes and such.
- Hitwise by Experian – (expensive aka not startupwise) They can do a ton of analytics quickly by gathering data from ISPs and crunching the numbers in a special way to obtain all kinds of demo stats and other sets of information.