Sources for Web Information, Standards and Statistics
The Internet Traffic Report
monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100.
Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.
Georgia Tech User Survey
Beginning in 1994 researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted
surveys of Internet users. These surveys provide very important and useful information
for Web entrepreneurs. The tenth survey was administered between October 10, 1998 and
December 15, 1998. They post the results online with easy to interpret bar charts. One
of the most interesting sections of the survey is the Purchasing on the Internet results.
The Items Searched for with Intent to Buy part shows that Computer Hardware, Software,
and Books are still the highest-ranking items.
Search Engine Watch provides tips and
information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying
to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Keep up with the current Web standards. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was formed
in 1994 by individuals, organizations, and corporations including IBM, Microsoft,
Sun Microsystems, and Netscape. The task of the W3C is to oversee the stanardization of
Web languages and protocols such as CSS, FTP, HTML, HTTP, and XML. The W3C Web site
provides detailed information and specifications on current standards. To keep up with
what's current, visit the W3C Web site.
W3C Browser Statistics
Provides information about the latest trend in browser usage, operating systems and screen resolution.
The Internet Advertising Bureau is an association of
internet advertisers and marketers that sets the guidelines and standards for advertising media.
Its activities include fielding research to document the effectiveness of the interactive medium
and educating the advertising industry about the use of interactive advertising.
What People Search For
The best search engines show you the actual search words and phrases people are typing in.
Monitor these for use to get a higher search engine ranking, or just for fun!
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