4th June 2012 | Comments
So you came across a funny comic site on Reddit. You have developed a love for reading comics now, but can’t find many very nice websites similar to the one you read. Well here’s the problem-solver: WebsitesLike.org.
Websites Like helps you find similar, related or alternative websites. It comes in handy when you’re looking for alternatives for a website.
The site claims to have by far the largest index of alternative websites publicly available and by far the freshest data of its kind with an index that updates several times a day.
To use this app, simply put in the URL of any site you want to find alternatives for, and hit “Search”. Websites Like will provide you with up to 50 alternatives of the website.
The results most of the time are very accurate and helpful, but at other times, could be misleading. For example, a search for alternatives to popular SEO blog, SEOmoz returns results like Dmoz (popular web directory), Markosweb (site valuation service), Stumbleupon, Tineye (reverse image search engine) and many other Chinese and Korean websites. Not many SEO and SEM related blogs are displayed.
According to the official statement,
In order to display these similar and alternative websites, many factors are taken into consideration. These include website popularity, alexa rank, google page rank and most importantly keywords and user input.
So does the algorithm needs tweaks? Yes. It needs to provide language filters, and website voting feature – users should be able to vote for the websites that are most similar to a seed website. This will change the ordering of websites (in realtime?) to provide much more relevant results that are liked by the users.
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