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Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. Google Analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and referring sites. It also displays advertisin...

Wordpress SEO Plugin

A simple library that provides standard Unicode emoji support across all platforms.

Websites embedding Google maps.

Anti-bot CAPTCHA widget that helps digitize books by providing snippets of books for people to enter the text for. Owned by Google.

A family of standard web feed formats used to publish frequently updated information like blog entries, news headlines, audio and video.

Windows Live Writer Tagging Support Schema

Really Simple Discovery is a way to help client software find the services needed to read, edit, or "work with" weblogging software.

Lightbox is small javascript library used to overlay images on top of the current page. It's a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.

The Tweet Button is a small widget which allows visitors to share content and connect on Twitter.

All Twitter's social tools, including buttons and timeline widgets.

This site uses the viewport meta tag which means the content may be optimized for mobile content.

A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

UK based domain name registration, SSL, VPS and hosting services. Part of WebFusion.

nginx [engine x] is a HTTP server and mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

The DOCTYPE is a required preamble for HTML5 websites.

Websites using https protocol.

A review of an item - for example, of a restaurant, movie, or store.

A scheme.org entity that represents a person (alive, dead, undead, or fictional).

This page contains a meta robots tag which tells search engines and robots to index or not index the page.

Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages. Meta descriptions are commonly used on search engine result pages (SERPs) to display preview snippets for a given page.

A canonical link element is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical", or "preferred".

Google's hosted library for web fonts. Allows websites to choose and use fonts from a free, wide variety of fonts.

The iconic font and CSS toolkit

UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is the preferred encoding for web pages.