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Website using the £ symbol on their website - meaning it may accept payment in this British currency.

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...

New Relic offers SaaS Application Performance Management and Real User Monitoring for Cloud and Data Center deployed web applications implemented in Ruby, Java, .NET or PHP.

See what your Facebook friends have liked, shared, or commented on across the Web. This includes all variations of Like, Share and Follow Buttons, Embedded Posts, Comments, Activity Feed, Recommendations Feed, Recommendations Bar, Like Box and Facepile.

Facebook Connect allow users to connect their Facebook identity, friends and, privacy to any website. Facebook Connect is Facebook's first attempt to allow access to Facebook user data outside of Facebook itself. The company is describing it as giving third party applications access to much of the same data as Facebook applicat...

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

LinkedIn Plugins are a way to drop LinkedIn functionality into websites.

Google+ platform websites integration using the Google+ platform tag.

Let visitors recommend your content on Google Search and share it on Google+.

Facebook's Like button is the quickest way for people to share content with their friends. A single click on the Like button will 'like' pieces of content on the web and share them on Facebook. You can also display a Share button next to the Like button to let people add a personal message and customize who they share with.

Websites embedding Google maps.

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

Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.

Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites. In contrast to other web accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or Apache and nginx, which are primarily origin servers, Varnish was designed as an HTTP accelerator. Varnish is focused exclusively on HTTP, unlike other pro...

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

Phusion Passenger - a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack - is a web server and application server, designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. Administration tools allow you to gain insight into web application operations and server performance.

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that is optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration.

The DOCTYPE is a required preamble for HTML5 websites.

Allows a website to define how a page is rendered in Internet Explorer 8, allowing a website to decide to use IE7 style rendering over IE8 rendering.

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph, a open protocol supported by Facebook

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.

Sites who has this tag are verfied by google to use WebMaster tools

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

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