It’s been nearly four months since The SimilarWeb team moved to our new offices in Rothschild Boulevard, the epicenter of Tel Aviv’s social scene. And guess what? We’ve all been taking full advantage of the countless bars, clubs and events in our street.
To create the best technology in the world we need the greatest coffee shops, restaurants and bars. We are surrounded by lovely local cafes to wake us up in the morning (in addition to our state-of-the-art Nespresso machine!).
On busy days, there are also many delicious alternative places which deliver food such as the wonderful vegan heaven Buddha Burgers http://www.buddhaburgers.co.il (our CEO Or is a big fan of their meat-free shawarma).
But when Rothschild really comes to live is at night. Tel Aviv is a party town and Rothschild has a great range of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants to unwind after a hard day at work where you will meet interesting and beautiful people from all over the world.
Oh, and did I mention that we have a balcony overseeing Rothschild? Nothing tops a team meeting or a brainstorming session at the SimilarGroup balcony.
After an intense year developing an exciting new product (shhhhh… it’s a big secret, you’ll find out soon), The SimilarGrop Team took a day off from the world of algorithms, web ranking and categorization to go climbing.
As much as we love our jobs, every so often it’s nice to go back to nature, look at the sky and see what Mother Earth has to offer – and we certainly did! Ok, so we didn’t really climb Mount Everest but it felt like it. We didn’t climb man-made structures but 100% real rocky mountains.
It wasn’t easy but it was fun and you know what they say… no pain, no gain. We were also lucky to have a fantastic instructor who took us through all the health and safety regulations and gave us all the gear: helmets, harnesses, climbing shoes, etc and voila! There were different levels of difficulty depending on which side of the rock we chose to climb and we all did really well (or at least that’s what our instructor said!).
We finished off the lovely spring day with a great lunch at a local restaurant where we proudly compared our bruises. We were then awarded very cool company shirts to reward our efforts at the end the adventure.
Some of us are still feeling the pain in our muscles but all of us look forward to the next SimilarGroup Fun Day.
Tel Aviv, December 19, 2011 - After launching at the beginning of 2009, SimilarSites.com has been the leading place to find competitive and similar sites for any website around the web. Reaching millions of unique users per month, the company recently rolled out a major make over and added new features to deliver even better results. Visitors to the website can now use these tools for a variety of competitive intelligence analysis. Here is an overview of the new offerings:
SimilarSites.com has made changes to its algorithm that deliver more targeted similar website recommendations. Websites are now characterized by specific tags, leading to a convenient browsing experience, ideal for competitive research. The “Also Visited” results, which SimilarSites.com is one of the few websites around the web that provides this service, delivers a list of 10 websites that a person who visits a website is also likely to visit. The results are calculated and show their corresponding Affinity Score, a measurement of the likelihood that someone is going to visit another specific website. Lastly, the Top Sites results have also been improved which show a birds eye view of up to 25 similar websites based on a related topic or category.
Keyword Density measures how many times a specific word is used on a webpage in comparison to the total amount of text on that specific page. It can be used to gauge the quantity of specific content used in a website, which can play a major role in page rank and search positioning.
The revamped SimilarSites.com results calculate and show the keyword density for a website’s top 15 terms. With the click of a button, a user can find similar websites that also share Keyword Density for a specific word. The comparative feature can be used to understand which websites share similar keywords.
Eye Tracking Heatmap
SimilarSites.com partnered with Feng-GUI, a visual analysis company, to incorporate their eye tracking simulation into the SimilarSites results. The new “Heatmap” tab shows a screen shot of a website’s homepage along with the corresponding color-coordinated image which predicts how a human eye views the website upon first arrival. Heatmaps for four similar websites are also shown which makes for easy competitive comparisons.
Knowing that on average, website owners only have 5 seconds to capture users attention, this technology enables webmasters to optimize the placement of content to maximize the chances of capturing users attention.
Overall, these improvements have made Similarsites a more resourceful tool for anyone doing competitive Internet research. Visit SimilarSites.com to see the new changes and start discovering similar websites today.
We are pleased to announce the release of the SocialWeb add-on to Google Chrome.
This add-on allows you to find new websites, pages, and articles through your friends “likes” and comments on Facebook.
The very first version of the SocialWeb add-on is available for download at this : LINK
This great new extension of SocialWeb gives you the availability of combining the search for new and exciting websites with the reliability of suggestions from your friends on Facebook. This add-on, much like SimilarGroup’s “SimilarWeb” add-on, is simple and very easy to use. The SocialWeb add-on also allows you to write comments of your own directly into the add-on. We hope you enjoy the newest addition to SimilarGroup’s family of web, and Facebook-friendly products.
After reading hundreds of emails from soo many of you, we are happy to announce our new SimilarWeb Addon available for our Opera and Safari,the version for safari and Opera is much lighter than our Firefox one ( only having the Similar Sites feature )
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Our users often asking us - “If I don’t like toolbar, but I want to have some buttons from toolbar, what should I do?” We decided to make little manual about customizing SimilarWeb plugin. Check it now:
To provide our users with the best content available for their SimilarSites experience we have recently launched the international division of our website featuring a Russian, United Kingdom and French page.
Coming soon will be the installments of our Canadian and Spanish websites to provide even more content of our users.