merriam-webster.com

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Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.
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Social Media Analysis

Merriam-webster.com has over 34,482 followers on popular social networking platforms such as Facebook. It has been bookmarked over 5,844 times across major social bookmarking services such as Delicious. Merriam-webster.com has been mentioned at least 854 times throughout top social news destinations such as Google News. Over 8,682 discussions are happening around merriam-webster.com on the web.

Networking

0 twitter followers
34,482 facebook likes
3,370 myspace results
0 bebo results

Bookmarking

5,688 delicious bookmarks
1 bibsonomy bookmarks
155 folkd bookmarks

Media

188 youtube videos
242 flickr pictures
10 dailymotion videos

News

0 google stories
1 yahoo stories
67 digg submissions
300 reddit submissions
186 topix stories
300 topsy mentions

Other

0 yahoo questions
553 google groups
2,429 wikipedia articles
5,700 livejournal entries
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SEO Analysis

Merriam-webster.com has an average of 246,000 pages indexed in major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. There are an average of 2 links pointing back to merriam-webster.com from other websites around the world. There are a total of 10 listings about merriam-webster.com in DMOZ (2 categories) and Yahoo! Directory.

Indexed Pages

0 google pages
0 yahoo pages
738,000 bing pages

Backlinks

0 google backlinks
0 yahoo backlinks
5 bing backlinks
10,336 alexa backlinks
8/10 google pagerank

Last Crawled

Not available
Not available
May 19, 2011 (11:36 AM UTC)

Directories

10 dmoz listings
0 yahoo listings

Other

Not available
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DMOZ Categories

  • Top / Reference / Dictionaries / World_Languages / E / English
  • Top / Business / Publishing_and_Printing / Publishing / Books / Reference
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Visitor Analysis

Every month, 7,603,431 unique visitors visit merriam-webster.com, each of whom come back to the site 1.6 times. Majority of them (59.7%) come from the United States region and 0 have subscribed via RSS.

Visitors

5,200,571 compete visitors
10,006,290 quantcast visitors

Visits

8,392,067 compete visits
16,146,752 quantcast visits

Pageviews

51,779,475 pageviews

Syndication

0 rss subscribers

Visitor Countries

United States
59.7%
India
6.3%
Canada
3.1%
United Kingdom
2.5%
Philippines
1.8%
China
1.4%
Australia
1.4%
South Korea
1.2%
Germany
1.1%
Mexico
1.1%

Traffic Analysis

On average, merriam-webster.com is ranked #416 across major traffic ranking services such as Alexa and Compete. This metric shows the popularity of merriam-webster.com compared to other sites around the web.

Traffic Ranks

#870 alexa rank
#278 compete rank
#101 quantcast rank

Blog Rank

#0 technorati rank

Rank Trend

Visitor Trend

Bounce Trend

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Revenue Analysis

Merriam-webster.com has the potential to earn $1,148,722 USD in advertisement revenue per year. If the site was up for sale, it would be worth approximately $2,067,700 USD.

Revenue

$3,147 USD per day
$95,727 USD per month
$1,148,722 USD per year

Worth

$2,067,700 USD
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Content Analysis

Merriam-webster.com's home page is 27014 bytes in size. It has 12 (8% have "alt" attribute). Out of the 138 unique keywords found on merriam-webster.com, "browse" was the most dense.

Title

Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

Meta Description

Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.

Meta Keywords

dictionary, free, online, thesaurus, spanish, medical, audio, talking dictionary, dictionaries, word of the day, word games, english, language, words, webster, websters, merriam-webster

Page Size

27.01 KB

Images

7 JPG, 4 GIF, 0 PNG
1 alt tags, 0 title tags
10 internal, 2 external
12 total

Keyword Density

browse
2.9%
word day
2.9%
english
2.17%
words
2.17%
unabridged dictionary
1.45%
seen heard
1.45%
dictionary thesaurus merriamwebster
1.45%
day word games
1.45%
thesaurus merriamwebster online
1.45%
love insidious
1.45%

Link Analysis

The home page of merriam-webster.com links to 173 web pages, 15 of which point to external sites (e.g. twitter.com). The page also 166 anchor texts of which 0 are nofollow.

Internal

158 follow, 0 nofollow
157 anchor tags, 0 title tags
158 total

Outbound

15 follow, 0 nofollow
13 anchor tags, 0 title tags
15 total

Anchor Texts

  • Seen & Heard
  • \"Rut\"
  • A French reporter said [the IMF Chief] had behaved like a \"rutting chimpanzee\" ... more »
  • \"Vituperative\"
  • I was contemplating the appropriate word to describe the behavior of ... more »
  • \"A votre santé\"
  • My father used the toast. I wanted to know its origin. ... more »
  • View All Seen & Heard Comments »
  • Word Games
  • Word of the Day

Outbound Domains

  • twitter.com
  • facebook.com
  • learnersdictionary.com
  • itunes.apple.com
  • wordcentral.com

Hosting Analysis

The primary web hosting server where merriam-webster.com is hosted resolves to the IP address 209.161.37.21 and is located at Boise, Idaho, United States.

IP Address

209.161.37.21

IP Decimal (Long)

3516998933

Reverse IP

mw2.merriam-webster.com

Server Location

Boise, Idaho
United States (83704)
43.632 (lat) / -116.284 (long)

Hosting Company

Not available

Domain Analysis

The merriam-webster.com domain name was registered about 1 decade ago in 1999. It will expire in 2 years and was last updated 6 days ago.

Domain Status

Created:
Feb 8, 1999

Expires:
Feb 8, 2014

Updated:
May 22, 2011

Registrar

Network Solutions

Nameservers

NS3.EB.COM 66.117.176.32
NS1.EB.COM 66.117.177.32

Registrant Contact

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
47 Federal Street
Springfield, MA 01102
US

Admin Contact

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
47 Federal Street
Springfield, MA 01102
US
312 347-7084

Technical Contact

Britannica.com
310 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
US
312-347-7050 fax: 312-294-2187

Server Analysis

On average, merriam-webster.com web pages load in 1110 milliseconds. The site uses about 6 different types of web software that we know of and consists of about 75% JavaScript code.

Software Used

  • jQuery (js library)
  • QuantCast (analytics)
  • Google Analytics (analytics)
  • Amazon S3 (cdn)
  • Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) (server)
  • 1.1 varnish (proxy)

Languages Used

  • HTML (11.5%)
  • JavaScript (74.82%)
  • CSS (13.68%)

Page Speed

1.110 seconds

Color Analysis

The top colors used in merriam-webster.com's web template color pallete are very light pink, pale grey, ice blue, light grey, carolina blue, soft blue. Typically, lighter colored websites are more trustworthy and easier to use.
#ECF2F4
Very Light Pink
#ECEEF4
Very Light Pink
#ECF2FC
Pale Grey
#E4EEFC
Ice Blue
#E4E6EC
Light Grey
#ECF6FC
Pale Grey
#E4EAEC
Light Grey
#84AEE4
Carolina Blue
#648EDC
Soft Blue
#ECEEFC
Very Light Pink

DNS Record Analysis

Merriam-webster.com has 4 address (A) records, 2 name server (NS) records, 1 start of authority (SOA) records, 2 mail exchanger (MX) records and 0 text (TXT) records in its domain name system (DNS).
HostClassTypeIPTTLTargetOther
merriam-webster.comINA209.161.37.11600
merriam-webster.comINA209.161.37.21600
merriam-webster.comINA206.16.217.135600
merriam-webster.comINA206.16.217.138600
merriam-webster.comINNS600ns3.eb.com
merriam-webster.comINNS600ns1.eb.com
merriam-webster.comINSOA600mname: ns3.eb.com
rname: hostmaster.eb.com
serial: 2011020403
refresh: 10800
retry: 3600
expire: 604800
minimum-ttl: 600
merriam-webster.comINMX600gateway.m-w.compri: 10
merriam-webster.comINMX600mail2.m-w.compri: 20

HTTP Header Analysis

HTTP header reponses show how merriam-webster.com responds to incoming Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests from connecting clients (e.g. web browsers).
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu)
Location: http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Length: 324
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 05:58:13 GMT
X-Varnish: 1561161948
Age: 0
Via: 1.1 varnish
Connection: close
X-Cache: MISS

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 27014
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 05:58:13 GMT
X-Varnish: 2164496267
Age: 0
Via: 1.1 varnish
Connection: close
X-Cache: MISS
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