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WebSideStory Releases New HitBox Products

WebSideStory, a vendor specializing in products for Internet-based Web audience analysis, this week released four new tools targeted at Webmasters.

The four products, HitBox Doctor, HitBox Search, HitBox Submit, and HitBox Poll are designed to help Webmasters improve the quality and exposure of their Web sites through site diagnostics, automatic search engine submissions, and various features (such as interactive polls and site search engines).

HitBox is WebSideStory's flagship technology. It offers accurate, real-time Web audience and analysis services.

  • HitBox Doctor: Users enter a URL, and within seconds the HitBox Doctor analyzes the site for broken links, HTML syntax, spelling, load time and metatags, which it then lists in a detailed report that highlights strengths and weaknesses of the site.
  • HitBox Search: This tool allows users to search a single site, along with hundreds of thousands of Web site listings at WebSideStory's Yep.com, a Web portal that ranks sites by quality and popularity.
  • HitBox Submit: Webmasters enter their URL with HitBox Submit, and sites are automatically registered with as many as 17 major search engines, including Lycos, Excite, and AltaVista.
  • HitBox Poll: HitBox Poll gives Webmasters the ability to pose any question they want to users, whether for entertainment purposes or to garner information from them.

These new tools can be downloaded free of charge from WebSideStory's site.

Founded in 1996, WebSideStory provides Internet technologies and services designed to bridge the gap between Web sites and their audiences. Its products are HitBox, a powerful Web audience analysis service; HitBox.com, a Webmaster resource center and community of independent Web sites; StatMarket.com, a highly accurate source of data on Internet user trends; and Yep.com, a unique Web portal that ranks sites by popularity and quality.