Quarkbase helps users gather information about a website. The user can enter a URL and read an overview of the website, see which tags apply to it, learn the names of key people associated with it and view internet traffic details. The traffic details include the site’s Alexa rank, complete rank, how many unique visitors it receives per month and the general trend of its traffic. The user can also see if it is highly bookmarked, when it was launched and view similar or competing websites. Quarkbase goes even further by showing the user the most recent Twitter comments that mention the website, where it was discussed in blogs, which countries it is famous in, its PageRank, the language it is presented in, social popularity for Delicious, Digg, Twitter, Reddit and other sites as well as a social tally that covers Wikipedia, Twitter, Delicious, Digg and Yahoo Answers. A development area shows the user which tools were used to create the site, who sold the domain to the owner, where it is hosted (with an embedded Google Map) and who the current ISP is.
Quarkbase was founded in September of 2008. The application was intended to provide a great deal of information about websites. The site bills itself as “Who Is on steroids” and as the “IMDB of websites.” Today, Quarkbase saves many users a great deal of time by supplying them with a wealth of information on any URL they enter.
There are a number of ways to obtain information on the internet about a website. Each piece of information provided by Quarkbase could be located elsewhere, however the problem is that few resources compile each detail. To find all the information, the user would have to scour numerous resources to get the same detail as they can read on the Quarkbase results page.
Quarkbase presents users with all the information in a neat, list style format. After submitting a URL, the user can scroll down through the page to find headers that include an overview, social, additional details, social popularity and development area. The site also incorporates recognizable icons in the social popularity area so the user can quickly identify where the stats are coming from. A few Google advertisements are found throughout the Quarkbase site, but these do not get in the way of reviewing website statistics.
Quarkbase provides a very helpful service, however it is not one that really needs an account or registration option to fully appreciate. At this time, there is no account registration option. As soon as the user arrives on the Quarkbase homepage, they can access the URL submission tool and begin reviewing website data.
Quarkbase pulls together information that is readily available for free in a number of locations. Charging for this service would seem a bit off putting, especially since the site also works in advertisements which likely pay for its operational expenses. Luckily the creators have kept Quarkbase as appealing and accessible as it possibly can be by giving all users access to all the search results for free.
Quarkbase.com is a tool for anyone who needs to learn about a website. The user can gather details that cover just about everything, from the site’s development and hosting data to social networking stats and general information. The service is not unique.