Friday, October 8, 2010 keeps the track of the site

Do you use to shorten a URL, you can then take that shortened URL and gather some quick and potentially useful metrics from it. Try the following steps:

1 - Visit

2 - In the box, enter the URL you are interested in discovering information about (such as an article from a competitor’s Web site or an article you wrote last month), then press “Enter” or click “Shorten.”

3 - Copy your freshly-shortened link (it will look similar to “Example A” below), paste it into the address bar of your browser (the place where you would manually enter a URL to visit), then add a + (that’s a plus sign) onto the end of it (to make it look like “Example B” below) and hit enter.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

1 Billion Queries per day on Twitter

If Twitter were like an old-style McDonald’s, the sign outside would have changed to “1 Billion Queries Served” today. And to keep serving up those queries to humans and machines alike, Twitter is now using a new underlying search technology.
The news was announced in a post on Twitter’s Engineering blog today. Let’s take the technical change first, then get into the fun numbers.