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Site Info - Snopes.com

Overview of web technologies used by Snopes.com.

Website Background

Snopes.com | The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Description on Homepage

9 January 1997

Online since

Number 2,137 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States79.2%515
United Kingdom2.6%1,951
Canada2.3%1,442
CityVisitorsCity Rank
New York, NY, US4.5%687
Los Angeles, CA, US4%683
San Francisco, CA, US2.8%750

Main visitors locations

WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.

WordPress

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interaction. Originally developed by John Resig.

jQuery 1.12.4
(14% of sites use a newer version)

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.

HTML5

UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.

PNG

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.

JPEG

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.

SVG

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.

HTTP/2

The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.

Default subdomain www

The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.

Embedded CSS
(used until recently)

Persistent cookies with an expiration time of up to 1 day.

Cookies expiring in hours
(used until recently)

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 day and 1 month.

Cookies expiring in days
(used until recently)

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 month and 1 year.

Cookies expiring in months
(used until recently)

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies
(used until recently)

Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.

Non-Secure Cookies
(used until recently)

The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.

Open Graph

Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.

Twitter Cards

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data) is a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON.

JSON-LD

Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.

Generic RDFa

Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.

Microdata
(used until recently)

Starfield Technologies is an SSL certificate authority owned by Go Daddy.

Starfield

IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.

IdenTrust
(used until recently)

A Twitter Button allows a Twitter user to post a tweet from the visited site.

Twitter
(used until recently)

Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.

Google Analytics

Full Circle Studies collects information about general website visitation patterns as part of the ComScore market research.

Full Circle Studies

The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.

Google Ads

Amazon Associates is the affiliate program of Amazon.

Amazon Associates
(used until recently)

Smart AdServer is an advertising networks for ads served on the web, mobile and tablets.

Smart AdServer
(used until recently)

Exponential offers several online advertising services: Tribal Fusion, FullTango, LeadGenuity and EchoTopic.

Exponential
(used until recently)

The Google Tag Manager is a Google service to support webmasters to manage tags on their websites.

Google Tag Manager

Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.

Nginx

Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.

Amazon
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io, see details

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service by Amazon.

Amazon CloudFront

Commercial entities

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United States
Germany
(used until recently)
France
(used until recently)
Singapore
(used until recently)

English

 

 

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