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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 2,320 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
(13% 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

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF
(used until recently)

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

External CSS

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

Embedded CSS

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

Inline CSS

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

Cookies expiring in hours

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

Cookies expiring in days

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

Cookies expiring in months

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

Non-HttpOnly Cookies

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

Non-Secure Cookies

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

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)

IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.

IdenTrust

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

Starfield
(used until recently)

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

Twitter

Facebook Social Plugins provide a way for Facebook users to share web pages with their friends.

Facebook
(used until recently)

AddThis is a social bookmarking and sharing service owned by Clearspring Technologies.

AddThis
(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

Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.

Quantcast
(used until recently)

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

Google Ads

Amazon Associates is the affiliate program of Amazon.

Amazon Associates

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

Smart AdServer

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

Exponential

OpenX (previously called phpAds, phpAdsNew, MaxMediaManager and Openads) is an open source ad management system and ad marketplace.

OpenX
(used until recently)

PageFair detects ad-blocking visitors and shows non-intrusive ads.

PageFair
(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 1.14.0
(version 1.10.3 used until recently)
(1% of sites use a newer version)

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service by Amazon.

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

Commercial entities

.com

United States
Germany
France
Singapore
(used until recently)

English

Technology Score

The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.

TotalPopularity TrafficVersion
Technology Score68785593
Content Management Systems567735
Server-side Programming Languages679143
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries77994687
Markup Languages698552
SSL Certificate Authorities516735
Social Widgets596553
Traffic Analysis Tools899385
Advertising Networks889779
Web Servers72635599
Reverse Proxy Services502576

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