Find Similar Websites With SimilarSites
By on August 7th, 2009

Every now and then you come across a type of website that has excellent content but not that specific item you were looking for. You are pretty sure that a similar website might have that, but you have no way to see what are some of the similar websites. Gladly, there are ways to do so. This type of browsing is often referred to as “associative browsing” and one of the best tools for this is SimilarSites.com

SimilarSites is a neat web application that allows you to find sites with similar type of content. All you need to do is enter the URL of the website and click submit. The application will then display websites that have similar content. You can also use it through a Firefox-addon or install a SimilarSites tool bar that would help you discover content similar to what you are currently browsing. Once the results are displayed, you can vote each of the resulting website up or down based on what you think the similarity level is.

My search for websites similar to YouTube came up with results like Vimeo, DailyMotion e.t.c.

You can also use SimilarSites through Twitter by just sending a tweet with the site name and include the hastag #similarsites. You will receive a reply with direct link to similar websites.

Author: Tehseen Baweja
Tehseen likes to write about Internet tools that make life easier. Check out his blog at Ijaar.com for more good stuff or follow him on Twitter @tehseenbaweja

Tehseen Baweja has written and can be contacted at tehseen@techie-buzz.com.
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    Kool.. I hope it has better alogarithm than google lol

  • http://www.bodhost.com Paul Lopez | BODHost Ltd

    Today I’ve entered this line “online tool to find similar sites” in the Google and fortunately found your article. Actually I am looking for a FireFox “add-on”, but anyway similarsites.com doing great job … Thanks for the resource …

 
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