Quickly Find an Alternative to Your Favorite Website

There a few different reasons why you might want to find an alternative website for one of your favorites. Sometimes it’s just nice to get a different viewpoint or perspective, rather than the same one you’ve been getting on a daily basis. Or, your favorite website may have gone down and isn’t currently working, so you’re just looking for a quick alternative. You might also be planning to create your own website and might just want to know what your competition will be.

websiteslike.org offers a way for you to quickly find those alternative websites. It works similar to Google in that it uses an algorithm. Google uses this method to fill your search results, and websiteslike.org uses an algorithm to choose the websites, and takes into consideration popularity, Alexa rank, Google Page Rank, and keywords, as well as user input.


Landing on the homepage of websiteslike.org gives you a basic explanation of the site, explaining that it takes your website, adds in its technology, and it leads to your happiness. That might be a slightly stretched claim. From here you can either click to learn more about the site or drop in the website you want to search.


I wanted to check out the competition of my reality TV website. It didn’t have results for the website URL, and this tells me it only has results for the more major websites, probably ones with a certain number of audience or ranking. Along with inputting websites, you can also input keywords. I tried “reality TV,” and it came up with a selection of websites that are certainly larger than mine and are indeed my direct competition. Each search result provides the URL, its own keywords, and a sub-listing of more websites that are like that website.


Putting in this very website, maketecheasier.com, the algorithm was able to find forty-one sites it deemed similar. The algorithm has the capability of finding up to fifty. These sites are indeed similar to MTE, although they don’t seem to offer quite as far-ranging of service as MTE. Nevertheless, it delivered on its promise.


I’m always on a search for new websites to get Apple-related information and news. I tried putting in “Apple news” for the search term, but it didn’t get good results at all. I simplified this down to “Apple” and was able to find much better results. I, of course, could also follow the keywords and sub-listings to find even more websites. However, some of the sites toward the bottom of the list weren’t related to Apple computers. One was the Applebee’s menu, and another was Apple recipes, yet “Apple Computers” nets no results.

While the search didn’t always provide the exact results I was looking for, searching for information on Google is much the same. No search is going to be one-hundred percent accurate. Searching for general websites on Google would prove to have too many results. Websiteslike.org provides a pointed, usually accurate search. It provides you with enough results and enough accuracy to give you alternate websites for your needs.


Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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