Our website testing tool Nibbler will award you with badges when you claim certain websites. We’ve given you a bit of a head start on how to collect some of these badges here, but we’ve deliberately left some a mystery!
Some of these badges are much harder to collect than others. In this article we’ll show you some badges that are really difficult to collect, and even some that nobody has claimed yet – could you be the first?
Hard to get
A-list is one of the new popularity badges we’ve added recently. To claim this badge you need to have one of the 100 most popular websites in the world (as ranked by Alexa). This list includes superstars like Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia and other really well known websites. So far this badge hasn’t been claimed; maybe you’ll be the first to receive it?
It’s a fact that some websites are linked to more than others. Many sites are useful sources of information so attract lots of links -think about how many websites link to Wikipedia! The Link bait badge is awarded to websites with over 10,000 other sites linking to it. Any site wanting to climb up the Google search rankings should be looking to get as many incoming links as possible, but it’s not that easy, so this badge is a small reward for all your hard work.
In series 1 of Glee, Brittany the cheerleader created an internet meme when she asked “Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?” We created a badge awarded to any site mentioning this popular phrase, but it’s never been claimed. Maybe there’s not many webdevelopers who are fans of Glee. Who knew?
Clearly nobody is ‘Winning’ as much as Charlie Sheen, as this badge hasn’t yet been claimed. Get yourself addicted to the drug called Charlie Sheen bro!
This parrot is dead…
Quoting Monty Python sketches might annoy your colleagues, but it’ll actually earn you a badge in Nibbler! If Nibbler finds some lines from the famous dead parrot sketch on your website you’ll get a special badge. There’s also a separate badge to collect for quoting a certain song about lumberjacks too. Currently nobody holds this badge, so what are you waiting for?
With one of the characters called Nibbler, the cartoon Futurama holds a special place in our hearts. If we find character names on your website we’ll award you a Futurama badge, and if you claim it today you’ll probably be the first.
Badges for geeks
Big Bang Theory is a US sitcom about geeks. Nibbler rewards mentions of characters from the series with a special badge. There are also badges available for sites referencing popular words and character names from Star Trek, Star Wars and several other geeky films and TV shows.
Tongue tied chemist
Chemistry has lots of really long and complicated words. We thought we’d reward chemistry websites with a special badge,although the words we look for are probably quite niche like Tetramethyldiaminobenzhydrylphosphinous and Formaldehydetetramethylamidofluorimum (yes these are real chemistry words!). Currently nobody has claimed this badge, and to be honest we’d be surprised if someone did. Go on, impress us!
We’re quite glad that this badge hasn’t been collected many times. Any website that includes the text “best viewed in Netscape” or similar browsers will be awarded (if that’s the right term) this badge. So far only one user has claimed this badge – it’s not something to be proud of.
HTML5 black belt
We want to reward web developers who work long and hard making great websites with modern technology. If you claim over 30 websites built using HTML5 you’ll be awarded the HTML black belt badge. So far only one person has claimed this badge, could you be the 2nd?
Of course, some of these badges were created just for fun , so they only add a few meagre points to your overall score; but some of the more difficult badges will reward you handsomely for your efforts.