Friday, January 22, 2010

Show PageRank and Alexa ranking of websites in status bar of Firefox / SeaMonkey / IE with SearchStatus

By using the SearchStatus add-on, you can show at the status bar of your browser, the Google PageRank and Alexa popularity ranking of all the websites you are browsing.

This allows you to have a rough idea about the website's link importance and traffic importance, which is referenced by major search engines and Internet advertising services.



It could be useful to bloggers and webmasters in improving SEO for their websites. For example, you might want to get the high ranking websites to link to your own website, and SearchStatus can immediately tell you if the website you are visiting is of high ranking or not.

SearchStatus is available as add-in extension for Firefox and SeaMonkey. Beside Google PageRank and Alexa popularity ranking, it can also show the Compete.com ranking and SEOmoz Linkscape mozRank as well. It is also able to provide many Internet search related information of the website through its extensive menu items.

For Internet Explorer users, SearchStatus is included as a plug-in in the IE7Pro add-on. IE7Pro is a very famous plug-in which can be used in IE 6, IE 7 or IE 8 to enhance tremendously the IE features and usability.

Note that the last version of IE7Pro is 2.4.7, released on 16 Sep 2009. Its development and maintenance has stopped at this point.

The SearchStatus plug-in in IE7Pro is not on by default, but it is very simple to turn it on and include it in the IE's status bar.

Note that in order to gather information to produce the ranking statistic:
  • Google PageRank sends your current URL and a hash of it to Google
  • Alexa ranking sends your current URL domain, your local IP address and a unique constant to Alexa Web Services
  • Compete ranking sends your current domain and a unique constant to Compete
  • Linkscape ranking sends your current URL to Linkscape.

Click here for more information and download of SearchStatus for Firefox and SeaMonkey.

Click here for more information and download of IE7Pro for Internet Explorer.

You are welcomed to inform me if there are similar tools for other browsers such as Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.

3 comments:

Garfield said... Reply To This Comment

i dun really recommend this plugin.
it is better to check the sites manually from alex and prchecker.

coz this plugin will hog resource a lot, thats y i do not use it anymore

Writer said... Reply To This Comment

I prefer google page rank then Alexa widget. The numbers change all the time. I have checked some blog like http://contentwriter-id.blogspot.com it said that alexa page rank will change once in three months, but the truth is it change in days. I really get confused. Regards
Christ Kowandi

Ahmad Arsad Abdullah said... Reply To This Comment

I need it more everyday to scan for best blogs on Google,this could probably help me!

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