SearchStatus: A Search Extension for Firefox


SearchStatus is a toolbar extension for Firefox and Mozilla that allows you to see how any and every website in the world is performing. Designed for the highly specialised needs of search engine marketers, this toolbar provides extensive search-related information about a site, all conveniently displayed in one discreet and compact toolbar.

For every site you visit using, SearchStatus lets you view its Google PageRank, Google Category, Alexa popularity ranking, ranking, Alexa incoming links, Alexa related links and backward links from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. This combined search-related information means you can view not only the link importance of a site (according to Google), but also its traffic importance (according to Alexa), so providing a balanced view of site efficacy.

The SearchStatus Mozilla/Mozilla Firefox extension appears unobtrusively at the bottom of the browser on the status bar. If you choose to view backward links for a particular page, they open in new tabs in the same browser window. Disable the automatic Google and Alexa queries and they fold away from view

You need to be running a Mozilla or Mozilla Firefox browser to install this. If you are, just click on the link and it should install automatically. Then restart your browser, and see SearchStatus in the bottom right corner.

Technical Notes
SearchStatus has been tested from Firefox 0.9 to latest versionas well as Mozilla 3.5.7. Queries made to Google, Alexa and Compete are cached to minimise network traffic. Alexa queries made do affect Alexa statistics. Compete queries made do affect Compete statistics.

Privacy Notes:
The Google PageRank display sends your current URL and a hash of it to Google. The Alexa Rank display sends your current URL domain, your local IP address and a unique constant to Alexa Web Services. The Compete display (disabled by default) sends your current domain and a unique constant to Compete. All of these displays can be turned off independently.
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