Compare Google Pagerank and Alexa Rank Of Webpages From Search Results
By on March 22nd, 2010

When we need to know the Google PageRank or Alexa Rank of a webpage, we have to use tools like Google Toolbar or Alexa toolbar. The toolbars are good but they reveal the Google PageRank or Alexa Rank only after you visit the website or page. What if we can see the ranks from the search engine result pages and then decide which one to visit and which one to skip? What if we can compare the ranks of some pages of a website directly from the SERP’s?

Enter Linkextend – a useful Firefox add-on which makes it dead easy to compare the Google PageRank and Alexa Rank of webpages from SERP’s (Search engine result pages). Currently this add-on works with Google and Yahoo searches, which is quite enough to get started.

During installation you can choose to show the following features:

  1. Enable the Linkextend toolbar
  2. Enable context menu, which shows ratings for every link you click.
  3. Enable “Safety Filter”, which shows whether a site is malicious or not.
  4. Enable “Kidsafe”, which determines whether a site contains adult content which may be not suitable for children.
  5. Enable Google PageRank and Alexa Rank

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After the add-on is installed, go to Google and search for any keyword of your choice. You will see the Google PR, Alexa Rank and the thumbnail of the webpage as shown below

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This is useful, because you can compare the Google PageRank of webpages who are ranked high for a particular term or phrase. Suppose you want to compare the Google PageRank and Alexa Rank of sites which rank high for the term “property deals”. A quick search reveals the following results

linkextend-example

Left click the “SiteTraffic” button and it will show detailed information about that particular page as shown below:

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You can see the incoming links, related links, traffic details, compete rank and much more important stuff. Additionally, the add-on displays whether the site is suitable for kids or serve malicious content.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Linkextend is an all in one solution for bloggers and webmasters who compare the inside stats of websites regularly. The toolbar installation is optional and thus you can use this add-on without cluttering your browser. Nothing earth shaking, but consider it as a better replacement for the Google and Alexa Toolbar.

Techie Buzz rating: 3/5 (Good).

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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  • http://blitzsurfer.com Blitz Surfer

    This is indeed a great tool for webmasters.

    It gives a lot of information, but on the downside, its probably going to slow down your browsing and clog up the page.

  • http://www.mezzi.com/ Aluminum Laptop Case

    Good find Amit. I used a similar firefox addon in the past, but this one looks even better. I like the option to include site thumbnails. I would have to agree with Blitz Surfer that it would really slow down search pages. So it's not the kind of addon that you want to leave enabled when not in use.

    • http://www.ampercent.com Amit Banerjee

      @Blitz @ALC: Not really, if you do not use the toolbar. And if you are worried about the speed, try creating a separate FIrefox profile and use it when required. Thanks for the comments.

  • http://bajar-de-peso-rapido.blogspot.com Bajar de Peso

    One other good plugin that helps you with PR and inbound links id the SEO quake plugin for Firefox.

  • http://rankdirectory.org/ christopher

    Thank you! This script worked great for me. I’ve been search for about four hours and finally found one that was up to date.

 
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