> "Mark Shell" <markashell@REMOVEearthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> Don't know what browser you are talking about, but there is a great
>>> plugin for
>>> FireFox at:
>> Why would I need it if PR has been discontinued?
> The Alexa Rank still works on it, plus it has loads of other useful
There is a similar tool for Firefox. It is the PageRank extension
(http://toolbar.nickstallman.net/) that sits upon Googlebar
(http://googlebar.mozdev.org/). However, PageRank is now void (see a
screenshot at http://www.schestowitz.com/IMG/blog/pagerank.jpg). I even
tried a Perl script to fetch the PR of several domains, but an empty string
is always returned.
It seems like there is no way around it until Google servers decide to
report something back. I might try that Alexa meter otherwise. In the mean
time, one can also use the backlinks button (the right-hand-side in
http://www.schestowitz.com/IMG/blog/pagerank.jpg) to approximate PR.
Roy S. Schestowitz