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Thursday, July 7th, 2005, 5:01 am

Firefox Toolbars

ZDNet report that Google will release an official Google toolbar for Firefox.

Google is poised to release a version of its toolbar for the Firefox browser, according to information sent to developers of an open source toolbar alternative.

It has pretty much the same features as the latest IE toolbar except of course for things like the popup blocker

Various other bars (using the same API) have indicated erratic PageRank recently and PageRank was sometimes greyed out for no known reason (see below). About a month ago it was greyed out globally for 2 or 3 days straight.

PageRank

Until google release their own homebred bar for Firefox, the GoogleBar project will serve as a primary alternative. However, PRGoogleBar (formerly the PageRank bar) is much more powerful as it experimentally makes use of Google Suggest for search phrase completion. It also incorporates extra shortcuts and the ability to customise SERPs behaviour. This bar is definitely better than the equivalent from Google.

Another excellent search-related bar is SearchStatus, which additionally provides Alexa ranks and does not occupy much screen space (see below).

AlexRank
SearchStatus in action

Finally, also worth mentioning is Yahoo’s search bar which has been kind to Firefox for quite some time.

One Response to “Firefox Toolbars”

  1. SEO Files Says:

    Firefox Toolbars
    [Source: schestowitz.com] quoted: Until google release their own homebred bar for Firefox, the GoogleBar project will serve as a primary alternative. However, PRGoogleBar (formerly the PageRank bar) is much more powerful as it experimentally makes use …

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