Can’t ditch IE because of Google PageRank? Now you can

In: Mozilla

15 Jul 2004

With the Google Pagerank extension! This is a Firefox 0.9.x compatible extension that adds a Google PageRank widget to the statusbar.

it acts exactly as the real googlebar on IE: calculate a checksum, send a request to google.com (with the googlebar User-Agent string), and the reply contains the pagerank.

Screenshot of Google PageRank extension in action


Grab it from installation section or the author’s website. (Note: Firefox should prompt and say something to the effect that the installation has been blocked. You can trust this extension, so click on the “Edit Settings” button that appears and allow the installation.)

It updates when you switch tabs (it could take a while depending on your Internet connection), in case you were going to ask.

Screenshot of Google PageRank extension in the extension manager


16 Responses to Can’t ditch IE because of Google PageRank? Now you can

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Luxus

July 15th, 2004 at 12am

nice info.. thx

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Rory Parle

July 15th, 2004 at 1am

I was wondering how long this would take after I heard that someone had worked out the hashing algorithm. I suppose Google wouldn’t be too keen on this, given that they put the hash requirement in there in the first place, but I can’t see a way for them to change the mechanism without ruining a whole lot of IE Googlebar installations.

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minghong

July 15th, 2004 at 1am

Cool man!
Much better than the Googlebar with PageRank made previously.

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Phil Wilson

July 15th, 2004 at 4am

minghong> well, it depends on how interested you are in all the other stuff the Google toolbar tells you really, isn’t it? :)

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minghong

July 15th, 2004 at 9am

Wilson, I’m *not so interested* in other stuffs than Google offer… (LOL)

Since I seldom uses those services (e.g. I’m feeling lucky, image search, windows search), I’d better save more space for displaying webpage.

By the way, some of the stuffs that Googlebar offers can be emulated by bookmark with keyword, e.g. “dict redemption” as the shortcut to query “redemption” in “dictionary.com”.

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Stephan Segraves

July 15th, 2004 at 11am

Very Cool! I am interested in what other extensions you are using that give you those other icons in the status bar.

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minghong

July 15th, 2004 at 11am

Segraves, you can get those “other icons” if you use the current nightly build. Or you can wait until Firefox 1.0 RC is out.

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tom

July 19th, 2004 at 7am

Nice, wish I could use it. I’m staying with FF 0.8 until the PNH toolbar is updated… I just can’t live without it.

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CaptSolo

August 1st, 2004 at 6am

tom, you may use Mozilla/Firefox Web Developer Extension by Chris Pederick instead of the PNH toolbar. AFAIK it is FF 0.9 compatible.

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ubiquitous minghong - My Blogger

July 15th, 2004 at 1am

Truly Google PageRank for Firefox
Cheah Chu Yeow, you are always such a good source for great stuffs… ;-)

Thanks for letting me know about the Google Pagerank extension for Firefox:

PageRank: 5/10

Unlike the Googlebar PageRank edition that I tried earlier, this extension i…

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dotfloofy dotblog

July 15th, 2004 at 5am

And Now: Ba-dump
Presenting the PageRank extension by squeraud. Are you a web nobody or are you gloriously famous?

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LAB-Y

July 15th, 2004 at 11am

Mozilla Pagerank Calculator

Do you run Mozilla or Firefox? Do
you want to know what Google thinks
about the pages you visit (including perhaps your own)? Then check
out

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C:\Arvind.sideblog

July 15th, 2004 at 8pm

PR for FF
PageRank for Firefox…

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WebMaster View

July 16th, 2004 at 5am

PageRank Extension for Mozilla
Mozilla browser extension to display Google PageRank in statusbar

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Link-z

August 1st, 2004 at 5am

Google PageRank extension for FireFox
Google Pagerank extension is a Firefox 0.9.x compatible extension that adds a Google PageRank widget to the statusbar.

… link from the blog article “Can’t ditch IE because of Google PageRank? Now you can!” [from redemption_in_a_blog]

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