Monday, 13 August 2007

Download Sparky: The official Alexa toolbar for Firefox

An official Alexa toolbar has finally become available for Firefox. The Alexa toolbar has always attracted webmasters trying improve the Alexa ranking of their websites. Until, very recently the official Alexa toolbar was available only for Internet Explorer users.

As Alexa celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Alexa Toolbar on the 17th July, they released the first FireFox compatible toolbar, called Sparky. Features include:

  • Related Links - Displaying sites that are similar to the one you're currently visiting.
  • Traffic Trend - A mini-graph showing the traffic trend for the past four months.
  • Site Overview - Takes you to directly to and provides an overview of information about the site you're currently visiting.
  • Traffic Rank: Displays the site’s current Alexa Traffic Rank.

Alexa collects large amounts of data and determines the Alexa rank of websites based on the usage patterns of web browsers loaded with the Alexa toolbar. With the release of Sparky, the volume and accuracy of data received should therefore increase.

System Requirements: Firefox 2.0 or higher

Download: Sparky - The Alexa Toolbar for Firefox

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1 Responses to “Download Sparky: The official Alexa toolbar for Firefox”

CyberSt0rm said...
31 October 2007 at 12:38

Don't be too concerned about Alexa ranking. By simply installing the Alexa toolbar on your browser and browsing your own site, you can significantly improve your ranking.

Alexa raking can be easily manipulated and is NOT a true reflection of the popularity of a site.

I've personally never used Alexa redirections or the Alexa widget on my site as I never saw a point to it!

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