Monday, 13 August 2007
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 alexa.com 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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