Updated Firefox SEO Extension

Yahoo! recently announced they are moving some of their link queries over to Site Explorer. The problem with that is that now there is no way to get .edu and .gov backlink data from Yahoo!

I had my programmer update SEO for Firefox to pull linkage data from MSN Search. In addition, he added some of the features that are in SEOpen and SearchStatus, such that you can highlight nofollows on a page and right click on a page and pull in some of the relevant link and other SEO related information.

After Yahoo! (hopefully) restores the ability to sort linkage data by TLD we will re-enable Yahoo! as a data source. There might be a few bugs in the newest version of SEO for Firefox as well...like if you query MSN Search automatically too quickly they may end up blocking your IP address.

Published: August 14, 2006 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


August 14, 2006 - 10:55pm

Keep up the good work, Aaron! :D

August 14, 2006 - 11:22pm

I noticed this earlier today and was searching around your site/posts to see what was going on! Anyway, props for keeping the tool updated... except I think I'm missing some options to toggle some info blocks...

August 15, 2006 - 1:28am

Thanks for the updates! I love the report on the right-click menu that you can use to pull up stats for a particular page.

After playing with the no follow highlighting, one thing I thought might be nice was to have a setting that could set the "nofollow" highlighting to be always on. I usually toggle SEO for Firefox off if I am doing ordinary searches but usually like to leave "no follow" highlighting on during ordinary usage.

Also, what do you think of maybe adding an ability to make the highlighting a bit more subtle? It's pretty strong right now. Of course, I guess it is hard to set an appropriate style without the original context of the link style though.

August 15, 2006 - 11:49am

Is there any way to get the old version back?

The page links using MSN because Yahoo don't have .edu and .gov is fine but I don't use them anyway and would prefer the page and domain links to point to Yahoo anyway. Would it be possible to have the option for MSN and Yahoo?

November 16, 2006 - 8:48pm

SEO for Firefox doesn't seem to be working on my maching anymore. When I search in Google, I get no SEO figures, and when I click KWResearch link at the top of the page, I get this...

Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to www.inventory.overture.com:80 in /home/awall19/tools.seobook.com/general/keyword/clsOvertureSuggest.php on line 37

Warning: fputs(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/awall19/tools.seobook.com/general/keyword/clsOvertureSuggest.php on line 39

What can I do to fix this? Is this a bug in the plugin?


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