Another SEO for Firefox Update

Aug 22nd

My programmer recently updated SEO for Firefox again. It now uses the Yahoo! API, the MSN Search API, and the Technorati API for added reliability.

If you have any feedback or comments about the most recent version please leave them hear. While I will be traveling for a bit I will make sure my programmer checks out your feedback.

Published: August 22, 2006

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October 4, 2006 - 4:31am

A friend was excited about the nofollow highlighting feature, however, felt it wasn't accurate. Example: Expedia.com footer has nofollows but these are not showing up with the tool highlighter. (code below)

Know what's happening here?

EXAMPLE in footer:
href="/daily/service/jobs/default.asp?rfrr=-1667" REL="NOFOLLOW">jobs

Mike
August 25, 2006 - 2:47am

All the PR's disappeared for me on this update.

Mike
August 25, 2006 - 3:34am

I got it working. Had to reset settings...lol

This tool rocks!

August 25, 2006 - 4:03am

Aaron, still using this tool and loving it even more now! It is one of the single best tools I have used for market research in a long time! Something people should really take advantage of is the .edu and .gov info it gives you! Again, thanks for sharing this with us all!

August 27, 2006 - 9:22am

Hmmm....can it be made to work with Yahoo Site Explorer? This way it will become the ultimate SEO extension. Seeing the data for incoming links would be awsome ;)

Michael Thomas
August 28, 2006 - 2:10am

Version 2.0.2b has been posted to address the issue with Yahoo! page links not working. Thanks Keith for pointing this out.

Keith
August 28, 2006 - 3:29am

Just tested 2.0.2b and it works great!

Thanks Michael - and Aaron of course!

August 28, 2006 - 3:42pm

Great tool for us - seo consultants Aaron. I have only complications with .edu and .gov checker, becouse its not working as should it - I found many websites where are backlinks (yahoo and google tells that) and the tool is wrong (it say no .edu, .gov backlinks found) but when I reload serveral times the page, it is OK then. Strange thing.

Michael Thomas
August 29, 2006 - 12:20am

@SEO Expert

What were you searching for when you noticed this? (So I can try to re-create it)

August 29, 2006 - 7:32am

Hey - that's great Aaron. Thanks for making this tool available

August 29, 2006 - 7:35am

Hey - that's great Aaron. Thanks for making this tool available

nm
August 30, 2006 - 8:32pm

Hi Aaron SEO for firefox is great. I have 1 suggestion - add some kind of factoring to the results like http://www.seomoz.org/tools/page-strength.php . I know there will be a lot of arguments on the weight of each parameter but even so it would help a lot when trying to get a more macro view of ranked pages.

August 22, 2006 - 3:23pm

Hey - that's great Aaron. Thanks for making this tool available - I can't tell you how much I depend on it daily!

August 22, 2006 - 3:26pm

Ummm... when I try to d/l the new version, it gives me an error about a bad hash, and doesn't install. Is it possible that the file is corrupted?

August 22, 2006 - 3:33pm

It just worked for me. Maybe uninstall and reinstall? Mix in some Firefox restarts?

Caydel
August 22, 2006 - 3:53pm

Ok, unistall, reinstall, restart, retry, restart retry and I have it...

Gus Farrah
August 22, 2006 - 4:30pm

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for developing this tool. I downloaded the new version (the old one was not working properly), and still continue having problems, when I request for .edu, .gov links in yahoo, it takes me to my Yahoo email account and asks me for my password and still doesn't work. With MSN is the same thing, is not working properly, if gives me different results not related to what I am requesting.

Thanks again and good luck.

Gus.

August 22, 2006 - 5:06pm

Thanks for the update, its fantastic :)

Vera
September 27, 2006 - 11:07am

Hi! Thanks for the tool and inclusion of Russian SEs! But as with the previous versions: why do I get different results in SERPs when the tool is on and also depending on some options?
PS I always use international (not regional) version of Google for my searches.

Michael Thomas
August 22, 2006 - 11:36pm

@Gus

What country are you in? Have you tried running just SEO For Firefox with no other extensions?

I'm at a loss for what could be causing your problem. All the links from the extension go straight to the page of origin, there should be absolutely no login necessary.

August 23, 2006 - 3:35am

nice new tool, and i like the highlight option for no follow link however i cant use it. Highlighting makes some links totally dissapear or look quite bad. Theres no single color that would work well on every website. Perhaps a border would work much better?

Keith
August 23, 2006 - 6:12am

Y! Page links doesn't seem to be working right. It shows 0 links for all sites. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling twice - still not working. It was working fine before the new update.

Other than that everything looks great! Thanks for the awesome tool. I use it daily.

Michael Thomas
August 23, 2006 - 8:11am

@Keith

In the new version we filter all internal links in yahoo and msn link queries, so that might be it. I'll take a look.

November 18, 2006 - 8:09pm

Hi Aaron.

I have noticed lately that a lot of the blogs are now using:

rel="external nofollow"

In their links, and the tool is not picking these up as nofollowed links...

Just FYI!

February 28, 2008 - 2:40pm

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