Webmaster2 FireFox Extension

Webmaster2 is a simple but pretty effective Webmaster Extension for FireFox. If you are a webmaster or web guru, then taking a look at this extension for your browser is probably worth a couple minutes. Webmaster2 allows you to see the popularity of links on pretty much any website you look at. Icons are displayed before the links that shows the page rank of the page, the quality of the domain, and projected traffic for the domain.

Now if you think about the number of links that some pages have on them, especially within just one post or article, you would think that having these little icons next to each one would be pretty annoying. Luckily the developers of Webmaster2 thought about that as well. Therefore, the addon does not display information for local links, links missing “http://”, links to Google and Yahoo, and any links to an IP address.

Now that will cut down on some of the mess on the page, but it is still a good thing that this can easily be switched on and off. I think if you are serious about your research, then this tool can be helpful to determine what could be a good link as opposed to another and possibly save you some time. It is also good for competition research.

If you are interested in checking out different FireFox extensions to help you expand your research and save you time, then take a look at Webmaster2. The developer also has a neat calculator for FireFox that will calculate PayPal fees based off of any amount.

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3 Responses to Webmaster2 FireFox Extension

  1. Mrs. Accountability September 6, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    I installed this but it isn’t working for me. I don’t see the W2 anywhere at all like it says I should. Any thoughts? I’m using Vista Basic and Firefox 3.

  2. Chris September 6, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Hi Mrs. Accountability! I just installed it to try it out and I am not having any problems. I am also running Vista and the latest release of FireFox. It should be showing at the very bottom right corner of your browser window in the status bar. Hope that helps!

  3. Mrs. Accountability September 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    Ah, there it is!! At the bottom!! I wasn’t looking at the bottom. Thanks!!

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