Tuesday, July 24, 2007

alexa firefox toolbar plugin install howto

The Alexa Toolbar, an application produced by Alexa Internet, is a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer/ Firefoxt hat is used by Alexa to measure website statistics. It includes a popup blocker, a search engine entry box, some external web links information about the current Alexa ranking of the user visited websites and links relevant to the site the user is browsing.

By early 2005 there had been over 10 million downloads of the toolbar, according to Alexa. But Alexa doesn't provide info on how many of them are actually used. According to one estimate made in Mar 2003, Alexa had a sample size of 180,000.

A third-party developer has created a plugin for the Firefox browser that provides the user with the Alexa ranking and Google PageRank of the currently visited site and also requests site information from Alexa, which they use in their website statistics


How to install sparky, the alexa firefox toolbar plugin?

Browse the site here. You would be presented with Alexa Internet Privacy, you know terms of use and agreement, that kind of stuff and proceed as you wish.

After successful firefox plugin installation, a firefox restart is needed.


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