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How to Number Google Results in FireFox and Google Chrome

We scan through Google Results daily, sometimes even hourly. Having Google results numbered helps a lot in understanding where your (or your competitor’s) page scores.

With Google changing its SERPs so often, it is essential to be aware of several tools that would number Google SERPs for you.

Understanding the Limitations

When you number Google results, you should know what to expect and what not. All of the browser addons and extensions that number Google results have a few limitations in common:

  • They all number indented results incorrectly: showing it going next to the main listing (which is not always true);
  • They all number universal (blended) search results which interferes in the normal SERPs order.

And of course, when numbering results (to check your positions) be sure to take into account the fact that your results are personalized (be sure to disable personalization).

Number Google Results: FireFox

There are a number of alternative addons and Greasemonkey scripts allowing you to number Google search results. My most recent discovery (which I was pleased to have found) is this script called Tuned Google SERPs.

The script fine-tunes Google search results in a number of ways including:

  1. Adding numbers to SERPs;
  2. Displaying Google “Text-only” link to each listing;
  3. Marking websites which you had placed to “linksUnderTheSupervision” list.

Numbering works pretty well:

  • Does numbering work with Google Instant on? – No
  • Does numbering work for more than 10 results (when you default up to 100 results per page)? – Yes!

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Another pretty reliable alternative is this addon which, in terms of numbering, works pretty well:

  • Does numbering work with Google Instant on? – Yes!
  • Does numbering work for more than 10 results (when you default up to 100 results per page)? – Yes!

Number Google Results: Google Chrome

This extension does pretty good job numbering Google search results in Google Chrome.

  • Does numbering work with Google Instant on? – No
  • Does numbering work for more than 10 results (when you default up to 100 results per page)? – Yes!

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Happy numbering!

 How to Number Google Results in FireFox and Google Chrome
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 How to Number Google Results in FireFox and Google Chrome

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16 thoughts on “How to Number Google Results in FireFox and Google Chrome

  1. Ann,

    Cool always nice to have a fall back solution, i have seen that mostly you have to disable instant to get that nice 100 list, but i still stick with Firebug plugin in Firefox, as it is yet to fail me.

    The problem is around the universal search is that i’m starting to think that obviously it is impacting on the stats in GWT but maybe its something that people need to be looking is upto 20 the new number in SERPs?

  2. At last! Going up to SERPs #60 for example has been a nightmare, what with local listing results and sites collaring 2 or 3 places; I’ve double checked my latest results with this add-on and can’t believe how similar they are – great find as always Ann Smarty.