4 Tools for Advanced Google SERPs Analysis

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I have already looked at most important factors to take into account when analyzing search engine results page; this week I am taking a bit more practical approach reviewing (and comparing) tools that will help you to analyze SERPs.

They all work as FireFox addons (so you will hardly be able to install all of them because we need to be very selective when it comes to browser plugins to allow our FireFox to work fast), so I suggest reading through the post to decide which one(s) of them you feel like trying:

ToolMajor featuresMost outstanding featuresDrawbacks / bugs
SEOquakeLots of SEO-relevant information for each listing in Google search resultsSort Google results by any of the parameters, export search results, create your own parametersMay insert its own ads above the search results; got some problems with updating it
SEO for FireFoxQuick and easy to use, minimum bugs
Search CloudletMost frequently ranked domains within one search results page
SERPs AnalyzerEstimated number of clicks and PPC revenue per month; Google PR, Yahoo backlinks. etcSERPs statsBeta mode (buggy, non-customizable)

1. SEOquake

Inserts lots of data under each listing in Google SERPs:

  • Google pagerank, Google index, Google cache date;
  • Yahoo! index, Yahoo! linkdomain, Yahoo! link;
  • Bing index;
  • Dmoz listing;
  • Webarchive age;
  • Alexa rank;
  • Delicious bookmarks;
  • Technorati index;
  • Digg index;
  • Domain IP;
  • Link to Robots.txt, Sitemap and Page source;
  • SEMrush info (traffic, traffic value, rank);
  • Compete Rank,
  • More!

Moreover, you can sort results by any of the parameters and export all the results along with the retrieved data.

SEOquake: search

This is the most customizable addon I am aware of: not only it allows to hide any of the data item but it also enables you to create new parameters by using the following variables:

SEOquake parameters

2. SEO for FireFox

For each Google listing see the following data:

SEO for Firefox

  • Google PR;
  • Google Cache Date;
  • Traffic Value (pre SEMrush);
  • Age (Archive.org);
  • Del.icio.us bookmarks;
  • Diggs (as well as Digg’s Popular Stories);
  • Stumbleupon popularity (doesn’t appear to work);
  • Twitter search results;
  • Yahoo! Links: as well as Yahoo! .edu links, Yahoo! .gov Links and Yahoo! page links);
  • Technorati results;
  • Alexa traffic;
  • Compete.com rank and compete.com uniques;
  • Google trends link;
  • Number of pages cached;
  • Dmoz mentions;
  • More!

Moreover, you can customize the way each data set is retrieved: on-demand, automatic or hidden:

SEO for Firefox - options

3. Search Cloudlet

The tool that I have mentioned quite a few times in the past turns really useful for both identifying domains that were lucky enough to get several listings in top 100 (or whatever you choose) Google positions. Install the addon and run a Google search. You’ll be able to see the Cloudlet menus on top of the results where you can:

  1. See the SERPs tag cloud (of the words used in Google search results listings);
  2. See the domains returned in Google SERPs (the bigger the font, the more times the domain was ranked within one SERPs);
  3. See most powerful top level domains;
  4. Turn the tool off:

Search Cloudlet: Google search

4. SERPs Analyzer

This one works as a FireFox search plugin (which is always better / lighter than an addon) but redirects to the search on its own domain (which may be not really reliable). For each listing in SERPs it shows the following information:

  • Number of clicks the listing generates per month (no idea how the data is obtained);
  • PPC cost equivalent per month;
  • Yahoo! links and linkdomain;
  • Domain Quancast rank;
  • Webarchive age;
  • More (after the click).

SERPs Analyzer

What I actually liked about the tool was SERPs stats block displaying number of unique domains, max. and average Google PR, as well as other interesting data:

SERPs analyzer: stats

I haven’t tried the tool long enough to judge about its quality and haven’t checked its advanced features (like SERPs tracking) but I did find a few bugs. For example, setting Google results per page in preferences didn’t work. I only managed to get more results by directly editing the query URL string (serp_results_per_page=100).

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  • John Paul

    Nice list. I use SEO for FF and I luv it. I also use FF addon “Site Information Tool” I use this everyday.

  • Seo by SeaSemSeo

    SeoQuake is the most usefull plugin that I have ever found!
    Combined with IBP it makes my job much much easier.

  • Web Templates

    I’m a huge fan of the SEO firefox plugins they work great.

  • Rei

    I use SEOquake for SERPs analysis, it’s just sometimes, it doesn’t load properly or it makes the search results load slowly. But all in all, it is a great tool.

  • Rocky Garcia

    SeoQuake have great features!

  • Google Terminator

    Looks like an excellent set of tools. Now just to decide which one to install. I don’t like my browser or pages too cluttered but definitely could use this information when I search Google to help increase my rankings and size up my competition.

  • dhiraj

    I always use Firefox for seo and I really it great. thanks for the analysis.

  • Brandon

    I have used most of these and I must say you are right in saying SEOQuake is the most customizable..

  • Blast off

    I love my SEO Quake. Mine broke the other day for some reason and it was driving me nuts. After several emails with support I got it working again. User error lol. They have great support although I would’ve liked it to be instantaneous.

  • arnie00717

    SEOquake and SEO for firefox are good tools and i m using them from long time. Ann but you have mentioned these tools in so many posts. I always like to read your post but this time i felt like overwritten post.

  • searchengineman

    As of this post.

    http://textalyser.net Everyones favorite Keyword Density Analyzer is down.
    for the last 3 days. Either the site’s been hacked, or taken offline.
    SEOQUAKE has on page density tools. But only for HTML pages. Many of the other tools don’t even come close.

    I do not know how many SEO’s & SEM’s are affected out there, perhaps someone could find out. what happened to textalyser.net? If he’s gone for good?


  • Phuket Webdesign

    Nice list, for me SEOQuake is the best of these tools but good job to compare them all

  • Sami

    I am not sure if any of you got the same issue, but SEOquake triggers sort of Google Filter on my IP/Machine where I need to fill Captcha to do regular searches.

  • Oliver Feakins

    I’ve heard a lot about SEO Quake.. I’ll have to give it a try. Is it free or subscription based?

  • David

    I’m using Seo Quake for long time but these days I’m facing a issue.After using it for some time it show PR as n/a for all the links.Is someone else also facing this issue.Please help me to solve this.

  • Paris

    Thanks for the review! I use seo for FF and completely satisfied, but now I want to try SEOquake (haven’t known about it).

  • Cheap Hotels in Singapore

    SEO quake is very powerful. Now my website hits the number 1 page in google and in yahoo.