How to Number Google Results in FireFox and Google Chrome

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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!

Google numbering

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!

Google numbering Google Chrome

Happy numbering!

Ann Smarty
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.
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  • 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?

  • Ann,

    This is an excellent posting. Very informative!

  • Great post ! i haven’t read this before and i guess it is great and useful ! i think it is smart ! thank you for the informations

  • Anonymous

    Great post Ann. It’s nice to have these types of tools and add-ons in our SEO arsenal.

  • Good to know that there is now an extension for Chrome. Now, I don’t have to count each SERP to know my exact position. Thanks Ann for the tip.

  • This is a great add-on! Great post Ann!

  • Many thanks. You always find the best tools and addons.

  • Website Consultancy

    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.

  • Ian

    You have officially saved my vision. Thanks!

  • I had also seen this extension and installed it is little different than Firefox.

  • Therazor

    Geez, beautiful and smart.
    I could marry you right now Ann.

    TheRazor

  • Nice post. Actually I’ve already used this ad-ons and I found it very effective.

  • You can also use Linkextend firefox addon for numbering of search results of all SE.

  • SEO for FF is always a great tool if you want numbered SERPS as well as other data.

  • Is there a plugin where you can find the numbered search results for bing and yahoo as well?

  • Google Ordered List is also a remarkable extension for Chrome.