SEO for Firefox : Rundown of This Incredible SEO Tool

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As Most of you are aware, SEO for Firefox is one of the hottest things in SEO at this moment. Using this time saving tool, you can get any amount of information gleamed from the data made from the SEO toolbar, it’s a highly recommended Firefox extension for anyone in search marketing (and according to the site, over 50,000 people are using it).

Here are some examples of the data SEO for Friefox provides and why their attributes are important include:

    • The PR section – This section is important, for each page of the site (mainly dependent on the URL in the destination URL underneath the Google snippet for description text) — The PR of the page is important but not as important as the number of links to the page in question and their quality. Important attribute, but only good for when used for purchasing link ads on the pages in the SERPs.
    • The Google Cache Date – The new PR, the more a page is cached and the more recent the cache date emphasizes the level of authority for the page – If you can get your Google cache date increased, this will result in even more of an authority in the SERPs. Keep on with the submissions and adding to of content on your site.
    • The Age – A HIGHLY integral part to any domain name’s popularity. The older the domain name and the higher the PR, the more power the site / page will influence SERP results. Age is an important factor and sometimes cannot be seen by the SEO for Firefox toolbar, if you can’t get the information on age, feel free to use the WhoIS at the end of the data sets.
    • links – The more links you get, the more social bookmarking cred you have, there should also be a section for how many Diggs a post has as well as other social bookmarking data areas, but that’s likely in the making from Aaron Wall.
    • The Y! links for links, .edu, .gov and Page Links are of high importance. Yahoo! is the best at picking up links, which means that Yahoo! should be one of your main indicators of link popularity. The .edus and .govs increase the PR to your site which of course is based on the overall number of links to your site (site-wide links to each of the pages within your site and to your homepage). The Y! page links are important for evaluating what it takes to be in the top of search for those terms used. If a site is per se, you should focus on its overall link popularity as well as it’s page links. If you can increase your full amount of links, the authority of those links and build deep links to your inner pages, you can easily rank highly for the search terms targeted based on the link popularity data.

    • The Technorati links don’t entirely matter, Technorati doesn’t pick up at that much link love data – This needs to possibly be optimized in the future for future SEO needs. The future of SEO will definitely be based upon the folksonomical tagging, AI and simple AI (more content will be introduced in the future on this topic).
    • Alexa and rankings are great for finding the traffic stats on the top ranked sites. I especially love the use of‘s Uniques. Although these stats aren’t completely accurate, they are a good estimation towards the traffic number of the top sites for your targeted search terms (Remember, this data is based on site-wide information)
    • Cached – represents the number of pages a site has indexed in the search engines. The more pages of unique, authoritative content, the more value and PR a site will gain and retain. Build your pages, make the content amazing and your cached number of pages will be through the roof. Cached pages is a BIG factor for SEO as well as those attributes listed above.
    • DMOZ, BlogLines and Y! Directory Listings – DMOZ matters in that a DMOZ link is HIGHLY authoritative and high in PR. Y! Directory listings are incredibly important and provide a tremendous opportunity for high PR boosting. The bloglines section isn’t as important but may become of high importance in the future.
    • The WhoIS information – The guts of the domain name talking of the OS the site is on, the owner information as well as other content related to the age and details behind the domain name in question – There are the hardware, software details as well as registrar details, blacklist details, etc. There’s a LOT of information to be found through
    • The MSN link credit – Not worth much, focus on boosting your other areas and your Y! links, MSN will eventually catch up.

    Note: links are not the only means of PR boosting, on-page SEO is important as well as breadth and depth of content, site structure as well as other aspects of SEO/SEM. I personally consider SEM the definition of getting traffic by any means necessary (SEM is mainly connected with the area of driving traffic using the traffic leverage of high traffic sites – i.e. Squidoo lens, Amazon link-building, Digg marketing, etc.).

    I will also be going in-depth on the detail to Aaron Wall’s SEOBook keyword suggestion feature – The most advanced keyword list building tool in the world – with all search volumes to add to it – And then of course, Google’s Traffic Estimator….So much out there, much more obsession for all of us SEOs/SEMs.

    Miles Price

    Miles Price

    Miles Price is the publisher of the iMarketingGuru Search Wiki and President of iCluck SEO Services, a Buffalo, NY based search marketing firm.
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    • wh

      thanks man very usefull,嘿嘿

    • I currently use “Search Status”, but this looks even better. Thanks.

    • So basically you are calling most anything “SEO”, right?

      Digg and is NOT SEO. Alexa is NOT SEO. KNowing the pagerank of a page is “not” SEO. Techyouranus is “not” SEO. Getting a link in dmoz is “not” SEO. That link is not as important as you seem to think either.

      Matter of fact; not much you wrote about is SEO at all. Is it “SEM”? That’s very much in doubt as well. SEM stands for “search engine marketing”. SEO is a subset of that. Where does alexa fall then? Not only is alexa inaccurate, but it’s actually quite inaccurate.

      I feel you have lots to learn Miles. I know you are very new, but might I suggest you get around more to learn? I am only posting to give you advice. I feel you are reading at places that might be the best places to learn.

      For instance; I have zero need for that so-called SEO Toolbar. ….. no need for it at all. I’m not a rookie either.

      I know you get lots of kudos from social sites such as spin, but I don’t sugarcoat things, nor am I looking to make friends with peers,… but those places are.

    • I still don’t fully understand the uniques. But otherwise i think i have definately picked up a few important tips. Never knew that your site gains authority with the number of times google caches it.
      I definately intend on using these tips for my Africa safari blog/website.

    • Never knew that your site gains authority with the number of times google caches it.

      I think it it is more that lots of caching is a sign of an authority page.

    • Been popping on here for the last month or so and articles like this are helping us loads.

      Many thanks.

    • So Doug if you’re such a big shot, why the heck did you read Mike’s post in its entirety? Shouldn’t you be out doing SEO for Microsoft or something?

      Stop being such a dick and let the guy help out with whatever he knows. At least he shared knowledge in his post instead of just telling everyone to shove it because he’s better than they are.

    • Hi Areeb, Shouldn’t you be studying for your next exam right now? Or maybe you should add another get rich quick ebook to your list you are promoting? 🙂

    • great site, got a lot of tips from here. many thanks

    • What a great tool! I really need this!


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    • Been trying to get my head around the SEO extension for a few days, your post has certainly helped.

    • I will try with caution!

    • Thanks for posting this! I’m currently using SEO Quake, but this tool looks like something I can use in conjunction with – very useful indeed.


    • Stephen

      Doug Heil Hitler: You’re certainly not the professional you’re auto-qualifying yourself to be… elitist, maybe, but SEO pro? Doubtful.

      This tool is invaluable for its PR functionality alone. Sure, other tools do it, but it’s equally as capable and absolutely falls under the umbrella of SEO, as well as other qualifications of internet marketing. When considering interests beyond keywords/niche blogging, the additional functionality of this tool is incredibly useful. Did you ever take into consideration that maybe you’re the one not educated enough to find/understand such value-added in this tool? I don’t mean that as an insult; I mean that in a manner for you to consider that there are a myriad of avenues by which such functionality is as useful as it is profitable…

      … but what am I thinking by mentioning that!? You’re a pro!

      Look, since we’re all claiming to be pros based on our words alone, take it from me as a psychology and debate pro, respectively, when I tell you that these people would rather flounder their way to get where you claim you are than to take your haughty, “advice.” Perhaps difficult for you to grasp, you were also a beginner one day.

      Oh, and lastly, you not sugarcoating isn’t exactly something to be proud of. There’s a fine line between not sugarcoating and just flat out being a jackass (or appearing to be one, at least). Take a guess which side of the line you appear to be standing on. Educating is an art. If you think your lack of sugarcoating is going to be anywhere NEAR as well-received as Miles’ article – even if you’re right – you’re sorely mistaken.

      There! Now, you being a man who says he doesn’t sugarcoat things should have the capacity to appreciate that I have merely done the same here… although, I’m willing to accept the misnomer of standing on the a-hole side of the line from your perspective. 😉


      PS – I would leave at least a website, but with your lackluster response to Areeb, I don’t feel like giving your misguided prattle any ammo. Something intelligent, on the other hand… well, I’ll just wait ‘n see if you’ll surprise us.

    • Is there a way to get the SEO for FireFox without signing up for something?

      • I don’t think so. by the way it takes less than 20 secs to get the addon once you signed up. I think its worth

    • scott

      Is anybody else having problems downloading SEO for firefox- I have filled out the registration form and they never send me a password to my email account to continue with the process.

      I have written to them and get no reply. sounds like a great tool to have but…