Thursday, November 13, 2008

Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google & Alexa Toolbar and My Blog

Mozilla Firefox was initially released in 2004. It is a free and open source web browser. It is currently running on version 3 released this year. Mozilla Firefox has been given quite a number of awards like CNET Editors’ Choice, June 2008 and Webware 100 winner, April 2008. One thing about Firefox is that it is only able to show the PageRank of my front page and not the inner pages. Internet Explorer does not have this problem. It is able to show the PageRank of all pages.

Internet Explorer is currently running on version 8. It was released this year and its initial release was in 1995. It is doing a better job of showing my PageRank but it can’t pick up my www.statcounter.com widget on my blog. What a shame! Firefox picks up everything on my blog. According to statcounter.com’s report 58.2 % of the visitors came to my blog using IE and 37.8 % using Firefox. The balance of the other 4 % is made up of Opera, Safari and Chrome.

It is very clever of Alexa Toolbar to show a list of similar sites to the site I am browsing. Most important of all it shows the Traffic Rank of the website that I am visiting. As for the Google toolbar I have enabled the Page Rank so that I know the ranking of the site that I am looking at. It’s so much easier to assess a site when you know its PageRank and Traffic Rank.

As my PC is installed with Vista I can’t just yet add the Alexa Toolbar. I look forward to installing the toolbar soon.

2 comments:

  1. The comprehensive and detailed traffic reports by Alexa that merchants use to make business decisions are going a step further. The merchants who use Alexa to make business moves are going to be elated with the news on Alexa upgrading this service. Now Alexa is coming up with unique and exclusive data for merchants with different business backgrounds that will be available only for them. These data can be downloaded at the payment of a price that is minimal as compared to the information that will be available only in the column called the “Top Sites List”. These lists include the topics that will help merchants compare with their respective competitors, attract maximum views, generate traffic etc. No wonder Alexa is having its own stand in the face of very formidable competition from Google!

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