Analyze Any Website Performance Right from Your Browser with SearchStatus
June 28, 2007 by Gaman
SearchStatus is a toolbar extension that adds a new functionality to your Firefox and Mozilla browsers in that it allows you to easily see how any site is performing.
Once installed, SearchStatus sits unobtrusively on your status bar. You can view any info about a website by left clicking on the extension to access its popup menu as shown below.
The performance information includes the site’s Alexa popularity ranking, Alexa incoming link, Alexa related links, and backward links from Google, Yahoo and MSN.
In addition, you can view the site’s Google PageRank, Google related links, and Google cache.
That’s not all; you can even view the site’s Whois information, Meta Tags, Keyword Density, robots.txt and so on.
While any of this information can be accessed in many other ways, SearchStatus makes it easier for you by making everything accessible with a mouse click rendering many other webmaster tools redundant.
I’ve been using this SearchStatus extension for a while. At a glance, I am able to determine if a website is as popular as the owner claims it to be. So if you are like me who’s checking the status of any website quite frequently to see its link importance and traffic level, this is the tool for you.