Today let’s take a look at the SearchStatus Firefox extension. This extension can be downloaded from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/321/. This extension adds toolbar information on the status bar at the bottom of Firefox by default. PR and Alexa are displayed directly. Additional SEO-related data can be viewed by right clicking on the q sign (logo).
Below is a screenshot of what the extension looks like when right-clicking on the logo:
Below is the score for each category:
Ease of installation: 5
Ease of use: 4
Amount of time for the information to appear: 4
Usefulness of information presented: 3
Amount of real estate taken up: 5
Ease of installation: Installation was quick and problem free.
Ease of use: Easy to use. PR and Alex ranking are shown directly. Additional information can be retrieved by right clicking on the SearchStatus logo. It does take a little bit of navigation to get to the information you want.
Amount of time for the information to appear: It takes several clicks to get to the desired information. Once the metrics are selected, though, information does appear quickly.
Usefulness of information presented: Good for getting info on the page you are on.
Amount of real estate taken up: Users can customize where the information from this extension shows up. The default is the status bar, which doesn’t occupy any additional real estate.
Documentation: Adequate documentation is available at http://www.quirk.biz/searchstatus/.
Change the menu system so that fewer clicks are needed to get to the information needed.