Does using the google toolbar improve your hubpage ratings and rank?

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  1. Dorsi profile image90
    Dorsiposted 10 years ago

    I have been using Avant Browser because I like the tabbed browsing. But something just occurred to me- does running the google toolbar help improve your hubpages ranking higher?
    Just wonderin.........

    1. RyanRE profile image70
      RyanREposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Misha is correct. Running the Google Toolbar has no effect on your Google Rankings.

  2. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    No it doesn't. However, using Alexa toolbar improves your Alexa ratings smile

    1. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Are you sure about using Alexa toolbar for improving Alexa ratings?

    2. Whitney05 profile image82
      Whitney05posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I tried downloaing Alexa a while back, but my spyware caught it, and now everytime I pull up a new browser or tab, I get a spyware message. It sucks. I have to figure out how toinstall it. I even tried to install it with my spyware programs off, and it still does it when I turn them back on.

  3. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Yep, if you are having relatively low traffic website you will see the difference. Alexa counts traffic ONLY from users who have their toolbar installed. When my main site was on initial stages, I got it from several millionth place to something like three hundred thousandth - just by installing tollbar smile

    1. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks alot! I just started to use Alexa for couple days and this helps answer some of my questions. Btw, how you get backlink for Alexa and while we at it Google also? (Inlinks for Alexa and backlinks for Google, I guess!) I don't know how but I got plenty of backlinks with Yahoo but not those two.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Backlinks are backlinks, no matter how you look at them. Alexa still shows one backlink to my site I believe, Google always hides a lot of backlinks and shows them only when you use their webmaster panel, and Yahoo is considered the most reliable tool to check backlinks.

        1. vietnamese profile image71
          vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yep, this really puzzled me because I saw a lot of backlinks in Yahoo but a few in Google and none in Alexa, that's why I thought maybe each one have their own way. It puzzled me because I also checked one of my competitor site and they all have plenty of backlinks for all three but mine only showed backlinks in Yahoo. Is there any trick to gain more Google backlinks or Alexa?
          I've checked all of them using the traditional link: method without really going in the webmaster or other junks.

    2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know the details, but I think Alexa started using panel estimates (the way Quantcast and others do it) to augment their toolbar data some time in the last couple of months.  As a result their numbers should be a bit more reliable now (they were pretty bad before that change).

      edit: here are the details

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        LOL This illustrates the everchanging nature of the Internet. As soon as I decided I'm a guru now - something changes and I have to learn from  scratch big_smile

        Thanks, Paul smile

    3. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So, if you have 2, 3 websites, how can it know which one to increase the rating? I haven't used it yet but still curious about it.

    4. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I too found this to be the case...just agreeing the statistic!!!!!

    5. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So NOW we all know what you do with your time.
      Sitting there at Mishan Control Endlessly refreshing your websites in Alexa lol big_smile

      P.S. Note: Hope you all noticed the clever reference to Mishan Control.

      P.P.S. Geez I'm Good!

      P.P.P.S. MishanControl.com is for sale.  $997.00. Get your people to call my people.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        LOL I uninstalled it quite a while ago - screen real estate is limited, and there is not much to be gained by fooling Alexa smile

    6. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Misha,

      I am still puzzled about this. Is this mean that every site that I visited if I use this toolbar will increase in rank? How does it know if my site is abc.com or xyz.com? I guess this must be one of those weird tricks.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, every site you visit with Alexa toolbar active will increase its Alexa rating. And no, it does not know which site is yours - but you tend to visit your site pretty often, don't you? smile Remember, we are talking here about sites that hardly get a dozen of visits daily, so a couple of dozens of your own visits make a huge difference.

        1. vietnamese profile image71
          vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          OK, thanks, I finally got it and have it installed and running it today..... Slow me.... But I do have so much goody that I was hesistated to add more stuff to my computer..... And yes, for my sites it would make a different because I do have a little over a dozen of visits daily.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    What on earth is Alexa?

    1. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Here on earth is Alexa: alexa.com ....hehehehehe.... it is the site that provide info about websites and their traffic data.

  5. Latisha1 profile image46
    Latisha1posted 10 years ago

    Great information! I will be checking out the Alexa toolbar.

  6. RyanRE profile image70
    RyanREposted 10 years ago

    If anyone is running Firefox as their browser, I would recommend downloading Search Status 1.25 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/321

    Search Status will install a Google Toolbar and Alexa Toolbar. The program also has a ton of other freebie SEO tools that I use on a daily basis.

    1. MrMarmalade profile image72
      MrMarmaladeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the adon. have joined

  7. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    What is a backlink and how to use it?
    Jyoti

    1. vietnamese profile image71
      vietnameseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      On Alexa, it is actually called inlinks!

  8. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago
  9. Shirley Anderson profile image67
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    If I put any more toolbars on my laptop, I won't have screen area left.  As it is, I uninstalled the Yahoo bar 2 days ago, I have Google and Stumble left.  However, Alexa doesn't know I'm alive, so I may have to do it whether I like it or not.

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Shirley,

      I hate a lot of the top of my screen gone, too. What I do if I want to keep a toolbar is just not view it. You can do this by clicking on the view tab at the top of your browser then click toolbars. When you see the list with all the checks beside the toolbars, just click on the ones you don't want to show and it will hide them. Any time you want to view it, just repeat the process to put it back on the screen. smile

      Bonnie

  10. GeorgioSasso profile image50
    GeorgioSassoposted 10 years ago

    So just by having a Google tool bar I can improve traffic to my hub page?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Your hubpage will be gone before you have to worry about getting more traffic to it smile

      1. Dorsi profile image90
        Dorsiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        ROTFL...

  11. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    I can not understand why his web page will be gone?
    Jyoti

  12. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    I haven't clicked on the link but I'm guessing it leads to an adult site?

  13. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    A guide to strip clubs in chicago -

    Not that I looked smile

  14. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    Interesting.
    Humour?
    Install google toolbar and join alexa.
    Jyoti

  15. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    Interesting.
    Humour?
    Install google toolbar and join alexa.
    Jyoti

  16. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Huh?

  17. Inspirepub profile image76
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    Humour - Jyoti must be referring to Alexa Kitchen, the world's youngest professional cartoonist.

    http://www.alexakitchen.com/comicspages … tting.html

    Jenny

  18. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    I don't think it's worth pursuing Whitney. smile

    And yes, Alexa is considered not kosher by many anti-spyware programs.

  19. CarpetDiem profile image72
    CarpetDiemposted 10 years ago

    1. The hub is still there. Yes, I looked. How could I resist. If you're confused, read the comments again.
    2. Using the Google Toolbar just allows Google to collect more information. It does not help the ratings or rankings of your hubs or sites that you visit.

    1. Misha profile image71
      Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That definitely answers vietnamese's question smile

 
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