4 Tools for Advanced Google SERPs Analysis

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Want a practical approach to to reviewing and comparing tools that will help you analyze those wascally SERPs?  We all want proper analysis  of our search engine results, right? Well, then read on.

First of all, these tools all work as Firefox add-ons. Be careful, though. You don’t want to install too many or it will severely impede your browsing speed. There’s a reason they call it snail mail. So just try one at a time and you’ll thank us in the long run. Or, just read through the entire post and pick which one intrigues you the most to try first.

1. SEOquake

Insert massive amounts of data under each listing in Google SERPs, including but not limited to:

  • Google pagerank, Google index, Google cache date;
  • Yahoo! index, Yahoo! linkdomain, Yahoo! link;
  • Bing index;
  • Dmoz listing;
  • Webarchive age;
  • Alexa rank;
  • Delicious bookmarks;
  • Technorati index;
  • Digg index;
  • Domain IP;
  • Link to Robots.txt, Sitemap and Page source;
  • SEMrush info (traffic, traffic value, rank);
  • Compete Rank,

And lots, lots more, including the ability to sort the results by any parameter.

seoquake parameters

seoquake search

2. SEO for FireFox

Note, for each listing you’ll see the following data listing:

seo for firefox results

And, here is what SEO for Firefox brings to the table:

  • Google PR;
  • Google Cache Date;
  • Traffic Value (pre SEMrush);
  • Age (Archive.org);
  • Del.icio.us bookmarks;
  • Diggs (as well as Digg’s Popular Stories);
  • Stumbleupon popularity (doesn’t appear to work);
  • Twitter search results;
  • Yahoo! Links: as well as Yahoo! .edu links, Yahoo! .gov Links and Yahoo! page links);
  • Technorati results;
  • Alexa traffic;
  • Compete.com rank and compete.com uniques;
  • Google trends link;
  • Number of pages cached;
  • Dmoz mentions

Lots, lots more!  SEO for Firefox also allows you to customize the data sets to suit your fancy.

seo for firefox options

3. Search Cloudlet

This is a really useful tool. It’s great for identifying domains that achieve the lucrative top 100 Google listings benefits. It’s also great for other search engines as well. Install the add-on and run a Google search. The information displayed will allow you to:

  1. See the SERPs tag cloud (of the words used in Google search results listings);
  2. See the domains returned in Google SERPs (the bigger the font, the more times the domain was ranked within one SERPs);
  3. See most powerful top level domains;

All in all, it’s a handy little tool.

search cloudlet google

4. SERPs Analyzer

This one works as a FireFox search plugin, which is lighter than a full-fledged add-on. It redirects the search to it’s own domain. This may not be the most reliable way to output information but it’s certainly the lightest. For each listing in SERPs it shows the following information:

  • Number of clicks the listing generates per month (no idea how the data is obtained);
  • PPC cost equivalent per month;
  • Yahoo! links and linkdomain;
  • Domain Quancast rank;
  • Webarchive age


The cool thing about the tool is that it displays the number of unique domains, max. and average Google PR, as well as other interesting data:

serp analyzer stats

Be careful though. Several bugs have been reported. For example, setting Google results per page in preferences didn’t work. It only managed to get more results by directly editing the query URL string (serp_results_per_page=100).

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  1. Ben Pate

    I never had looked at the Preferences in SEO Quake but after seeing your article I realized cache date was maybe there and turned it on. Thanks!

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