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Nov
04

Exciting Add On For Firefox Browser | Search Preview

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What is a browser.  Well… it’s probably one of the most important pieces of software on your computer.  Every site on the internet must run through a browser in order for an image to show up on your computer screen.

The most popular browsers are Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox.

Even though I have a Mac… which is compatible with Safari… I prefer Firefox.  Besides the fact that it’s fast, and dependable,  it has many additional features I enjoy… like add-ons.

One of the add-ons that I particularly like is called. “Search Preview.”

When you enter keywords into the search engine search box… a page listing all of the sites that support those keywords appear in a form of a list.  You can then scan the page and click on the site you are interested in.

What if you could get a peek at a site, before you clicked on the link,  in order to view the site and read the content?  Well… you can!

This is how “Search Preview” works.

At the beginning of each listing, the Firefox add-on “Search Preview,” adds a “Thumbnail” image of the site.  This new visual image now becomes as important as the title and the description in helping you determine what sites will give you the information you are seeking.

At a glance you can immediately determine if the site is inviting enough to click on.  You can quickly discern whether it’s a blog page, static site, sales page or an opt-in page.  Article sites, such as Ezine, really stand out.

If you’re competing for keywords, you can get a peek at what your rivals look like without having to click on every site.  When you’re involved with niche marketing, studying your competition is important.

I’m not sure who takes the initial thumbnail photo… but they are taken early on… and in some cases… it appears as soon as your site or blog is first indexed with the search engines.

If you use Firefox for your browser… I recommend this add-on.  It makes search engine listings a little more exciting than just plain text. All you have to do is go to add-ons for Firefox and enter “Search Preview” in the search box to find this fun addition to your Google searches.

Happy Marketing and Promotion!

Til Later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  Look up your blog and see how you visually measure up against others on the same page.

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Comments

  1. Okay, where have you been hiding this one. I like anything that makes my searches faster and being able to compare the competition quickly works for me.

    Thanks…off to get this one.

  2. I like Firefox but Google Chrome is growing on me . . . . .

  3. Ooh … I gotta have this!! Thanks, Kathy.

    Curious minds want to know …

    Do you purposely set out to find stuff like this or do these little goodies just happen to fall into your lap? I’ve been wondering about this for a long time.

    I have this image of you spending an entire day diligently doing research … almost like a scientist in a laboratory. 🙂

    Gotta run – I have an add-on to install!

    Melanie

  4. Grace says:

    I knew I could come here and learn something new.