Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Edit a Webpage using JavaScript Code – Ideal for Work or Pranks

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

This is so easy to do that it’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to communicate changes on a webpage. I’m working on some changes in the copy of a landing page and wanted to see how the new text looked without messing with the code.

This works on all browsers and the results are immediate.

Step 1) Navigate to the page you’d like to edit.

Step 2) Paste this code into the browser address bar.

javascript: document.body.contentEditable = 'true'; document.designMode = 'on'; void 0

Step 3) Click on the text you want to edit and start typing.

Bonus You also can remove or change positions of images on the screen. The results vary but it might be useful to some extent.

3 must have Firefox tools for SEO and Web Analytics

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Firefox is the only browser that allows for 3rd party extensions. This being the case here are the best Firefox tools for SEO and web Analytics

SEO Tools

Pulls useful market research data right into Google’s and Yahoo!’s search results, including the following data near each search result.

  • PR: (Google PageRank) an estimated measure of global link authority
  • Age: age pulled from Archive.org, shows the first time a page was indexed by Archive.org’s spider. The theory is that if Archive.org found a page so did many of the major search engines.
  • Links: (Yahoo! linkdomain) shows a rough estimate of the total number of links pointing at a domain
  • .edu Link: (Yahoo! .edu linkdomain ) shows a rough estimate of the total number of .edu links pointing at a domain
  • .edu Page Link: (Yahoo! .edu link ) shows a rough estimate of the total number of .edu links pointing at a specific page
  • .gov Link: (Yahoo! .gov linkdomain ) shows a rough estimate of the total number of .gov links pointing at a domain
  • Page Links: (Yahoo! link) shows a rough estimate of the total number of links pointing at a page
  • del.icio.us: number of times a URL has been bookmarked on Del.icio.us. Heavily skewed toward techy / Web 2.0 stuff.
  • Technorati: an estimate of the total number of links to a site from blogs
  • Alexa: rank based on website traffic . Heavily skewed toward internet marketing and webmaster related resources.
  • Cached: (Google site:) shows how many pages from a site are indexed in Google
  • dmoz: searches the Google Directory to count the total number of pages from a site that are listed in DMOZ, and the total number of pages listed in DMOZ that reference that URL.
  • Bloglines: shows you how many people are subscribed to a particular blog via Bloglines.
  • dir.yahoo.com: is a site listed in the Yahoo! Directory or not.
  • WhoIs: makes it easy to look up the whois data for any site.

WEB ANALYTICS

WASP is the Web Analytics Solution Profiler, a specialized Firefox extension aimed at web analytics professionals Buy! who want to do quality assurance and understand how their web analytics solution is implemented.

Note: The free version of WASP offers the unrestricted sidebar and statusbar info. Site crawls are limited to 10 pages. To crawl more pages you need to upgrade.

This project may be of some help for the following:

  • Help debugging web analytics implementations.
  • See which kind of web server the website is using.
  • See the cookies set by website and 3rd party adverting partners.

Are there any other ‘must have’ tools that you use regularly? Please leave a comment if you do.