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logojobe
Level 1
7/3/11
I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: YES
My site's URL (web address) is: www.safe-pool-holiday-villas
Description (including timeline of any changes made):

I want to check my site rankings, so want to install google toolbar. When I go to http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html it says It is only compatible with Firefox and IE9, (not chrome!)

Tried on FF first, says not compatible with Firefox 5.0

Tried on IE, it re-directed me to FF to download Mozilla 2.0

I'm going round in circles.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Gordon

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ironcito
Level 4
7/3/11
There are tons of add-ons for just about any browser that will show you the PageRank of the current page. There are also sites on the web where you can enter a URL and it will tell you the PageRank.

But PageRank, at least the publicly available score, is becoming less and less relevant. Just the other day, when Google released an update, my homepage's PageRank went down 2 points, while traffic and ranking remained unaffected. And one of my internal pages, which to my knowledge has no external links pointing to it, has a higher score than the homepage, which has thousands. So it's pretty meaningless.

Check the following post by Google.
References:
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RainboRick
Level 12
7/3/11
The Google Toolbar is actually compatible with Firefox 5, it's just that there's a configuration file that limits its known compatibility to 4.x.  If you search on "google toolbar firefox 5" you'll find how to edit that file to allow the toolbar to work.  With luck, the Google Toolbar team will issue an update soon, too.  Good luck!


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noblimp
Level 1
7/5/11
Rainbow Rick nailed it. If you go to the Google Toolbar site and follow ALL the directions, you too can be up and running with all things Google. I've had it on Firefox 5 for over a week now.

For more than you may care to know about this issue, follow the thread at http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=1c7f92c3472c7ec9&hl=en

Have a happy 4th.
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wawwaweewa
Level 1
7/7/11
As far as I am concerned, Rainbow Rick did not nail anything- he merely suggests a search terms that brings up countless pages of people asking the same questions, each with countless options of where to go and ways to fix this. I have spent 15 minutes looking for how to fix this, and most of the sites I end up on are questionable.

noblimp- I also tried to go to the google toolbar site, and that didn't work. The thread you pointed to is also just a thread pointing to countless other threads and options. I realize you are trying to help, but I just need to know where to go to fix this, I am not looking to enter a matrix of toolbar compatibility threads and fixes.

How do I just revert to the older version of Firefox?
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