| 11:40 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Try typing in a non-existant domain, and you get routed to a Yahoo page instead of the default IE/MSN one.
Did you mean: www.example1.com or www.example.net? We didn't find any Web pages containing www.example.com.
- Check your spelling.
- Try going directly to www.example.com.
- Find web pages that contain "www.example.com".
Also, you can visit the Yahoo! Search Help Center for more suggestions.
The above is examplified of course ;)
I do have to chuckle at the - Try going directly to www.example.com. since that is actually what I did, lol.
I'm keeping it installed - it will be interesting to see how often WebRank gets updated, and if repeated surfing to my own sites will influence the WebRank at all.
| 12:51 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
For those having problems downloading it, I had to deactivate Notron Internet Security before I could download properly - might help.
| 2:03 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
"Thanks - that is better, but it is now shoing "not ranked by yahoo" for everypage I visit."
Having the same problem here ChrisR. Also curious as I keep seeing so many people post that you need to "sign in" to get access to the buttons. However, I have not "signed in" and it manages to retrieve the buttons every time. It just won't show me any dang webrank.
| 2:09 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Same here (Florida) --- "not ranked by yahoo" for every site I try, even yahoo!
| 8:38 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Working here (New Zealand), I just installed the toolbar, clicked on "sign in" (in the toolbar itself) and signed in, now I can view all the web rank's.
| 8:40 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I am not signed in, and see WebRank just fine.
| 9:05 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
hm.. if I'm not signed in, the Popup Blocker and the WebRank button's (beside the search button) dis-appear. They only appear if I'm signed in.
| 10:39 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|To run Yahoo! Companion you will need: |
Microsoft Windows operating system. (95, 98, ME, 2000, XP)
Hehehe, another nerve saver for us Mac users. :)
| 10:52 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Hmm. Need to provide your details to get a Yahoo! account, then 'log in' to submit a site, now a toolbar that tracks where you go....
That's got to be a good thing, hasn't it.
Is there a LYNX or Mozilla version yet? Maybe I'll buy a Mac.
Ok - ok - I'll just pass....
| 11:04 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
All I get is:
"Thank you for inquiring about the 5.4 external Beta test. The Beta testing group is now full."
I guess the 20 or so WW members who got it to work have a big responsibility to shoulder here!
| 11:20 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Same showing here, they won't let me download the new toolbar so I have no idea what my sites WebRank is or am I able to do any research on it.
There is a way to see a sites Google PageRank without having to download the Google Toolbar. If anyone finds a way to show the Yahoo WebRank of a page now that we can't get it could you let us know? Cheers.
| 11:38 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|Hmm. Need to provide your details to get a Yahoo! account, then 'log in' to submit a site, now a toolbar that tracks where you go.... |
I don't get it. Why do people want to remain that annonymous? I'm a guy who always leaves his trail behind, infact, I have also put my name into my IE user-agent :) - I'm not joking - even ask Brett.
| 11:43 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
"If anyone finds a way to show the Yahoo WebRank of a page now that we can't get it could you let us know?"
<sensing business opportunity>
People can send me a dollar and I'll tell them their Webrank....
| 11:57 am on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
You are missing the point. I'm far from anonomous.
My point is that Yahoo! REQUIRES that level of personal information from you, before providing you with anything.
Why? Why do they need to know?
They specifically request a range of information, in 3 separate steps - none of which is actually required to
- list a URL to be crawled? They need to know who I am?
- to download a toolbar? They need to know who I am?
Next time you go to put air in the tyres of your car at a petrol station - imagine that they required your name, address, the URLS you work with, your IP address, and the last 50 websites you visited. In a machine readable format - before they'd give you 'free air'.
Thats not Free air.
Thats a plan.
| 12:18 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
You have a very valid point there, Yahoo is searching of ways they can know the user better, but that better is too much - IMHO.
Atleast Alexa does it for only one purpose - but Yahoo is going far beyond Internet Privacy, I reckon they need to slow down a bit.
| 3:40 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
It never ceases to amaze me how much info people are willing to give up. I will just wait for Yahoo to find pages.
| 5:10 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
OK, I've tried 5 separate installations attempting to find Web Rank somewhere on this toolbar.
1.) I'm stupid
2.) I'm not cut-out for online operations
3.) This whole thread is a 46-message April Fool's joke
(Please do not fill my sticky box with messages saying "I vote for #1")
| 6:03 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Webrank not working for me for 2 days now. First it was showing this page is not ranked (even for sites others are seeing Webrank). And for this thread page it's showing me
Yahoo! Webrank is not available.
Offline, unsupported, or intranet/extranet site.
| 6:12 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|OK, I've tried 5 separate installations attempting to find Web Rank somewhere on this toolbar. |
They have stopped the beta, I went looking for it today and you cannot download the toolbar with Web Rank right now.
| 6:48 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
>>They have stopped the beta<<
Got it. Thanks
| 11:54 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
"Thats a plan."
What part of their mission to personalize search is unclear?
| 4:36 am on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Has anyone found that after uninstalling this thing, Yahoo mail and fantasy sports time out like nobody's business. I can barely get into my email, then can't do anything once I am in there.
| 7:30 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
For those looking for the URL kazonik posted, a search on Google for webrank tools should be fruitful. However, for my sites results keep changing dramatically from minute to minute if I check. Something's broke.
| 10:03 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Would anyone who has the Yahoo toolbar with WebRank working be kind enough to sticky me please?
| 10:16 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I've tried everything and I still can't see the yahoo ranks...is there anything stupid I am doing wrong?
| 10:42 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I tried a webrank checking tool at the digital point site and found webmasterworld to have a WR of 4. Is that what other people are seeing?
If it's traffic dependent then they'll have to run it for a bit to get meaningful data out anyway, I guess.
| 10:56 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
>>...found webmasterworld to have a WR of 4. Is that what other people are seeing?<<
I'm showing WebmasterWorld at 7. But then, I also checked one of my sites that is so cheesy that I DON"T even visit it --and it's showing a 9.
| 10:59 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
While the Yahoo companion BETA help pages make it sound like WR is based on how many toolbar people visited the site this seems not to be the case:
(from the help pages)
|The Web Rank values are calculated using a sophisticated scoring algorithm provides a measure of the popularity of the Web page or Web site that you are visiting. |
Apparently Yahoo's PR department has confirmed that WR is determined algorithmically (according to webpronews).
| 11:08 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|WR is determined algorithmically |
and the algorithm is:
1 times the number of toolbar people who visited the site
ok, i have no idea how it is determined obviously, but just wanted to point out that it COULD be "how many toolbar people visited the site" and STILL be considered to be "determined algorithmically".
| 11:31 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
and for those of you not able to download due to "Beta testing group is now full."
Try changing the URL to latest version as they have posted on page...
Version is now (at time of writing) 5.4.9 so url is:
| 5:46 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
If you want yahoo companion with WebRank just go here:
*Warning* This will close all open browers after download.
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