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I don't think I would want to download the toolbar with WebRank. My experience with Google's toolbar has jaded me from wanting to ever download toolbar's that phone home.
What exactly was the negative issue with Google's Toolbar? Ofcourse with the "phone home" feature you give a lot of personal info (preferences, demographics etc). Particularly if you use Autofill with ALL your personal data (name, address, CC info etc). Was it more than you expected?
Also long as you disable PageRank view, it won't communicate with Google anymore.
I've been running it for about a month or so on one my PCs and worked flawlessly for me. I spend a lot of time everyday searching the 'net so it's handy. I even installed the Google Compute part, to donate free CPU time to worthy causes.
But I won't fill-in the AutoFill stuff (name, address CC etc), although I would trust Google much more than I would trust e.g. Microsoft
From what I read here, Yahoo's toolbar, gets much more "personal" requiring a log-in to Yahoo.
It showed WR3 for my site, which is PR5 in Google.
The beta Version 126.96.36.199 downloaded from the link some posts earlier doesn't show ANY Webrank at all.
P.S. Webmasterworld won't let me paste the URL in here, regardless how I try to cite it - it gets scrambled with stars :-( Seems they have a blacklist for certain domain names. What's wrong with that special one?
That tool told me my site ie WR7 - the yahoo toolbar tells me its WR4
>It showed WR3 for my site, which is PR5 in Google.
WR3 can not be equated to PR5. Google's PR is a measure of link popularity and WR is a measure of traffic.
Make a search at Google for "yahoo webrank". The very first link gives you a tool to check a site's Webrank without having the toolbar installed.
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but if you press the check button on that tool a few times, it shows a different rank every time. For example, my site ranked, 0,1,6,7,and 10. Though I love that site, I wouldn't trust that tool.
Is it a hoax?
Btw: In the forum assigned to it, there is the assumption that the IP-address is geotargeted and that for that reason many users don't see any WR at all. I'm from Europe and not seeing WR at all. Anybody from Europe who DOES see WR?