Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
also blocks from yahoo site explorer...
Please, be carefull
http://blog.seoquake.com/?p=173 read this first.
Causes problems with Google Search Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
It blocks you from Google Searches.Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.6).
Very Usefull, but... Waardering 3 van 5 sterren
Ok, the actual add-on is excellent, it give you so much info right away it's great. As long as you make sure you use it only when doing SEO work i don't think it will give you problems with G (it hasn't with me yet)
But, and it's a pretty big but, it does look like they grab the Adsense IDs off of the websites you visit, inc your sites, when you use it and then use those IDs for their adsspy.com serves, where they sell information about all the dicerent sites Adsense publishers have under there adsense account!
I asked them politely about where they got the IDs info from and they chose to leave my comment awaiting moderation but did accept other comment that came days later!
This basically confirmed my concerns which is why i've made this review.
Here's my origional comment left on their blog, lets see if they decide to awnser it here????
MY ORIGINAL BLOG COMMENT ON SEOQUAKE.COM:
Well the only question i have is how are you gathering all the adsense IDs?
When i use the SeoQuake add-on do you collect the adsense ids from the sites i visit? If so, does it only happen when i have the SeoQuake add-on turned on? Or does it only happen when i have adsSpy turned on?
Or do you collect adsense ids when we search for site rankings with your over serves, SeoDigger.com?
Or does our operation of your add-ons and website services like Seo digger have no effect on the collecting of site adsense IDs and you collect all ids through other methods that do not need us users?
The truth is i don’t think i want to use your services if you are using us users as a way to grab peoples adsense IDs!
I do think that over all your add-ons and services are great, I’m just not too keen on the whole grabbing peoples adsense IDs thing.
I await your reply
Still if you don't mind this, by the looks of things they are going to get your IDs eventually anyway :(, it is a great tool as is there SeoDigger.com website.
Thank you for your questions.
We collect Adsense ID checking sites from SeoDigger top 10 millions.
Which we collect by cheking Google for 60 millions keywords.
When you use SeoQuake AND AdsSpy plug in is turned ON it can send a
request to adsspy.com to get the numbers for specific IDs. (like it
gets google PR or any other stats)
If adsspy plugin is turned OFF NO INFORMATION IS SENDING.
Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
the most useful seo addon i used.Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.5).
use SeoQuake and you won't be able to use Google Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
UPDATE: Something is rotten in the land of mozilla addons. Who removed my review from few days ago? Maybe database crashed, and they had to recover the backup?
Usability and functionality of seoquake are really nice, but Google got me blocked from using Google Search after I searched for few phrases on Google (as for each search, addon does additional 2xNumberOfResults queries on Google, and similar on Yahoo...). I wish seoquake was using official API's for getting info instead of page scraping.
ANOTHER UPDATE: above review by me remained due to the bug in mozilla review system.
Very usefull for Webdeveloper! Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
This Addon makes the life of a Webdeveloper much easier, because you reach so many functions by only one click. But it's better, wehnn you disable it while only browsing the web!Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.5).
very useful add-ons ++ Recommend ++ Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
This add-ons help me to check seo result very easy.I likes it very much.Thank You very much SeoQuake Team.Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.4).
Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
Bit clunky if you don't customize it, especially if you have your search engines set to display 100 results per page. Other than that this is an invaluable tool.Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.3).
Very Useful! Waardering 3 van 5 sterren
This extension is invaluable for anyone who is serious about search engine optimization.
While I do agree that the AdsSpy "feature" is intrusive, those boycotting this extension purely because of it are being ridiculous. It literally takes less than five seconds to disable it.
My only other qualm with this extension is the "ad block" that it displays before the search results. Normally this wouldn't be too bad, only it loads *after* the rest of the content on the search page. This means that if you click on the top search result before the page finishes loading you'll actually be clicking on their ad. Rather clever coding, but pretty f-ing obnoxious!
The good news is that this is extension is released under the GNU public license (according to sq_main.js) -- which means you are completely free to edit out the ads. It only takes a few minutes to comment out the pertinent sections (it's in seoquake-2.1.3.xpi\chrome\seoquake.jar\content\plugins\base.js)
You can find a pre-made ad free version here: http://gaea.chaosnet.org/storage/seoquake-2.1.3.No.Ads.xpi
Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
Adspy is not "spyware." Its a tool for the user, to view adsense accounts. If you don't like it - turn it off! Otherwise, I think SEOQuake is an essential tool for SEO work. Great job guys@Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.3).
I was going to... Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
I was going to try this out until I read the negative reviews. I was going to give the developer the benefit of the doubt until I read his replies to the valid concerns that people have.
Copping an attitude and being sarcastic with your users will only serve to drive away potential income, my friend. I will not be installing your toolbar, so you will not be generating any income from me. Whether these people are right or wrong, you lost a potential source of income because of the way you treated them.
gut tool but many queries Waardering 3 van 5 sterren
we had a problem in the company with seoquake. it sends a lot of google requests and if serveral people in the company are using this tool google will block youDeze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.3).
includes ADSENSE SPY! Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
i agree with some of the reviews below that it collects all adsense data PID of all seoquake users and sells the information on ADSPY.
The adsense PID information is available to all who for a fee.
i removed it from my browsers. too bad. good plugin gone bad. The developer does not seem to take the privacy of users of seoquake quite seriously. I can see a lot of disappointed webmasters who are now beginning to diss this plugin.
I hope to see a similar plugin from a different developer in the future who will not include an ADSPY service.
Regards to all.
Reply from developper
Hey man. Why do you write this using anonymous account?
Anyone can easily disable SQ or AdsSpy by 1 click on SQ icon in statusbar (left or right).
We do not sell any info to adsspy because we DO NOT collect any info about you....
This does NOT affect your privacy in any way.
Attitude Change Needed Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
"Copping an attitude and being sarcastic with your users will only serve to drive away potential income, my friend. Whether these people are right or wrong, you lost a potential source of income because of the way you treated them."
There are other alternatives out there -- for example SEOmoz offers some fabulous tools for free on their website, SEORank is a perfectly ethical FireFox SEO plugin (and their developers don't behave so childishly when faced with legitimate concerns).
Note to users considering this plugin -- pay attention to how these developers behave. Unethical plugin "features" and a confrontational attitude when presented with concerns...
Not Good Business.
You easily disable adsspy -just right-click on SQ icon in status bar. :(
Also you can disable SeoQuake by 1 click on its icon in statusbar.
Why do you write it from fake account?
Very nice tool Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
It's very good tools for SEO webmasters.
I use it about past 4-5 month and very happy.
Many "hand work" make SeoQuake for me.
About spyware. I try see source code - this opened, nothing about spyware. This pluggin use AdSpy.com. This is legitime software without any spyware or tojans.
Very useful SEO Plugin Waardering 5 van 5 sterren
Thanks to developers. You make very suitable and useful plugin for SEO guys. Make it's better!Deze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.2).
Thumbs Up Waardering 4 van 5 sterren
The add-on has a number of benefits for any one within SEO, but must keep a keen eye on not relying on it too much.
Yes, it injects its ad into the SERPs (an annoyance imo), but the benefit I get for quickly seeing nofollows, PR, indices, etc. outweigh a minor annoyance that I can just click off when I do not need to use it.
As previously stated, be careful on setting the "onload" ability as you will likely get blocked from Google and evidently Google does not like you even often checking the cache dates as well.
Avoid those areas and the program will work well with the plugins.
Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
Very intrusive program. Inserts its' own ads into google results. very intrusive and turning off all ad related settings and restarting firefox has no effect. SEOQuake still serves up their own ads on top of your Google results page.
Best considered adware/malware. DO NOT INSTALL.
Try to activate brain.sys in your head
Can you send me screenshots?
Or may be you don't understand WHAT exactly SQ is?
We don't turn off ANY scripts.
You should just deactivate SQ when you don't need it.
adware Waardering 1 van 5 sterren
injects ads into google resultsDeze beoordeling betreft een eerdere versie van de add-on (2.1.0).
Stop it, please.
Hey man. I'm really tired fom your spam.
You don't even understand what seoquake is.
So, please uninstall it from your computer, make your own plugin and work with it.
I can't see any details from you. only spam. please read the addon policy. and if you don't know 40000 people use it everyday.
Waardering 2 van 5 sterren
This add-on is dangerous! Google may block you, as written at http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86640&topic=&useful=1&expand_useful=1&#helpful
"Sending automated queries of any sort to Google is against our Terms of Service [...] Note that "sending automated queries" includes, among other things [...] using any software which sends queries to Google to determine how a website or webpage "ranks" on Google for various queries;"
Google threw me out (= every search resulted in a 403 error page) after a few minutes of using this add-on
Think again, please.
Google may block you when you perform too much querries to it. So, please set - "load parameters by request" or change your ip, use proxys and clear your coockies. or disable seoquake when you surfing on web for fun, not for work.