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Alexa Toolbar's Sparkle Fades

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Alexa Toolbar's Sparkle Fades Reply with quote

On Monday Alexa marked their 10 year anniversary of their toolbar, originally released on 17 July 1997, by launching their first ever Firefox Toolbar called Sparky.

The new toolbar promises features many wish to avail, including the following:
    # Sparkline - a graph showing the profile of the site's ranking over time
    # Site rank display
    # Reach Indicator - giving an impression on how good the site's rank is
    # Related Links menu showing similar sites
    # Shortcuts to detailed Alexa pages and more

Sounds good? Well most people thought so. That was for the first day, until Firefox 2.0.0.5 was released rendering the all new Sparky incompatible!

Here is what Firefox 2.0.0.5 has to say about it:


The toolbar can be downloaded from here, but until they update it, you will have to have Firefox 2.0.0.4, despite the site stating the system requirements as "Firefox 2.0 or newer".
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: The Sparkle is Back! Reply with quote

Well, after a couple of days not working, Alexa have now released a working version for Firefox 2.0.0.5.

It is a recommended download!

Alexa Firefox Toolbar
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