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A Perfect Replacement for the Google Toolbar PageRank

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You sure heard about Google's Toolbar PageRank and used it at some point to assess the quality of a website or a specific page. Although the PageRank algorithm itself is important, Google’s Toolbar PageRank is just a useless SEO metric.

PageRank is officially dead and no serious SEO should consider it anymore. In March 2016, Google has officially confirmed removing the Toolbar PageRank.

Now that the Toolbar PageRank is gone, SEOs still need a reliable set of metrics to look at when assessing the trustworthiness and power of a page or domain. LinkResearchTools developed the LRT Power*Trust metric already in 2012 and, since 2015, offers it also as a powerful browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

The Web changes every day, good links can become bad links and the other way around. You should always make sure you are using the most accurate, up-to-date metrics when evaluating link building opportunities. PageRank was for a long time far from being accurate or up-to-date.

But here's the good news.

LinkResearchTools developed the perfect alternative: the LRT Power*Trust extension.

Start using the FREE LRT Power*Trust browser extension today!

No SEO should look at Google’s toolbar PageRank anymore

There are a bunch of SEO applications and toolbars out there that still have the classic Google Toolbar PageRank as the main metric to indicate the quality of a page or domain.

Google used to update the Toolbar PageRank only when they felt like it. Usually, the updates were done quarterly.

But since March 2016, Google officially announced that they have decided to kill off the Toolbar PageRank.

Google explained that they still use the PageRank data within the ranking algorithm, but the external Toolbar PageRank values are gone for good.

For years and years, Google has stripped away PageRank from their Toolbars and browsers and hasn’t updated the PageRank score in it in years.

It’s all clear now. Don’t waste your time looking at Google’s Toolbar PageRank.

 

What is the LRT Power*Trust browser extension?

LRT Power*Trust browser extension is the perfect replacement for Google's Toolbar PageRank.

LRT Power*Trust is a two-dimensional SEO metric that will help you quickly assess the power and trustworthiness of a website or page while you browse the web. Launched by LinkResearchTools shortly after the first Google Penguin update in 2012, LRT Power*Trust metric established itself as a reliable metric for judging the strength of a page or domain in no time.

By looking at the LRT Power*Trust metric, you can quickly answer the most important SEO questions:

  • is it ok to build this link on this site?
  • is this link worth keeping?
  • and which links should go to the disavow file?

Google Toolbar PageRank replacement

A more powerful metric than Google’s Toolbar PageRank

SEOs and webmasters from all around the world still need a reliable set of metrics to help quickly assess the quality of a page or domain.

Ever since Google announced that they would not update PageRank anymore, everyone has been looking for the best alternative.

Guess what? LinkResearchTools developed the perfect replacement for Google’s Toolbar PageRank: the LRT Power*Trust extension.

LRT Power*Trust is a unique metric that measures the overall quality of a page or domain.

It has two strong components:

1. LRT Power – a metric that measures domain and page power by calculating the strength of a website based on the number and power of links.

2. LRT Trust – a metric that calculates the quality of links by analyzing the inheritance of trust from trusted sites. It helps you understand the overall quality of a website or page, not just quantity of links.

Now you can measure the trustworthiness of a website

1. Domain level

The LRT Power*Trust for domain metric is available for all the users that download the extension.

2. Page level

PageRank ReplacementThe LRT Power*Trust metric for single pages is only available to users that have a LinkResearchTools or Link Detox active account.

Imagine how much easier your SEO work would be if you had this complex metric available immediately in your browser when you look at a specific URL. You could tell a client in a minute if a certain page is worth building a link on or not.

You don't have a LinkResearchTools or Link Detox account yet? Don't worry we have a great offer for our LRT Power*Trust Extension users.

 

If you already have an active LinkResearchTools or LinkDetox account, there’s no need to sign up. You can simply sign in with your LinkResearchTools or Link Detox credentials, and you will be able to look at the LRT Power*Trust metrics both per domain or per page.

Learn more about LRT Power*Trust SEO metric here.

Start looking at the SEO metrics that matter

LRT Power*Trust is THE one metric you must look at to quickly judge the overall impact of your links.

Here's what users have to say about the LRT Power*Trust Extension

Ashley-turner

Ashley Turner

Really good extension for measuring the not only strength metrics but the trust of a website. From a glance you can see if suspicious links may be at play.

ilyas-teker

Ilyas Teker

Must have chrome extension for SEOs.

Ramon Rautenstrauch

Ramón Rautenstrauch

Very useful information about the Power and Trust of a Domain. Great extension.

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Christoph C. Cemper
Christoph C. Cemper is the CEO and Founder of LinkResearchTools and Link Detox. A well-known and distinguished expert in SEO who started link building for clients in 2003, building the Link Research Tools since 2006 and marketing it as SaaS product since 2009. When the famous Google Penguin update changed the rules of SEO in 2012, Christoph started Link Detox, software for finding links that pose a risk in a website’s backlink profile. He introduced ongoing link audits and risk management to the market in early 2011. In 2015, Christoph introduced Impactana, a new technology platform and SaaS product to measure the success of content beyond "social buzz", to find content, videos and people that make an impact.
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16 Comments

  1. Hector on August 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Great!
    I’ve been waiting for something like this from you guys. Hope it works and is accurate 🙂

  2. Trovalost.it on August 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Seems interesting, what about history of domains? Older one get better ranking?

  3. Dmitry on August 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    awesome, Christoph you thinking better than google 😉

  4. Tom on August 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This extension has permissions for “tabs” and “linkresearchtools.com”. Tabs is to read out the information of your current tab (url,…) the other one is for the API call. Tabs permission generates the alert of reading your browser history.

  5. mucizefikir on September 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for chrome plugin, that will help while search quality links.

  6. Henry on October 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    When this will be finally available for Mozilla?? Do you have any plans to build one at all?

  7. Emilian on November 26, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This is a very interesting SEO tool!
    I like it alot, but i would like to know a few things:
    – maximum it’s 100 (10 *10) so far i can see – is that correct?
    – what is – in your opinion – a decent LRT Power*Trust to take into consideration in prospecting activities?
    – what if Power it’s much higher or lower than Trust – it could be a sign of question about that domain?
    Thank you very much!

    • Christoph C. Cemper on November 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Hi and thanks

      Yes you are right – 10×10 = 100 is the maximum.

      Power much higher than Trust usually means that it’s a possibly spammy link profile.

      Please let me know if you have more questions.

      Best, Christoph

  8. Abel Pardo on April 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Christoph,

    I’ve just downladed your new Link Redirect Trace and it works fine. Are you going to keep alive LRT Power Trust Browser Extension or the new Link Redirect Trace browser will replace it?

    Thank you and good job!

    • Christoph on May 2, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Hi Abel!

      Thanks for downloading our new Link Redirect Trace Extension! Both browser extensions are independent of each other.

      The Link Redirect Trace Extension is new all-in-one browser extension which helps you trace any redirect that you can think of and gets you the most in-depth link redirect data available. With this extension for your SEO analysis, you can perform advanced, comprehensive and most important correct analysis of links, redirects, and Rel-Canonicals.

      Here’s what the Link Redirect Trace Extension does for you

      • detects every link redirect hop
      • shows you the LRT Power*Trust per Link Redirect hop
      • analyzes robots.txt for every hop
      • analyzes HTML NoIndex, NoFollow per redirect hop
      • analyzes the HTTP header X-Robots Noindex, Nofollow, NoArchive
      • shows cookies set for each redirect hop – understand those affiliate ad links.
      • …and lots more.

      Get more information to the Link Redirect Trace Extension here: http://www.linkresearchtools.com/tools/link-redirect-trace-extension/

      The LRT Power*Trust browser extension on the other hand is the perfect replacement for Google’s Toolbar PageRank, meaning this two-dimensional SEO metric will help you quickly assess the power and trustworthiness of a website or page while you browse the web. By looking at the LRT Power*Trust metric, you can quickly answer the most important SEO questions:

      • is it ok to build this link on this site?
      • is this link worth keeping?
      • and which links should go to the disavow file?

      Therefore the LRT Power*Trust browser extension is a reliable metric for judging the strength of a page or domain in no time, whereas the Link Redirect Trace Extension only has the feature of showing you the LRT Power*Trust per Link Redirect hop!

      Best, Christoph

  9. aditya on June 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Hii, Christoph C. Cemper
    It is very good to measure page level and domain level authority of a website because it makes us clear that what type of content is really liked by our reader or audience .Suppose we have a page consisting information about SEO and its page level authority is maximum so it makes us clear that we should upload content of SEO so that it increases our domain level authority and page rank.
    Thank you for sharing this information with us..!!

  10. shivay on September 27, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Christoph C. Cemper please get me clear. if my site get more then double ltr power then ltr turst, then what happen and how to get more power then trust. i likes your plugin but need more to clear this concept.

    • Makeljana Shkurti on September 27, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Hello Shivay!

      Thank you for your comment.The LRT Power*Trust is a metric created as a perfect replacement for Google PageRank. The LRT Power metric evaluates the strength of a webpage based on the number and power of links and helps you quickly determine the strongest page, domain, or top domain.The LRT Trust metric helps you evaluate the trustworthiness of a link by calculating the inheritance of trust from trusted sites. It’s comparable to the TrustRank patent and indicates the implied trust of the page in Google.
      This being said, having a high Trust score is very important for the overall impact of your links.

      However, Please feel free to visit our LRT Power*Trust page for very detailed information on the LRT Power*Trust metric: http://www.linkresearchtools.com/technology/lrt-power-trust/

      For specific questions, please feel free to contact us at helpdesk@linkresearchtools.org. We will assist you with pleasure!

      Kind regards,
      Makeljana

  11. Emilio Acosta on September 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Christoph!!,

    I’ve just downladed your new Link Redirect Trace and it works very Good.
    Thank you and good job!

  12. Anakha on April 4, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hi, I’ve never been a big fan of Google’s Toolbar PageRank (TBPR) because, as you may know, it’s a metric that isn’t updated very often. It’s also been thrown around too much as a metric that gauges quality — and I’ve been doing this long enough to know that many lower-TBPR sites/pages (and new sites with no TBPR) can be incredibly beneficial for sending you traffic that converts. this is great article, anyway thanks for the great share…

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