Using SEO Quake to Find High Page Rank Sites

A few months ago I had some problems with Internet Explorer on my laptop so I started using Firefox as my browser. Whilst it was a bit of a learning curve, I discovered there were some excellent plugins that I could use with it to help with my internet marketing.

In today’s article I want to show you how I use the SEO Quake plugin for Firefox, along with Google’s advanced search to find websites with high page rank that I can comment on.

Firstly, head on over to the SEO Quake website and download the plugin. You’ll need to restart Firefox to get it to work.

Open up google, and click on the ‘Advanced Search’ text.Google search front page

This will open up the Advanced Search screen which provides you with a lot of additional options.

For the purpose of this article, we’ll be searching within YouTube to find sites with high page rank that you can comment on.

Comments on You Tube channel pages link back to your You Tube channel, and provide you with backlinks.

Once you get the hang of advanced search and SEO Quake, you’ll discover how to use it to find blogs or forums in your niche that will allow you to leave comments and backlinks to your site.

Google Advanced Search

Let’s assume we’re in the ‘guitar lessons’ niche and want to find some You Tube channels we can comment on to provide links back to our You Tube channel.

Within Advanced Search, look at the section that says ‘find web pages that have… and go to the line that says ‘all these words’. Enter the phrase ‘guitar lessons’.

Below that line, where it says ‘this exact wording or phrase’, enter the words ‘channel comments’.

Further down the page, change the Results per page box to 100.

Below that it says ‘Search within a site or domain’. Enter here to restrict your search to YouTube only.

Once this is all done, click on the Advanced Search button and wait.

Google Advanced SearchYou’ll now see a list of 100 pages from YouTube that relate to Guitar Lessons. Here’s where SEO Quake becomes useful.

Guitar Lessons Screen ShotOnce the page has loaded, click on the ‘Request Parameters’ button on the SEO Quake toolbar. This tells it to get the desired information for the 100 pages that have loaded in the search result. The information you want is the pagerank of each site.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to make sure it’s finished loaded the PR information for each of the 100 sites. Go back to the top of the page. Below the ‘Request Parameters’ button is a PR icon with up and down arrows beside it. Click on the arrow pointing down – this will re-order the page results with the highest PR sites being shown first and the lowest at the bottom.

You now have a list of 100 You Tube channels that allow comments. Find the ones with the highest PR and leave meaningful comments that link back to your channel page. Don’t spam and don’t leave stupid comments – make the internet a better place for your comment!

Once you’ve done this a few times, go back to advanced search and experiment. Search for blogs in your niche that allow comments and use SEO Quake to sort them by page rank.

Remember, page rank applies page-by-page to a website, so a website may have a PR of 5 on the home page, but it’s internal pages will probably have lower PR. Always check the PR of the page you’re leaving a comment on – SEO Quake makes this so easy to do.

Do you use SEO Quake already, or did you realise google’s Advanced Search gave you so many options?

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this article. If you already use SEO Quake, what other uses have you found for it?

UPDATE : 7 December 2011. I’ve been having problems sorting the search results by pagerank using SEOQuake. This post has all the details and the response I received from the folks at SEOQuake.

23 December – problem fixed. You can now sort by pagerank again.


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Allan lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife and two boys. He is the founder of Blogger Business Plan and loves helping bloggers learn how to transform their blogs from hobbies into sustainable businesses.
When he's not blogging or working in his financial planning business, you'll find Allan playing guitar, reading or coaching his son's soccer team.

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157 Responses to Using SEO Quake to Find High Page Rank Sites
  1. Crestinfotech
    January 9, 2016 | 6:33 am

    The blog post is useful and unique. it will help us lots for find high-PR site. Thank you.

  2. Peter Mesu
    January 23, 2016 | 12:04 pm

    Thanks Allan,
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    February 26, 2016 | 6:27 pm

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    March 21, 2016 | 9:27 am


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    For some reason quake has’nt been working. is their others similiar to this that you recommend



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