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. Valli Pandy
    November 28, 2014 | 12:36 am

    Using seoquake with dropmylink is a very effective method to find quality websites for commenting. With them one can easily find out stuffs like page & domain authority, social engagement, page ranks etc…

    Love this article! Very effective and useful!

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    • rachel daisy
      December 20, 2014 | 5:03 pm

      Excellent well deserved!!! I’m learning so much from your wonderful site here! . It’s thanks to you and all the great posts on Beyond Your Blog that encouraged and enabled me to do it. I greatly appreciate your informative posts! Thank you!

  2. Peter
    November 29, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    Great job writing this article. I actually was turned on to your technique from a youtube video. Using the instructions I added SEO Quake (Chrome) and guess who’s site appeared first?

    Yours. Congratulations. It’s interesting that you take the approach to build highly relevant backlinks using SEO Quake. Having worked in the industry since 2007, I was always suspicious about backlinking and spent most of my time with on-page efforts.

    Now I am diving into your approach. Thank you so much for a genuine, well-written article.

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  3. Allen
    December 2, 2014 | 6:00 am

    SEO quake is one of the greatest tool for SEO it shows the PR of the website while searching on search engine but if you use mozbar with it you can easily find out the most powerful blogs that PR is generated with relevant platforms

  4. Shalin
    December 4, 2014 | 10:51 pm

    I use the Firefox browser plugin for the same exact scenario. Thanks for the link, would be valuable for those who doesn’t have the plugin.
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  5. Shreya
    December 14, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    I never heard about this but after reading the complete post, it looks very impressive.
    Thanks for this killing tool I hope it will also work for me :)
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  6. Nishant Sharma
    December 18, 2014 | 12:48 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing the tool

  7. TheTWLeader
    December 24, 2014 | 4:22 am

    I am always interested in tools that will help you find relevant blogs in your niche. However, when Google decided not to update pagerank anymore it seems like that element has impacted a lot of these tools. It will be interesting to see what takes the place of pagerank as the standard.

  8. samray
    December 28, 2014 | 9:21 pm

    I do appreciated for SEO Quake but to the very frank i have been using it but it is not showing my any results on my website, I have been doing to for 6 months now.
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  9. nugik
    January 7, 2015 | 7:41 pm

    thanks for sharing the tool

  10. Learning SEO
    January 8, 2015 | 7:07 am

    There’s also another really cool browser extension call ‘Open Seo Starts’ that’s way lighter on your system than ‘Seo Quake’ is. It does virtually all the same things but it has a handly little page rank icon that stays open all the time so you just need to look at the top of your browser to see what the page rank is of any site.

  11. ITKothon
    January 20, 2015 | 11:28 pm

    nice post.exactly what i need.i have already used the tool after reading the article.thank you.
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    • Himani Sharma
      October 15, 2016 | 4:03 pm

      Great Post Again.
      To be honest, I’m following each & every point you mentioned in the article. Thanks for sharing…very helpful article

    • piyush thareja
      October 19, 2016 | 4:48 pm

      SEO quake is a very useful extension for your browser which allows you to view tons of SEO parameters that help in analyzing the impact of websites such as PageRank and Alexa among others. you can access several website statistics in just a few clicks with SEO quake for google chrome and it also works with Firefox.

  12. Allen
    January 26, 2015 | 9:30 pm

    Well, the PR does not exist anymore and it is worthless. The PR is replaced by page authority. The PA actually represents the number of quality relevant backlinks for a particular backlink.
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  13. Tarik
    March 1, 2015 | 9:18 pm

    Problem is Google is no longer updating Pagerank. My PR hasn’t changed in a long time. Too many people tried to game the PR and Google decided to just stop using it. Although, I think SEOQuake is great for link outreach and finding webmasters to contact.
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  14. jovin
    March 2, 2015 | 10:28 pm

    i use it all the time with out this i am lost saves me a tone of my time

  15. Ha Nguyen
    March 5, 2015 | 12:40 am

    Thanks for sharing an useful post.
    But in my opinion, PR is important but DA and PA is important too. So I recommend using SEO quake for PR and MOZ bar for DA and PA.
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  16. Tech in COngo
    March 10, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Thanks the post,
    but i have problem sorting google result by alexa ranking!!!
    can you help me?
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  17. Mayank
    March 16, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    Nice post there.
    Well explanation on how to use the plugin.
    After so much time wasting on the internet. Atlast I found something that works!

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    March 17, 2015 | 6:49 am

    Hi Allan,
    Great to see your post and I am surprised that google landed me here. It was a great experience and I learn a lot about SEO Quake. It was my first time when I am using SEO Quake.
    As I find Quake provide a full detailed information about a webpage. It has so many property that helps us to analyse a webpage.
    From with the help of this post I put some new trick in my brain.
    Thanks again. Have a great ahead :)


  19. Manuel Lopez
    March 19, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    im new with seo l do want my page to rank i little higher honestly, since i just opened it, veri good information though, thanks
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  20. dinesh
    March 20, 2015 | 8:07 pm

    yes i also know about the SEO quake is one of the greatest tool for SEO.

  21. saddam
    March 27, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    this tools great sir…thank you

  22. Willene
    March 29, 2015 | 10:19 am

    I am using this same SEO Quake technique to get high PR blogs for last few months. I get to know about this technique from another blog. Although I have enjoyed this post too.
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  23. farhan
    April 21, 2015 | 3:02 am

    i have use daily this tool very useful
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  24. Sejuta Trafik
    May 4, 2015 | 3:02 pm

    Betul, Alan. Saya sendiri memakai SEO Quake pada browser Saya untuk melakukan riset kata kunci dan ini sangat membantu terutama dalam SEO on page di blog Saya. Terima kasih atas infonya tentang Google Advantage Search. Saya baru tahu informasinya dari blog Anda. Semoga sukses.
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    • Company Formation
      August 29, 2016 | 8:27 pm

      Thanks for shairing such a great blog on seo.

  25. Haroun Kola
    May 11, 2015 | 11:42 pm

    SEO Quake is one of the most awesomest plugin, it even makes me lose my sense of grammer and make up my own words. CommentLuv is even better.
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  26. Sialkot SEO
    May 15, 2015 | 8:02 pm

    Its worth sharing.Many experts use this technique.Above post is very helpful specially for those who are new in seo

  27. Luca
    May 20, 2015 | 9:05 am

    Always learning something new, I didn’t now about this youtube technique, I will try it immediately! Thanks for the great post. Cheers!
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  28. Anoop Bhandari
    June 16, 2015 | 1:53 am

    I am using this SEO Quake but not getting the PR in the decreasing order how to do it.
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    June 16, 2015 | 6:28 pm

    it is very useful blog, as a seo analyst i learns a lot from this page and thanks for this article
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  30. Deepak Nirvana
    June 17, 2015 | 6:37 am

    really a nice tool by which i can diagnose the page where i have done the mistake in my website. It also help me out to get better SEO . Thank You
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    • Company Formation
      August 29, 2016 | 8:31 pm

      Awesome and much useful information. Nice resource on SEO.
      Thans for sharing this excellent info.

  31. Dan Mitroi
    June 22, 2015 | 4:34 pm

    Awesome post!
    SEO Quake and Drop My Links send me here, so they are great together.
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    • Himani Sharma
      August 29, 2016 | 8:10 pm

      The post is written in very a good manner. I found it on google that is very impressive

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    June 25, 2015 | 3:45 am

    This is the nice and very helpful tool. Infact you can increase your website traffic with this amazing tool.
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  34. Andy P.
    June 30, 2015 | 4:35 am

    SEO Quake is a great tool, I use it all the time in to help streamline my SEO efforts.

  35. wedlite
    June 30, 2015 | 5:31 pm

    SEO quake it’s a great tool i am use that now on for my website

  36. Matija
    July 8, 2015 | 9:10 pm

    Hi there. Nice post. I can confirm SEO Quake as really useful tool for newbie like me. I have been using it for now almost three years with blogging on small slovenian furniture market. Regards, Matija
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    • Company Formation
      August 29, 2016 | 8:35 pm

      Nice post.
      Awesome artical on seo.Very usefull

  37. Matt Baynes
    July 21, 2015 | 3:41 am

    I have been working on my seo getting my website a little more noticed. The Content and keywords and getting it just right is a lot of work. I like the SEO Quake and the ideas it gives me to promote my site.

  38. Amad
    July 30, 2015 | 9:48 pm

    Thank you find high pr website for backlinks informative article Thanks

  39. Sk Bansal
    August 12, 2015 | 6:48 pm

    Very nice.. Seo Quake is great.. But MOZ bar is also good to get Page ranks and Domain Authority of sites. You can check this Moz bar it is awesome…Well Thanks for sharing this Seo Quake extension with us..
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    • Himani Sharma
      September 10, 2016 | 3:24 pm

      Superb post. Never knew SEO quake, appreciate it for letting me know. Great Tip

    • Shiwani Sharma
      August 4, 2017 | 5:33 pm

      Thanks for sharing this amazing article on SEO quake. This post is really very informative.
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  40. SengHee Tan
    August 18, 2015 | 4:41 pm

    I have been looking at SEOQuake. Your article convinced me to put some into it. Thanks.
    .. SengHee

  41. liam c
    August 28, 2015 | 11:36 pm

    hello there,

    i have literally just stumbled on the quake toolbar today and was wondering how good it was but you have definitely just convinced me! i always use social media but i must admit i have never thought about youtube before, this has given me allot to think about haha, great post very eye opening sir,

    many thanks,

    Liam c
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  42. Gavi
    September 18, 2015 | 9:57 am

    Using SEO Quake has changed my life, I use it every day to find more information about sites that I want to gain a link from. I also use it to spy on my competitors to see what keywords they are using. I love using SEO quake with dropmylink to find quality posts that I could gain a link from too.
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  43. Livael
    September 18, 2015 | 6:00 pm

    Thanks man, i just instaled it and follow your instructions. now its make me easier to find great sites like yours.

  44. consultor seo en bilbao
    September 25, 2015 | 5:31 am

    Excellent to High Page Rank Sites!!!

    I have been working on my seo getting my website a little more noticed. The Content and keywords and getting it just right is a lot of work. I

  45. sumit arora
    September 28, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    Need more traffic and high page rank on the guyz can you help me in this case

  46. Victor
    September 28, 2015 | 11:50 pm

    Is it true that Google is decreasing the importance of Page Rank? If so, what will this mean to the SEO industry?

  47. Pathedia SEO
    October 7, 2015 | 10:45 pm

    I personally use the Mozbar to measure the Page Authority and Domain authority of a website. PageRank has been outdated for longer than a year now. It’s all about PA/DA/TF/CF and the incoming backlinks of a link source.

  48. Rahim
    November 22, 2015 | 6:22 pm

    this is the best plugin to find out high PR websites but MOZ is also good to find high DA PA blogs to get the best results

    Thanks a lot
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  49. Srinivas
    December 8, 2015 | 11:06 pm

    I am already using seoquake chrome extension , So useful to find good Pr sites to build backlinks…

  50. Aliyaa
    December 14, 2015 | 6:24 pm

    Awesome, very nice article about SEO. It helps me lot to do SEO for my website, i achieve it. Thanks a lot for sharing please keep updating new update.

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