Google Releases Upgraded Toolbar from us earlier covered how the new Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer allows for custom search buttons, which can benefit both site owners and searchers. I wanted to highlight a few new resources since then. If you're a Search Engine Watch member, also see this longer post that goes into more in depth on how to make your own buttons for visitors without needing to be a tech guru.
- Jim Boykin
spots some cool Google Toolbar buttons that Aaron Wall has
posted. There are a variety to
give you link popularity stats, with some complex stuff to remove forum links
that might be discounted. I especially like the domain age, competitive
analysis, blog analysis and some handy tools.
- The Google
Toolbar Button Gallery has a growing number of buttons in various
categories, ready for use. The
tools category has some especially shiny stuff, like being able to visit a
- Want our button?
Click here to get it. Our button lets you search everything on the Search
Engine Watch Blog and get the last 15 items posted, refreshed every 15
- Niall Kennedy's Google Toolbar search button
template is an easy way for those using Movable Type blogs to get their
own buttons with blog feed updates embedded in them.
- Getting Started with the Google Toolbar API is an overview of how you can click and make your own buttons for any site, useful for searchers and webmasters alike. Webmasters will want to dive into the full documentation for further instructions.
Postscript: Aaron's added a number of buttons for various search blogs, including our own. Be sure to check out the logo next to the search button for Google's Matt Cutts's blog.