Due to the many requests for details that I’ve recieved concerning the Firefox extension bounty I wanted to take a minute and outline the details. It seems everyone thinks I’m being too secretive about the whole thing. I didn’t mean for that to be the case I was just being brief with my post. Here are the details.
I would like an extension that simply checks whether or not the current page is indexed on Google. I know there are extensions that check for PageRank, which I suppose would be similar, but with this tool the important part is simply the indexing. A page may be indexed but not have a PR value, and that is what I would like to find. Is the page I'm currently visiting indexed on Google?
To check whether or not a site or specific page is indexed in Google you can use the site: prefix to any URL. An example would be site:http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/user-sitemap/ (results here).
I imagined a simple statusbar icon that would report a green color for a positive result or a red for negative. Nothing more is needed but a small visual report based on a yes / no indexed result.
In theory it sounds fairly simple, I simply don’t have the time or experience with xul to build it myself. I hope that satisfies all you curious cats out there. I do have a few people that have shown some interest, which I’m grateful for. At this stage I mainly want to get it done so whoever can throw somethingtogether first becomes my new best friend.