Alexa Toolbar FAQ
How much does Alexa cost to install and/or use?
How do I search using Alexa Toolbar 6.5?
Alexa Toolbar 6.5 has a search box right in the toolbar. To do a web search, just enter a search term and hit enter or click the Search button. Alexa Web Search is powered by Google, so you'll get the best results available. To search the dictionary, thesaurus, news, stock symbols, or Amazon.com, enter your search term in the box then click the arrow next to the Search button and choose your search type from the drop down menu.
Can I hide the Alexa Toolbar?
Yes, Alexa Toolbar 6.5 can be hidden. Click on View at the top of your browser window, go to Toolbars, and click on Alexa to hide it. To show the Toolbar again, just go back and click Alexa to open it again. When you hide the Toolbar, all new browser windows will have the Toolbar hidden as well.
If you'll be hiding the Toolbar a lot, you may want to put an Alexa button in your browser chrome near your standard forward, back, and home buttons (if you're using Windows XP, the button will probably already be there). Clicking this Alexa button will hide and show the toolbar. To add this button, right-click near your standard browser buttons and select Customize from the drop down menu. Find Alexa under Available Toolbar Buttons, click on it, then click the Add button. Click OK and you'll see an Alexa button near your standard browser buttons.
Previous versions of the Alexa Toolbar cannot be hidden.
How do I get help with the Alexa Toolbar?
To get help with the Alexa toolbar, see their Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.alexa.com/exec/faqsidos/help/index.html. If you still have questions, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a version of the Alexa Toolbar for Mac users?
Yes, Mac users can use Alexa Snapshot to access Alexa data with only one click. You can find information about Alexa Snapshot at http://pages.alexa.com/prod_serv/snapshot.html.
Is there a version of the Alexa Toolbar that runs within Netscape?
At this time, they don't offer an integrated Alexa toolbar such as the one available for IE 5+.
You can, however, use the Alexa Snapshot to access most of the same information provided in the full toolbar. Find out more about Alexa Snapshot at http://pages.alexa.com/prod_serv/snapshot.html.
Does the Alexa Toolbar work with/have a version for Opera?
They do not currently have plans to release a version of Alexa strictly for Opera. Please keep in mind that the toolbar was designed to be used with Internet Explorer, so they cannot guarantee its compatibility with Opera and also cannot support it. If you would like to download the Alexa Toolbar for Internet Explorer 5+, you can do so by clicking here.
Does the Alexa Toolbar work with WebTV?
The Alexa toolbar is currently not available for WebTV because it is not possible to download software applications using WebTV. Although some incarnations of WebTV have a hard drive, this hard drive cannot be used to run software other than what you receive from WebTV.
What does the Wayback button do?
There are Wayback buttons located in the Alexa Toolbar and in the left-hand column on the Alexa Overview pages. The Wayback Machine is a free digital library of Web sites created to preserve the history of the Internet. Clicking these buttons will take you to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine (www.archive.org), where you can see the history of any web site in their collection.
What does the Tell a Friend button in Alexa Toolbar 6.5 do?
When you find a site you'd like to tell someone else about, just click the "Tell a Friend" button on Alexa Toolbar 6.5. A small window will pop up where you can enter the email address of the recipient and include a personal note to them about the site. An email will be sent to that person with information about the site.
Does the Alexa Toolbar or site cause pop-up ads to appear on my screen?
No, absolutely not. They think pop-up ads are just as aggravating as you do, and you will never receive one from them.
Where do they come from?
A site you visited previously, or in another browser window, may have launched a "pop-under" ad which appeared behind your open windows and only later became visible.
Some free programs (not ours!) install hidden ad serving programs when you download their product. These ad serving programs often serve pop-up ads so that it looks like they're coming from websites that don't actually serve ads. You may want to periodically go through the programs installed on your computer and remove the programs you do not recognize (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs).
Why am I seeing messages in my Toolbar when I go to my homepage?
The Alexa Toolbar now shows you hints to help you get the most out of the Alexa service. The hints show up when you surf to your home page, and won't show up any more than once every 2 hours. The hint will disappear when you surf to a new page, or after 25 seconds, whichever comes first.
You can choose not to display hints in your Alexa Toolbar. To turn them off, open the Alexa menu in your Toolbar by clicking the small down arrow near the Alexa logo, choose Toolbar Options, and uncheck the box next to Enable Toolbar Hints on Startup. Click Done at the bottom of the page to save your preferences.
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