Tag Archives: search

New Script To Number Google SERPs

| Created: September 9th, 2009
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I’d like to announce the release of my second Greasemonkey script: Google Numbered Search Results; which numbers the SERP entries delivered by the Google search engine. Continue reading

Google Numbered Search Results

| Created: September 8th, 2009
Scripts 6 Comments


Google Numbered Search Results is a Greasemonkey script that numbers the search results pages on the Google search engine.

There are other scripts out there which do the same thing, but none of them work with the new AJAX powered search results being introduced by Google. This script does – well actually it doesn’t, it just forces the old search to be used, but the user won’t notice any problem, it will just work for them.


Current version: 1.1 (18 May 2010)
Download: from Userscripts.org
License: Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses


The Google Numbered Search Results script uses jQuery created by John Resig (embedded in the script). Thanks to John and the jQuery team.

Bing Numbered Search Results

| Created: June 3rd, 2009
Scripts 2 Comments


Bing Numbered Search Results is a Greasemonkey script that numbers the search results pages on the Bing search engine.
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SearchWiki Breaks Numbered Google Results – Easy Fix

| Created: November 22nd, 2008
Greasemonkey Hacks 29 Comments

On 20 November 2008, Google introduced SearchWiki, allowing users to customize their search results by re-ranking, deleting, adding and commenting on them. I’m not going to cover how SearchWiki works, nor am I going to examine whether the impact of SearchWiki is positive or negative.

I was going to moan about how SearchWiki broke the Numbered Google Results script for Greasemonkey. Instead, I just worked out how to fix it. Here’s a simple hack to the Numbered Google Results script which allows it to work with SearchWiki.

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Seth Godin May Be Costing You Money

| Created: August 25th, 2008
Adsense Smart Pricing 51 Comments

This morning I noticed an entry on Sphinn highlighting GreyWolf’s Seth Godin Wants to Cheat Advertisers with Fake Clicks post. It discusses Seth Godin’s Ads are the new online tip jar post, which suggests that readers should click ads to reward bloggers for their writing. To quote Seth:

If you like what you’re reading, click an ad to say thanks.

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Embedded Search Box In Google Search Results

| Created: May 27th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 16 Comments

I recently read a post which picked up a humourous (but offensive) result returned by Google Search via the sitelinks feature.

I thought I’d check it out to see if it had been fixed, either by Urban Dictionary or by Google themselves. However, when I tried the search, I didn’t get any sitelinks at all. Instead, I saw something I’d never seen before: a search box, embedded in the search results! Continue reading

Change To Google Search With Quotes

| Created: May 11th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 33 Comments

Following my own advice in my last post, about not sitting on semi exclusive news, I thought I better get this post out quickly! I’m not sure if this has been reported elsewhere, or even how long the change has been in place, but it seems that Google have made a tweak to their Search facility.

It’s only a very minor change, but may be of interest to some… Continue reading