Before using PullRank on your computer, you must have the following
two items installed:
- Google Toolbar 2.0
Currently, the Google Toolbar is only available for Windows and
requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.
Once you install the Toolbar, click on the Options button
on the Toolbar, go the Options tab in the dialog that pops up,
and check off PageRank display. The PageRank must be visible
in the Google Toolbar for PullRank to work.
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package
This package provides some libraries that PullRank needs.
Installing this software will require you to restart your computer.
Once you have installed the above items, click on the desired
version of PullRank below to initiate its download.
- PullRank 0.1 (Alpha)
Unzip the contents of PullRank into a folder
and change to that directory in the command prompt (MS-DOS window).
Move all of your open windows to the bottom of the screen so that
PullRank will be able to open an unobscured Internet Explorer browser.
Then, at the command prompt, type the following to get the PageRank
of a URL, such as The Onion:
An Internet Explorer browser should open up and load the URL that you
Shortly thereafter, you should see some debugging information
print to the console:
exited while loop
screen shot written
Match found at 524, 144
PageRank = 7
pageRank for http://www.theonion.com/ is 7
As you can see, the last thing that is printed to the console is the PageRank
for the URL that you entered.
You can verify that this PageRank matches that of the one in the open
browser by mousing over the PageRank in Internet Explorer and reading
the tooltip that pops up.