ShowOffRankings – Show off your blog ranks using this cute widget rank widget I stumbled upon this single service website called (Update, October 2013: Looks like the site has been discontinued). This site offers a simple widget that displays your blog ranks – ie. The Google PR, Alexa, Compete and Technorati ranks – all of them neatly arranged either vertically, horizondally or as a square while consuming very little of the screen real estate.

This is one of the easiest widgets to use. All that you need to do is to visit their website, enter your blog URL there, select your blog PR, select the ranks that you want to display, select the style and click generate. Now you can paste the generated code snippets into your header area (the style sheet) as well wherever (e.g. Sidebar) you want to display the actual widget.

So simple, isn’t it?

I wish they had another similar widget that shows off the counts such as the feed count, comment count and twitter followers count. Perhaps one of you can enhance the service to incorporate the same :)

ShowOffRankings - screenshot


Instead of pasting two code snippets into header.php and sidebar.php respectively, you could open their stylesheet file in the browser and paste the contents into your theme’s style.css as well. That way, you can change the style of the widget the way you want it.

Give it a try!


  1. This is pretty cool and easy to use.

    I would be more inclined to use it if I had better rankings – do you think it gives a site credibility even if the rankings are kind of low?

    Kim Woodbridge’s last blog post…(Anti) Social-Lists 11/2/08

  2. @Kim, I guess your blog statistics are good enough to show off :) So go ahead…

    Credibility is an interesting term… I personally feel that many of the small blogs have much better creditbility and trust levels compared to huge blogs that sell their affiliate links.

    Btw, I see a minor issue with this widget. The technorati rank is not reflecting immediately after an update. Mine is still showing an old value where as actually it’s something like 136K.

  3. Nihar :

    Thanks for the info. I will try to put this widget and see how it is.

    BTW, have you put the widget? Where it is located?

    Nihar’s last blog post…27th Match: Chennai Superstars v Mumbai Champs T20 Highlights – ICL Season 2

  4. @Nihar, I put it on my side bar (at the end) and then only wrote this post… What I liked abou this is the fact that it is very lean (hardly 20 or 25 px in height and covers all four major ranks.

  5. Nagraj :

    This seems to be nice one…………..thanks for the info……………i will also try ……….when its something decent to show off……………

  6. Hussein :

    Yeah this is a cool widget. I am already using this for a long time :)

  7. Ajith Prasad :

    @Nagraj, yes it is a neat widget :) Good to hear from you after a long time… Hope everything is fine wrt the studies

    @Niessuh, that’s where I got inspiration from…

  8. steve :

    nice widget and so simple to use!

  9. moserw :

    Very cool indeed. I am going to try it out on my blog too. Thanks for sharing a useful tool/app.

  10. @Steve, @Rajiv, Yes this is cool and at the same time so so easy to use… no sign up, no download, just generate and paste!

  11. Mitch :

    I’m going to have to think about this one just a little bit more. I like its look, but I’m not sure I want that unranked page rank showing up for everyone to see all the time. Those that don’t have Firefox, that is. :-)

    Mitch’s last blog post…Reserve Index

  12. @Mitch, well, there’s nothing like good or bad rank when you write good content. Ranks will follow you…

    The only problem I found with the widget is that when you add Google PR part to it, they are also adding a no ‘nofollow’ link to their website. Hence I removed it, and rest works just fine!

  13. Mitch :

    True, while reading it does state that it’s not allowed to search through Google’s page rank algorithm, so it asks you to put it in yourself. That’s somewhat misleading, or could be, so why even bother having it on there?

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