Introducing: the SEO Stylesheet for Safari, Firefox, Opera, and IE

Safari, Opera, IE and Firefox User Stylesheet is like a compass for SEOs

Firefox gets all the cool toys

As I’ve written before, Firefox SEO — not Safari — gets all the glory. One of the great things about Firefox is the Add-ons (plugins) that extend its functionality. For web developers and SEOs, it’s vital to easily see what rank your website has when doing searches. There are tons of Firefox SEO Add-ons, but I use the following Firefox SEO addons:

These add-ons make browsing much easier when you’re doing some SEO research. There are no cool Safari SEO Plugins (ask Google, it’s true), but I wasn’t satisfied…so I made my own (kinda).

I am pleased to announce the best Safari SEO plugin alternative.

The SEO User Stylesheet

This user stylesheet can be used by all browsers: Safari, Firefox, Opera and IE

I’ve added the top search engines to this stylesheet so that whenever you do a search on any major search engine, the search results will be numbered, including the paid advertising.

Internet Explorer users: the items marked with the asterisk (*) will not work in Internet Explorer. Do yourself a favor and get a good browser.

Search engines included in the stylesheet:

  • Google
  • MSN/Live
  • Yahoo!
  • AOL Search
  • *
  • AltaVista *
  • *
  • *
  • *

In order to use this stylesheet, you must add seo-stylesheet.css as your browser’s user stylesheet. Here are links that will help you set it up:

Set up a style sheet in:

You can create a .css file using the code below, or download the SEO Stylesheet here.

The SEO stylesheet code:

The following styles will show you which links do not pass
PageRank juice.

/* Nofollow links */
a[rel~=nofollow] {
background-color: pink!important;
color: black !important;
font-weight: normal !important;
text-decoration: underline !important;

/* Nofollow images */
a[rel~=nofollow] img {
border-bottom: 3px solid pink !important;

The following styles will number the search engine results for
easier SEO searching.

#gsr li, /* Google */
#sw_page li, /* MSN Live */
#ysch #results li, /* Yahoo! */
.results .MSL li, /* AOL Search */
#grid .w .expander li /* */
list-style: decimal inside!important;

#grid .w .expander li span.map_venname /* */
{ color:white; text-indent:-1.5em; }

#results, /* AltaVista */
#teoma-results, /* */
#webResults, /* Paid */
.resultWell, /* Organic */
#mainframe #results2, /* Organic */
#mainframe .sponsored-results, /* Paid */
#mainframe #search-col2, /* Paid */
td.feed table.results /* */
counter-reset: section;
#results a.res:before, /* AltaVista */
#teoma-results a.L4:before, /* */
#webResults p.result:before, /* Paid */
.resultWell p.result:before, /* Organic */
#mainframe #results2 h3.result_title:before, /* Organic */
#mainframe .sponsored-results h3.result_title:before, /* Paid */
#mainframe #search-col2 h3.result_title:before, /* Paid */
.feed table.results table.result .result-title:before /* */
content: counter(section) ". ";
counter-increment: section;

/* .esws { background-position: -400px 0px!important; } */ /* Disables animation of the +1 button */

/* .esw { display:none!important; } */ /* Hides the +1 Button completely */

/* Disabled the animation, makes the +1 button lighter yet full brightness on hover */
.esws, .eswh { background-position: -300px 0px!important; }
.eswh:hover { background-position: -400px 0px!important; }

Search engine screenshots using the SEO Stylesheet

Hope you enjoy! Leave feedback, issues, and suggestions below.

By Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the founder of GravityKit and TrustedLogin. He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts with his wife Juniper.

23 replies on “Introducing: the SEO Stylesheet for Safari, Firefox, Opera, and IE”

I think you covered all of the ones that I would ever use.. From time to time I will also check things out with, but that is more of a social-media-type mashup of the major engines. In fact, I don’t even know if it’s out of beta testing yet..

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This is a great idea.

CSS’s user style sheet features are radically underutilized, mostly because no one really understand the technology. It will take some browser evolution for something like this to actually become feasible for wider audiences and judging by how little UI support browsers give us for alternate style sheets, I don’t see that happening any time soon.

That said, again, great work, I like this a lot even if I can’t see an immediate killer application for it.

@Meitar – It’s hard enough trying to let people know how to use browser tabbed windows, let alone user stylesheets!

I have my Google results set to show me 100 results at a time; I had resorted to viewing Google without a style sheet to find out what listing number I was looking at. So this saved me the hassle.

Nice setup. Thanks for taking the time to make it. What are the chances of getting it to work in Chrome? (yeah I use chrome because its so much faster then IE or FF, just limited on functionality)

@youfoundjake – Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, Google Chrome does not currently support user stylesheets. This surprised me. I expect Google will include this feature in the future.

I have just recently downloaded Google Chrome, I wasn’t really in to all the hype of the release, but after using it, I have found it to be ideal and quick.

Thanks for the article, just downloaded the latest seo extension for firefox “SEO for FIREFOX” and I must admit it would be really impressive if it worked properly. I wish the SERP would just supply the tools and tell us what they are thinking 😀

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