We all want to get the best results whenever we search about something online. Using Google, sometimes I end up spending a lot of time finding what I exactly want. This is usually because I cannot fully know what a link contains with the text Google’
s search shows. Here is what the search results for the word PREVIEWS turned up on Google:
Since I cannot see what the site of each result contains, I cannot determine its layout, color scheme, number of ads, and other information which can potentially save my time and help me decide on the best search result.
To solve this, I found a wonderful tool which I am now going to share with you: Xmarks Thumbnails.
Xmarks Thumbnails is a great browser extension for Google Chrome which adds thumbnails to the search results of Google. Have a look at the same search result after I had installed this extension:
The thumbnails clearly show me how the webpage is designed and help me a lot in deciding whether or not I want to visit that site.
The extension also adds additional information to each result. This information includes the category of the result, its ranking in that category, and its rating (as shown by the number of stars).
Xmarks Thumbnails was formerly Foxmarks as it started out with add-ons for Mozilla Firefox. The extension’s thumbnails feature works on Google Search results of all countries and will surely benefit internet users worldwide.
Give Xmarks Thumbnails a try on your Chrome and let me know what you think about it in the comments.