SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines. All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads. Google Chrome has some extensions that very useful for SEO.
Yes, this is SEOmoz, so you might expect this to be top of the list. However, SEOmoz has done an exceptional job with this tool. Before becoming a Pro Member I used it daily and now that I'm a pro member it's always on it. Note: I'm not just saying this to get my blog post boosted to the main blog (wink wink), but it really is the best tool out there and an essential for tool any aspiring SEO.
Get live share counts & more from BuzzSumo
Quickly get social share counts for the page you're viewing, or for any other website without having to open BuzzSumo!
- Includes Twitter sharers no longer available officially
- Instant share estimate for spotting popular content
- View who shared the page on Twitter
- See the most shared content for the current website
- Analyze top performing content formats
- Easily share content via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
This extension uses the official share counts taken directly from each network with the exception of Twitter.
Twitter shares are no longer available from the official Tweet button, but you can see the number of sharers with this extension though by logging into BuzzSumo. We'll then fetch the count from the BuzzSumo database.
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I don't know if I'm the first to break news of this tool. But even if you hate Chrome, this tool makes it all worth it. It's basic, it's simple, but it has already completely changed the way I work. As the name says you can leave a note... that's right, anywhere. On any page, on any site... leave... close your browser and come back 2 days later. I just left a note on my home page with new keywords I want to target and a note on my Fantasy Football page with all the players I need to drop.
Get down and dirty with your code or your competitors code. You'll be able to find the tweaks and tags that can boost your rankings. Not for the beginner but an absolute must for the OCD expert.
Firebug Lite - a port of the popular Firebug for Google Chrome.
*NOTE : This is a fork of Firebug Lite as the original version is not supported any longer by newer Chrome versions*
*If you didn't use this extension before, and only _think_ that you might need it - you're most likely better of with the Chrome Devtools ( press F12 or Control+Shift+I or Command+Option+I )*
5. IE Tab
Another holdover from Firefox, IE Tab allows you to browse the web as if you were using IE. I use this extension at least twice a day to confirm page appearance, double check a ranking, or if Chrome is having an issue with loading a page.
Display web pages using IE within Chrome. Use Java, Silverlight, ActiveX, Sharepoint, and more. A "Top 10" extension since 2009!
Top 10 Chrome extension since 2009! Now with MAC & CHROMEBOOK support!!
IE Tab exactly emulates IE by using the IE rendering engine directly within Chrome. This will enable you to use ActiveX controls and test your web pages with different versions of IE (IE6, IE7, IE8, or IE9).
I've found this tool to be slightly buggy. However, the usefulness is there and I'm sure they'll iron out the issues soon. Basically what it does is it allows you to check your search rankings per term. Quick and simple, definitely saves time for those of us that occasionally get addicted to checking rank.
This extension allows you to match a keyword search with a website. It helps to find the ranking on a targeted version of Google.
Simple, instantaneous and very effective.
In case of blocking, be sure to check the result of the search list after captcha to resolve it.
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And don't forget to evaluate the extension, it will increase our visibility and the popularity of the extension.
Shorten URLs on the fly, add them to history, integrate with social media... do I really need to explain this further? It's a time saver.
Shorten the page/selected URL using Tinyurl, is.gd, v.gd, priv.sh)
Shortern URL using the services below
Tired of copying the URL and going to a website to short it. Then this is the extension for you. Just click the extension to shorten the current page URL or by right clicking on a link. Now also get analytics and history option to view the analytics and history on click of a button, and also you can delete them if you don't need it anymore.
We have recently added Tinyurl.com in addition to is.gd to shorten URL types.
Screen Capture full page screenshot. Screen recoder for screencast. Annotate and share to trello/slack etc.
Capture all or part of any web page. Add annotations, comments, blur sensitive info, and share with one-click uploads. Now with free desktop capture!
Awesome Screenshot is the highest-rated screen capture & image annotation tool on Chrome with over 2 million users! As a way of thanking our user base, we no longer offer in-app purchases. Previously premium features are now completely free.
The default option for saving an image is now storing the image on awesomescreenshot.com with no time limit.
Check out our new Awesome Screenshot website @ www.awesomescreenshot.com to experience our new image hosting, sharing and point-specific feedback features. It’s the easiest way to communicate with your images!
1. Capture or clip selected area, or all visible portion, or entire page
2. Supports PNG format
3 Supports horizontal scrolling when capturing
4. Desktop screen capture
【Annotate & Edit】
1. Annotate any image with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text
2. Crop, scroll & show crop area dimensions
3. Blur certain sections to hide sensitive information
4. Copy the screenshot and paste it to Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Supports Windows and Linux
【Save & Share】
1. Save to local
2. One-click to upload to awesomescreenshot.com and get a shareable link
3. Support for Google Drive (Gdrive)
4. Save very large images, bypass the 2M limit. No more crashes
5. Interact with point-specific comments between friends and colleagues thru the new awesomescreenshot.com
Let's face it, there's a lot of information out there for SEO, it's a highly dynamic industry and you need to be on top of your game to stay in it. Google reader is the essential tool
The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages.
This product has been deprecated and will no longer receive updates.
The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click. Use these insights to optimize your website layout, improve user experience, and increase conversions.
When you view a web page for which you have Google Analytics access, you’ll see:
Google Analytics metrics: Pageviews, Unique Pageviews, Avg time on page, Bounce Rate, and %Exit
Number of active visitors, in real time
In-page click analysis: (where users click)
10. Stay Focused
StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.
You sit down at the computer, and you swear you'll be productive. Next thing you know, it's twelve hours later. You've checked your email, updated your Facebook status, blown through 200 pages of Reddit, read every article in your Twitter feed, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, browsed through all your high-school crushes' Instagram feeds, and lost a week's pay playing online poker.
What you haven't done is WORK.
StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.
It's highly configurable, allowing you to block or allow entire sites, specific subdomains, specific paths, specific pages, even specific in-page content (videos, games, images, forms, etc).
SEOquake is a free plugin that provides you with key SEO metrics, along with other useful tools such as SEO Audit and many others
SEOquake allows you to:
★ Review all major metrics in a heartbeat
★ Get a thorough analysis of SERPs and export the results in CSV format
★ Estimate keyword difficulty instantly
★ Set parameters for a search query
★ Run a complete SEO audit of a webpage, including a check for mobile compatibility
★ Check your social statistics for Facebook and Google+
★ Use a wide range of default parameters or create a custom set
★ Get a full report for internal/external links
★ Determine a keyword’s density and configure a stop-word list
★ Compare URLs/domains
SEOquake consists of several tools you can use depending on which specific SEO endeavors you’re pursuing. The SEO bar is an additional toolbar located at the top of the browser window, and it presents core metrics – a number of which can be customized. The SERP overlay is a bar that appears below each SERP result. Once enabled, it gives you detailed metrics associated with each listing along with another sidebar section that allows you to sort and export your results.
Also, you can get detailed reports for a specific page you are analyzing.
SEOquake has other useful tools, including, the SEO Audit tool, the Keyword Density report, Internal/External Link analysis and even social metrics.
SEOquake is really easy to install and work with.
The SEOquake plugin is compatible with several browser extensions and is constantly updated.
Speed up your SEO routine with SEO extension by Mangools. See the important metrics & website insights on a click.
CHECK THE DOMAIN AUTHORITY
Find out what's the authority and trustworthiness of any website thanks to the most popular SEO metrics by Moz, Majestic and popularity charts:
- Domain Authority
- Page Authority
- Citation Flow
- Trust Flow
- Alexa Rank
- Referring IPs
- Facebook shares
13. Serpstat Plugin
Serpstat is an all-in-one SEO platform for keyword research, rank tracking, backlink analysis, site audit, and comprehensive competitor analysis.
Serpstat also provides a free extension that makes website analysis accessible in one click. The extension has three sections: On-page SEO parameters, Page analysis, and Domain analysis. There you’ll find data on your domain visibility, traffic, top 10 keywords your site ranks for, meta tags, and even more.
Some reports don’t require registration. All you need is to install the plugin in your browser and start the site analysis. With API token, free users can make up to 100 requests per day and 1 request every 5 seconds.
Ninja Outreach is a powerful blogger outreach and prospecting tool and its Chrome extension is a ‘lite’ version of the tool which you can use to extract extremely useful website data.
The information available through the tool includes full name, location, social media follower counts, email address, Alexa rank, backlinks, page authority, domain authority and more. It also adds powerful prospecting and outreach capabilities to your web browser.
The tools also displays links to key pages within a website such as contact, about, resources, reviews, infographics, etc., and provides email outreach templates which you can use from the extension itself.
Broken link building is one of the most effective ways to build backlinks for your site. However, it’s also time consuming and without the help of proper tools, it can be an unrewarding task. Which is why you need to use a tool like LinkMiner to help you in this endeavor.
LinkMiner shows you backlink info and social data for any link on a page and export those links from a page onto a CSV file.
You can also use LinkMiner to find out how many total or external links are on the webpage you’re viewing.
SEO & Website Analysis is a Chrome extension by WooRank which provides an in-depth SEO report for any given website.
When you click on the WooRank extension icon, the tool opens a right menu with an SEO analysis of the website covering stats such as traffic estimations, traffic rank, adwords traffic, etc.
It also provides on page and off page data such as title, meta description, meta keywords, headings, text/HTML ratio, internal and external links, anchor text, etc.
Google Analytics is an extremely powerful tool to track your website traffic.
The URL Builder extension is a useful add-on to quickly tag the URLs that you want to be tracked in your Google Analytics campaigns.
To use this extension, click on the URL Builder icon which looks like a shopping cart. The tool will then automatically capture the current URL of the page. You will then need to complete a form including fields like the source, medium, campaign, etc.
Once you’ve filled the form, the tool will autogenerate the final URL. You can then share this new tagged link through your social media accounts and track them independently using Google Analytics.
Redirects are an important part of SEO. Redirect Path will show you all the redirects from the URL you entered to your final URL
The plugin also displays other HTTP Headers (such as server types and caching headers) and the server IP Address at the click of a button.
19. Link Grabber
Link Grabber allows you to extracts links from a webpage and display them in another tab. You can also automatically block links from a configurable list of domains.
These links are clickable, and you can also copy/paste them onto a spreadsheet.
20. Page Load Time
Site speed is an important SEO factor which influences your site’s rankings. If your visitors can’t load a page quickly, more often than not, they’ll leave.
Page Load Time measures the loading time of a particular webpage and displays it in the toolbar.
You can see if any redirects are taking too long to load or if your server response time is too long. You can then use data obtained from this extension to speed up your site’s loading time.