I’m always surprised at the lack of users using SEO browser extensions.
These are helpful not only to efficiently manage your own website, but to provide insights into those of your competitors.
So I’ve compiled a list of the best browser extensions for Firefox.
Keep in mind, however, the more you add the more it will slow down page loading times. You should by no means add every single browser extension I mention below. The best method to follow is to evaluate one extension at a time, and remove if you find it unhelpful.
This popular browser extension offers you a range of statistics for any established website, for a quick and detailed overview of the site. Now you can gather intelligence on your competitors or monitor your own performance at a click of a few buttons. SearchStatus will show you a websites:
Rank according to popular sites such as Alexa rank, Compete rank and SEOmoz
Highlighted targeted keyword
Highlighted and number of NoFollow links
Backlinks and related links
Robots.txt and sitemap.xml files
And much more.
This caters for statistics from all 3 major of the major search engines: Google, Yahoo and Bing. With this handy SEO tool you can check your Alexa rank, PageRank, nofollow links, keyword density, web archive age and more.
Better yet, it offers full customizability so you can select only the features you need. This speeds up the browser and decreases the effect of the extension on your page loading speed.
SEO for Firefox
SEO for Firefox offers you greater context around each webpage in the search results. It provides additional data not found in a simple search result listing. The best part is you can turn if off in one click if you don’t need the additional data. It will show you everything from PageRank to the number of backlinks it has to help you decipher why a webpage has achieved a ranking for a target keyword.
SEO Toolbar (SEOMoz)
The SEO Toolbar from SEOmoz gives you quick access to on-page optimization tools, a SERP overlay, Domain & Page Authority, surf like a search engine, nofollow toggle and many more features including:
The number of URLs and domains linking to the page.
Page elements tab displays on-page SEO factors such as title tag, meta description, and header tags.
Page attributes tab shows displaying http status codes, meta robots and rel=”canonical” usage, page load time, on-page link details and much more.
Evaluate the link profiles of the webpages appearing in the search engine result page.
Foxy SEO Tool
This nifty extension provides you with quick access to search engine functions such as Google Site, Yahoo! Site Explorer, as well as a Spider Simulator function which shows you what a website would look like to a search engine crawlbot, in the order of the html code of the page, without the layout code.
Better yet, it lets you quickly check if your or your competitor’s website is listed in the most popular directories and web 2.0 sites. This includes:
And much more.
SEO Doctor Add-on
This is more for beginner’s who are not used to the world of SEO. It indicates problems on a webpage, provides information on PageRank flow, link structure, assigns an overall score and so on. It is customizable so you can view only the statistics you need.
Other SEO tools worth mentioning:
HTML Validator extension
This allows you to quickly see the HTML errors when you view the source of a page, so you can easily correct these.
Live HTTP Headers
This lets you see the HTTP headers scroll by as pages load. Just use ALT-L to open and close the extension in the sidebar.
This simple add-on lets you check for broken links on a webpage and those saved in your bookmarks.
Author: Siv Rauv
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