28 Browser Extensions That Make an SEO’s Life Easier

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As an expert SEO, you have to be a jack-of-all-trades.

You need to understand link building, marketing, public relations, psychology, and technology.

At a certain point, there’s just not enough time in the day to do everything you’d like to do.

But you can save quite a bit of time and effort on small things by using browser extensions.

You can install them with one or two mouse clicks and access them with ease to the right of your address bar.

They will help you:

  • analyze website performance quickly
  • examine code behind websites
  • build links better
  • save time by improving your task efficiency

I’ve put together a list of 28 browser extensions I consider to be the best. I encourage you to give a few of them a try.

Download this cheat sheet of 28 browser extensions that make an SEO’s life easier.

A quick heads-up: most of these extensions are for Chrome, but many also have a Firefox version. Only a few of them will work on less popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Opera. 

Analyze websites and backlinks with the click of a button

SEOs have to analyze websites constantly.

The extensions in this section will give you a quick glance at the number of backlinks and social shares a page has as well as its basic on-page SEO.

1. Mozbar. Mozbar was the first of its kind. Even though there are now solid alternatives, the Mozbar remains a popular choice among SEOs.

You can use this extension in two main ways.

The first is when you search for a keyword in Google. It will display statistics below each search result:

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You can quickly see the page authority (PA) and domain authority (DA) of the pages to assess the competition. You can also use the button beside the Google search bar to get a keyword difficulty score.

The second way in which you can use Mozbar is when you land on a web page. When you click on the Mozbar icon, you’ll see a bar pop up with the page’s overall stats.

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Again, it gives you the PA and the DA scores as well as social sharing stats.

You can also dig deeper by clicking the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the bar, which will expand into a new panel.

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In the panel, you can see the page’s:

  • meta text
  • alt text
  • headings
  • page speed load
  • markup
  • and more

You can see most of this with a free account, but if you want full access, you will need a PRO account with Moz.

It’s a beautiful and useful extension, but it has lost a lot of its popularity because it relies solely on Open Site Explorer (OSE) data. Compared to other leading link databases, OSE is smaller (contains less data) and updates slower.

2. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar. This is one of Mozbar’s competitors I mentioned. It is made to fulfill much of the same functionality but with data from the superior Ahrefs database instead.

When the bar is active on a page, it’s very thin at the top and shows you both link and social information of that specific URL as well as the overall domain stats.

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You’ll find basic information such as:

  • backlinks and referring domains
  • Ahrefs URL rating and domain rating
  • social shares from the main networks
  • the same info for the root domain

All basic features are free, but if you have an Ahrefs subscription, you can dig deeper.

When you click the down arrow in the top left corner, a panel with more information will expand. You’ll be able to see a graph for the recent backlink growth (or decline) to the page or domain. There is also a handy link to go to the actual Ahrefs site explorer if you’d like to take a closer look.

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Finally, you can also activate the plugin when you search for something on Google. You’ll get a small information-packed bar under each URL:

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It shows linking and social data for both the URL and domain.

3. Majestic SEO Toolbar. This is the other main competitor of Mozbar. Again, it has all the essential features of an SEO toolbar.

When you activate it on a web page, you can see the:

  • number of links
  • number of root domains
  • trust flow and citation flow
  • link profile chart
  • and more

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All the information is drawn from the Majestic SEO database, of course. The information in the main “summary” tab is free. If you’d like to use the other tabs, such as the detailed backlink analysis or anchor text, you’ll need a paid account.

The only potential problem is that, unlike the other SEO extensions here, it does not analyze search results. So if you’re looking for a quick keyword competitor analysis, one of the other tools might be a better option.

4. SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank. This plugin is one of the best all-in-one SEO plugins. The three extensions we’ve looked at so far all focused on backlinks and page authority, but this extension is more focused on on-page SEO and technical aspects.

Click its icon while you’re on a page, and a panel will pop out of the left side. Let it run for about 20-30 seconds (depends on the page):

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The first thing you’ll notice is an overall score out of 100. This indicates how many of the basic best practices the page follows.

The real power of this extension is in the small tabs along the top. Each tab will give you different information about the page and site:

  • basic SEO: title tags and meta information
  • mobile optimization: a mobile friendly score and previews on different devices
  • usability: page load metrics and how easy it is to access content
  • technology: what plugins and CMS are being used
  • social: basic social sharing statistics
  • visitors: estimate of traffic level

The great thing about this toolbar is that almost all of this information is free. There are a few advanced options that require a premium account.

5. Check My Links. If you ever do broken link building, you need this extension.

When you’re on a page, just click the extension icon, and it’ll quickly test all the links to see if they’re working.

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Working links are highlighted in green, while the broken ones will be highlighted in red with the error code beside them.

The only thing that could be improved here is having a shortcut to quickly copy the URLs and anchor text of the broken links, which could then be pasted into an email or spreadsheet. Still, this is the best broken link checker I’ve used.

6. Domain Hunter Plus. This extension can also be used to identify broken links. However, it was made for a very specific purpose: to find expired domains that already have backlinks and authority.

It’s very simple to use. Go to a high authority page with a lot of links, and click on the extension’s icon to scan the page. It will find all the broken links on the page and show them to you in its little panel.

The cool thing is that it also shows you how many links are pointing to the broken URL as well as how many links point to the domain. Finally, it shows you if the domain is available to register.

If you’re looking to pick up a cheap domain that already has some decent authority, spend a few hours with Google and this extension, and you can probably find what you’re looking for.

7. SEO Quake. Some SEOs don’t want an extension associated with a premium link tool or need something a little more customizable.

SEO Quake is a little more basic than other extensions, but it still gives you the essentials. It’s also one of the few available for all major browsers (including Opera and Safari).

It is designed, just like Mozbar and Ahrefs, to work with search engine result pages (SERPs). With it, when you search for something on Google, you’ll get a bar beneath each result.

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It gives you quick estimates of the number of links to the page and domain, page age, alexa rank, and links to whois info. One really cool feature is the ability to save the SERP data and results as a CSV file (spreadsheet).

When you use the extension on a web page (other than a search engine), it will open up a new tab with the results. It’s not pretty, but it does contain:

  • basic meta information
  • basic social shares
  • keyword density
  • backlink information

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Be aware that the link data comes from publicly reported Google and Bing/Yahoo links, which aren’t necessarily the most up-to-date or accurate.

Finally, I mentioned that you could customize this extension. It’s possible to add your own parameters if you need non-standard metrics and are not afraid to learn a bit about regular expressions.

8. Meta SEO Inspector. This extension is extremely basic but clearly shows you the meta information of a page. When you click the icon, you’ll get something like this:

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The information includes the basic meta tags (title, description, keywords) and open graph tags (important for social media), and it highlights if any important ones are missing.

Most SEOs won’t need this very often, but it might be nice to have if you find yourself needing to find and copy down meta information once in a while.

9. NoDofollow (Firefox) or NoFollow (Chrome). These two extensions aren’t made by the same creator, but they are the leading options for this function for the corresponding browsers. As their names suggest, when the extensions are active, they identify all links as “dofollow” or “nofollow.”

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With NoDofollow (pictured above), the good links (dofollow) are highlighted in blue, while nofollow links are highlighted in red.

There may be some value in having nofollow links in your link profile, but typically you want to focus your effort and resources on obtaining high quality dofollow links.

Here is when these tools would be useful: (1) when you’re trying to decide if you should comment on a site or (2) if you’re wondering if links from a new social media site have any SEO value. A quick click of the button gives you an easy answer.

Extract useful information from the web

When it comes to SEO research, most is done on the web. Instead of wasting your time doing everything manually, use the extensions in this section to speed things up.

10. Scraper. If you’re an SEO, chances are that you need to copy down links and written content from pages on a fairly regular basis. Scraper is designed to work on most pages.

When you come across a chart or table you’d like to scrape, you can highlight a few cells/rows and then right-click on the selection and choose “scrape similar.” The tool will find data in the rest of the table, giving you the ability to open it as a spreadsheet.

Watch this short video to see how it works:

One final note about Scraper is that it isn’t going to work 100% of the time. It’s designed to be lightweight and intuitive, which means that it sacrifices the complexity to make it robust enough to handle all situations.

That being said, I think you’ll find it useful in a large percentage of the situations that need a quick scrape.

11. Link Grabber. The first thing you’ll notice about Link Grabber is that it’s extremely fast. When you have a web page open and click the icon, a new tab will open almost immediately with a complete list of links.

These links are clickable, and you could also copy/paste them into a spreadsheet:

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Unfortunately, there’s no option to see only external links. If you’d like to only see those, right-click the icon and click on options. Then, you can add the domain you’re on to the blocked domains list so that it won’t show up. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it will work in a pinch.

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This plugin is useful if you’re trying to quickly collect a list of sites that a particular domain links to. You can analyze the results together in a spreadsheet to find the most popular linked-to sites and see if you can devise a strategy to get links too.

Additionally, sometimes you just need a quick link count or want to examine the internal linking of a site.

Find out what lies beneath the surface of a web page

Remember that Google doesn’t see what we see when we’re surfing the web—its bots see code. Not all code is visible on a web page itself. SEOs need to be able understand the basics of HTML, CSS, and even Javascript.

These extensions will help you find out what’s behind a particular page.

12. Firebug. This extension is a must for any SEO or developer using Firefox. It allows you to right-click on an element of a page to see its HTML and CSS.

Additionally, you can edit the HTML/CSS to see what the page would look like with different parameters. Developers can use Firebug to debug websites, but SEOs typically don’t need to worry about that.

There’s no way I can show you all the features of the tool in this post, so watch this quick video if this sounds like something you could use:

Chrome has a pretty great built-in code inspector already. However, if you like Firebug on Firefox, there’s also a lite version of it for Chrome. It can do almost everything the Firefox version can minus Javascript debugging and a few other features.

13. User Agent Switcher. Your website’s visitors use all sorts of browsers, devices, and software. In many cases, certain visitors have trouble seeing your website as intended.

If you’re a smart SEO, you’ll dig into your analytics every once in a while to see if a certain subset of users has abnormally poor user metrics (high bounce rate, low time on page, etc.).

Unless you own 20 different phones, laptops, and tablets, it isn’t easy to investigate the issue.

With this extension, you can set your browser to tell any website that it’s a specific browser, device, or operating system. You can even pretend to be a search engine spider.

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So when you have a problem with low conversion or poor engagement, you can find the cause and then use User Agent Switcher to confirm that you’ve fixed the issue.

14. Browsec. Depending on the sites you work on, your site may display different content to users in different countries. Alternatively, you may want to access some content that you can’t from your country’s IP address.

Browsec is a simple free VPN that allows you to spoof your IP address and makes websites think you’re located somewhere else. The free version of Browsec has a limited set of options but good enough for most situations:

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15. Wappalyzer. I love finding a new tool that helps improve conversion rate or engagement before it gets too popular. One of the best sources of new tools is other websites you frequently visit.

If you visit a website one day and see a new plugin, widget, or other feature that you love, chances are that it’s a WordPress plugin. Sometimes there will be a label on it, but not always.

You can use Wappalyzer to find a ton of information about a website, including:

  • widgets being used
  • the operating system
  • any special fonts
  • web server information
  • frameworks

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Just click the extension icon, and you’ll get a list within seconds.

16. Page load time. Having a fast-loading website is essential not just for search engine rankings but also for marketing in general. If your visitors can’t load a page quickly, more often than not, they’ll leave.

This extension is very simple. It shows how long it took you to load a page in your browser toolbar.

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You can expand the results to see a more detailed breakdown:

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You can see if any redirects are taking too long to load or if your server response time is too long, among other things. You can use this to see if you need a content delivery network (CDN) or a faster host.

17. Redirect Path Checker. Redirects are an important part of the Internet. As pages and sites get updated or transfer ownership, redirects can ensure that backlink authority is passed through and that visitors can still find you.

This extension will show you all the redirects from the URL you entered to your final URL:

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This simple extension can come in handy in a number of ways.

For example, if you’re analyzing your competition, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re up against. You can search for a page in Google and filter out all new results so that any links to that page from these results link to the original URL (if it’s different from the present one).

You can then use the plugin to follow the redirect chain and then find all the backlinks pointing to each URL along the way.

Additionally, you can use this to find any redirect problems you’re having with your own site.

18. Ghostery. This extension tracks all scripts on a page and shows them to you in an attractive little pop-out panel (when clicked).

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First, this tells you which widgets, plugins, and other scripts (like advertising networks) are being used on the page.

Additionally, you can block any of these scripts with the click of a button. If you’re running a lot of scripts on your website, this tool can let you test the effect they have on page speed as well as the appearance of your website to visitors.

Stay up-to-date with minimal effort

Many parts of your job as an SEO require you to stay up-to-date. Whether it’s information about SEO, your niche, or social media activities, there are extensions that can help.

I’ve collected them here for you.

19. Mozcast. Here’s another extension from Moz. It quickly shows you what the current Mozcast is in a little bubble on your browser’s toolbar. This can alert you to any big shifts in the SERPs so that you can look into any issues.

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If you visit the Mozcast website regularly, you may prefer to use this extension instead to save time. When you click it, a pop-out will show you a graph of the temperatures for the last 30 days.

20. Buffer. Buffer is an amazing tool for scheduling social media sharing. You can set it to share a certain number of posts per day at specific times automatically.

This extension allows you to add posts to share to your personal queue. Instead of having to go back to the main Buffer site, you can just click this extension icon when you come across something worth sharing and add it to your queue:

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The share will automatically be populated with your current URL and its title, but you can change it if you need to.

Another great feature of this plugin is that it adds a little Share Image button to the bottom right of all pictures.

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Including images in social media shares typically increases your engagement rate. When you click this button, it brings up the same pop-up as before, but it also includes the image you picked.

21. Pocket. In a field such as SEO, you always have to stay up-to-date if you want to be seen as competent. That means you have to read a ton of content on a regular basis.

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Pocket allows you to save articles, images, and videos for later. By using this extension, you can quickly “put content into your pocket.”

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Note that you can install Pocket on just about any operating system or device. That means you can save content from your computer and read it later on your mobile device when you have free time.

Be a more efficient and effective SEO

Who doesn’t want to free up some time?

These extensions will help you complete common SEO tasks faster and better.

22. Evernote Web Clipper. Evernote is primarily a note-taking software, but it has since become well known for its image editing software Skitch. Skitch lets you quickly annotate images, and it’s a tool I often use to annotate images for blog posts.

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This web clipper extension is essentially Skitch for your browser. You can select a full screenshot, an email, or a full page of content or select a specific part of a webpage.

It will open your selection in a new tab and let you edit it before saving it to your Evernote account:

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While there are only a few options for editing and annotating, it’s all you need 95% of the time.

23. TechSmith Snagit. If you’re not a fan of Evernote for some reason, no worries—I have you covered.

Snagit is a very similar tool, and in some ways, it’s even a bit better (and a bit worse in others).

I use it sometimes to create images for blog posts, so I don’t think you can go wrong with either option. Snagit is often a bit quicker just because you can download an image directly after editing it instead of going to your notebook and downloading it.

Once you make your selection, it will appear in a new tab so that you can edit it:

It has a few different options when it comes to shape and color, but it doesn’t have the advanced tools such as the marker, blurring, or highlighting.

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24. Bit.ly. A big part of your job as an SEO revolves around links. Bit.ly is arguably the most popular link shortener service. It lets you shorten URLs quickly, and it even lets you track stats such as the number of clicks a link got.

Another cool feature is that if you enter a URL to shorten it, if someone has already done it with Bit.ly, you can see how many people clicked it in the past.

When you click this extension icon, it will automatically give you a shortened URL to use. You can also share it directly from the pop-up with your social profiles:

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25. LastPass. How many accounts do you have on different websites? For most SEOs, it’s a ridiculous number.

Instead of having messy and unsecured spreadsheets or text files of user names and passwords, you can use LastPass.

It lets you save user names, passwords, and notes for any site you visit, and it will automatically fill them in (securely) when you come back in the future.

Instead of trying to remember 1,394,293 (or however many) passwords, you only need to remember one password for your LastPass account. You can access your data from any computer/device.

Here’s a brief overview of the free tool:

I only talked about convenience, but this is good for security too. You won’t need to reuse passwords since you can create a strong unique password for every account you own.

26. Momentum. If you find yourself getting off track during the day, Momentum could be a useful extension for you. It works by creating a custom “new tab” screen that you see every time you open a new tab.

First and foremost, Momentum shows you your main goal for the day. It also lets you create a handy to-do list.

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In addition, the backgrounds are gorgeous, and you can see your local weather as well.

It’s a nifty little tool to brighten up your day and keep you focused.

27. ShareMetric. If you don’t want to use a full SEO bar like I showed you earlier but you still need to know how a specific page has performed on social media, you can use this extension.

When you click the icon, this tool will show you any page’s stats for all major social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest

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In addition, it shows you some basic SEO stats. It includes both Open Site Explorer and Ahrefs stats for URL and domain rank as well as linking root domains to the page.

28. iMacros. Automation is a powerful thing. It’s how blackhat and greyhat SEOs dominated search engine results for years. Now that Google has caught up, automated link building has died out for the most part. However, that doesn’t mean that automation can’t help you in other aspects of SEO.

If you’re doing anything on a daily or weekly basis and it’s the exact same procedure every time, it can be automated.

The power of automation is that even if it’s a small task, saving a few minutes on a regular basis will save you hours of time by the end of the year.

iMacros features full-fledged paid versions, but its extensions are free and good enough for most basic SEO tasks.

Here’s an overview of how the iMacros extension works:

Yes, this is a fairly technical thing to learn, but it’s worth it in the long run. Plus, most SEOs that I’ve talked to find it kind of fun.

If you want to start learning about automating tasks with iMacros, start with this tutorial.

Conclusion

I’ve shown you 28 browser extensions that can make any SEO’s life easier.

I doubt you need them all, but I hope you found at least a few extensions that will help you in the future.

While many of them have a learning curve, I recommend trying them out for a week at a time to find out which ones are really useful to you.

I know that I’ve probably missed some great extensions—don’t yell at me! Instead, leave me a comment below and let me know which extension(s) is your favorite.

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Comments

  1. Lewis - TweetPilot :

    The bar from Majestic is by far my favourite. It provides every piece of information you could need to target particular keywords that your competitors are going after.

    It’s the only one on the list I really use – Dread to think what performance impact 28 extensions would have if I was using them all at once :O

    Great post Neil!

    • Ajaib Singh :

      Well I am new to SEO. Lewis, can you please tell me how Majestic you mentioned is used.

      And thank you Neil for such an amazing post on SEO. But are their easy tutorials for all of them.

      My website is http://dopamineyoga.com/ . and I wonder whether I have chosen the right words. Because dopamine may be new word for many and people think it’s not related with
      yoga or meditation.

      However I have devised this meditation technique with which – dopamine – the happy hormone is release for instant relaxation. So it’s kind of brand new in the market.

      But how people will search for dopamine yoga is my main concern. And how google will rank it?

      Can anyone give me suggestion on that????

      Regards.

      • Ajaib,

        I checked your website/blog and it looks decent.

        While people may not ink Dopamine with yoga to find your site…you should go the traffic is and then attract them to your site so that they can make that connection.

        Create content that is closely related to what you are trying to do and use keywords that your target market is actually searching for in that content. Provide good quality content and pay attention to on-page, off-page and social signals.

        Use multiple formats, not just blocks of text, but images, videos, slide-decks etc to cast a wider net on more focussed keywords.

        Hope that helps.

        • Soumil, thanks for helping out with the question.

          Ajaib, as Soumil mentioned it’s all about creating unique in-depth content around your niche. You should find clever articles that supplement your efforts. The rest will follow after that.

      • Ajaib, BTW I would change permalinks in your website to /%postname%/ instead of default.

      • Lewis - TweetPilot :

        First up, I agree with Mindaugas regarding the permalinks. They’re both ugly and not helping you in your SERP rankings.

        You can use Majestic to look at your competitors pages and pages that are ranking highly for keywords you are targeting to look at their backlink profile. You can then aim to beat their backlink profile.

        Of course, there’s more to it than that when it comes to ranking in Google but it certainly gives you a place to start.

        If I were you, I’d get a few long tail keywords you want to target and then look at who’s sitting in the top 3-5 spots. Then look at their backlink profile using Majestic. You then need to put together content that is better than theirs to attract natural backlinks because people WANT to link to you.

        Good luck with your site!

    • Lewis, Majestic is really great and a tool that I have used often. Sounds like you have had a lot of success with it too. Keep up the great work!

  2. Adarsh Sojitra :

    Yeah, I used most of them and Will take deeper look soon. Currently I am installing some more Extensions you listed in this list. As I am Marketer , These extensions will help me a Lot!

  3. Deepak Rana :

    Good Big List.Can’t use all at once.But use the one need in my business.I use Grammarly extension.It helps me find mistakes in my content & grammar which results into the publishing of some good contents on blog like, http://shouterbuzz.com/9-proven-tips-write-seo-friendly-articles/
    Thanx for the big list 🙂 Would love to try most of them with the time.

  4. Lastpass is amazing and Ghostery is a wonderful addition for me.

  5. aHref toolbar is really really cool. Didn’t knew about that.

    If you’re a Marketer you should definetly check out this powerful Template. Soon will be released as WordPress theme.

    http://themeforest.net/item/blomag-html5-template-exclusively-for-marketers/12139045

  6. Amazing, this is the top notch list of extensions and grammarly is really very helpful for bloggers and specially for non native english speakers like me.

  7. Hi Neil,

    Thank you so much for making life easy by suggested some of the really useful browser extensions.

    ~Sunil Suri

  8. Michael Bely :

    Hey Neil, nice list.

    In addition to firebug extension, there’s a in-built tool in Google Chrome browser that let you analyze CSS/HTML/scripts etc. It has a bit different user interface and allows to do some stuff easier than in Firebug.

    Web Developer Extension for Firefox is also a good tool to add.

  9. Chris Makara :

    I love iMacros – it’s amazing what you can do with it to save some time…I think it is one tool that is often overlooked and under appreciated 🙂

  10. Nilantha Jayawardhana :

    Very informative post Neil. Thanks for sharing.

    In this list, I like Ahrefs tool bar. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar lets you immediately assess:

    URL Rating and Domain Rating
    Number of Backlinks
    Number of Referring Domains
    Social metrics for Google+, Facebook and Twitter
    Detailed information with charts for pages and domains

  11. Nice and informative post Neil!. I got 3 new extensions for my SEO work (Link Grabber User Agent Switcher, Pocket). I thing you missed Analytics Helper ( UA code checker) and SERPTrends (Ranking Number checker). These extensions will help us a Lot for or SEO work..

    One again Thanks a lot for sharing

  12. Palash Kumar Daw :

    I use MOZ. I think MOZ is best browser extension for SEO.

  13. Great, was wondering if there is something similar like gorank.com, it gives great insight of competitor’s site for the specified keywords but it’s not functional any more…. Neil have you ever used gorank? Do you know anything similar?

    Thanks.

    • Ravi, I have not — sounds useful though. There are a ton of tools like that out there — so I do understand the functionality.

  14. Well Just using NoDofollow on my Firefox, because using too many extensions slows down the browser, So, I always prefer manual ways to check backlinks, Broken Links, Domain Authority, Page Authority ,etc. rather than installing SEO extensions. But there is no doubt that, these Browser extensions are really helpful.

  15. it was a real mess to keep track of all usernames and pwd, thanks for suggesting lastpass it will help me a lot now.

  16. Very informative and concise article Neil. I will once again try Moz, I have learned a lot in this post. Thanks Neil.

  17. James Mumford :

    Neil,

    Hey Neil,

    Great post. Some of these I am already using but there are also some useful new ones for me there.

    As an alternative to wappalyzer, you should try the builtwith extension for Chrome or FF. I might be missing something with wappalyzer, but I think builtwith provides a lot more information.

    I visited a site I know well with wappalyzer and it missed a lot of technology I know is on there (because I put it there) e.g. crazy egg, VWO, qualaroo, GTM, Adroll, etc. Builtwith finds these things.

    Cheers,

    James

  18. Sonam Asrani :

    Hello Neil, Great to see all the useful extensions at one place. All of them seems very useful and few of them will surely install on my browser. Top 3-4 are well known, but rest of them are totally new.
    Moz and aHref toolbar are best. But many of them also seems good and would love to use that.

    Thanks for sharing the list of extensions. This will help many bloggers to make their life easier. Keep writing 🙂

  19. Great list Neil.

    You could also add NAP Hunter, good basic citations finder.

  20. Ashwin Reddy :

    Now SEO is made easier with these Extensions.Thanks Neil Sir for this wonderful Article.

  21. Thanks Neil for short listing the extensions…and I just wanted to add my take on them.

    While you can add as many extensions to your browser you will notice first that not all extensions will work on all popular browsers.

    Also not that this list is a good to have list. While some extensions are overlapping, do not think that you would need to install of them to get the maximum benefit.

    As a SEO professional there are several aspects that one needs to work on at different times. So install and enable only the ones that you need to work on.

    I certainly have used a handful of them regularly and yes they do have an impact on page load times but these tools are time saver.

    Also note that some extensions (read SEOQuake) MAY get your ip blocked for a short time by Google coz bi G doesn’t like people trying to hit them with robots. Its OK they do that but they don’t like it to be done to them.

    There were a few nice surprises on this list and I can’t wait to start using them.
    I will save this list for reference and will regularly come back to it.

    P.S.: Roboform is another extention that I use. Its a life-saver.

    • Soumil, thanks for the share. You should write a blog post on the subject too — you seem to know your stuff 😉

      Looking forward to hearing more from you.

      • I am working in the frame work on my new blog…I was going to launch it the health and wellness space along the line of nutrition advice for the rest of us…but you have already got a head start in that space.

        I might go after a much more defined niche in that space. Launching it in August. Will keep you posted and seek out your advice.

        Looking forward to ending 2015 on a HIGH note.

  22. Thanks for such a useful post with long list of useful SEO extensions, i use SEO Quake, gona try Moz as well .

  23. hi Neil that was a great post 🙂
    telling us some good extensions but you are late i have put up some extensions on my blog earlier check it out here :
    http://www.techgyd.net/2015/07/15-google-chrome-extension-essential.html
    as well Mozilla here
    http://www.techgyd.net/2015/07/15-google-chrome-extension-essential.html

  24. ahrefs toolbar really usefull for analyzing competition in quick glance…
    Just find out momentum addon in your article, I think that’s what I need right now.
    thx for the info, Neil..

  25. Awesome post Neil…….
    Have a visit to our Various topics blog
    http://vickykhadke.com

  26. i am use only 4 Extension for them.i use all it is very helpful for SEO and make easy our life and safe our time.
    Thank you

  27. Great Post Neil, I am your biggest fan from Africa. Love all your post. I am always inspired by your post to do something.

    About this post. I do use few of the extensions for my SEO jobs. Just keep up the good works and know that i am watching you. 🙂 I did share this post with my friends

    thanks

  28. Prem Nath Vishwakarma :

    Hey Neil,

    Firstly thanks for your post while i am not very happy with SeoQuake & Mozbar data. Even i used them from last five years & had explored all the features into them.

  29. Dave from NinjaOutreach :

    Fantastic post here Neil, I use a lot of these, including the MozBar!

    If you have time, I would encourage to check out our free extension, NinjaOutreah Lite

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ninja-outreach-lite/ggafbfbbholjabenemjoimkkkookgbam

    It gives you very powerful info about the website you’re on and the webmaster behind it, and allows you to send emails and fill contact forms. I don’t see anything on this list like it.

    Thanks!

  30. Neil, you got a great list here! I actually like SEO Quake. This list is going to be a great help to me. It has saved me a lot of time.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  31. chris & Rhonda Johnson :

    Geez this is a wicked share Neil…we have been blogging about 3 months and SEO seemed at first to be mind boggling. Have read a few of your posts, this ones definitely a fav, so many tools to choose from in your post, already started using LastPass and MozzBar!
    Cheers…

  32. WOW! Really useful post, I used some of them but extra extensions are really awesome. Thanks Neil.

  33. I’m definitely no SEO expert, but surprisingly, I’ve actually either tried, or heard of most of these extensions. One extension I’ve never heard of however is “Check My Links.” That one actually sounds really useful. I think I’ll give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing Neil.

  34. Great List Neil, I had tried some of these tools/extensions. There is no doubt these are time saving tools/extensions. Recently I used seoprofiler(dot)com. But that is not has a browser extension.

  35. Joseph de Souza :

    Another very useful tool is the SEO Book Toolbar http://tools.seobook.com/seo-toolbar/

  36. EdenSoftwares :

    hey, thank you for sharing these great add ons.

  37. Great Post.
    Interesting and valuable information !
    Thanks you for sharing with us !

  38. Hi Neil
    After installation of Moz bar, everything is okay but Keyword difficulty bar is not showing on my chrome and moz browser, please help me to solve this issue.

  39. Hi Neil,

    Your article is worth reading. You have mentioned lot of new extension which is not easy to find and the main is Browsec. I am using HMA vpn service but it is fully paid.
    Now with the help of “Browsec extension” I am able to change my IP location in top 5 places for free.

    I am using one of my favorite extension for SEO purpose is “web developer”
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-developer/bfbameneiokkgbdmiekhjnmfkcnldhhm?hl=en-US

    It is amazing extension i have ever seen. You can check out this extension and hope you like it.

    Thanks,
    Satish

  40. HI Neil,

    Thanks for sharing this valuable article. I am using some tools are very useful and its make my work easy. Now i have some other tool which i got from your article. You make my work more easier then before.

  41. hi neil, I just trying momentum extension for chrome..
    I don’t know if this is coincident or not, but after I install it there are pop up ads when I click webpage. The pop up dissapear right after I uninstall it..

  42. Learned some really, really awesome stuff.

  43. WOW man I am in love with your Posts #INCREDIBLE

    Keep Posting man , we all love you

    Take care

  44. Theodore Nwangene :

    What a nice collection of browser extensions Neil,

    I agree with your point that having these extensions can really make life much easier for a marketer.

    I’m using some of the extensions you mentioned here and they’ve really been very helpful.

    However, there is one other extension that I’m using which is really awesome too. Its called Similar Web and it basically scans a web page and give you information’s like……

    1. Total number of estimated monthly visitors the page gets.
    2. The pages social media engagement
    3. The incoming links to the page and their source.
    4. The sites that the web page links to
    And many other things.

    Its really useful especially if your doing keyword research and want to know more about your potential competitors.

    Thanks for sharing Neil.

  45. Peter Nicholls :

    Love the fact that you take the time to put lists together like this – they are so, so helpful!

    I’m a marketer in my 9-5 and use a lot of these tools daily. I’ve really got to stop doing some tasks manually like scraping content and links and use your points 10 & 11. I do them manually to know I’m getting what I want but I could save some time by using these tools.

    Thanks for the kick up the back side.

  46. Jasper Oldersom :

    Hi Neil,

    Some great browser extensions in here! To be honest i barely use them at the moment, with the exception of Wunderlist, Buffer, Ghostery and SEOquake.

    I’ve used Woorank before, but i had no idea there was a plugging. Thank you so much for pointing me to it. This will be very useful for me.

    I personally use pocket on my phone. It was a life saver when i was in the USA and had no internet connection. I could still read fascinating articles on my phone whenever we had a little break 🙂

    Pageload time could also be a very useful one for me. I currently use http://tools.pingdom.com but it’s not always accurate when i compare it to google’s pagespeed insights.

    I am going to bookmark this article and try all of them out to see which could be useful additions to my list!

    Thanks Neil,

    Jasper

    • Jasper, let me know how they work out for you. I look forward to hearing your feedback and insights.

  47. Hi Neil,

    Great post as usual. The extensions you have shared are really a treat for the SEO guys and it will surely benefit us in many ways, saving our time.

    Thanks for sharing such useful post Neil.

  48. Thanks Neil, been wondering how i’d keep up with so many passwords for different websites. LastPass just solved the problem. Thanks for the insights, very cool.

  49. Muhammad Hayat :

    thank you sir very helpful article

  50. Neeraj Kumar :

    Really its an awesome piece of content but I mainly use woorank and majestic. but even though I get high woorank I dont rank high

  51. Hi Neil,

    once again very informative post .these all browser extensions are very important for SEO.
    I am learning every time new things from your valuable post. thanks once again.

  52. Hello Neil, again a very helpful and very informative post from you. I always have a question that how can you write very very lengthy posts.

  53. Richard Hale :

    Neil, this was nothing short of Amazing. I love reading rich content from someone that obvious knows what they are talking about. Kudos for the time and effort. Personally, the more tools, the better. You hit home with me from the first sentence. As a SEO, you have to know it all. At least most of it or you’ll find yourself without a job soon. It radiates with me because I learned this early on and still you see “so-called” experts promoting one-sided approaches that they say will solve everything, get you on top of Google. But we know better. Absolutely the best article on browser extensions and tools I’ve read. Big thumbs up! And again, great effort gets noticed. Well, that and an article on a great site! 🙂

    Thanks a million!

  54. That’s an insane list

  55. Maria Thomas :

    Hi Neil,

    These tools are really cool, and here are some of my suggestions too,
    1. Alexa Extension
    2. WebRank SEO
    3. SERPTrends
    4. Friendplus.me

    Check these too, Thanks for sharing these valuable articles.

    Regards,
    Maria

  56. Aira Bongco @ Noobpreneur.com :

    I am still using SEOquake. Is Mozbar better? I just use it so that I know the PR but I guess some parts are no longer working as well as it used to.

  57. Very informative an detailed post. Thanks for writing such pieces.

  58. MatthewGrace :

    Fantastc information for all SEO person. All tips are the best way for web site anaylsis. I will try all tips. Thaks for share this amazin information.

  59. Started using the MOZ toolbar for chrome. i also using lastPass. A special thanks to Neil. They really are worth using!

  60. HI, Neil

    You provide 28 Browser extension that makes life easier post really informative for us.
    I am using woorank extension for my website they give amazing details like on page website review. other extensions are good but woorank is better then other.

  61. These are some great tools I personally use SEO Quake and the NOFOLLOW checker the rest of them I will be checking out and using as appropiate. Thanks!

  62. Ryan Blanchard :

    Great list, Neil. The Check my links plugin is also a life-saver for me when it comes to checking my own websites when linking out to other websites.

  63. Hi Neil,
    Some great browser extensions in here! To be honest i barely use them at the moment, with the exception of Wunderlist, Buffer, Ghostery and SEOquake.I agree with your point that having these extensions can really make life much easier for a marketer.Great Post Neil, I am your biggest fan from Africa. Love all your post. I am always inspired by your post to do something.

  64. Matt Roberts :

    Love these. Some of them are mainstays on my chrome bar, some other extensions I keep “off” because if I ran em all constantly, Chrome would stutter to a halt, especially since each chrome tab seems to load them all in its own instance.

  65. Garry Thomos :

    Wow thanks for passing along such an insightful and informative post on popular browser extensions which definately makes an SEO expert’s work quite easy. I learnt how to make right use of these browser extensions from Industrialmarketingsteps.com, a leading white hat search engine optimization company based in Houston that focuses on integrating the latest link building and SEO strategies in both your offline and online marketing endeavors for B2B businesses. Thanks for the share!

  66. superb extension list, This list help us alot to learn and explore more in seo.Thanks a ton.

  67. Hello Neil
    What a epic list of browser extensions !
    All of them are worth trying.I will try those plugins for sure.
    See ya!

  68. As an seo and doing the offpage. Now I’m pretty much confident on my work. Thanks for the helpful tools you shared Neil. Indeed, Its making my life more easier.

  69. wow, full extensions, thank for sharing Neil…

  70. Thanks Neil Patel, its support to make a High DA and PR bookmark, aking backlines
    nice share 🙂

  71. As I said before, you are THE MAN!! You’ll be in my city (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) on August 16 … I’m very sad cauz I won’t see you …

    As I’ve been trying to work in my own business this year, unfortunately I don’t have money to watch your lecture.

  72. Tahir Marfani :

    Hi Neil, Best list of Extensions. Thanks for Sharing 🙂

  73. Great list Neil! There’s a few good ones on that list, like Ghostery that I’ve never heard of and now wish I had years ago…!

    I wanted to ask you something quick as I don’t want to hijack this post: my team has been developing and has just launched a new SEO chrome extension.

    Would love to email you privately and introduce you to it, if you have a minute to spare and check it out?

    Thanks
    Cheech

  74. Thanks Neil! Great list – even for non seos. Personally excited to give Momentum a try.

  75. Thanks Neil this is the best list in the web !! I will surely choose some extensions to save more time , thanks again

  76. Hi, great article. I’m personally using Open SEO Stats, NoFollow, and Grammarly. Also, firebug is not working for me? Is it only me or the extension issue?

    • I’m not sure as I have not had issues with it. Check with their support, maybe it’s interfering with something else that’s running at the same time.

  77. Hi neil, is there any extension that show google page rank too ? having issues with the Chrome extension for Mozbar

  78. David J Parker :

    How to make SEO’s Life Easier?? This is what every one think as an SEO! But really the tasks and strategy for SEO projects can not be easy.. Still this post helped a lot to know about few must have extention which should be used by SEOs. Even I am using few of them already but came to know more after going through this post. Thank You!

  79. Shakhawat Ahamed :

    I love 1 2 3 4 and 7 although every extension is very useful in your list. Even I have introduced with some new extensions today. Very helpful share. Thank you

  80. Thanks alot for these tools.. very important for seo.. earlier i use to go to respective website to check but no chrome plugins made it easy

  81. Hey neil, good article it is. I was wondering that is there any tool available which shows certain results along with the google search results whether the website is a blogging site or a static one. I am eagerly looking for such kind of tools for my website, IndraKart – buy industrial goods online

  82. Washim Raja :

    Thank you, Neil, for sharing this good list of SEO extension. I am using SEOquake for last three months, but today I have found some great extension in this article.

    Earlier I have left using momentum cause It’s quite slowing down Chrome new tab launch.

    I’ll use Woorank extension, Let’s see how its work for me? Wish me a Goodluck.

  83. Great browser extensionsNeil!, i love SEOQuake and ill try other here that i didnt know, but i would like to have mozbar for firefox, any option, or ill have to use any bookmarklet?

    Thanks!

  84. Nice and informative post Neil. Almost all the mentioned extensions are very useful for seo.
    Ghostery is an amazing extension for finding scripts as well as widgets.

  85. Great information – thank you for sharing Neil. Definitely a few staples for anyone wanting to maximize efficiency in their agency.

  86. Our team’s favorite has to be Ahrefs and Check My Links. It tells us about the page we’re analyzing regarding links almost instantly which is a key ingredient to SEO.

    Thanks for posting this!

  87. Corporate Gifts :

    Hey Neil,

    Firstly thanks for your post while i am not very happy with SeoQuake & Mozbar data. Even i used them from last five years & had explored all the features into them.

  88. Hey Neil. Thank you for this awesome list. I already installed the Domain Hunter extension, which works really great.
    I have used the Majestic extension for serval months but it stopped working now. Do you have an idea if there is any other working extension for majestic out there?

  89. Also a nice extension is WORD COUNT. Let you see the amount of words on an actual article.

  90. Inbound Marketing :

    When performing an SEO technical audit, I use the “Web Developer” https://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/.

    I particulary like using the following features:
    – Disable Javascript
    – Disable Cookies
    – Disable All Styles
    – Display Image Alt Tags
    – View Responsive Layouts
    – Validate CSS & HTML

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