I have been an avid user of Chrome for the past couple of years. Being a lightweight and fast browser, I believe this a very good choice for people wanting an alternative to Firefox (or for people who just want a great browsing experience).
If you also like using Chrome, you may find this list of Chrome SEO extensions useful. With these extensions, a blogger can install the extension and analyze the SEO value of any site or URL. This is very helpful, especially when you wish to check your (or another website’s) ranking.
In particular, to maintain your domain authority, you may want to check the rank of a website you are linking to. This will ensure that you are not linking to any bad neighborhoods.
Google Chrome is one of the best and most robust web browsers out there. But when it comes to practical use, many people (especially from the SEO world) hesitate to switch from Firefox to Chrome as they are comfortable using the Mozilla SEO extensions.
But Google Chrome also has some really goodextensions (plugins).
Here are the 5 best SEO plugins for Chrome.
Useful Chrome SEO Extensions for SEO Professionals:
This Chrome SEO addon is very powerful, detailed, and well-maintained (checked 2016).
It will help you get tons of SEO data for any webpage on the internet. This plugin gives some good data like social media stats about that webpage/website and in-depth SEO data like number of backlinks and server details.
SEO for Chrome is a really great plugin. It has some very good details like amount of indexed pages, backlink details for different search engines, and traffic and ranking reports according to different ranking providers like Alexa, Complete, and Google Page Rank.
This plugin gives us a quick look at site stats while giving us an overview of a website in terms of overall SEO.
I have been a big fan of Google Toolbar for checking page rank.
Surprisingly, Google Toolbar for Chrome is not available. Luckily, however, there’s a great alternative with the iPage Chrome extension.
You can set your settings to show page rank in search results or show page rank for domains or individual pages. It’s a small but very useful PR checker extension for Chrome.
Many of us are used to using SEO Quake for Mozilla Firefox. Now, you can use the same plugin for Chrome.
SEO Quake will give you some great SEO stats right from your search results. This addon is very useful, especially if you perform tons of searches.
I would personally like it if this addon also starts showing the social media stats for individual posts. This would help us in finding blog posts which get lots of social media love. But even without this function, it’s still a great plugin which gives you a quick overview of the sites you are looking at.
If you are an SEO enthusiast, you can’t deny the importance of social media in search engine ranking.
Shareaholic is not directly an SEO extension, but indirectly, this is very useful for any blogger to increase their rank. This addon makes it easier for anyone to share their article on various social networking sites all at once. In short, this addon will make your workload quicker and easier.
Being bloggers/SEO people, we are used to sharing content via Twitter/Facebook in addition to bookmarking many things. If you are looking for a one stop solution for your bookmarking and sharing needs, then “Shareaholic” is a great plugin for you.
You can customize your Shareaholic drop down box per your needs. If you love Twitter the most, then keep it up at the top. You can choose 100+ bookmarking options from their list.
Bonus: SEO Site Tools
This is another good plugin which has great, robust features for all of your SEO needs.
I hope this list will help you be more active on Google Chrome. If you are using some more Chrome SEO extensions which I have not mentioned here, kindly share them with me via the comments.
This is a guest post by Jaydip Parikh. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, do read about ShoutMeLoud’s guest author program.