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 7+ best SEO plugins for Chrome.
Useful Chrome SEO Extensions for SEO Professionals:
1. Mangools Chrome extension
If there is one SEO extension you need to find all information about a page, Mangools SEO extension is for you. This is free and works even better when you create a free account with them.
Here are a few reasons why you should install this addon:
- It shows you overall SEO metric
- It shows you the backlinks to the page
- You can analyze On page SEO (Actionable)
- It shows you the page speed
- It let you see all outbound links on a page and status code for the same
- Rank tracking feature
SEMRUSH is one of the top leaders in the SEO industry & no Chrome SEO add-ons list would be complete without SEOQuake Chrome addon. This is one of the well-maintained add-ons which let you get all important aspect of SEO.
SEOQuake comes with many configurable options & it works with or without SEMRUSH. However, if you have a SEMRUSH account, you can use it to fetch more data.
SEO Quake will give you some great SEO stats right from your search results. You can also find on page SEO, backlinks, social media share of any webpage.
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.
3. SEO Minion
This is all in one SEO Chrome extension which let you see the following data:
- Analyze on page SEO
- SERP preview tool
- Hrefland Checker
- Check status of links
- Google search location simulator
The last feature will let you compare the search query in two different locations of Google search.
For those who are into Global SEO, this feature is remarkable. By the way, you should start by watching the video below to understand more about SEO Minion:
This is a free extension and you can install on Chrome by clicking the link below.
4. Keyword Everywhere
This is a popular addon for those who need to know the data around a keyword. It let you see the keyword volume, CPC, Competition as you type the query in Google search. Along with it, you will also be able to see the related keywords and data associated with it.
What most interesting about Keyword everywhere free chrome addon is, it supports much more than Google search. Here are a list of websites that are supported by Keyword everywhere:
- Google Search
- Google trends
- Google Keyword Planner
- Google analytics
- Answer the public
- Moz open site explorer
To use this addon, you need an API key which is free. The process is simple and the below video shows you how to get it and also how to use Keyword everywhere addon:
Overall, this is a great free chrome SEO extension that you should try.
5. WooRank Addon:
WooRank is a popular web-service that offers one of the robust chrome addons to quickly audit any webpage that you are viewing. This chrome extension is full of feature which you can utilize to find a lot of things about any webpage.
For example, one of the less known features of WooRank Chrome addon is to find the technology being used on a web page. This is super useful when you want to know what all third-party scripts and addon’s page is using.
6. SEO Toolbar by Ahrefs
This is a free chrome extension by popular SEO suite called Ahrefs. This toolbar lets you see all important SEO metrics right from SERP’s. Here are some of the features of this Chrome SEO toolbar:
- Number of backlinks
- Number of referring domains
- Estimated organic search traffic
- Number of ranking keywords
- Check DR and UR (Ahrefs metrics)
- Keyword metric such as Searches, Keyword difficulty right in the SERP page.
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.
Majestic is a well-established name in the SEO industry. They are popular for checking backlinks, and with Majestic chrome addon, you can check backlinks of any website with the single click. Do note; Majestic is a paid service so if you need to check links for webpages quickly, then you should get this popular chrome SEO addon.
9. Open SEO Stats (Currently not available)
This Chrome SEO addon is very powerful, detailed, and well-maintained (checked 2018).
It will help you get tons of SEO data from 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 the number of backlinks and server details.
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.
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