I have played a number of roles in the web design space but the aspect of web that interests me the most is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
I enjoy the research, the technical elements and more so, the game. It does not take long as a web designer to learn that building great websites means very little if you can’t get the traffic to your site.
As an SEO, you invest a lot of dollars into SEO Tools, you invest a lot of time in research and even more time putting it into action. Time and resources that most website owners can’t afford.
Fortunately, there are a number of very powerful SEO resources right at our fingertips that many people do not know about. All of the SEO tools in my list below are used by professionals, some more than others and for different purposes but the great news is, they are all free (some of them do have premium upgrades but are totally fine to use with their free features).
What’s beautiful is that when you combine them all, you’ll have everything you need.
Fortunately, Chrome has a bunch of extensions to help make life easier for SEOs. From SEO-specific tools to more general productivity extensions, I’ve laid out the 8+ Chrome extensions I find most useful when working on SEO projects.
So here goes.
1- Keywords Everywhere
Seriously, this extension is free? I have spent a lot of money on Keyword SEO Tools that do not do half as much as this tool. It is at your fingertips in your Chrome Browser (and also Firefox!).
Keyword Everywhere can also collate search volume data, CPC and competition data onto the screen of numerous keyword research tools such as Google Search, Soolve, UberSuggest, Google Analytics and more. You can also access keyword metrics for any keywords you choose and then download the list in Excel, CSV or PDF file formats.
Also available on Firefox.
A Web browser extension with a ton of uses. Analyse and extract Google search results, examine internal/external links, uncover on-page issues, check metrics, and much more. Download here.
MozBar is an SEO Chrome extension by Moz that allows you to get instant SEO insights about different websites or search engine result pages (SERPs) without leaving your web browser.
Along with various backlink metrics, you can also see a website’s domain authority and page authority from this extension. Providing invaluable data and stats, the MozBar Chrome extension is a must-have for all SEOs.
Offering traffic and key metrics for any website, SimilarWeb is a popular extension that allows users to see statistics and strategy for any website while searching the internet with one click. This extension is helpful for those looking for new and effective SEO strategies, as well as those interested in analyzing different trends across the market.
Quite often, we need to pull elements from a range of individual pages or websites for large-scale analysis. There are a few different ways of doing this, such as using IMPORTXML code to pull structured data from websites into Google Sheets or Excel.
The Scraper Chrome extension speeds up this process, using the XPath query language to export HTML data elements from a page, along with similar data from across the website.
It take a little getting used to, but there is a handy step-by-step guide here. Once you get accustomed to how Scraper functions, it saves a lot of time during any technical SEO audits.
6- View Rendered Source
This can be especially useful for sites that have placeholder title tags and descriptions in place prior to the page fully rendering so you can ensure your optimized metadata is being rendered.
7- Open Multiple URLs
This extension reduces my time in opening multiple URLs from an excel sheet. You might have a question in your mind, why should I open Multiple URLs? This question will arise for SEO newbies mostly. Let me tell you why.
There are a lot of backlinks checker tool is available at online, and they all are giving backlinks reports in Excel format. We all are used to spy our competitor’s backlinks using tools like Ahrefs, Majestic and Moz.
Your job is easy as you can download the links in one click. Now you feel like ” I got the secret of My competitors.”
But when you look at the actual file, you will realize the heavy work required for you to analyze. Now if the site has only a few links, it’s ok. But what if it has 1000s of backlinks in the report? You have to look through all of the links to find where your competitor’s links are located.
Will you copy one single link from excel sheet and paste it into the browser every time?
No, you will become tired soon. I hate doing it. Once I was doing like this.
This is where you have to Open URLS. It is easy and simple to use. All you have to do is copy 30 to 40 URLs at a time and paste it into the input box and click open URLs. Especially the chrome has been consuming a lot of memory. You should have a minimum of 4 GB RAM to do this. Otherwise, your system will go down for some time.
Once all the URLs are opened, you can go through the pages and check URLs.
Now the tedious job becomes very easy.
8- Page Analytics Google
Page Analytics is an awesome chrome extension for your website. They share the important information of your website such as Real-time user clicks on-site, active users, page views, unique page views, Avg. time on page, bounce rate. They help you optimize your site, develop the User experience.
Need SEO tracking for social? BuzzSumo’s got you covered. This extension allows you to easily track shares and top-performing content on social media pages. Using BuzzSumo can help aid in future SEO decisions and check the backlinks you provide on your pages.
Google Chrome remains a favorite browser for web users. The Chrome web browser set a lot of extensions to make SEO easier on a day-to-day basis.
The best Chrome extension for SEO can have an enormous impact on productivity to enhance your overall browsing activity.
I hope this article helps you to choose the best Chrome extension for SEO to help in SEO life a little easier on a day to day basis. Which Best Google Chrome extensions for SEO do you use the most? Let us know in the comments below.
sources: hubspot, 99signals, ahrefs, moz, neilpatel, shoutmeloud, searchenginewatch, seerinteractive, mobidea, growthmarketingpro, pickaweb, crunchify, caseo, seo-hacker