There are a ton of really great Chrome extensions out there. How to choose the best ones for your SEO purposes? The OnCrawl team has put together a list of our top 10 SEO Chrome plugins you need to add to your browser ASAP 🙂
Using these extensions can definitely help increase your SEO efficiencies and most importantly reduce the headache of repetitive tasks to help you make your work day run more smoothly.
Mozbar is renowned to be the best tool out there and an essential to any aspiring SEO. It’s a free Chrome Extension that makes its easy to get advanced metrics and do all your SEO on the go.
It includes :
- Page Authority
- Domain Authority
- Alt text
- Meta robots
- Number of backlinks
- Linking root domains to both the page and domain
- Displays the server location and IP
- Highlights followed links, nofollow links, internal links, external links and keywords
You can also directly view these metrics into the Google SERPs for when you are browsing which is convenient. There are also options for a more detailed view of the page elements, page attributes and link data.
This extension by SEMRush displays Google PageRank, Alexa rank and other SEO parameters of any webpage/website. It can also highlight the nofollow links, text density, check and even compare urls.
It includes many other parameters:
- Google PageRank
- Google Index status
- Yahoo links
- Yahoo linkdomain
- Bing index
- Alexa Rank
- Webarchive age
- Delicious index
- Whois link
- Page source
- SEMRush rank
- Nofollow links
This extension gives you an in-depth look at a site’s most recent analytics from a number of the web’s most looked-to ranking and metric sources. SEOQuake also gives you an instant SEO audit for your site to diagnose issues that may be affecting your page rank. This extension is a definite plus for optimizing SEO daily activities for you experts out there!
Check My Links is a Chrome extension that makes checking on-page links much easier and more efficient. In fact, it crawls through your web page and looks for broken links. Within a few clicks, it’s possible to identify how many links there are on a page and showing you which ones are working properly and which are returning 404 errors.
- Identifying broken links
- Nofollow links
- Ads and excluding URLs/domain
- Markup allows you to draw and write on a webpage
This is another popular and powerful link intelligence tool. Majestic tool is a quick way to see important backlinks info about your webpage (or a competitor’s webpage). It doesn’t rely on third parties for data. In fact, it uses its very own trust metrics which are trust flow and citation flow.
The tool includes:
- Anchor text
- Link Profile charts
- Link counts at the URL
- Subdomains and Root level
- 2 Flow Metrics scores from 0-100 for pages you visit
As SEOs you always want to know about the backlink profile of a website and the quickest way to find this essential information is with Majestic Backlink Analyzer.
SEMRush Rank is great for quick and easy viewing of both organic & ppc keyword traffic statistics for the given website. It’s quite unique because it’s one of the few tools available that gives you data and insights into searches, keywords and paid search ads. If you’re doing local SEO for clients, we highly suggest using SEMRush Rank.
- Page rank
- Compete Rank
- PI Rank
- Alexa Rank
User-Agent Switcher allows you to see what your site looks like in different web browsers and/or different devices. This extension is really useful for spotting SEO errors that you could not normally see and thus apply the necessary changes.
Tired of some old-fashioned site blocking you because you’re not using Netscape 4? With this extension, you can quickly and easily switch between user-agent strings.
This extension can truly simplify your workflow. It’s mostly used to help speed up those processes during link remediation (you know, when you have to open hundreds of URLs at once…) When opening the extension, tabs will load with URLs, and you can use keyboard shortcuts to speedily move through every window.
You want to analyze a competitor’s site to know where his traffic is coming from and have a better idea of SEO traffic volume, social media traffic, referral traffic and direct traffic that it generates? SimilarWeb is an online tool that allows you to discover such data. Use SimilarWeb’s browser add-on to get in-depth traffic and engagement statistics with a single click.
- Engagement (Visits, Time on Site, Page Views, Bounce Rate)
- Monthly Visits and Traffic Sources (Direct, Referrals, Search Keywords, Social Networks, Mail, Ads)
- Site Rankings (Country, Industry, and Worldwide)
- Top Countries
- Top 10 Referring/Destination Sites
- Top 10 Paid and Organic Search Keywords
- Top Social Networks
- Related App Store / Google Play Apps
- Similar Sites
This extension allows you to get in-depth information about each page of your website while you browse it. The Page Analytics Chrome Extension also gives you insight on how customers interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click. These feedbacks will help you optimize your website layout, improve user experience, and increase conversions.
- Unique Pageviews
- Avg. time on page
- Bounce Rate and percentage exit
- Number of active visitors in real time
- In-page click analysis: (where users click)
- And more
SEO audits should be easy and actionable! That’s why we made this Chrome extension! In one glance, spot any content issues on your web pages and highlight specific SEO metrics with X-Rays. Furthermore, the OnCrawl extension provides valuable informations on the status of any web page by measuring its content.
- SEO tags
- Duplicate and near duplicate content
- Structured data
- Social metas
- Load time
- and many other features
With OnCrawl, get a real full SEO report: useful to detect errors on a page and optimize it.
By now, your web browser must be ready to go with all these new extensions. It will definitely make your SEO efforts easier on a day-to-day basis. Test them out and see how much value they are adding to your SEO.
What’s your favorite Google Chrome SEO extension? Let the OnCrawl team know in the comments below.