As you probably know there are tons of SEO extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Though they have categorized all the extensions it’s somewhat difficult to identify the best among them. Another problem is… most people don’t know what they want. That’s why I created a comprehensive list of Chrome productivity extensions for bloggers and have also featured all the extensions that I’m using.
Today I’m going to focus only on SEO plugins and I have sorted over 30 plugins that you can try as an SEO. I’m not including any of the non-SEO extensions as they’re already covered.
SEO Page Analysis Tools
Moz Analytics is the most popular marketing analytics software among professionals. And Mozbar by Moz is the favorite Chrome extension of almost all SEOs. While you’re surfing the internet, Mozbar allows you to access vital SEO metrics on the go. Once you have this extension, you will see various SEO metrics like Page Authority, Domain Authority metrics, Link Profile, Keyword Highlights, etc. and it integrates with SERPs. Also, it allows you to access many other SEO tools. Alternative: You can also try SEOquake which is another popular SEO Toolbar for Chrome that integrates with SERPs.
2. WooRank SEO & Website Analysis
SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank gives an extensive and deep SEO report for any web page. It’s one of my favorite Chrome extensions as it does an in-depth analysis of a webpage and shows the following stats: Visitors, Social Monitoring, Mobile, SEO Basics, SEO Content, SEO Links, SEO Keywords, SEO Authority, SEO Backlinks, Usability, Security, Technologies, etc.
3. PageRank Status
PageRank Status is an SEO extension I can’t live without. Because I can find almost all the stats and shortcuts to tools I will ever need to analyze a webpage. It shows the following information about the current webpage: SEO Stats, Traffic Stats, Domain Information, Page Information, Link Stats, and Page Speed. Wait, it even shows all the internal and external links in a webpage as a list and marks highlights dofollow and nofollow links in it. Alternatives: SEO Site Tools, WebRank SEO, Website and SEO Analysis, Quick SEO, SEO for Chrome, SEO Extension.
4. Page Analytics
Page Analytics is an official extension by Google that shows user interaction with your web pages. It highlights where your users are clicking on your web pages so that you can optimize the design accordingly.
5. SEO SERP Workbench
Instead of manually searching the SERP position of a particular webpage, SEO SERP Workbench allows you to check the ranking on the go. It’s great when you want to track the SERP position of multiple URLs and it supports multiple countries too. Alternatives: SEO SERP, SERPTrends. I’ve personally tried SERPTrends on Firefox and it was my favorite SERP extension as it also shows how many positions a URL lost or gained compared to previous search.
6. SEO Global For Google Search
SEO Global For Google Search allows you to see how Google search results appear in various countries, regions and cities. It has a default set of countries but you can customize it and add custom locations so that you can track search results in those locations.
SEO Technical Analysis Tools
7. PageSpeed Insights
PageSpeed Insights by Google is available for Chrome and Firefox. It analyzes the performance of a web page and provides suggestions about how to make them faster. Alternative: You can try YSlow by Yahoo as it analyzes web pages based on Yahoo’s rules for a high performance website.
8. META SEO Inspector
Meta SEO Inspector allows the user to inspect the meta-data that is present in the webpages, invisible during browsing. You can easily locate the HTML Meta tags, XFN tags, no-follow links, canonical attributes, micro-formats, etc.
With Ghostery, you can protect your privacy. It detects trackers, pixels, web bugs and all things invisible.
10. Redirect Path
Redirect Path is the perfect HTTP header and redirect checker for SEOs and affiliate marketers. It efficiently flags up 301, 302, 304, 404 and 500 HTTP status codes and shows the list of URLs that your browser has visited while on its way to the current webpage.
11. Live HTTP Headers
Live HTTP Header monitors your browser’s entire HTTP/HTTPs traffic between Chrome and the web. It’s useful when you want to follow a redirect path, debug a web application, see response codes, or even see cookies sent by a remote website.
Link Builder Tools
12. Majestic SEO Backlink Analyzer
As you probably know, Majestic SEO is one of the most popular link intelligence tool to analyze the backlink profile of a website. Majestic SEO Backlink Analyzer is their official Chrome extension and it allows you to access all the important Majestic SEO metrics instantly.
13. Google Analytics URL Builder
With Google Analytics URL Builder, you can track custom links using Google Analytics. It reads the current webpage’s address automatically and allows you to enter custom URL parameters (or predefined parameters) so that you can track them independently using Google Analytics.
NoFollow firmly detects and outlines no-follow tags and no-index meta-tags on webpages. You may not need this plugin as most of the SEO plugins highlight no-follow links. However this is my personal choice.
15. Check My Links
Check My Links is a tool that crawls the current webpage for broken links and highlights them. It’s equally useful for content marketers, web developers and designers. You can use this tool to find link building opportunities. For example, if you notice a broken link on a high PageRank webpage then you can notify the webmaster and request to use your content if it’s valuable. Alternative: You can try Domain Hunter Plus as it not only scans the webpage for dead links but also for available domain names as well.
Linkclump allows you to open, copy or bookmark multiple links at the same time. Select a portion of the webpage and Linkclump allows you to open all the links within that space in new tabs or windows or you can save them as bookmarks or copy to your clipboard.
Scraper is data extraction tool that allows you to export data from webpages to spreadsheets. It’s quite useful when you want to quickly analyze data on webpages in a spreadsheet.
18. Personal Blocklist
Personal Blocklist is an official extension by Google that allows you to block hosts and domains from appearing in your Google search results. It’s quite useful when you see low quality webpages that you want to avoid.
Web Developer Tools
Well, I know these are not strictly SEO tools but design is as important as SEO, right?
19. Web Developer
Web Developer (also available on Firefox) is perhaps the most popular extension among web developers with over 700,000 downloads. It adds a toolbar button with multiple developer tools.
Firebug is another popular web developer extension that offers some cool features like inspecting HTML elements, live CSS editing, etc.
21. IE Tab
IE Tab displays web pages using IE within Chrome and it supports ActiveX controls, Sharepoint, ICBC, etc. It’s the best IE emulator and is among the top 10 Chrome extensions with over 1 million downloads.
With ColorZilla, you can get a color reading from any pixel point in your browser and then you can quickly adjust that color and paste into another program. Also try, Eye Dropper (a ColorZilla alternative) and WhatFont (to identify fonts on web pages).
24. User-Agent Switcher
User-Agent Switcher is a most wanted extension that can be used to check how your website appears on various platforms or to conduct a mobile SEO audit. With this extension you can make sure that your websites works best on desktop and mobile browsers. Moreover, you can also set URLs you want to spoof automatically. Alternative: Ultimate User-Agent Switcher.
25. Resolution Test
With Resolution Test, you can test web pages in different screen resolutions and you can also set your own resolutions.
26. Screen Capture
With Screen Capture by Google, you can easily capture the whole webpage, visible region or a specific region as a JPEG or PNG image. You can even edit the image before saving by adding texts, redacting or highlights. Alternatives: Awesome Screenshot, FireShot.
Have I missed your favorite Google Chrome SEO Extension? If so, let me know as a comment below!
First Published: January 7, 2014; Last Updated: December, 2014