As a blogger or SEO expert, we are expected to carry out several tasks on a daily basis. We are expected to be Multifaceted person. The daily tasks may begin from ensuring website’s usability to organizing the content to the link building and go on endlessly.
At this point what comes to rescue is the technology – the browsers that we use and the extensions or plugins we use to save quite a bit of time and efforts. Installed in a couple of clicks and accessible from the browser’s address bar, these extensions are a savior.
As per Stats Counter, Google Chrome has considerable piece of about 57.7% of the overall industry, being widely used on desktops as well as mobiles. The major reason for its popularity is the swift performance and design.
So, let’s have a look at the powerful extensions this browser has in its store and its functionalities:
|Evernote Web Clipper|
|Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account. Clip the web pages you want to keep. Save them in Evernote. Easily find them on any device.
Evernote’s clipper uses a mechanism similar to Apple’s Safari Reader and Pocket to present a “clean” article view. This method simply investigates the underlying page markup/HTML and attempts to identify the primary text from these markup cues.
|This extension helps checking PageSpeed Insights score with a single click.
Monitoring the server’s response time is important for conversions, pageviews and customer satisfaction. Even a second’s delay in the website loading time affects the conversions. There’s no doubt why Google included it as important in its search ranking algorithm.
|This toolbar from Moz gives you a chance to create custom searches, compare link metrics, highlight links, and keywords, rapidly uncover page elements, and get to other capable SEO tools—all in-line with your browser.
In short, it helps you streamline your SEO while you surf the web.Additionally, the Moz Pro subscribers get detailed analysis, SERP analysis, unlimited reports and quick links to Moz resources.
|SEOquake is a free plugin that provides you with key SEO metrics, along with other useful tools such as on-page SEO Audit, backlinks, traffic, ads, keyword difficulty, SERP overlay, SEO-toolbar and Google search console integration.
Acknowledged as a Mozbar competitor, this is also a popular tool that shows important metrics in SERPs.
|Google Analytics URL Builder|
|An extension recommended by Google itself!
This extension is a hyper version of Google Analytics URL Builder and tag URL’s to be tracked in Google Analytics Campaign reports.A few amazing features of this extension included auto short URL using Bitly or Google URL shortner accounts, creating and managing pre-configured sets of tags that suits common usage, auto generation of final URL, import/export quick-sets for backups or sharing for usage standardization.
|SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank|
|SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank provides a deep SEO analysis covering SEO, Mobile, Local and Usability. this extension is more focused on on-page SEO and technical aspects.
This SEO plugin by WooRank gives a profound SEO report for any site.WooRank gives numerous SEO tips to get your site to top positions on the leading search engines. It is a powerful tool for web promoting experts, coders, architects, website usability expert, web development professionals and other digital experts.They have a lot to offer in just one click and all this for FREE!
|As the names suggest, when the NoFollow extension is active it identifies all links as “dofollow” or “nofollow”
Outlines nofollow links, detect nofollow and noindex meta tags on web pages. Features website filtering and custom CSS outline styles.
A click on this extension gives you a quick answer!
|Depending on the sites you take a shot at, your site may show distinctive content to clients in different nations. Alternatively, you might need to get to some content that you can’t access from your nation’s IP address.
The Browsec extension is a free basic VPN that permits you to spoof your IP address and makes websites believe you are located elsewhere. Encrypts your traffic. Allows to open blocked websites.
|Buffer is the best way to share great content to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more from anywhere on the web, with just one click. It also tracks results and analyzes everything you share.
Buffer can be basically used when you want to schedule your Tweets and Facebook updates. With each update posted, you get analytics about clicks, retweets, mentions, shares, likes and more – all on one simple dashboard.
|LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device for the ridiculous number of accounts you as SEOs have on different websites.
It saves you from having those messy and unsecured sheets of the login credentials. Just remember one password for your LastPass account and access your websites from anywhere. This extension has brought convenience at finger tips for SEOs.
|There’s this one additional extension we find extremely helpful-|
|Page Analytics by Google|
|The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages, including the clicks.
These insights are useful to optimize the website layout, user experience and thus, increasing conversions.
On viewing a web page whose Google analytics you have access to, you can check the pageviews, average time on page, bounce rate, in-page click analysis and much more.
These are the 10 + 1 browser extensions we use and we think they make SEOs life easier.
I doubt you need them all at the same time, so install and enable them as and when you need!
I may have missed out a few great extensions, but you can always drop a comment regarding this.
Let us know your favorite extensions for SEO!