Ever since Google has allowed Chrome Extensions, a number of interesting SEO tools have been popping up. These are now beginning to rival some of the toolbars and add-ons available for Firefox, so I thought it would be a good time to share my three favourite Chrome SEO plugins.
1. Chrome SEO
Chrome SEO is an extremely powerful extension that puts a huge amount of SEO information right at your fingertips. Its current features include,
- Keyword Research Tool (Alpha Version)
- Highlighting NoFollow links
- The number of Pages Indexed
- The number of Backlinks
- Current Traffic and Rankings
- Social Bookmark counts
- Cached Versions of the page
- Domain Details like DNS, IP, Whois, Server Location
The tool appears as a button in the navigation bar of Chrome and simply displays over the top of the page you’re pulling stats for. A screenshot is below:
Download link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/oangcciaeihlfmhppegpdceadpfaoclj
2. SEO Site Tools
Similar to Chrome SEO, this tool puts a wealth of SEO statistics at your fingertips but also goes a step further by providing some additional features including,
- Displays Meta tag information
- Provides HTML/CSS Validation
- Anchor tags and follow attributes
- Bold/Strong Tags
- Map of server information
- Suggestions – A basic site analysis covering areas like Title tags, Link Quantity, image tags, page speed etc.
A screenshot can be seen below:
Download link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/diahigjngdnkdgajdbpjdeomopbpkjjc
3. PageRank Display
As you’ve probably guessed by the name, this extension will quickly display the PageRank of any site you visit on the web. It’s one of my favourites because of its simplicity, showing the PageRank of the site you’re visiting without having to click into the tool.
Like the other extensions, it also displays some basic SEO information which you can see below:
Download link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mmhofljhcphkbkjmhaiagmbajikkfnep
If there’s any other extensions you’re using with Chrome, please share them below!