6 Firefox Add-ons for SEO
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Although I have made a post on Web Tools for SEO-Newbies and the Top 5 FireFox Add-ons for Enhanced & Efficient Multi-Tasking, I just recently realized that I haven’t made a post that discusses the best Firefox add-ons for Internet marketers and SEOs.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the six best Firefox add-ons for SEOs:
SEO for Firefox: With a name like SEO for Firefox, this add-on has set the bar quite high for itself. However, because it was created by SEO expert Aaron Wall (who is best known as the creator of SEO Book), this add-on lives up to its name and is truly an invaluable tool for any SEO. When I got started in the SEO world, this is one of the first add-ons that I downloaded, and it is still the one that I use the most often. Here are some of the features that make this add-on so great:
-Access the PageRank, Domain Age, Yahoo! Links, Google Cache Dates, WhoIs and more of any website or web page with two clicks of your mouse.
-Have this same set of information (which is fully customizable) added to Google and Yahoo SERPs (can be turned on and off by clicking an icon at the bottom right hand corner of the browser).
-Is updated on a regular basis by Aaron and his developer
SEO Link Analysis: Like SEO for Firefox, this tool was created by another respected name in the SEO community. In addition to this add-on, I recommend taking a look at the other
The best feature of the SEO Link Analysis add-on is that it gives you the ability to see what anchor text is used for specific incoming links. This tool also gives you the PageRank of the inbound links, along with whether or not they have thenofollow attribute added to them.
Web Developer: Unlike the first two add-ons, this one does not have the word SEO in its title. However, don’t let the name fool you; the Web Developer is an amazing add-on forSEOs. Although this add-on is packed with features, some of the key ones for SEOs include the ability to disable CSS style sheets (which can be useful for tracking down hidden links), seeing how the ALT attribute is used on a page and viewing information for specific cookies.
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Search Status: While this add-on has multiple features that you may find interesting, my favorite aspect of it is the information that is added to status bar. Not only can you see the PageRank of a website or page, but you can also see it’s Compete ranking, along with having the ability to visit it’s Compete graph with just two clicks.
Disable Personalized Search: Created by the same individual behind the SEO Link Analysis add-on, Disable Personalized Search is an easy way to ensure that when you are evaluating GoogleSERPs , you are seeing the default results, and not allowing your personal browsing history to influence the results that being displayed.
SearchBoth.com: Since they both provide useful information, there are probably times when you review the same SERPs in Google and Yahoo. Instead of switching back and forth between these two search engines, you can use the SearchBoth.com add-on to display both sets of SERPS next to each other and in the same window.