Chrome Seo for modern search engine optimizers, search engine marketers and webmasters. Now more than ever seo is tied directly to the live web and real-time actions. Blog farms and scrapers, gave way to mass social spam and vote rigging. Brokering links was safe, then unsafe for Google whitehat seo, and everything in between. Page rank was abandoned even though its still with us. No-follow links and page sculpting turned out to be a shame, even with proof of concept.
Now oddly like once before we must track the structure and wider statistics. Serp rank, page rank, site rankings and social authority all now weigh against the new real-time focus. Links are still important but reputation global impact and social reach are just as much a search ranking factor in modern search analysis.
Google’s chrome browser has been with us now for many month but only recently opened the extension arsenal to the world. Social tools, blog extensions, seo plugins and more can all be found. That was half the problem. With so many changes happening every day in the world of search more than the same old tools were needed. With so many old idea once again seeing the light of viable search marketing use, the old tools were sorely needed.
After weeks of trolling the Google extensions directory I was able to round up a multi-layer seo toolkit of chrome extensions. Combine they can take a large chunk of dismay in your conversion to chrome, the extensions we need to assess our clients sites, links and reputation are now includable. The list includes three sections of focus, seo data, site research and technical helpers for the search marketers and seo’s trade.
The SEO ranking and Analysis Section:
The Google Chrome SEO extension provides easy access to Search Engine Optimization Tools that can help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks and other daily SEO tasks. [link]
Current functions list:
- Pages Indexed on: Bing, Google, Yahoo
- Backlinks as reported by : Alexa, Bing, Google, MajesticSeo, Yahoo
- Current Traffic and Rankings as reported by : Alexa, Compete, Google PageRank, Quantcast, SEMRush, Technorati
- Social Bookmark counts on : Delicious, Digg, Dmoz, StumbleUpon,
- Cached Versions of the website from : Archive.org, CoralCDN, Google, WebCite
- Domain Details such as : DNS, IP Address, Server Location, Whois details
Kuber PageRank Checker
This handy SEO tool shows you the Google PageRank of webpages beside the address box. If the PageRank of the page in current tab is not available, the tool shows the PageRank of the domain instead, prefixed with ‘S’. The PageRank value is cached locally, so it doesn’t have to hit the server every time you switch tab. Moreover, click the icon Alexa rank of the site is displayed in dropdown, as well as links-in number and WHOIS check link. [link] Developer website
META SEO inspector
Meta data is not just the usual HTML meta tags, but the XFN tags, various microformats, the recently introduced canonical attribute, the no-follow links and so on.
This extension is mainly aimed at web developers that need to verify the description tag of their site to follow the Webmasters’ Google Guidelines, SEO, or even to who is curious about page contents that are usually not visible, but can reveal interesting site properties.
Alerts are showed when the meta data is not within certain ranges, for example when the description tag is too short, or too long.
The ‘Fastest’ and very light weight. It shows Google page rank on toolbar. [link] Developer website
Display the Google PageRank and Alexa rank of any webpages, in your browser (right-bottom). It’s similar the SearchStatus for FireFox but it works in Chrome. SeoQuake Lite is FAST and SIMPLE [link] Developer website
Inclusion of parameters in SERPs: After submission of the query into the search engine user is presented with SERP with search results. SeoQuake shows values of the parameters for search results under each result shown on SERP.
SeoQuake is a Chrome extension, which allows user to view a large number of SE parameters on the fly. Displays the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and other SEO parameters of any webpage, highlights nofollow links.
SeoQuake is Chrome SEO extension aimed primarily at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization (SEO) and internet promotion of web sites. SeoQuake allows it’s users to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly, save them for future work, compare them with the results, obtained for other, competitive, projects.
Beginner web masters and seos will find SeoQuake useful for estimating effectiveness and competitive ability of their SEO efforts. In the hands of professional SeoQuake will become a powerful and indispensable tool for analyzing optimization and promotion level of internet web-projects. [link] Developer website
Full list of SEO parameters:
- Google PageRank
- Google Index
- Yahoo links
- Yahoo linkdomain
- Bing index
- Alexa Rank
- Webarchive age
- Delicious index
- Whois link
- Page source
- SEMRush rank
- Nofollow links
A simple tool to quickly check the position of a list of sites given a keyword. For example, on the sample image you can see Wikipedia ranking #3 and Amazon ranking 16 for the keyword “lcd”.
SEO Status Pagerank/Alexa Toolbar
SEO Status is lightweight. It will check the Google Pagerank (PR) & Alexa rank for every page. Using this may increase your Alexa.
The PageRank and Alexa rank do not rely on a third-party website to gather its data, but retrieves it from Google and Alexa directly. When the button is clicked, it shows more data such as an Alexa traffic graph, ranking number, and useful tools for the avid webmaster. [link] Developer website
When you click the extension icon it will show the additional information:
- Alexa rank number
- Google PR and PR bar
- Backlinks link
- Whois link
- Domain availabiliy for other TLDs
The Section of Google Chrome Research and Metrics Tools
Detects if Google Analytics script is installed on page. Displays a notification in the omnibar if a Google Analytics UA code is detected in the web page, if no UA script is found, the icon is not shown either. Hover over the notification icon to see list of UA codes detected. [link]
BuiltWith Technology Profiler
BuiltWith is a web site profiler tool. Upon looking up a page, BuiltWith returns all the technologies it can find on the page. BuiltWith’s goal is to help developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies pages are using which may help them to decide what technologies to implement themselves.
The BuiltWith Chrome Extension lets you find out what a website is built with by a simple click on the builtwith icon!
BuiltWith technology tracking includes widgets (snap preview), analytics (Google, Nielsen), frameworks (.NET, Java), publishing (WordPress, Blogger), advertising (DoubleClick, AdSense), CDNs (Amazon S3, Limelight), standards (XHTML,RSS), hosting software (Apache, IIS, CentOS, Debian). [link]
Chrome Flags displays a country flag indicating about the physical location of the websites you’re visiting. The extension also provides access to detailed information regarding the website’s servers, owners, traffic and trustworthiness.
During visiting a web page you’ll notice a flag icon on the address bar. That flag tells you where the server you’re visiting is actually hosted. [link]
If you click on the flag, a popup menu provides quick links to additional details:
- IP address.
- Who owns it (whois)
- Web analytic information from Google Trends, Quantcast, Compete and Alexa.
- McAfee Site Advisor.
- Users opinion from WOT – Web Of Trust
With the ‘DNS.l4x.org Resolver’ extension you can handily look-up DNS records of the page you’re viewing. The extension can show you IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, mail-servers (MX), aliases (CNAME) and nameservers (NS). The addresses are retrieved and link to https://dns.l4x.org, where further information, like whois excerpts and screenshots can be found. The small badge next to the icon informs you in a blink of an eye of the number of found records. As an extra feature, the extension will also show you your externally visible IP address.
Privacy: The extension will securely contact https://dns.l4x.org (Run privately by the author of this extension) if you open the popup to retrieve the necessary data. No personal data is collected, and the IP addresses of the requests will not be linked to the retrieved domain names. If you want the small badge with the number of records, you have to activate it under the options dialog as it sends a request for _each_ new domain you’re visiting. Results are cached. [link] Developer website
Domain Details provides the following information on the site you are visiting:
- Server IP Address
- Server’s Location. Based on a Geo IP database in the extension, does not poll an external service.
- Server Software. Shows icons for common servers.
- View server response headers within the extension
- Domain Whois Links
- Additional links to useful domain information
SitezMeter displays traffic charts from Google Trends, Alexa and Compete side by side, as well as ranks. [link] Developer website
This browser companion provides users with extensive information about web sites traffic – instantly find out how popular a web site is, its rank, and how fast it is growing.
With SitezMeter you can quickly compare traffic of up to 3 websites.
SitezMeter is a handy tool to webmaster, web site owner and SEO/SEM specialists.
An extension that appends the hostname of the site to the title bar. [link] Developer website
Site Information Tool
Shows information about the current page (PageRank, Alexa rank, IP info, server response headers, whois and other SEO parameters) Site Information Tool button allows one to explore the most valuable information about the current opened page. [link] Developer website
Site Information Tool includes:
- Rankings information (Google PageRank, Alexa rank, Compete.com rank, Quantcast rank, Technorati rank)
- IP address information (IP, network name & range, country)
- Linking information (indexed pages count, inbound links count, etc.)
- Server response headers
- Page information (title, meta tags, size)
- This page in social networks (del.icio.us, digg.com)
- Domain whois information (domain nameservers, registrant & owner information)
- Feed subscribers count
- List of top performing keywords in Google
- Competitors list
Social Graph Analyzer
WOT (web of Trust)
WOT’s safe browsing tool warns you about risky sites that can’t be trusted: Online shops that cheat customers; download sites that deliver malware; sites that send spam; and those with inappropriate content for kids.
Millions of members of the WOT community rate websites based on their experiences, giving you an extra layer of protection when browsing or searching the Web. The WOT add-on provides reputation ratings to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Wikipedia and other popular sites. Your Gmail, Yahoo! mail and Hotmail account is also protected.
Technical and Helper Tools Section:
Chromeleon User-Agent Spoofer
Chromeleon is a navigator.userAgent and navigator.vendor spoofing extension. This allows Chrome users to access sites that intentionally or unintentionally serve incompatible content or block Chrome. The extension allows you to set a specific filtering list, so Chromeleon will automatically switch user-agent strings based on the domain or URL you specify. Also, it will use and auto-update a list of sites known to use incorrect user-agent sniffing (which can be disabled.)
iMacros for Chrome
iMacros was designed to automate the most repetitious tasks on the web. If there’s an activity you have to do repeatedly, just record it in iMacros. The next time you need to do it, the entire macro will run at the click of a button!
With iMacros, you can quickly and easily fill out web forms, remember passwords, create a webmail notifier, and more. You can keep the macros on your computer for your own use, use them within bookmark sync / Xmarks or share them with others by embedding them on your homepage, blog, company Intranet or any social bookmarking service as bookmarklet. [link] Developer website
Popular uses are as web macro recorder, form filler on steroids and highly-secure password manager (256-bit AES encryption). Web developers use iMacros for web regression testing, performance testing and web transaction monitoring. It can also be combined with Google Speed Tracer, Firebug and other web development and test tools. XPath support is included.
iMacros can be combined with Greasemonkey style content scripts and the macros can be started via the command line e. g. via the Windows task scheduler, batch files or a Linux crown job. You can combine iMacros with ad-blocking extensions like AdBlock, FlashBlock and AdThwart to speed up the web browsing.
Macros recorded with iMacros for Chrome can be replayed in iMacros for IE and iMacros for Firefox without changes! All iMacros versions combined have millions of active users, making it the most popular web browser automation tool.
Quick Search of common sites & search engines without having to re-type your search every time. Remembers your last search, or what text you have selected. Can add custom sites from the options page. [link] Developer website
With Session Manager you can quickly save your current browser state and reload it whenever necessary.
You can manage multiple sessions, rename or remove them from the session library.
Each session remembers the state of the browser at its creation time, i.e the opened tabs and windows.
Once a session is opened, the browser is restored to its state. [link]
Some common usage:
- Create sessions for daily routines: Pages you open on morning, noon and evening
- Group pages of common interest such as News, Financial and Social Networks.
- Save the pages found during a research session that you’d like to revisit later.
Share, save, research or email any web page with your friends right from the page you are on using Twitter, Facebook, GMail, and many more! This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the share icon whenever you want to share, save, or e-mail the page you’re visiting. Add an optional personal note and send to your friends. Share directly to your favorite services by customizing Shareaholic settings. Shareaholic currently supports over 100 services with weekly updates and additions. [link] Developer website
A sample of the supported services:
WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal, Posterous, Soup.io, Tumblr, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Delicious, Google Bookmarks, StumbleUpon, Dwellicious, Bebo, Mister Wong, Evernote, Netvibes, Stumpedia, Twine, Amazon Wish List, Connotea, Diigo, Folkd, Simpy, Box.net, Google Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Share Button, AOL Mail, Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, Mail, Buzzster, Digg, Yahoo Buzz, Reddit, Google Reader, Techmeme, YC Hacker News, ShareThis, Shareholic, SmakNews, Tipd, Care2, Current, Fark, Khabbr, Mixx, NewsTrust, NowPublic, Propeller, Slashdot, Sphinn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Orkut, Plurk, Identi.ca, Mozillaca, FriendFeed, Hyves, LinkedIn, Netlog, Plaxo, Tweetie, Hub.tm, Hubspot, Bit.ly, Is.gd, j.mp, TinyURL, Goo.gl, Tr.im, Clicky.me, Su.pr, Instapaper, PrintFriendly, Read It Later, Yammer, Google Translate, Box.ne
As you can see, there are many old familiar seo tools, some with slight changes other nearly the same. Many of the newer metrics and trust based tools have been getting some buzz of late and are a very large part of the new world of management in both reputation and rankings. As the extensions are being made faster than any individual can find them all, by all means comment us if we missed something great. The more tools at our combined disposal, the better our entire industry will fair.
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