The Google Chrome Store offers a whole host of extensions which can help you with SEO (over 100,000 to be specific). With such a wide range of options, it can be difficult to know which are actually useful! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Google Chrome extensions to help with SEO, which our SEO team have can’t live without!
MozBar is an SEO extension which allows you to obtain SEO insights about websites and SERPs quickly and efficiently while you browse. Some of MozBar’s key features include being able to create custom searches by search engine or region, quick assessment of page/domain authority, and being able to export your SERP analysis to a CSV file. Upgrading to MozBar Premium allows you to analyse keyword difficulty, page optimisation and dig deeper into SERP metrics.
SEOquake is a free SEO extension by SEMrush which displays metrics such as Google and Bing Index for websites. It also provides information about the results in the SERPs such as backlink and traffic information as well as domain age and the number of pages indexed. The great thing about SEOquake is that it is comprised of several tools that you can use depending on your SEO aims.
Originally in website format only, this tool created by Neil Patel was recently developed as a Chrome extension and we couldn’t be happier! Ubersuggest allows you to obtain actionable SEO metrics within your Google, YouTube and Amazon search results. It allows you to get strategic competitive advantage on the top 10 results followed by a list of keyword suggestions based on your search term. A must have for anyone looking to conduct competitive research, to improve their SEO or for marketers working with clients to optimise their websites.
SimilarWeb is a fantastic SEO tool for general site analysis. It allows you to gain deep insights into traffic, bounce rates and site time amongst other key metrics. The SimilarWeb extension comes after their hugely popular website and provides you with the same scope of information, but directly to your browser toolbar which is convenient and efficient.
5. Google Pagespeed Extension
The impact that page speed has on our SEO is often forgotten about among the myriad of other influences. However, page speed is a direct ranking factor for Google as well as an indirect factor as slow loading pages increase bounce rate and reduce time spent on site. The Google PageSpeed extension allows you to quickly analyse page speed of your own website, your client’s websites or competitor’s websites. You will be given a score out of 100 and suggestions will be provided on how you can boost your speeds. A really useful tool to solve an often forgotten about SEO factor.
The BuzzSumo extension allows you to see how many social shares a specific article has as well as its number of backlinks. This is useful for SEO in that it helps you analyse your own and competitor’s posts. This info will help you to benchmark against competitors and gain an understanding into the most common social media platforms your readers or competitor’s readers are using as well as how many backlinks is the industry norm.
It’s easy to get lost sifting through all the data that some SEO plugins offer, luckily GrowthBar focuses on the key information you need and presents it to you while you browse Google. Allowing you to easily explore competitor’s backlinks, keywords that bring them the most traffic, look at their Facebook ads and so much more. This ad on really is ‘The SEO Tool Geared For Growth.’ GrowthBar is free for 5 days but costs $49(€42) per month thereafter.
SEOInfo looks for any SEO issues on webpages and allows you to investigate them further. The issues that SEOInfo looks out for include duplicate meta tags, page speed and structured data errors. Discovering these issues and solving them will ensure that your hours of hard work put into SEO will not be put in jeopardy by having unsolved SEO issues on your website.
9. SERP Trends
SERP Trends is useful for keeping track of your website or competitors websites that you frequently search for. When turned on for the first time, all SERP positions are marked as new. On return searches this SEO tool will show you whether the website has moved up or down in the SERP rankings, if it’s a new result or if its position remains unchanged.
10. Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog is an SEO spider which enables you to crawl websites, analyse SEO and fix any issues. This makes a usually long and difficult process far more simple and efficient. Using this extension will reduce your SEO stress and help to speed up an often time consuming task. The lite version of this add on is free with the paid plan being $160(€135) per year.
10 Best Chrome Plugins for SEO
We hope this list has given you a flavour of the SEO tools available and helped you to choose the best Google Chrome SEO extensions for your needs. However, bear in mind that using too many browser extensions can slow down your computer and clog up your browser bar so choose wisely. If you wish to know more about our SEO services, Get In Touch with Evolution Digital today.