A New Feature-Rich SEO FireFox Addon: SEO Doctor

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It looks like Vladimir Prelovac has become our SEJ featured developer. I have already shared his plugin for smart blog interlinking and mentioned another WordPress plugin by him called “Insights”. Today I am sharing his FireFox addon that has been developed for about a year.

SEO Doctor is a newly launched FireFox addon that has tons of useful SEO features; I am looking at only a few of them below (to see the more detailed overview, check out Vladimir’s post).

Status Bar Stats

One of the first features you’ll notice on installation is some cool SEO-relevant stats that loads (on request) in the browser status bar while you are browsing the pages. The numbers displayed stand for:

  • SEO Score represents the result of on-site optimization analysis of the currently viewed page (the flag icon will give you an idea of how well you are doing)
  • Flow shows how much of the Page Rank has been preserved on the site.
  • Links shows number of external links/total links on the page.
  • Visits show estimated number of daily visitors for the site (requires Compete API);
  • Nofollow icon allows you to instantly highlight all nofollow links on the page.

SEO doctor status bar

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Inspect Page Links:

Clicking on the status bar stats will reveal a panel containing all the page links. The good thing is that if you have the panel open all the time, it will display links for each new page you land on:

Each link displayed has its count and percentage of total number.You can also export the data to a CSV file.

Page links

Evaluate On-Page SEO:

The STATS tab in the same panel allows you to diagnose the page. It evaluates the following criteria:

  • Image ALT tags;
  • Meta tags;
  • Heading tags;
  • Number of links;
  • “Indexability” of the page (absense / presence of any meta tags preventing proper indexing);
  • URL structure;
  • Page Rank flow:

SEO diagnosis

Each sections expands with the details:

SEO Doctor analysis

Take advantage of Menu options:

Right-clicking on the status bar numbers allows to quickly access quite a few useful tools and resources:

  • Domain registration details
  • Google indexed pages
  • Yahoo backlinks
  • Alexa ranking
  • Compete visitors
  • Quantcast visitors
  • Google website trends
  • Link diagnosis
  • SEMRush analysis
  • IP neighbors
  • Open Site Explorer
  • Back Tweets

SEO doctor menu

Configure the Options

The tool also allows to set a few smart options that include:

  • Ignore www. prefix on domains instructs SEO Doctor to treat www and non-www versions of the domain as a same site for purposes of calculating external links

  • Show stats on document ready will attempt to show the stats even before the document is fully loaded (for the impatient ones)

  • Ignore links containing keywords is for filtering out links in calculations,  for example those that appear on the page only for logged in users etc.

  • Compete API key will allow you to retrieve daily visitors metrics.

SEO doctor options

Looks like an awesome tool, doesn’t it?

Ann Smarty

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  • let me try this… 🙂

  • seoruchiweb

    helpful for seo ….
    will definitely try this out….

  • Thanks for the review Ann, glad to be under the spotlight in this way 🙂 New version with features loading time check, sitemap and web analytics is around the corner.

  • This tool makes some really bizarre analyses and recommendations. Not worth the time to install it.

    • Michael, I'd like some details on this comment. Otherwise it sounds like trolling (no offense of course).

      • Webnauts

        I do not think that the comment of Michael is trolling. I tried the extension a while ago and I found issues which I emailed to Vladimir. I also re-installed today to see the changes.

        There are 3 issues that I can tell on the fly:

        1. Who said that we should keep our description meta tag up to 70 words or 300 characters? Will any search engine show up more than I think 151 characters?
        2. What is that Page Indexation report about? I don't get it.
        3. The worse of all is about the PageRank Flow. That is what does not make any sense at all. Or in other words that is totally misleading.

        Visit this page and see what I mean: http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/browser-addons

    • andykuiper

      I find this comment to be somewhat 'suspect' “This tool makes some really bizarre analyses and recommendations” — The tool performs the kind of analysis most SEO's would find helpful, and it makes pretty solid SEO recommendations in my opinion.

    • I quite like the outbound link count, its pretty handy. I just think the name sucks 🙂

  • How can we get the compete api, do we require to take their paid membership.?

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  • Thanks Ann… I will also try this tool…

  • Dennis


  • Dennis

    Why post a link to an article that's over a year old?
    There may be some relevancy but so much have changed over the past year and if you think page rank is the most important area to focus, I feel bad for your clients…

  • Dennis

    Thanks for enabling me to better serve my cause by making me aware of yet what appears to be another tool to add to my toolbox…

  • Thank you for your share,good tool,very powerful,your review's seo score is 76 by the tool

  • cool firefox plugin.

  • andykuiper

    “mohamedfaizel” whatever credibility you arrived with was lost when you hit the 'Submit' button.

  • well not really nothing new here at all

  • Giri

    HI Ann,

    Thanks for sharing the information about the plugin. I have Researched and Developed various SEO strategies and have been successful. I installed the plug in and checked its features. From my experience and knowledge, I personally feel the tool is an average. It just provides information but will never tell how to reach the the Top position on Search engines.

    But, I am sure it can /will improve in the next versions. 🙂

    Thank you.


  • it seems that it should be improved somehow and after that trusted more. otherwise can be a timewasting tool

  • Looks like a nice add-on. How does this compare to SEOquake? I've been using that for years.

  • This looks very helpful. I'll surely check it out. Thanks for the post!

  • will definitely try this out….

  • helpful for seo ….

  • will definitely try this out….

  • helpful for seo ….

  • Wow, this looks overwhelming. It looks great, but I think my head would explode with this much information. Right now I’m using Rank Checker and SEO4 Firefox, and I rarely run the second one because it not only gives me too much info, but Google doesn’t seem to like it.