FireFox is the most customizable browser I am aware of and hence it is my favorite one. A while ago posting a huge overview of
SEO tools I promised to compile a similar list of available FireFox SEO extensions; and so here I am.
Please mind I don’t use all of them (as that’s impossible, I guess) – you can see that in "
How often I use it" column – but that doesn’t mean I do not recommend them; it only means I either didn’t need those add-ons or got used to using something else. Besides, some of the extensions listed might fail to work on the latest FireFox version but I still decided to include them as not everyone now uses the latest version. . Backlink Analysis FireFox Extensions FireFox extensions to enhance link analysis in Yahoo! and Yahoo! SiteExplorer. FireFox Extensions to access other link checkers. . On-page Diagnostics FireFox Extensions Extensions to explore page outbound links FireFox extensions to explore page source code Other On-page diagnostics tools. FireFox extensions to enhance your searching experience FireFox plugins for Google search . Rank checking FireFox extensions FireFox extensions to enhance Link Analysis in Yahoo! and Yahoo! SiteExplorer.
FireFox SEO extension Function(s) Data accessed via… How often I use it yExplore Quickly access link data by right-click on any URL. Mouse right click I don’t currently use it SearchStatus Quickly access link data of the currently active page. FireFox status bar Once a day SEOquake / SEO for Firefox See SEO information for each Yahoo! and YSE search listing. Integrated within search results. Multiple times a day SEO Link Analysis See link anchor text, link type and linking page Google PR. Integrated within search results. Multiple times a day FireFox Extensions to Access Other Link Checkers.
FireFox SEO extension Function(s) Additional features Accessed via… How often I use it Smart PageRank Checks backlinks for a current active page. Allows you to also check for Google PR (often broken), anchor text and nofollow link attribute Built-in toolbar I don’t currently use it Inbound Link Quality Shows the estimated quality of backlinks for an active page. Shows Dmoz and Yahoo directory presence, number of .edu and .gov backlinks, age and Alexa rank FireFox status bar I don’t currently use it Link Diagnosis Required to get access to the full backlink report at Link Diagnosis site – – Once a week . Extensions to Explore Page Outbound Links
FireFox SEO extension Function(s) Accessed via… How often I use it Web Developer Shows any link full address and properties. Extension toolbar => “ Information” => “ Display Link Details “ Multiple times a day Link Evaluator (or a similar one: LinkChecker) Shows the linking page header status code by color: green – 200 OK , red – not working FireFox Menu => Tools => Validate links I don’t currently use it SEOquake / SearchStatus Highlights / strikes through links using "nofollow" attribute On a webpage Multiple times a day SEOQuake SEObar Explores all internal and external links of a page by fetching Google PR and Yahoo backlinks data Extension built-in toolbar Once a day FireFox Extensions to Explore Page Source Code
FireFox SEO extension Function(s) Accessed via… How often I use it Web Developer Analyze a page HTML semantic structure: gives any page outline based on heading tags usage Extension toolbar => “ Information” => “ View Document Outline“ Multiple times day Analyze page images size and anchor text. Live HTTP headers View all http requests issued by the Web page loaded in the browser. Right-click => "Page Info" => Headers Once a week User-agent switcher Sends the server different information about which user-agent is requesting a file. FireFox menu => Tools => User-agent switcher Once a week Page age Shows the date when Google first found the page. Right-click => get page age Once a week Fangs Creates a page outline based on H1-H6 headings and link anchor text Right-click => View Fangs (Headings list, Links list) Once per two weeks FireFox Plugins for Google Search
FireFox SEO extension Function(s) Accessed via… How often I use it Google de-personalized search Turns off Google personalized search. FireFox search plugins Once a week Google without Wikipedia Removes wiki results from Google SERPs FireFox search plugins I don’t currently use it Number Google Results Shows numbers for Google SERPs. Integrated within search results. Multiple times a day SEOQuake or SEO for FireFox Shows SEO information (domain age, backlinks, indexed pages, etc) for each Google search listing. Integrated within search results. Multiple times a day Webmaster2 for FireFox Integrates Compete.com rankings and Google PR within search results. Integrated within search results. I don’t currently use it Google Global Allows to view both organic and paid results for 5 different countries (USA, Canada, Ireland, UK and Australia) Right-click => Search Google Global I don’t currently use it Google Advanced Search Allows for a quick access to some Google advanced operators Google Advanced Search toolbar I don’t currently use it GooglePreview Shows page preview within Google results Integrated within search results. I don’t currently use it SocialPhile Access Digg rankings within search results Integrated within search results. I don’t currently use it SearchRadar Integrates related phrases to the search results Integrated within search results. I don’t currently use it Rank Checking FireFox Extensions
FireFox SEO extension Options Accessed via How often I use it SEObook rank checker Checks for Google (and Yahoo) rankings (as well as their local variations); exports results to CSV, easy to access and customize. FireFox status bar Once a week SEOMoz Rank Checker button Saves history your search engine position history. Bookmarks toolbar I don’t currently use it
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