Top 10 Must Have SEO Firefox Extensions!

Sep 12, 2007 | 26,370 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Every month there is a 'new, must-have SEO extensions' but we hope you don't fall into the trap and actually download them all. Listed below are some of our favorites (read at PageTraffic) and obviously the leading SEO extensions for Firefox available. Here goes the list:

1. Firebug 1.05 - With this helpful little add-on, you can tweak and monitor CSS, inspect and edit HTML, debug, visualize CSS metrics, monitor your network and also make changes in JavaScript live in any web page.

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Requirements: Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.

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2. Google Global Firefox Extension - As results for Google differ from one country to another, results become limited. The end to this problem is Google Global.

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Global is an unobtrusive Firefox extension that allows you to see what the Google search results that you are viewing, look like from different geographical locations. This is very useful if you want to compare organic search results in different countries or if you want to see how your AdWords PPC campaigns appear in different regions. With Google Global, you can change depending on your personal browsing habits. You can open the search results in a new tab, useful for comparing results, you can add as many countries to your Google Global search options and you can also depersonalize the search results shown by Google Global.

Requirements: Firefox LogoFirefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.

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3. Google Webmaster Tools External links ++ - With Google Webmaster Tools External links ++ you can check the PR of the pages linking to you and the anchor text used on the link. This Greasemonkey script determines PR for the link through an XML HTTP request and adding it in front of the link. You need to have Google Webmaster Central Account and the site added and verified in it.

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  • If the link is found, and it's normal, the PageRank and anchor text is displayed in black, with the anchor text within quotes.
  • If the link has rel="nofollow" on it, the info is made orange and striked through.
  • If the link is not found the info is made red, and the text "Link not found" is added.
  • If the link is an image link, the text "img, alt:" with the alt text is added. Since v1.1
  • If a single frame is encountered, the script opens it and tries that for the link, matching Google's behavior. Since v1.1
  • URL's without www are now properly recognized as well. Since v1.1

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4. LinkChecker 0.6.1 - With LinkChecker, you can check webpage links at a glance with simple color coding. Ditch those massive listings of bad links that provide no context and add LinkChecker to your arsenal of web development tools today. The best thing about this extension is that the creator, Kevin Freitas is constantly developing it and some of the expected upcoming features are:

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  • Sidebar with broken link summary list anchored to bad links
  • Link duplication checking/count
  • Options dialog to set timeout, color, skip criteria, right-click menu visibility, and other settings
  • More detailed or SVG progress pie chart
  • Easy bookmark link checking (currently achieved by finding your bookmarks.html file on your computer, loading it in Firefox, then running LinkChecker — not exactly ideal, is it?)
  • Abilty to remove or "turn off" LinkChecker colors after check is complete
  • Option time delay each link checked so script not seen as robot

Requirements: Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.

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5. RankQuest SEO Toolbar 3.9.1 - RankQuest SEO(Search Engine Optimization) Toolbar provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Alexa Rank and Page Rank provided by Alexa and Google respectively ensures the popularity of the site. Once you download and install the SEO Toolbar you are only one or two clicks away from carrying out most of your day to day SEO operations. available in Japanese, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, German, Dutch, French and Chinese languages.

rankquest Top 10 Must Have SEO Firefox Extensions!

Requirements: Firefox: 1.0 – 2.0.0.

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6. SearchStatus 1.21 - Display the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and Compete ranking anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and other SEO tools. In simple words, you can check how any website, no matter where in the world, is performing. With SearchStatus, for every site you visit, you can view its:-

search status Top 10 Must Have SEO Firefox Extensions!

  • Google PageRank
  • Google Category
  • Alexa popularity ranking
  • Compete.com ranking
  • Alexa incoming links
  • Alexa related links
  • Backward links from Google, Yahoo! and MSN

Requirements: Firefox: 1.0 – 3.0a7

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7. SEOpen 0.8 - Provides some basic tools to help with search engine optimization. Including google backlinks, yahoo backlinks, PageRank check, http header viewer, and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using the included toolbar.

Highlights of SEOpen 0.8 are:-

  • Yahoo Backlinks
  • Pages in Yahoo Index
  • Google Backlinks
  • Google Cache
  • Pages in Google index
  • Google Translate to English
  • Google Related
  • PageRank Check
  • MSN Backlinks
  • Pages in MSN Index
  • Alexa Overview
  • Alexa Traffic
  • Alexa Related
  • Alexa Backlinks
  • "Mass Check" multiple sources at once
  • Check DMOZ Inclusion
  • Keyword Density
  • Page Size Checker
  • HTML Validator
  • Server Header Viewer
  • Wayback Machine
  • Check robots.txt
  • Whois Info

Requirements: Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0

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8. Server spy 0.1.2 - Server Spy indicates what brand of HTTP server (eg. Apache, IIS, etc.) runs on the visited sites. When a tab is selected, the corresponding server name is shown on the right-hand side of the browser's status bar.

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Requirements: Firefox Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.

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9. Web Developer extension - The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock, Mozilla and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Requirements: Firefox: 1.0 – 2.0.0.

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10. X-Ray 0.8.1 - With X-Ray 0.8.1, without viewing the sourcecode, you can see the tags on a page. One installed the X-Ray command is available by right-clicking as well as in the Tools menu. When applied to a page it can help you see how the document was constructed without having to go back and forth between the sourcecode and the page in your browser. Is that list made of li, dd or p elements? Is that an h3 tag or just some bolded text? X-Ray shows you what's beneath the surface of the page.

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Requirements: Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.

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No doubt, Firefox Extensions For SEO has greatly eased working thanks to the extension's functionality and possibilities. The above mentioned SEO Firefox extensions are an integral part of our SEO department at PageTraffic

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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