To complete all the activities of SEO a digital marketer needs lots of powerful SEO tools. Every tool is different from each other. Among them some have better keyword data, others have better link data or even others give better technical suggestions. Moreover, there is no perfect tool. SEO tools can be expensive and isn’t realistic. Basically, there are 13 amazing free Google chrome extensions that make your life little bit easier and will help you in the field of SEO.
Extension #1: Keyword Surfer
That doesn’t matter if you use Ubersuggest, Ahrefs, or SEMrush but there is one thing that all of those tools have in common.
As a user you have to keep going back to them to get the keyword data you need.
It would be easier if you can get keyword insights and some backlink insights right in your Google browser.
You can get insights through Google’s interface by Keyword Surfer. So, when you do a search for anything, then you see the global search volume as well as the volume within your region.
On top of that, you’ll see a list of suggestions and search volume in the sidebar. And if you scroll down a bit more, then you’ll see how many backlinks each result has, which gives you a tough idea of how many links you need to rank in the top 10.
Extension #2: Moz
Domain authority is a metric which made up by Moz. Frankly speaking that the higher your domain authority, the higher your rankings are.
Moz created a Chrome extension called Mozbar. It tells you about the domain authority and page authority for any page on the web.
This extension is helpful when you are browsing the web and researching any potential competitors. As it will quickly show you how you stack up to them and as you are going through their site you can easily spot their most authoritative pages that you need to analyze.
Extension #3: Similar Web
Popularity is everything for any kind of web. All of we want more traffic. Although more traffic doesn’t always mean more revenue, but in most of the cases it does.
Similar Web gives the most accurate traffic estimations compared to anyone else. By using Similar Web extension, you can get traffic data without going back to their site. It shows you the traffic makeup for each site as well. Is the traffic coming from search engines, social media, referral sources, or even direct traffic to the site?
Extension #4: Redirect Path
Redirect Path isn’t that much well-known of an extension, but when you are doing technical SEO it is a must.
As long as time goes on, your URLs are going to change. Whether that is from a new structure or if you are deleting any old content and consolidating your pages, this extension will tell you when something goes wrong.
You can quickly see if a redirect is broken or working correctly through Redirect Path.
Extension #5: Buzzsumo
Facebook is a popular site that can drive a lot of traffic whether you love or hate it.
When you are surfing the web, you’ll naturally end up reading some articles. Some of them will be on your competitor’s site and you may be amazed if the article did well or not.
By using the Buzzsumo extension, you can see how many social shares a given article has as well as their backlinks.
Even you can see all the most popular articles from that website based on social sharing and backlink count.
That will give you a great idea about the type of content you need to start generating.
Extension #6: Meta SEO Inspector
Any kind of errors whether it is big or small can really kill your traffic.
The smallest things that like your meta tags can have a big impact on your rankings, so you have to make sure that they are fully optimized.
Using Meta SEO Inspector, you can quickly see if your meta tags are set up correctly or not.
Extension #7: Check My Links
If you are spending more time doing technical SEO and analyzing your competition, the more link data you have the better. External links aren’t the only ones that can help you to boost your rankings. As well as it is also important to know data on internet links.
Check My Links will give you all of the internal links numbers that you need when you are browsing any page on your site (or your competitors’s). And not only you will see an overview, but you can also get details on the whole page as this extension highlights each link.
Extension #8: PageSpeed Insights
Load time doesn’t only impact your conversions, but it also impacts on your rankings.
Nearly almost 60% of the searches being done from mobile devices, and now load time is more important than ever.
Across the PageSpeed Insights extension, you can quickly see what you need to do to improve your load time on any page on your site. And if you see a score you don’t like, just click “need more” and it will take you to a detailed report that will give you feedback. When you find a lot of errors, then you’ll want to fix them as over time so that it will boost your rankings.
Extension #9: SEO Minion
SEO is one kind of the long game. If you just spend 10 minutes a day making improvements, then it can have a huge impact on your traffic a year down the road. SEO Minion is an easy way to get work done each day. Through SEO Minion, you’ll fix any on your website. In addition, you may use it to find broken links on other websites and then hit them up to replace the broken link to one from your site.
Translating the content into other languages is another way to grow SEO traffic. This extension also breaks down hreflang data, that is needed when you are targeting other regions and languages.
Extension #10: SEOquake
SEOquake is the easiest way to get a detailed overview of your website.The extension provides a detailed overview of things as your Alexa rank, indexing information for Google and Bing as well as your SEMrush rank. From there, you can dive into any specific reports such as a density or diagnosis report.And the density report breaks down the keyword density on any given page. You don’t need to obsess about keyword density. But in general, if you don’t mention a keyword that you want to rank for then chances are you won’t rank for it. And the most useful feature of SEOquake is when you perform a Google search. You’re given information on every site that ranks.
Extension #11: Ninja Outreach
It does not matter how much on-page SEO you do, you won’t rank well if you don’t build any links.
Most of the people hate this part of SEO, but manual outreach is one of the best ways to build links even though it is tedious.
To make it easier is through Ninja Outreach, this extension shows you all of the email addresses associated with a given domain. If you find a relevant site that you want to approach for a backlink opportunity, you can get their contact information through a click of a button and start crafting your custom email.
Extension #12: Keywords Everywhere
This is the most popular extension out there for SEOs. Keywords is great for anyone who is doing keyword research.
After going to Google and type in any keyword that you are interested in going after, Keywords everywhere will show you a laundry list of other related terms that you can go after as well. It is possible to export quickly the list and then compile a master list of keywords that are worth targeting.
Extension #13: Fatrank
It is a bad habit, as SEOs, we all obsess about rankings.
If you want an easy and free way to track your rankings, then just set up a project on Ubersuggest. Another easy solution to see that how you are ranking is by using Fatrank.
All you have to do is- head to your site, click on the Fatrank extension, and type in a keyword to see whether you rank for it or not.
There are a lot of alternatives when it comes to SEO. You just have to find the best ones that work well for you. Select an easy place to start is with the extensions mentioned above. You don’t have to use all of them as it may be little bit overkill. But you can use any one of them or a combination to make sure your site is optimized.