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10 Helpful Chrome Plugins For SEO
If there is one thing I've come to realise about search engine optimisation it is that for a large percentage of site owners it seems like an initiative shrouded in mystery. Being an SEO myself I'm well aware of the contradicting statements, changing algorithms, bad or outdated practices that have created a barrier for many websites to push through and acquire more organic traffic.
For many who have attempted to take a shot at doing their own SEO it can be tough to get their heads around concepts and if it wasn't the case I think I'd be out of a job. It may sound like a bleak outlook but that doesn't mean you have to leave it up to the experts. There are certain things you can learn very quickly and tools to help you make positive adjustments to your site. So in the interest of faking it till you make it, I decided to share with you 10 tools an SEO shouldn't live without.
Tool number 0 - The Tool for all Tools
There is an SEO joke in that headline for those of you who didn't get it First things first, if you're using IE, Safari, Edge or Firefox, please open Google and search for Google Chrome. If you don't already use Google Chrome, start by downloading it now. Once you're running Chrome you can then visit the Chrome extensions store and get a hold of these 10 plugins that will make browsing your site and competitor sites a more insightful experience.
Price: Moz subscriptions start at $99/month
The MozBar is a Chrome extension that allows SEO marketers to easily get insights about different websites without leaving their web browser. With one click, you can find search ranking and link coding information about all of the search results on a Google results page.
2. Check My Links
Check My Links does what it says it will: It quickly scans web pages and shows you which links are working properly and which are broken. With this extension, marketers can ensure that their own websites are functioning properly for their visitors. Additionally, marketers can check for broken backlinks to their content on other websites to build backlinks to their content and increase their domain authority.
NoFollow quickly indexes web pages and identifies links that are coded with the
Impactana’s Chrome toolbar offers a wealth of SEO, social media, and content marketing information about any web page. Its two biggest metrics are “Buzz,” which measures a website’s reach on social media, and “Impact,” which measures SEO metrics such as clickthrough rate, backlinks, and time on page. It also shares details like author and publisher contact information that are useful for PR professionals.
Canonical shows you, if you're pages, have canonical tags and where the tags link to in an instant. Perfect for issues regarding duplication and pagination issues that may be plaguing your site.
6. Hreflang Tag Checker
Hreflang tag does exactly as the name implies. It gives you an instant review of your hreflang tags if you're running a multi-regional site. Google stated that 75% of hreflang tags are implemented incorrectly, making this plugin a must for international sites.
7. Keywords Everywhere - Keyword Tool
9. Redirect Path
10. Similar Sites
Similar Site, as the name implies finds similar sites. While on any website, Click on the SimilarSites Icon directly next to your search bar, and get 10 Similar Sites results to the websites you checking. Perfect for competitor analysis or building outreach lists.
Surf the web like an SEO
Now that I've given you the tools to be your sites very own SEO, use the tools, play around with their functionality and if you have any questions on how to use these tools, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.
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