Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a very important aspect of a webmasters day to day activity on today's Internet. SEO refers to all methods that increase a website's or page's visibility on a search engine's result pages.
This includes optimizing content on the website, for instance by updating it, moving elements around, or removing certain things. Another aspect involves monitoring of the site or competing sites, optimizing the performance and loading time, being active on social media sites and other related sites, or link building.
New websites are not found by default and SEO, done knowingly or not, helps increase a website's visibility. While SEO is not everything, it often means the difference between receiving a trickle of visitors if at all, and lots of visitors.
All methods that improve the visibility of a website fall into the SEO category regardless of whether they are on-page or off-page optimizations.
SEO Tools help webmasters and Internet marketers in the process. They provide many features that can also be handled manually but time constraints usually make these tools a better choice.
Search Engine Optimization extensions for Firefox handle many tasks for the webmaster. Tasks range from displaying information about a website like its Pagerank, Alexarank or backlinks, over the IP address, domain age, country the web server is hosted in, directory listings to website validations and keywords.
The following ten tools are SEO extensions for the Firefox web browser.
Note: All extensions without links are no longer compatible with recent versions of the Firefox browser. While most are still compatible, you may experience issues with some tools they offer depending on when these add-ons have been last updated.
General Purpose SEO Extensions:
SEO Quake offers two features: first a SEO toolbar that displays information about every website opened in the browser, and integration of information in major search engines like Google or Bing. The latter displays relevant information such as the page's Alexa rank listed by the search engine.
The extension displays the Google Pagerank, indexation in Google, Bing and Yahoo, Alexarank, domain age and links that point to other pages on the same domain and external domains. Lots of information that can be very useful for Search Engine Optimization.
Webmasters should make sure to only turn on the extension when they need it as it can lead to a temporary Google Ban because of all the connections that it establishes in a short amount of time.
Sen Seo is an add-on that integrates itself into the Firebug web development add-on. It analyzes the on-page factors of a website to provide the webmaster with information about optimizations that can be done on the page to improve the page's visibility.
It analyzes for instance the title, meta tags, page content or domain and provides suggestions on how to improve those factors.
A lightweight add-on that places two elements in a Firefox toolbar. These elements display a website's Pagerank and Alexarank. The add-on offers additional information in its menu including website whois information or backlink checks.
Adds a context menu with many options related to SEO. These includg checking backlinks using various search engines, cached pages, Pagerank, Alexarank, keyword density and more. The options look very similar to the ones provided by SEO Status.
Web Page SEO Analysis Tool
This extension can be used to perform a basic analysis of a page. Information that are displayed include general status, meta tags listing, meta tags analysis, the pages displayed within search engine results, keywords found in the anchor tags, keywords found in the image "alt" attribute text, keywords found on the page, URLs found in the page, headers returned from the server.
A toolbar that provides links to many information about a website. From keyword research to network information, backlinks and Pagerank. Definitely one of the most extensive SEO extensions for Firefox.
A toolbar that displays the following information: Google Pagerank, Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, Quantcast Rank, Pages indexed in Google, Pages indexed in Bing, Pages indexed in Yahoo.
The SEO Toolbar shows PageRank, Alexa Rank, Popularity Index Rank for any website you visit on the one toolbar. Other SEO features include Search Engine view, server header view, Wayback Machine button and links to many SEO forums and websites.
This Firefox extension helps to get synonyms for keywords for Latent Semantic Indexing. Search engines use synonyms in their relevancy calculations.
A Firefox extension that simply manages and monitors your Google personalized search results. This plug-in is designed to allow SEOs to easily and automatically opt out of Google personalized search when signed out of their Google account.
A complex extension for search engine marketing with the following core features:
There is also another tool which currently displays an error message when you are trying to access the page on the Mozilla website.
It is called Search Status. The extension displays the Pagerank, Alexarank, Compete and mozRank in a Firefox toolbar. It can be installed by visiting the search results page for SEO at Mozilla and clicking on the Install Addon button next to the add-on (after scrolling down to locate it).
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