Every SEO tool is different.
Some provide better keyword data, others provide better connection data, and still others provide better technical advice… To put it another way, there is no such thing as a perfect tool.
But don’t worry; I’m about to make your life a little easier today. Here are 13 free Chrome extensions to help your SEO efforts. What’s great about them is that when you put them all together, you’ll have everything you need.
So here goes.
Extension #1: Keyword Surfer
If you’re using Ubersuggest, Ahrefs, or SEMrush, there’s one thing that all of these tools have in common. You, as a customer, must return to them repeatedly to obtain the keyword data you need. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if you could get keyword and backlink insights right from your Google browser? You can get information from Google’s interface using Keyword Surfer. When you conduct a search for something, you can see both the global and regional search volumes.
You can see how many backlinks each result has if you scroll down a little further, which gives you a rough idea of how many links you’ll need to rank in the top 10.
Extension #2: Moz
Moz invented the domain authority metric. In general, the higher your domain authority, the higher your search engine rankings. Moz developed the Mozbar Chrome extension, which displays the domain authority and page authority for every web page.
While you’re surfing the web and studying potential rivals, this extension can instantly show you how you compare to them, and when you browse their site, you’ll be able to easily spot their most authoritative sites to investigate.
Extension #3: Similar Web
Popularity is all on the internet. We’d all like to see more traffic. While increased traffic does not always imply increased revenue, it does in the majority of cases. Of all the resources available, I’ve discovered that Similar Web provides the most reliable traffic estimates. You can now get traffic data without having to return to their site thanks to the Similar Web extension.
The first thing you’ll notice when you instal this extension is traffic data for the previous six months. The bounce rate, average pages per visit, and visit length are also broken down. You’ll be able to see what countries the tourists are from when you scroll down.
Last but not least, it displays the traffic distribution for each location. Is the site receiving traffic from search engines, social media, referral sites, or even direct traffic?
Extension #4: Redirect Path
Redirect Path isn’t as well-known as some other extensions, but it’s important for technical SEO. Your URLs are going to change as time goes on. This extension will notify you if anything goes wrong, whether it’s because of a new structure or because you’re removing old content and consolidating your sites. You can easily see whether a redirect is broken or working correctly using Redirect Route.
Extension #5: Buzzsumo
If you like Facebook or not, it’s still a popular site with a lot of traffic. When you’re browsing the internet, you’re bound to come across some stories. Some will be on your competitor’s blog, and you will be wondering whether or not the article was effective.
You can see how many social shares and backlinks an article has by using the Buzzsumo extension. You will also see all of the website’s most common articles based on social networking and backlink count. This will give you a clear idea of what kind of content you should start creating.
Extension #6: Meta SEO Inspector
Errors can suffocate your website’s traffic. The smallest details, such as your meta tags, can have a significant effect on your rankings, so make sure they’re completely optimised.
Using Meta SEO Inspector you can quickly see if your meta tags are set up correctly.
It reports errors, as you can see in the screenshot above. As a result of that example, I quickly discovered that one of my pages lacks an open graph meta tag. That means that when people post that page on social media, it can not display properly, resulting in less social media traffic for me.
Extension #7: Check My Links
Similar to the Redirect Path extension, the more connection data you have, the better, so you’ll be spending more time on technological SEO and evaluating the competition. External connections aren’t the only ones that will help you boost your search engine rankings. It’s also crucial to understand data on internal links.
Check My Links When visiting any page on your site (or your competitors’), will provide you with all of the internal connection numbers you need.
Not only can you see an outline, but you’ll also be able to get more information about the whole page since this extension highlights each connection.
Extension #8: Pagespeed Insights
The amount of time it takes for a page to load has an effect on both conversions and rankings. With mobile devices accounting for nearly 60% of all searches, your load time is more critical than ever. You will easily see what you need to do to increase the load time of every page on your web using the Pagespeed Insights extension.
If you don’t like a ranking, simply click “need more,” and you’ll be taken to a comprehensive report with information like this:
When you notice a lot of mistakes, you can correct them because it will improve your rankings over time.
Extension #9: SEO Minion
It’s all about the long game when it comes to SEO. Even if you just spend 10 minutes a day improving your traffic, it can have a significant effect a year later. It’s a simple way to get work done every day. SEO Minion.
Broken ties are one job that I have my team look at on a regular basis using SEO Minion. Any errors on the website should be corrected. You can also use it to locate broken links on other websites and then contact them to get the broken link replaced with one from your site.
Translation of your content into other languages is another way to increase your SEO traffic. This extension also decodes hreflang data, which is essential when targeting different regions and languages.
You’ll be given data on your on-page SEO.
Extension #10: SEOquake
SEOquake is the easiest way to get a detailed overview of your site.
The extension displays information such as your Alexa rank, indexing information for Google and Bing, and your SEMrush rank.
You can then look at particular reports like a density or diagnosis report. The keyword density on any given page is broken down in the density report.
You don’t have to be concerned with keyword density, but if you don’t mention a keyword that you want to rank for, chances are you won’t. On-page SEO elements on any given page are broken down in the diagnosis study.
When you perform a Google search, SEOquake is the most commonly used feature. Any site that ranks is provided to you with details.
Extension #11: Ninja Outreach
You won’t rank well if you don’t create any ties, no matter how much on-page SEO you do. I know you despise this aspect of SEO, but manual outreach is one of the most effective ways to create connections, despite its inconvenient nature. It can be made simpler in a number of ways with Ninja Outreach. TThis extension displays all email addresses associated with a specific domain.
You can get their contact details with a click of a button and start crafting your custom email once you’ve found a relevant site to approach for a backlink opportunity.
Extension #12: Keywords Everywhere
This is possibly the most common SEO extension available.
Keywords Everywhere is a fantastic tool for anyone doing keyword analysis.
Simply go to Google and enter some keyword you’re interested in pursuing. Keywords Everywhere will provide you with a long list of other similar phrases to pursue.
You can easily export the list and use it to build a master list of keywords to aim.
The data is given right inside Google, rather than needing to go to a separate tool, which is one of the advantages of Keywords Anywhere.
Extension #13: Fatrank
Although it is a bad habit, we all obsess about rankings as SEOs. Set up a project on Ubersuggest if you want a fast and free way to track your rankings. Another easy way to see how you’re doing is to use Fatrank.
To see if you rank for a keyword, go to your account, click on the Fatrank extension, and type in the keyword.
It will tell you your exact location if you are in the top 100. If you don’t, it will inform you that you are not in the top 100. After a big Google algorithm update, I use this as a spot check to make sure I’m still doing well.
When it comes to SEO, there are several choices. What you have to do now is figure out which ones work best for you. The extensions I listed earlier are a good place to start. You don’t have to use any of them because it would be excessive… However, you can use either one or a combination of them to ensure that your site is optimised. What have you got to lose? Since they’re free, give them a try.