Content writing for a website always needs a holistic approach to reap all benefits. Besides writing only organic content, writers must also pay attention to the search engine’s algorithm and the user’s interest. There is a multitude of tools available online to assist writers in unleashing both above-stated purposes. Among these numerous tools, here we have outlined the 10 best Chrome extensions for SEO.
TextOptimizer is a writing tool designed to analyze search results for relevant terms. It lets you optimize your content for both search engines, i.e., Google and Bing. TextOptimizer scores your text on an SEO scale of 0-100. It pulls data from intent tables to suggest keywords you could use in your copy to better match the search engine’s expectations. Using the latest technology in Neural Networks and Semantic Analysis, this tool helps you to optimize your content for the best search engine results.
2. Google Lighthouse
Lighthouse is an open-source and automated Chrome extension that helps you to optimize your web applications. This tool evaluates your page and suggests improvements relating to performance and accessibility. It suggests the developer’s best practices related to SEO. After auditing a page, Lighthouse runs a series of tests on it and then generates a report detailing how much SEO-friendly your web app really is. In this way, you can use failing tests as indicators of what needs to be improved in your app.
3. NoFollow Simple
NoFollow Simple, a lightweight extension for simply displays the nofollow links on the web page. This extension outlines all nofollow links, whether it’s a new UGC, sponsored link on a webpage, or in a linked image. The extension is very easy to use, and it does not come with any change in settings. We have found it extremely useful for link prospecting.
SimilarWeb will analyze traffic sources, keyword rankings, calculate traffic, and other key stats for any functional website. It helps you find where do all the website visitors come from?
At a glance, you can see the Top 5 Countries and the percentage of visits the website receives each month. This extension provides detailed insights into direct traffic, search traffic, email traffic, social traffic, referral traffic, and display traffic so that you can understand how traffic reaches your site. We find it very helpful when assessing link opportunities.
The MozBar extension has been widely used to check Moz metrics for any web page, including Domain Authority, Page Authority, and Spam Score. It provides information about page elements, general attributes, markup, and HTTP status. Your SERP analysis details can be exported into a CSV file. This tool shows the keyword difficulty score of any SERP on their own SERP in real-time.
It allows you to drill down into the page and SERP analysis data, including root domain and subdomain links, unlimited Open Site Explorer reports, and more. Additionally, you can build custom searches, check on-page issues, get SERPs from Google, and more.
6. SEO Minion
All-in-one tool that analyzes on-page SEO, checks broken links, lets you see Google SERP preview, and works with Google location simulators. You can use the SEO Minion to complete tasks like On-Page SEO analysis, Broken Link Checking, Seo Preview, and more. One thing that can save you a lot of time is the ability to compare SEO rankings for two different countries. The Hreflang Checker verifies that the hreflang tag is valid, as well as whether return tags have been added.
With this extension, you can check to see how many SEO issues are on a page and investigate further. SEOInfo detects SEO-related errors on your website automatically. Examples include invalid canonical, hreflang, AMP version, and structured data. The performance and SEO information on the current page is displayed at a click of a button.
The extension includes SEO checks and AMP validation. Using a single click, this information can be saved from one tab to another for printing or archiving. It also features Google’s Pagespeed Insights API and a built-in Audit module. The SEO audit looks at meta tags, canonicals, indexability, Open Graph tags, structured data, hreflangs, page speed, and more.
8. Free Backlink Checker by LRT
Although it has the name “Incoming Link Checker,” it has nothing to do with incoming/inbound links. It actually carries out an analysis of a webpage’s outgoing links. Broken links are displayed in red, while live links are shown in green. In contrast to many broken link checkers, this one allows you to increase the delay between link requests to aid in slower page analysis.
As a result, false positives are reduced by server protection.
To analyze links in detail, you can export all links on the page to CSV or XLSX files, with their anchor text, HTTP status, and “rel” attribute, using the tool.
9. Redirect Path
Whether you’re moving to a new site structure or updating content, this extension will let you know when something goes wrong because, over time, your URLs need to change. With Redirect Path, you can quickly determine if a redirect is functioning correctly or not.
Although many people deny the impact of social media, especially Facebook, nevertheless it is a popular site that still attracts a lot of traffic.
While surfing the web, you’ll inevitably have to run into a few articles. You may be wondering which works well in terms of SEO because some will show up on your competitor’s site.
By using the Buzzsumo extension, you can view backlinks count for each URL, as well as who shared the page on Twitter and easily share content via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
You will get a better idea about what type of content you need to start producing from that point on. Also, you can find all data based on social sharing and the backlink count of all the most popular articles on that website.
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