No matter what web host you decide to go with, you will still have to use an internet browser to sign in to your website. Are you using Google Chrome as your main browser? If so, ensure your SEO is up-to-date at all times by installing SEO Google Chrome extensions that provide built-in SEO support.
Consistently featured on similar lists, Mozbar allows you to get a better sense of how pages are ranked and also lets you compare metrics with other websites and create custom searches. Created by Moz, this extension has been around for quite some time. Experts and Novices alike swear by this tool. Download Mozbar FREE here
#2: Google Analytics URL Builder
The Google Analytics URL builder is a powerful tool that allows you to quickly track your Analytics campaigns. Automatically generate campaigns URLs based on your current URL. If you don't consider yourself an organized persona, this extension will be extremely helpful. Download the URL builder here
There are many URL shorteners available to use. However, we think that Bit.ly has proven over and over again to be a consistent and effective tool. Short slugs are an automatic SEO booster, so we strongly suggest adding a URL shortening extension
to your Chrome browser. It's easy to use and even allows you to keep track of all your stats.
#4: Eye Dropper
This is the web! White isn't necessarily white, and black isn't really pure black and there are a million different shades of red, blue, and yellow in between. Judging colour by eye is a terrible idea for a few reasons. First of all, your eyes may not be able to distinguish ever-so-slight colour variations. And second of all, the brightness and tint of your computer screen can play tricks on you. What may look green on your screen might actually be black. So, if you want a tool that can identify the exact colour code of any page, add Eye Dropper
to your browser.
SEOquake is one of the most powerful SEO tools you can use to get a better glimpse of your search engine result page (SERP) rankings. This popular Chrome extension allows you to review all the key metrics and export them to an Excel file. Important metrics include keyword density and internal/external links. It also allows you to run a complete SEO audit, set up parameters, and check your social statistics. And of course, it's absolutely free! Download SEOquake here
#6: Page Load Time
One of the factors that greatly affects your SEO is your page load time. If your page doesn't load in a single second, users won't wait around, they'll simply move on to something else. The aptly named Page Load Time extension allows you to quickly find out what pages aren't loading quickly so that you can immediately remedy the situation. There are many reasons why a page isn't loading, but if you want to speed up your mobile loads, make sure your site has enabled Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMPs. Add the Page Load Time extension here
More than just a funny name. Buzzsumo is a well-liked tool that allows you to quickly discover the most popular searches. Everything that's trending at any moment will be revealed to you at the click of a button. Learn how users are engaged with a particular link to any topic you choose. To download this extension for free, click here.
#8: Redirect Path
You don't want your users to fall into a redirect trap. Redirects cause problems, especially if they're not regularly maintained, which can greatly affect your SEO. The best way to stay on top of your 301, 302, 404 and 500 HTTP Status Codes is to add the Redirect Path Google Chrome extensions, which automatically flags these pages, allowing you to catch any problems. Get the Redirect Path extension here
#9: SEO Site Tools
This might be the heftiest tool on this list. Even the mightest SEO companies out there use SEO Site Tools. In fact, it's one of the reasons many users switch to Chrome. What it does is gather important data and key metrics from websites like Google, Twitter, Alexa, and Facebook (to name only a few) to show you in-depth data about the particular website. Find out everything you need to know about a website's backlinks, traffic stats, caches, and more! Get the extension here
#10: Check My Links
Check my Links is simple but useful. Broken links can affect your SEO and SERP ranking, so it's important to ensure that every single link on your website isn't a dead end. Check my Links automatically shows you all the links on a given page and highlights broken links. Add the extension to Chrome here
When You Need More than Google Chrome
Browser extensions are excellent tools for website builders or SEO experts, but they can be absolutely useless if you don't know what you're doing. Extensions only give you the information, but if you aren't sure how to improve your SEO with the reports you receive, your page will still be stuck. We'd like to think that we're better than Google Chrome! Awkward Media has a wealth of experience building beautiful and responsive websites that are optimized using the latest SEO
standards. Contact us today
to find out how we can help you turn your website into pure gold.