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All the Chrome extensions for SEO you’ll ever need?

Author's avatar By Dave Chaffey 15 Jul, 2010
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Like many I've switched to Chrome as my main browser this year for the speed and stability.

If you haven't made the switch yet, there's almost nothing to stop you now although I'm still missing the SEO Book plug-ins for Firefox, although SEO Quake is an adequate competitor.

I've found great interest in these new tools on my Advanced SEO course, so "due to popular demand" I've created a page of the ones I recommend.  I've started with the simplest ones which marketers on the course might use, onto the more advanced ones for the SEOs.

1. PageRank Status

A simple tool for showing Google PageRank.

2. Nofollow checker

You probably don't need this one if you have some of the other tools like SEO Quake.

3. Web Developer Toolbar - Chris Pederick

Chris developed the excellent developer toolbar for Firefox. The main value of this for SEO is checking for semantic markup of <h1>,<h2>,<h3> - through reviewing many site I find that developers love to plaster containers in sidebars with <Hx> failing to highlight the content that matters to Google. Also strips images and gives easy access to CSS.
4. SEOQuake

The best substitute for SEO Book Firefox tools? Overlays page backlink performance in the Google SERPs and adds a toolbar showing link profile for each site.

5. Chrome SEO

A different style of tool to the others with a useful panel giving access to other tools. If you prefer bookmarklets Dave Naylor's SEO Playground is a good alternative.

6. SEO Site Tools

A complete Swiss Army Knife toolkit including many of the features above. The most valuable feature IMO is it's integration with Google Webmaster Tools, Y! Site Explorer and Google Analytics where it overlays the power of links pulling data from SEOMoz via their API. Also overlays social bookmarking and sharing for a page in GA. Awesome!

Please tell me what I'm missing that I can't get from all the above!

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By Dave Chaffey

Digital strategist Dr Dave Chaffey is co-founder and Content Director of online marketing training platform and publisher Smart Insights. Dave is editor of the 100+ templates, ebooks and courses in the digital marketing resource library created by our team of 25+ digital marketing experts. Our resources are used by our Premium members in more than 100 countries to Plan, Manage and Optimize their digital marketing. Free members can access our free sample templates here. Dave is a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant who is author of 5 bestselling books on digital marketing including Digital Marketing Excellence and Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice. My personal site, DaveChaffey.com, lists my latest Digital marketing and E-commerce books and support materials including a digital marketing glossary. In 2004 he was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of 50 marketing ‘gurus’ worldwide who have helped shape the future of marketing. Please connect on LinkedIn to receive updates or ask me a question.

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