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Anywhere I Chrome: Handy Browser Extensions for SEO

13 September 2012 BY

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We all love a good tool now don’t we? Anything to make life easier and our work rate more efficient. When it comes to tools for SEO and related online disciplines it can be extra useful to have these tools to hand as browser extensions.

So if you’re still fannying around in Firefox or Opera (dems jokes – cc Hannah Smith) then here’s a list of useful Chrome extensions that we like to use at theMediaFlow.


SEO Site Tools

All you have ever needed in a comprehensive site tool plus a few other things you don’t really need nowadays, but let’s not split hairs. Also includes social shares and suchlike which can be quite handy for AW12.

Go Tooling 

 

Google Global

Handy little tool to search Google as if by magic from different countries, which is perfect if you just need a couple of local queries hand-checked and save you looking like a billy-no proxies.

Go Tooling

 

Ghostery

Okay, so it’s not *really* SEO but this awesome little extension-job tells you the cookies that drop as you visit a page; which is invaluable if you find you’re advising clients on the EU Cookie Directive in a kind of “which does not constitute legal advice” way.

Also I have a BIG THING for adding “ery” to the end of mono-syllabic nouns as it makes everything better. Try it: “chipsery,” “ginery,” “sexery,” “ryan goslingery”.

Go Tooling

 

Ayima Redirect Path

I like Ayima. I think they need their own theme tune, but let’s not let that detract from this nice and simple header-check. It tells you when a page you are on redirects you (which you might not notice) and gives a header indicator.

Go Tooling

PageRank Display

Yeah PageRank, whatevs… but we still like to know. Admit it. So do you.

Go Tooling

 

NoFollow

Highlights where the link attribute rel=nofollow is used.

Go Tooling

 

SocialBro

Actually an app rather than extension but once synced, has a wealth of information about your Twitter account. It facilitates far more analysis than Twitter on the web or other desktop clients I have come across.

Go Tooling

 

Firebug Lite

Some useful little features like inspect HTML elements on mouseover.

Go Tooling

 

Web Developer

Adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.
Go Tooling

 

Number Search Engine Results

Supposed to do what it says on the tin, but doesn’t always work of late. Give it a go and you can always uninstall if it won’t perform.

Go Tooling

 

AUTHORED BY:
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Nichola Stott is owner and co-founder of theMediaFlow; online revenue optimisation and audience services (including SEO, SEM and SMM). Prior to founding theMediaFlow, Nichola spent four years at Yahoo! as head of UK commercial search partners.
  • http://www.barryadams.co.uk/ Barry Adams

    If I can add one that I use so often and is so amazingly useful that I feel I should name my first-born after its developers: Screen Capture.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cpngackimfmofbokmjmljamhdncknpmg

    At the simplest level it just allows you to do screengrabs. The beauty of it is that its keyboard shortcuts work when you have Chrome open, but you’re looking at a different programme altogether. That means you can screengrab literally anything on your screen, at any time.

    It’s awesomeness incarnate.

    • http://www.thedan1984.com/ Dan

      Let me jump in here and add my input to it. Get Pixlr Grabber. You can get the WHOLE site you’re on, just your screen, or just a specific selection.

      It will auto-upload the image to the web for you (no account needed) for easy sharing. You can also directly import it into Pixlr Editor, a web-based photo editor very similar to PhotoShop

    • http://www.themediaflow.com/ Peter Handley

      I love that one too Barry!

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Use Google Translate to bypass a paywall...

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Type the page into Google translate (replace the example with the page you want):

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