Best 15 Free Chrome Extensions Every SEO Specialist Should Be Using

by MihaMU

When you work on your website or for others, or both, the speed and information are crucial. Since you will be working mostly in your browser, you need to automate the workflow and get information immediately.

SEO is all about who has more information and acting fast. These SEO browser extensions are more on the technical side, on-page score, checking redirects and similar frequent activities.

Before using keyword shortcuts to excel in multitasking and increase your productivity, with these SEO extensions, you can get great website insights and accelerate your workflow even more.

But before I officially list these SEO extensions, there’s something you should know.

These tools for SEO aren’t going to do magic tricks for you.

They will only provide amazing clues, predictions and scores, helping you complete tasks much faster that require a lot of manual action, and optimize your working time as an SEO professional should.

They will not turn you into an SEO master or SEO expert over the night.

They are designed just to help you out!

Here is the list:

1. SEOQuake

SEOquake is an easy-to-use browser extension that provides you with tons of useful SEO metrics for every single page (URL) on the internet.

It is one of the best tools to get a quick opinion about how good a website is from an SEO perspective.

2. MOZ Bar

When it comes to link building and page rankings based on backlinks, there is no better free extension than MOZ Bar.

All you need to do is a free account so that you can use it. This extension shows the Domain Authority score (DA) of the domain and the Page Authority score (PA) of the current page (URL).

One of the best features is that it populates the search engine results in real-time with these metrics + the number of backlinks. You can get a clear impression of the backlink profile of a website that is ranking in the search results.

3. Grammarly

A must-have extension for every user that uses a browser for everyday working activities. Even though we think that we are very good at English, while multitasking or getting some things done in a faster way, we usually make grammar and spelling errors.

The point is that at first sight, we are not aware that they exist there but having this extension can save you time and do the correction in real-time.

This is essential when writing a blog post and responding to emails.

4. WooRank

Although Woorank is a paid tool, their free extension functions excellent in the aspect of overall SEO score and suggestions.

The reports show many SEO metrics, including mobile and trust recommendations going more in-depth in some tiny SEO segments which add on the overall score.

5. SimilarWeb

This browser extension has the best traffic predictions for a single website. It may not be correct in total (there is not an online tool that can give you exact metrics of competitor’s traffic), but it is beneficial for sure.

One of the best things in SimilarWeb is the traffic sources report. It contains a comprehensive analysis for each traffic channel sending traffic to the analyzed domain over a select period.

6. SEO Minion

SEO Minion is a fresh new extension that provides lots of SEO metrics for your daily tasks.

This extension works as the all-in-one SEO tool and can help you with the following tasks:

  • On-Page SEO
  • Highlight Links
  • Check Broken Links
  • Hreflang Checker
  • SERP Preview
  • Google search location simulator

7. BuiltWith

This extension is a shorter and instant version of their website. With one click you get sneak peek “under the hood” of any website.

The reports shows the technical specs, hardware and software the website is using like:

  • Content Management System
  • Programming Language
  • Hosting
  • Third-party tools
  • JavaScripts

HINT: Similar to this is Wappalyzer https://www.wappalyzer.com/

8. LinkMiner

With this extension, you can find out more about the links you are checking, their status code and anchor text. It also enables exporting all links from a page, and even display link data next to each link on the page.

LinkMiner can find out how many total or external links are on the page you are currently viewing.

9. Check My Links

Check My Links serves as a link checker and crawls through your webpage looking for broken links.

The extension finds all the links on a web page and checks each one for you. It directly highlights which ones are valid and which ones are broken.

10. User-Agent Switcher for Google Chrome

With this extension, you can easily switch between user-agent strings while viewing a web page. This is a helpful tool for web developers and web designers when optimizing the website for mobile on every single web browser.

For SEOs, there is an option to pick different spider or bot crawlers such as Googlebot, Bingbot and Slurp! (Yahoo’s spider).

11. Redirect Path

This extension serves as HTTP Header & Redirect Checker for SEO specialists. It highlights issues with 301, 302, 404 and 500 HTTP status codes as well as client-side redirects like JavaScript and Meta redirects at a click of a button.

12. Google Lighthouse

A tool developed by Google that helps web developers to measure site performance, speed, best practices, SEO, accessibility, progressive web apps and more.

This tool has always been in the Developer Tools in Chrome under the tab “Audits”, and with just a click, you can run an audit for every given URL.

13. Meta SEO Inspector

The META SEO inspector is an excellent tool for anyone wanting to evaluate metadata and HTML tags on any given page, without viewing the source code.

Information such as the number of characters used within any given page title and meta description are displayed on a panel, which pops up when clicking on the browser extension icon.

The On-Page functionalities of this extension are similar or almost the same as Woorank, SEOquake and SEO Minion.

14. NoFollow

This extension outlines links with and without rel=”nofollow” attribute, external links, and links on pages with noindex and nofollow meta tag.

For someone who is starting in link building or doing an Off-Page audit of a website, this extension is bliss and requires minimum effort.

15. Keywords Everywhere

The keyword research process is critical. This extension eases the way when searching a keyword in real-time and giving you more suggestions around a parent keyword.

There are a few valuable options for how to use this tool and get “exact” data per country.

Recently the “volume” metric become a paid feature, making this extension not so useful.

Wrap up

In the end, you don’t have to have all of these extensions for your workflow to be complete. Just a few of them will be active all the time, and you will use the others by demand or on a click.

Later on, if you get some paid tools, you will probably replace most of these free ones with them.

Still, the best of these will be part of your everyday work even if you get more advanced in the SEO and digital marketing area.

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