Your Little Warcgest of SEO Tools for Firefox
Plug-ins may not be the exclusive province of Firefox alone anymore now that Chrome and Internet Explorer have them as well. But Firefox certainly does have an impressive array of plug-ins in variety no other browser does. But it isn’t just people who like to download YouTube videos, play games and organize the photos on Firefox who use these. If you have an abiding interest in SEO, Firefox really is the browser for you – so varied and comprehensive are the SEO tools that you get among the add-ons there are. Let’s look at a few of them.
SEO for Firefox is one is the most established add-on favorites on Firefox for things of this kind. When you search on Google, you get a bunch of great insightful information with this plug-in. You can see how old a site is, it’s PageRank, the Yahoo links on it; it also gives you access to SEO X-ray. This feature allows you to take a look at the meta-information on a website, the H-tags and all the links.
Rank Checker and Search Status are two more great SEO tools to have on Firefox. If what you’re interested in is getting a fast-ranking update, this tool will do it for you. And you can get your results in the form of a CSV document to view outside of the browser as well. Search Status allows you to bypass thr Google toolbar to take a look at the PageRank of the page. You can also get page ranks according to Alexa Rank, Moz Rank and Complete Rank – all in your status bar.
SEO Link Analysis is one of the workhorses any SEO enthusiast has in his toolbox. When you enter your Google Webmaster account or Yahoo site Explorer and search for some back links with this tool, you see more than just the sites that link back. You see the anchor text and the page rank of whatever website is linking back. If the link has a no follow attribute, you get to see that as well. If you are paranoid and always need to keep tabs on the competition, this is the tool for you.
And finally, while Firebug was a tool that was really created for web designers, it doesn’t offer some special SEO features as well and belongs in your chest of SEO tools. The thing is, SEO isn’t always just about finding out ways to tweak a website to make it Google-friendly. It can also be about fixing web development issues that may be holding a website back. Firebug allows you to put a website through a tooth comb and find elements of the HTML or CSS that causes problems. Once you find problems, Firebug also allows you to make changes and view them in real-time.