//7 Essential browser extensions and plug-ins for SEO by @beanstalkim

7 Essential browser extensions and plug-ins for SEO by @beanstalkim

 

 

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The vast majority of people use a browser to access the web.

But most SEO professionals push it further and use these same browsers to do a lot more. ]

In fact, some of the most important tools in my arsenal are my browser and extensions.

So, let's dive in and see what we can do with it. And the best part is that they are all free.

1. Phantom Navigator

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Ghost Browser is build on Chrome so all that is available to you is available in Ghost Browser … and Moreover.

The reason I switched to Ghost Browser is for what they call "sessions".

A session is essentially a new instance of Chrome that works in new windows or even in tabs.

In the image above, you will see four tabs of different colors, each with a different site.

Each of these colors represents a session and they are independent, which is why one of them is not connected. one can be connected and another from another location.

You can run multiple tabs for each session.

So, for example, I can You logged in to a session as me to manage an AdWords campaign, but you also logged in through a different account to access customer analytics and the console search (where they are not controlled by the same account).

session can be used to log in to different social accounts, etc.

Ghost Browser also has tasks. For the most part, you can save tab sets with their connection status as a project without having to log in or log out or open all the different tab sets that you probably regularly make to whenever you need to access it.

This version supports three sessions at a time – so it's three times the size of the one you're currently working with.

There is a pro version. I find that the investment according to my use is worth it, but you will not do it.

In any case, after using the free version for a while, you will wonder how you could have survived without it.

Note: I've also tackled Ghost Browser in my article on Non-SEO Tools for SEO .

2. Chrome development tools

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This Chrome-integrated tool is accessible through Menu> Other Tools> Development Tools

The most common task for which I use it is code lookup, element size determination, and troubleshooting. Above image, the tool allows you to hover over and select an item on a given web page and display its code and (in this case) the calculated output characteristics.

You can even adjust the code in development tools to see how it will be rendered before making changes to the live site. You can do this on the computer's website or configure the rendering of the page as it would on many popular mobile devices.

This is not the most advanced feature of its features, which includes various speeds, security and troubleshooting. capacities ranging from the generation of waterfall time load resources to the indication of resources that slow down the load of the site.

The advantage of all this compared to some other online tools that you could use?

The results are in the real world.

You see that the resources loaded have an impact on your browser.

Read the tool's page and explore it.

When you know what data you have access to, you know where to look when you need answers to related questions.

3. Quake SEO

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SEO Quake is a classic among the extensions and plugins used by SEO pros – and for a good reason.

Essentially, SEO Quake gives quick access to a set of data that we all want.

On a given web page, just click to display the metrics to view the list of backlink data, cache dates, indexing information, and more.

With just a few extra clicks, you access internal and external backlink data, keyword density information (if you're interested), and a ton of information about the keywords. use of the schema, title tags, metas and more.

SEO Quake does not replace the auditing and site analysis tools, but is an excellent snapshot of the information of a page.

Perfect when you just have a limited amount of information or be on a phone call and get some basic indicators.

It is even possible to communicate with SEMrush for basic traffic statistics, which is useful for finding competitors, especially when content strategies.

4. User-user switch

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The Essential User-Agent Switcher is exactly what it looks like: an easy-to-configure plug-in that swaps the user agent information sent allowing you to view a site under another browser or bot.

I do not do not count the number Sometimes I used it to solve analytical problems or to discover differences in how don t Googlebot displays a page relative to a browser.

Obviously, it can also be helpful to determine how a site will be loaded with different browsers or running. systems too.

5. Tag Wizard

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Google Tag Assistant is an extremely useful tool, especially for those who use Google Tag Manager.

It can also be useful when you simply need to identify problems related to analysis or other tracking codes (AdWords, etc.)

The icon corresponding to the extension changes color depending on whether or not there are problems, and takes note when the user clicks on it.

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The search engine log receives the green light, as shown above, but warnings and errors are reported when there are duplicate or empty tags or unconfigured tags correctly.

Tag Assistant also reports duplication problems or code analysis.

It allows you to easily record a session allowing you to navigate the paths of your site (or other). er) then reread the recording to find the errors and problems.

This is a valuable troubleshooting tool in a large number of scenarios.

Here is the video of Google describing some of its essential features:

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6. View the title tag

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You can move it to any corner of the browser and the red text indicates where it is likely to be cut in the search results.

It is useful to quickly consult the sites of competitors. make their title beyond the short snippet that would appear in the tab and without displaying the source or opening the development tools.

This plugin is also useful when you are browsing on your own site, highlighting where your title might be. too long.

7. Control of the ghost proxy

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Basically, you can add your proxies and access them easily via the extension.

] One of the great benefits of the Ghost Browser combo and Ghost Proxy Control is that you can load different proxy in a different session and have a tab for each location.

J & # 39; I found this extremely useful for side-by-side checking of the SERP results from various locations and being able to display them simultaneously.

This is particularly interesting for local SEO.

The ability to check not just rankings of different places but easily compare the differences in presentation.

The control allows a proxy to be assigned to a single tab or an entire session (indicated by multiple tabs of the same color).

Although the extension is free, proxies are generally not.

Although free proxies are available, I pay around $ 20 a month for 10 dedicated proxy servers.

Conclusion

There are definitely more browser extensions and plugins than what I've included in this list of essentials.

However, most of these applications require subscriptions, are too similar to those noted above, or do not apply to the tasks of virtually every SEO professional I know .

For example, Moz and Buzzsumo have excellent extensions. But they can be quite frustrating if you do not have a paid subscription.

Image Credits

Screenshots taken by Dave Davies, February 2018