Every online blogger or digital marketer understands the importance of SEO. It is one of the most important key aspects to rank your business or articles or blog posts in the most popular search engines, like Google, Bing, etc. There are so many free keyword research tools for SEO available on the market, you can use one of them to audit your site, check backlinks, meta tags, and ranking keywords in search engines, and even sneak out competitors’ SEO strategies. However, if you are using the Google Chrome browser, these things can be done using extensions only. There are thousands of Chrome extensions available for SEO and finding the perfect one can be really hard. So, to save your time and effort, here we are providing the 11 best Google Chrome extensions for SEO to improve website rankings in search engines.
11 Best Google Chrome Extensions For SEO
- SEO Minion
- Keywords Everywhere
- SEO Meta inspector
- Ahrefs SEO Toolbar
- Similar Web
- Redirect Path
- Pagespeed Insight
- Pingdom tools
We will go through each extension and explore them deeply.
Extension #1 SEO Minion
The SEO Minion Chrome extension is a must-have for any SEO professional. It’s really easy to use, and it has a lot of great features that are perfect for anyone who wants to optimize their website or blog.
The extension is designed to help you with the most important aspects of search engine optimization. It provides information about your site’s ranking, keyword searches, and competitor rankings. You can also get suggestions on how to improve your site’s ranking in Google’s search results pages by following the tips provided by the extension.
The SEO Minion Chrome extension also includes a backlink checker that will show you all of your backlinks in one place so that you can see which sites are linking to yours and which sites could be linking but aren’t yet doing
Extension #2 MozBar
MozBar is a very popular SEO extension for Chrome for years. It provides some useful stats about your website including domain authority, page authority, spam score, backlinks, and more. You can analyze website’s backlinks and ranking and export them as CSV files to your computer. Along with that, there are four premium plans available with each unique tools & features that you don’t get for free. You can install this extension from here.
Extension #3 Keywords Everywhere
In my previous article, we already have talked about how to write an SEO-friendly article for WordPress or Blogger. If you still haven’t read that article, click on that link and read from there.
Coming to the main topic, Keywords Everywhere is a great Google Chrome add-on for finding out deep information about keywords such as monthly search volumes, related keywords, cost per click (CPC), and trends in keywords. However, the extensions is not 100% free. At some point, you will need to purchase credits to find out the keywords information. You can get 100,000 credits for $10 and with each credit you can check info about 1 keyword.
Using this keyword tool you can easily identify the best suitable keywords for your article without leaving the current browser tab. Also, you can find some other relevant information about your page by analyzing a page’s HTML.
Extension #4 Ubersuggest
Ubersuggest, in my opinion, is one of the best Google Chrome extensions for SEO by Neil Patel. It’s all in one SEO tool. It is capable of auditing a website and finding out relevant information. On top of that, it measures keywords monthly searches, cost per click, website’s traffic over a month, domain score, and more right into the Google search engine.
Extension #5 SEO Meta inspector
SEO Meta tags are some important HTML tags that eventually increase the overall SEO score points of your website. SEO Meta inspector is a very useful SEO Chrome extension that inspects all important HTML elements from a web page and represents missing meta tags on a dashboard. Also, it scans the structured schema and microdata with other errors.
Extension #6 Ahref SEO Toolbar
Ahref SEO toolbar designed by Ahref itself is a combination of multiple tools. It is used to audit websites and analyze their SEO health. Along with that, Ahref shows the backlinks, keywords, and other SEO stuff of your website. It works the same as the Ubersuggest but has more tools to work with.
Extension #7 Hunter
Hunter is a very popular freemium Google Chrome extension among all email marketers. It helps to analyze & trace all email addresses associated with a web page or website. However, to use this plugin you must have to sign up first with your business email address. It’s free as long as you don’t use all the given 50 credits on the account. After that, you will need to purchase the premium plans.
Extension #8 SimilarWeb
Like other SEO Chrome extensions, SimilarWeb is another tool that analyzes website traffic and other metrics of a website. It also calculates bounce rate, pages per month, monthly visitors, along with traffic source. You can get more insights with SimilarWeb Pro. It’s overall useful for everyone.
Extension #9 Redirect Path
It’s better for SEO to check your website behavior and monitor URL redirections. Redirect Path flags up 301, 302, 404, and 500 HTTP Status Codes when your website performs a redirection to another URL path. If any web page redirects to the wrong page you can easily identify & solve that. Also, it displays server types and caching headers as well.
Extension #10 PageSpeed Insight
Though you test your page speed using the Google pagespeed testing tool. PageSpeed Insight extension offers a similar feature without going to the next tab. The extension scans your website page and displays the page speed score on the current tab. Click on see more to check detailed reports for Mobile & Desktop.
Extension #11 Pingdom Tools
The visitor to your website likes a fast-loading interactive site since website speed is considered as the most important SEO factor. Pingdom Tools is another page speed testing extension for the Chrome browser that you can use to test your website speed score.
Extension #12 Check My Links
A lot of 404 errors on your website can cause a bad SEO effect. Check My Links extension checks every link associated with a web page and displays all the links data such as Valid Links, Invalid Links, Redirecting Links, etc.
Extension #13 SERP Trends
SERP Trend is a lightweight SEO extension that measures the trend of website URLs and displays what’s going on with your web page in a search engine. For example, if a web page goes up or down in a search engine, it will show you directly in your search engine. It works in almost every search engine including Google.
You can use these Chrome extensions for SEO to increase your on-page SEO, measure your site SEO score, etc. I hope this article helps you to find a better SEO extension. By the way, Ubersuggest & SimilarWeb would be my best combination. Let me know your choice in the comment box.
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