Some have better keyword data, others have better link data,
others give better technical suggestions… in other words, there is no
And I really mean that, even though I created Ubersuggest for you.
Plus paying for a handful of SEO tools can be expensive and
But don’t worry, because today, I’m about to make your life a bit easier. Here are 13 free chrome extensions that will help you with your SEO.
What’s beautiful is that when you combine them all, you’ll have everything you need.
So here goes.
Extension #1: Keyword Surfer
It doesn’t matter if you use Ubersuggest, Ahrefs, or SEMrush…
there is one thing that all of those tools have in common.
You as a user have to keep going back to them to get the
keyword data you need.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you can get keyword insights and some backlink insights right in your Google browser?
With Keyword Surfer, you can get insights through Google’s interface. So, when you do a search for anything, you see the global search volume as well as the volume within your region.
On top of that, you’ll see a list of suggestions and search volume in the sidebar.
And if you scroll down a bit more you’ll see how many backlinks
each result has, which gives you a rough idea of how many links you need to
rank in the top 10.
Extension #2: Moz
Domain authority is a metric made up by Moz. Generally speaking, the higher your domain authority, the higher your rankings are.
Moz created a Chrome extension called Mozbar
that tells you the domain authority and page authority for any page on the web.
This extension is handy when you are browsing the web and
researching any potential competitors as it will quickly show you how you stack
up to them and as you are going through their site you can easily spot their
most authoritative pages that you need to analyze.
Extension #3: Similar Web
On the web, popularity is everything. We all want more
Although more traffic doesn’t always mean more revenue, in
most cases it does.
Out of all the tools out there, I’ve found that Similar Web
gives the most accurate traffic estimations compared to anyone else.
The first thing you can see with this extension is traffic
data for the last 6 months. It even breaks down the bounce rate, average pages
per visit, and visit duration.
And as you scroll down you’ll be able to see what countries the
visitors are coming from.
Last, but not least, it shows you the traffic makeup for each site as well. Is the traffic coming from search engines, social media, referral sources, or even direct traffic to the site?
Extension #4: Redirect Path
Redirect Path isn’t as well-known of an extension, but when you are doing technical SEO it is a must.
As time goes on, your URLs are going to change. Whether that is from a new structure or if you are deleting old content and consolidating your pages, this extension will tell you when something goes wrong.
Through Redirect Path, you can quickly see if a redirect is broken or working correctly.
Extension #5: Buzzsumo
Whether you love or hate Facebook, it’s still a popular site
that can drive a lot of traffic.
As you are surfing the web, you’ll naturally end up reading some articles. Some of them will be on your competitor’s site and you may be wondering if the article did well or not.
Using the Buzzsumo extension, you can see how many social shares a given article has as well as their backlinks.
You can even see all the most popular articles from that website based on social sharing and backlink count.
This will give you a good idea about the type of content you need to start producing.
Extension #6: Meta SEO Inspector
Errors can really kill your traffic.
The smallest things like your meta tags can have a big impact on your rankings, so you’ll want to make sure they are fully optimized.
As you can see from the screenshot above, it reports errors.
With that example, I quickly learned that one of my pages doesn’t have an open graph meta tag. That means that when people share that page on the social web, it may not show up correctly, meaning I won’t get as much social media traffic.
Extension #7: Check My Links
Similar to the Redirect Path extension as you are spending more time doing technical SEO and analyzing your competition, the more link data you have the better.
And external links aren’t the only ones that can help boost
Knowing data on internal links is important as well.
My Links will give you all of the internal links numbers you need when
browsing any page on your site (or your competition’s).
And not only will you see an overview, but you can also get
details on the whole page as this extension highlights each link.
Extension #8: Pagespeed Insights
Load time doesn’t just impact conversions, it also impacts your rankings.