An often overlooked treasure trove of SEO tools, Google Chrome has tons of features and extensions that are really helpful for marketers who are looking to optimize their website.
That’s why in this blog post, we will be exploring the various SEO Google Chrome extensions you should have if you’re looking to boost your SEO.
This includes extensions for keyword research and overall SEO analysis, anything that can help you boost your rankings, track performance, and view metrics of your progress.
Without further ado, let’s begin.
Keyword Research Tool Chrome Extension
LiveKeyword is a keyword research tool extension that lets you get your keyword insights without leaving your browser, and most importantly, it’s completely free.
This Chrome extension for keyword research provides you with your keyword’s related keyword and searches along with additional details about the search volume, per click, and competition.
Overall, here are the key features you’ll get access to when you install this useful extension:
- Get related keywords – these are the phrases that people often search for in addition to your main keyword
- Get related searches – these are the searches that are closely related to your main keyword
- Get insight into important keyword data – use the search volume, CPC, and competition to make better keyword research decisions
- Export keywords as CSV – you can easily download a large list of keywords in one go
Also, it doesn’t stop there.
With LiveKeyword, you will also get free access to BiQ Cloud, an SEO suite that has all the search engine optimization tools you need in one place.
Here is an article on how you can use LiveKeyword and BiQ Cloud, side-by-side, to level up your keyword strategy.
Keywords Everywhere is a freemium tool that can help you perform keyword research while you are searching on Google.
With this extension installed, free users can see “related” keywords as well as “people also search for” keywords in widgets on the right-hand side of Google, Bing, and even YouTube.
However, since October 2019, the extension has adopted a pay-as-you-go model where you need to purchase credits in order to see the monthly search volume, CPC, competition, and trend data.
Either way, having Keywords Everywhere is a time saver since you won’t have to spend time searching and copying data from different software and platforms.
Though not to worry, there are plenty of Keywords Everywhere alternatives available now, and LiveKeyword is definitely our choices.
More of a writing assistant tool, TextOptimizer is an extension that analyzes search results for relevant terms and extracts an intent table to suggest other words that you can use in your copy to better match search engine optimization.
The tool is really beginner-friendly and helps writers without the knowledge of SEO to create concise and targeted content that is rich for both readers and search engines.
Rank Tracking Chrome Extensions
A handy extension that allows you to see how rankings vary for a query across different geographies, SEO Search Simulator by Nightwatch lets you simulate unbiased search engine results from any location on Google.
You can use it to easily check on your website or your competitor’s website SERP results from any location and check if a specific URL is ranking in the top 100 results.
Search engine results are dynamic. And when it comes to keeping tabs on your search engine rankings, it can be super meticulous, especially if you are tracking it manually using a spreadsheet.
Alternatively, an easy way to do this is by using SERPTrends SEO.
And how does it work? When you first check the ranking of a website in the search engine, the extension records its current position for the keyword.
Then, if you perform the same search again over time, it will show your ranking movements directly in the SERPs as compared to when you first search it.
This works across Google, Bing, and Yahoo searches. So all you need to do is just search for your keywords and let the extension record everything down for you.
Chrome Extensions for Competitor Research and Analysis
An add-on that helps you access 9 website metrics in one click, the SimilarWeb extension is a helpful tool that lets you get a quick glimpse of the traffic and rank analysis for any website. This includes gaining deep insights into traffic, site time, bounce rates, audiences, and more.
This can be helpful for you to find other related websites, or you can have a view of your competitor’s target audience demographics, the amount of money they spend on paid content, and the locations that their web traffic is coming from.
Just FYI, the tool works by analyzing the clickstream data from tons of internet service providers, client data, and SimilarWeb site crawlers.
SEO Analysis and Website Review by WooRank gives one of the most comprehensive SEO analysis that covers information from website traffic to the technology they are using for the website.
For competitor analysis, you can use the WooRank extension to get the keywords your competitor is targeting as well as how frequently and consistently those keywords are used on their page as compared to your own.
Chrome Extensions for Social Media
A powerful tool that allows you to check the real-time shares and likes for any web pages you visit, BuzzSumo Chrome extension will display the number of engagements for that specific page on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit.
A productivity tool, Planyway is actually a Trello extension that integrates a Gantt chart and calendar to your boards. However, it is hands down the best platform to track and organize your social media calendar and marketing.
Of course, it’s also perfect to manage your content marketing calendar as well as just any projects or team workloads.
Our favorite part is that it also allows you to sync your Google Calendar which automatically considers any upcoming events when you are planning your posting schedule.
Chrome Extensions for Outreach and Building Backlinks
Building high-quality backlinks is an easy task with this extension.
It works by showing you the topical relevance to the source content, its backlink history chart, and more backlink information such as Trust Flow, Citation Flow, and Visibility Flow score which is a fast way to see the strength of any page.
You can find out which backlinks your competitors have and try to get some of those same sites to link back to you.
If you’re looking to strengthen your brand’s presence on Google, one of the methods is to establish outreach. Often, if you want to get in touch with a website owner to write a guest post or make them an offer, you will need one key item and that is their email address.
Thing is, it can be tricky to get this contact information unless you use Hunter’s Chrome extension which lets you immediately find the email addresses behind the websites you’re browsing with just a few clicks.
Chrome Extension for Quick Instant SEO analysis
A free plugin that provides you with key SEO metrics and the basic SEO audit, SEOquake is without doubt one of the most popular Chrome SEO extensions suitable for anyone, regardless of their SEO experience.
With a click of the button, SEOquake can provide you a detailed overview of your website or your competitor’s website which includes information like Alexa ranking to keyword density and deindexing information.
The information also covers critical data of your targeted keyword and a full report of internal and external links of the ranking websites which can let you make important SEO decisions.
However that’s not all you will get when searching with the MozBar, it will also provide you with link metrics including the number of inbound links and linking root domains each ranked page has and by clicking link analysis, you can dive deeper into this data in its tool.
Besides, a less known feature for this extension is that it can also help you with your on-page optimization, where you just have to enter your keyword into the KW page icon and you will get a few fast and quick suggestions.
Miscellaneous SEO tools
An extension offered by Google, Tag Assistant helps to troubleshoot the installation of various Google tags including Google Analytics, Adwords Conversion Tracking, and Google Tag Manager.
All you need to do is just navigate to the page and the tool will tell you which tags are present, report any errors they find and suggest improvements that you should implement.
Watch this video to get a full overview of what Google Tag can do.
Our favorite part is, the tool can record your typical user flow to and through your website and instantly validate, diagnose, and troubleshoot issues you might have with your GA implementation.
Installing this extension can help make sure your SEO campaigns are free from any technical issues and you just have to keep an eye out for any notification error.
Above all, this extension can help you uncover redirect errors which would otherwise be difficult to spot, which is often the cause of why some rankings are dropping without blog post owners knowing why.
Besides, you can also view information for all redirect paths on your pages, including information like the server, modification data, content type, language, and more.
And that’s our list of top 15 recommended SEO Chrome extensions you should install to streamline your SEO needs right into your browser.
However, do note that this list is in no particular order, and it’s best to choose and install what you really need and use on a daily basis, as using too many browser extensions can really slow down your computer.
If anything, we hope that this post has helped you discover an extension or two that you find helpful to boost your productivity.
Whether it is for faster keyword research, or keeping tabs on your SERP results, what is your favorite Chrome extension so far? Or do you have an extension that we have not covered in the list, recommend it down below!
Until next time, always stay hungry and productive.
Updated: 21 July 2021