15+ Useful Firefox SEO Tools For Serious Bloggers And Web Designers

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to the strategy of arranging your webpage in a manner that makes it easily discoverable by search engines. This not only allows them to locate your page, but also to read and catalog it at an elevated level, thus driving a higher amount of organic traffic to your site.

So, who should perform SEO for our websites, the web designers or the bloggers? Obviously, SEO should be done by web designers as well as the bloggers. Why did i say so? Web designers should design the page structure so that the page can easily be read and indexed by a search engine while the bloggers should make sure the articles contain keywords that can really generate traffic.

As a blogger or as an SEO Service, you are encouraged to use WordPress as your blogging platform. Why? Because WordPress has a lot of awesome plugins for SEO purpose and it is well-structure for SEO purpose.

Today, we are going to look into 15+ Useful Firefox SEO tools and extensions for bloggers. Web designers who run a blog may also need these tools.

1. SEO for Firefox

SEO for Firefox is definitely the most powerful Firefox SEO plugin. This plugin pulls useful marketing data points and integrates into your search results. For example, it pulls the PR, delicious save counts, Technorati links, Alexa rank, WhoIs information and etc. You can selectively turn it on and off by using the icon at Firefox status bar.
SEO for Firefox

2. SeoQuake

SeoQuake is a program that integrated in Firefox so that users can view a large number of search engine parameters on the fly. It consists of SeoToolbar, Seobar, and output of requested parameters on Search Engine Result Pages.

3. SEO Link Analysis

SEO Link Analysis enriches the link data in Google Webmaster Tools & Yahoo! Site Explorer by showing the PageRank of the linking page, the anchor text and whether the link is followed, nofollowed or no longer exists.
SEO Link Analysis

4. Rank Checker

Rank Checker is another tool from SeoBook. This tool can track and record search engine ranking for a page in Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Live Search. The results are saved in the PC, so users no need to worry about the privacy issue.
Rank Checker

5. LinkDiagnosis Firefox Extension

This plugin allow users to see Google PR and anchor text of every backlink, most popular anchor texts and charts with breakdown of pagerank and link types.

6. Smart PageRank

Smart PageRank is a small, simple yet powerful Firefox extension that gain you quick access to Alexa Rank, Google PR, value, WhoIs and backlinks’ PR of the current page that you are viewing.
Smart PageRank

7. RankQuest SEO Toolbar

The Rankquest SEO Toolbar provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Example of the tools are Validation tools, Content tools, Meta tools, Popularity tools, Search Engine tools and SEM tools.
RankQuest SEO Toolbar

8. Quirk Search Status

SearchStatus is a toolbar extension for Firefox and Mozilla that allows you to see how any and every website in the world is performing. It provide a lot of useful information such as Google PR, Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, mozRank, WhoIs, quick link to robos.txt and sitemap.xml, and etc. You can easily access these information from the Searc Status icon at the status bar.
Quirk Search Status

9. HTML Validator

I had covered this plugin from my previous post about useful Firefox plugins for Web designers and developers. So, why i am saying this plugin is useful for SEO? It is because errors in the HTML structure will affects your page ranking and this tool can helps you to validate those errors. Basically, you should ask your designers to perform validation using this tool before he passes the themes to you.
HTML Validator

10. SEOpen

Provides some basic tools to help with search engine optimization. Including google backlinks, yahoo backlinks, PageRank check, http header viewer, and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using the included toolbar.

11. Google Global Firefox Extension

Google Global Firefox Extension lets users to view organic and paid Google search results as they appear in almost any location on Earth. You can access this tool from the content menu or toolbar.
Google Global Firefox Extension

12. Foxy SEO Tool

Foxy SEO Tool is a free, open-source Firefox add-on that offers tools for search engine optimization (SEO), web traffic and page analysis, for webmasters and web professionals.
Foxy SEO Tool

13. Socialphile

Socialphile Firefox Extension assists users with comfortable searching based on ranking of each search result at social news websites. It allows users to submit search result directly to social news websites. Currently, Socialphile only supports Digg.com, but the developers will add more social news websites in the future.

14. KGen

KGen allows you to get the most important keywords of a webpage. It’s really usefull to analyze the SEO strategy of your competitors or simply know what’s the main subject of a webpage.

15. Niche Watch Tool

Niche Watch Tool gives you backlinks number, indexed pages, keyword occurrences on the page, page rank, all in anchor, all in the title and all in text rank for both domain and webpage information.
Niche Watch Tool

16. User Agent Switcher

User Agent Switcher is a useful Firefox plugin which able to switch the user agent of the browser. Users can use this tool to pretend themselves to be a search engine and see what search engine sees the webpage.
User Agent Switcher

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