Search Engine Optimization, or SEO is the process of structuring your web page so that search engines can reach, read and index your page in a higher ranking and finally bring more organic traffic to you.
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 i said so? Web designers should design the page structure so that the page can easily be read and indexed by search engine while the bloggers should make sure the articles contain keywords that can really generate traffic.
As a blogger, 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 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 integrate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 occurences on the page, page rank, all in anchor, all in title and all in text rank for both domain and webpage information.
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.