Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Four SEO Firefox Extensions: Optimize your Website!

Successful Search Engine optimization (SEO) often requires knowledge about how a particular website is performing within the context of search engine algorithms and rankings. In terms of earning money online, SEO is important because it increases the total quality and number of visitors from Search Engines by improving the position of a site's listing on specific search engine results page (SERP). More web traffic equals to more definite ad views, possible ad clicks as well as affiliate or product sales.

For bloggers or webmasters who run their own SEO campaigns, SEO toolbars can be very helpful in determining the value of link exchanges as well as other important factors such as keyword density and backlink popularity. Here's a short list of the four must-have SEO extensions for the Firefox browser.

Firefox you say? Don't you have anything for us Internet Explorer faithfuls? Aye, we do. Of the four extensions below, note that RankQuest and SearchStatus are available for both Firefox and IE fans. However, if you ever get the urge to try the very awesome and sexy Firefox browser, click on the button below to get more info and to install it for free.

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.


I've tried SEOpen for a while and I especially like the right-click option to access the SE tools. It even includes an option to translate webpages into English via Google's translater. It's basically got all the basic elements an SEO enthusiast would need and the toolbar is really, really skinny and space-saving.

SearchStatus - Display the Google PageRank and Alexa popularity score anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and other seo tools.

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For every site you visit using, SearchStatus lets you view its Google PageRank, Google Category, Alexa popularity ranking, Alexa incoming links, Alexa related links and backward links from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. This combined search-related information means you can view not only the link importance of a site (according to Google), but also its traffic importance (according to Alexa), so providing a balanced view of site efficacy. The SearchStatus Mozilla/Mozilla Firefox extension appears unobtrusively at the bottom of the browser on the status bar.

I have Search Status installed and particularly adore the nofollow and keyword highlighting options. It's pretty clean and does not require an extra toolbar on your browser. You can insert it into the status, menu or even the navbar. Available for both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

SEO Quake - Quick view of site parameters in the Search Engine Results Pages "SERP"(Google, Yahoo, MSN, Yandex, Rambler are supported). Some IP and domain tools are included.


SEObar indicate some SE-dependent parameters.

Gives you a quick view of the site parameters in the Search Engine Result Pages for Google, Yahoo and MSN. How does it work? It builds itself into your search results, allowing you to view a large number of SE parameters, which include information that ranges from PageRank and Dmoz listing to the Technorati index.

Rankquest SEO(Search Engine Optimization) Toolbar
- Provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Once you download and install the SEO Toolbar you are only one or two clicks away from carrying out most of your day to day SEO operations.

I think RankQuest is one of the toolbars that offers the greatest range of SEO tools. Not only including the usual link checkers, RankQuest also allows you to generate adwords, remove duplicate keywords and generate site maps. Very useful addition to the SearchStatus. Available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox.


There you have ... all the mystial SEO tools at your disposal for web domination!

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