When we work the SEO of any online project we need to make use of multiple tools and Google Chrome is one of the Top browser which is used by developers and Google Chrome SEO Extensions is really important thing for them. When reviewing a website, you have to take into account hundreds of factors. Although many of them can be inspected manually, with many others we need the help of specialized tools that make the task much easier.
Today I come to show you the SEO extensions for Google Chrome that I use every day. As you can see, they are few, but it does not take many more! Forget about using 50 extensions and tools because, if you know how to use the best ones, you will be more than enough.
To get to the point, I leave here the list of tools that I will explain:
Web Developer Toolbar : To review all types of On Page elements . It helps to look at the headers, see the ALT attribute of the images, the title, the colors used in a web, and a very long etc.
SEO Quake : Another of those off-road extensions (or earthquake as its name suggests) that helps you see all kinds of On Site errors. Very useful especially to optimize content, verify the density of keywords , see the prominence, etc …
MozBar : To check the authority of a portal and to see if the internal links are follow or no follow among other things.
CheckMyLinks : To check for broken links on a web quickly.
Bulk URL Removal Search Console : To remove URLs in bulk through Search Console.
One of the most versatile and complete plugins. Once installed, you will see a gear symbol that allows you to access all your options:
As you can see, there are a lot of buttons, among them the most interesting are:
If you are a web designer, you will be interested in this section. Within this tab you have the following options.
The most useful ones are to block the CSS Inline, edit ‘live’ the CSS code or simply see the style sheet.
Everything you need to analyze the images of a URL. The most important options would be:
With ” Display Alt Attributes” you will see the ALT attribute of the images directly above them . At a glance you can see if you have images with empty ALT or if that attribute is not optimized:
The ” Display Image Dimensions ” option will automatically show you the actual size of the images . Very useful for detecting images that are much larger than what the user is really showing:
With ” Find Broken Images ” you can quickly detect the images that, for reason, have stopped loading and no longer exist.
Finally, with the option ” View Image Information ” you will be shown a list with all the images of the landing and its information (size, route and ALT).
Inside you have many options but the most commonly used are the following:
With ” View Color Information ” you can quickly extract the CSS colors that are being used on a page . If you are a designer, it can be very useful for you:
On the other hand ” View Document Outline ” allows you to see the headers (H1, H2, H3 …) in the source code in order of appearance :
As you can see, with Web Developer Toolbar you can do many things. An essential extension if you are really into the world of SEO.
Once installed, you will see the following symbol in the top bar:
Simply navigate to the page you want to analyze and click on that icon.
The following panel will appear:
Marked in yellow, I highlighted the data and elements that I consider most relevant. Above all I would like to highlight.
A new tab will open where you can see general information about the URL you are analyzing.
The plugin analyzes some of the aspects On Page as a “mini audit” . If you have a small project or do not have time directly to analyze your portal in depth, this is a very good option.
Check the percentage of repetition of each word present in the text, as well as the prominence (importance of a word within a text depending on the position and style).
If you need to review the contents of your site to optimize them, it will be one of your best allies.
EXTRA – Export URLs of Google results
With the SEO Quake extension activated you can export the URLs that appear in Google when you make a query .
Before showing you how to do it, I recommend that you expand the number of results displayed in Google to 100 per page. For this you go to the main Google page and click where it says “Settings” – “Search settings”:
In the options tab that opens, select the following:
Ready! Now when you search for a word on Google, you’ll see 100 results per page .
Imagine that you need a list of all the indexed URLs of your page, the URLs with certain filters or parameters, or any other combination that comes to mind. With the use of footprints and SEO Quake you can do wonders.
For example, with the footprint site: janglidude.com I can search all the indexed URLs of my site. When doing this search I will be able to export all those addresses thanks to the SEO Quake option that I frame in yellow:
Today we are somewhat obsessed with knowing the authority of our website . There are different metrics to obtain this value, but the truth is that the most popular currently are the DA (Domain Authority) and the PA (Page Authority) .
With the MozBar extension (also known as ‘Moz Bar’) you can instantly see these values every time you visit a page.
You only have to click on the corresponding icon:
And you can see in a simple bar the following:
Another very powerful feature of MozBar is to mark with different colors the links that are follow and those that are nofollow.
To do this you have to click on the pencil icon and then mark the type of link you want to highlight:
In a very visual way, you analyze the links that you have on a page and if they are passing authority or not:
In a review of your site it is always advisable to check that you do not have broken links , that is, links that do not lead anywhere.
Broken links make the user experience worse . If there are many in one place, it can even affect your positioning .
To check all broken links on a website, one of the best tools is Screaming Frog . Now, it is a payment tool and something complex to use. If you do not have a budget and your project is relatively small, the extension ‘Check My Links’ can get you out of trouble.
Once installed, you will see the following icon in the browser:
If you navigate to a certain address and click on the icon, a pop up will appear on the right of the screen indicating how many broken links this URL has:
To facilitate the task, mark each link with colors. In green if the link is active and in red if the link is broken:
The only bad thing is that it does not allow you to export results , so if you have a broken link hidden in the code, it will notify you of it but you will have to identify it.
Finally, you have this small plugin, which allows you to expand the functionality of Search Console to remove URLs from the Google index in bulk .
As you already know, Search Console only lets you delete URLs one at a time. Imagine the titanic task of eliminating 1000 URLs. With Bulk URL Removal you will automate this task.
To use it, you have to visit the following address and download the plugin:
Unpack the content, preferably on the desktop or a folder that you have in sight.
The next step is to open Chrome and go to the “More Tools” option – “Extensions”:
In the window that opens, you must click on “Developer mode” – “Load unzipped extension …”.
Select the folder you just unzipped and the extension will appear as one more:
With the extension activated, when you enter Search Console and access “Google Index” – “Remove URL”, you will see a new functionality:
You can select a file, which must be a TXT with all the URLs to be deleted (one per row).
The extension will leave Search Console running in a loop, thus eliminating all the indicated URLs.
And What Tools Do You Use?
These are the 5 extensions for Google Chrome that I use most often when auditing an online project.
With a little ingenuity and knowing how to handle them well, you will not need much more. Do you think I’ve left any in the pipeline? If so, do not hesitate and leave me a comment.
I hope this article has been useful for you and that you can give a boost to all your projects. We read soon!