There are so many free Firefox plugins and extensions for SEO enthusiasts that it almost becomes overwhelming and difficult to choose the “right” tools to use in your SEO efforts. Add to it the personal preferences which makes this job even more confusing. So, my idea is to help you in choosing those “right” Firefox extensions for SEO.


Top 10 SEO add-ons for Firefox

1. SEOpen


SEOpen add-on lets you place a toolbar in Firefox to quickly analyze everything from Google backlinks to PageRank check and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using the included toolbar.

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2. Firebug


Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

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3. User Agent Switcher


User Agent Switcher Firefox extension allows you to visit Web sites as Googlebot. This is a great way to check for search engine cloaking. It adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser. It is designed for Firefox, Flock and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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4. Web Developer Toolbar


Web Developer Toolbaradds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is one of the most useful add-ons for your SEO and web development. It allows you to easily manage cache, cookies, referrers, JavaScript, CSS, and much more.

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5. SearchStatus

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Display the Google PageRank, Alexa rank, Compete ranking and SEOmoz Linkscape mozRank anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and more.

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6. SEOQuake


SEOQuake is one of the most advanced Firefox add-ons for SEO. It displays the parameters for search results and even includes the findings into the search engine result pages. You can then set these parameters to display by ascending or descending order; so you can search for any keyword in Google or Yahoo! and then set the order to show the highest PR’s or any other parameters.

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7. Live HTTP headers

With Live HTTP headers extension, you can view all http requests issued by the Web page loaded in the browser. Just use Alt-l to open and close the extension in the sidebar.

8. SEO for FireFox


SEO for Firefox provides an exhaustive SEO report on each page integrated within your search results page: Google PR, Google cache date, age, mentions, Y! links, Y! .edu links, Y! .gov links, Y! page links, Rank, uniques, number of cached pages, Dmoz/Yahoo directory/Botw presence, Whois etc

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9. RankQuest SEO Toolbar


RankQuest SEO Toolbar provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Alexa Rank and Page Rank provided by Alexa and Google respectively ensures the popularity of the site.

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10. Google Toolbar

Enhance Google search, receive warnings about web pages that may be unsafe, subscribe to feeds with one click, see your search history and Google suggestions and access your mail with one click.

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Other Useful Firefox Extensions for SEO

11. Link Diagnosis


LinkDiagnosis is one of the best backlink checkers on the web, especially due to its design and it gets even better with the Firefox extension.

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12. Social Media for Firefox


Social Media for Firefox is the the ultimate time saver to building powerful social media accounts. You can quickly check how popular a web page is in the most popular social media. Shows the number of Diggs, Reddit Votes, Stumble Thumbs and or Reviews, and tags, Tweets, Sphinns, Mixx, and Tip’d votes so you can quickly see how popular certain content is. Also scans said social sites to show you what content hasn’t been submitted to other social news sites so you can be the first to add it.

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So, what you think about the list? Do you use any of these? Have I missed out any other important add-on?

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