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May 11th, 2020, Posted by Pixel Global


There is no denying the fact that SEO related chrome extensions help you work faster and smarter. But all the free SEO related extensions are not of much help. Therefore, choosing the right free Chrome extensions to get your SEO job done smartly is crucial.

At Pixel Global IT Services, we have created a list of free SEO extensions. This is not a random list of extensions. All the tools in this list are tried and tested and are worthy of your attention. We also use a lot of them for making our job done efficiently.

Here, in this content, we have shared a list of 26 free chrome extensions that are quite useful for daily SEO work. To help you understand them better, we have divided them into a few categories. They are –

Let’s learn about the most useful free chrome extensions divided by categories.

On-Page SEO:

You can use on-page SEO extensions to improve your webpages.

1. SEOInfo

This extension identifies the SEO issues on the page and tells you how many issues are there to help you investigate further. It can efficiently check the meta tags, indexability, structured data, canonicals, Open Graph tags, page speed, hreflangs, and many more. The inbuilt audit module in SEOInfo uses Google’s Pagespeed insights API.

Similar extensions: SEO META in 1 CLICK, META SEO inspector, Ahrefs SEO Toolbar

2. Free Backlink Checker by LRT

Though this extension is named a backlinked checker, it does not do anything with incoming links. Instead, this tool analyses the outgoing links on a page. Just like the other link checkers, it highlights the broken links, red and the live ones, green. By using this extension, you can also export all links on a page to a CSV or XLSX file along with their anchor text, “rel” attribute, and HTTP status for further analysis.

Unlike the other broken links checkers, the Backlink checker enables you to increase the time delay between link requests for slower page analysis. This can prevent false positives caused by server protection.

3. Hreflang Tag checker

Despite the availability of several extensions to show hreflang data, Hreflang tag checker has got popularity because of its more advanced features. It crawls the URLs hreflang tags to identify if they have any hreflang links or not.

Technical SEO:

You can use the extensions to improve your site from a technical aspect.

4. Link Redirect Trace

This extension helps you to uncover all URLs in a redirect chain, including 301’s, 302’s, and JavaScript redirects. It is quite useful for finding and regaining lost link juice amongst other things.

Other similar extensions: Ahrefs SEO Toolbar, Redirect Path

5. Google Lighthouse

It is one of the best extension tools that audit your page, suggest improvement related to performance, and help you with the SEO.

6. AMP Validator

It shows if a page has an AMP version or not. Then it runs the AMP validator to detect if the page passes or fails.

7. OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer

Now unveil the structured metadata present on any web page with this free extension tool. It supports Microdata, RDF/XML, RDFa, JSON-LD, POSH, and Turtle.

Similar extensions: Structured Data Testing Tool

8. The Tech SEO – Quick Click Website Audit

It provides pre-formatted links for the current URL to a bunch of popular SEO tools. This tool minimizes the need for mundane copy-pasting work.

9. User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

It imitates user agents to find out that your website displays correctly in different browsers and OS.

10. View Rendered Source:

It is a must have tool for people who work with JavaScript-powered websites. It compares the raw page code and its rendered version. This is an outstanding tool for SEO. You can check if JavaScripts overwrites meta tags.

Keyword Research

You can use these extensions to find and research keywords.

11. SEOStack Keyword Tool

Get a thousand keyword ideas from a seed keyword by scraping autocomplete suggestions from Google, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, and eBay. It is more like Keyword Sheeter. All data can be exported to CSV.

12. TextOptimizer

TextOptimizer can be described as a writing assistant tool. It analyses search results for relevant terms and extracts “intent tablets” to suggest other words that you can use in your copy to match your search engines’ expectations.

13. Keyword Surfer

It is one of the most effective keyword research and SERP analysis extension tools available today. This extension offers you an insane amount of data for a free tool, including domain-level traffic estimations in the search results, keyword suggestions, keyword volumes, and domain level backlink counts.

Similar extension: WMS Everywhere

Rank Checking

They help in monitoring ranking in the SERPs.

14. SEO Search Simulator by Nightwatch

It imitates Google searches from any location, and finds out if a particular URL ranks in the top 100 results. This SEO extension tool is highly useful when it comes to checking how ranking varies for a query in different parts of the world.

15. SERPTrends SEO Extension

This SEO tool identifies your Google, Yahoo, and Bing searches. If you want to perform the same search again over time, it shows ranking movements directly in the SERPs.

Link Building

These extensions are used for better link prospecting, research, and management.

16. Link Clump

At first, open multiple links on the page or copy them to your clipboard. It saves a lot of time when it comes to link prospecting.

17. NoFollow Simple

This is a lightweight extension that highlights the nofollowed links on a page. It is super useful for link prospecting.

18. SimilarWeb

This is a great tool to check estimated traffic, keyword ranking, traffic sources, and other key stats for any website. It is very useful for evaluating link opportunities.

19. Hunter (Freemium)

This tool checks the email address associated with the website that you are visiting. If you add this extension, you get 50 free credits every month. There is also a Google sheet add-on for fast bulk checking.

Similar extensions: Name2Email, Clearbit Connect

20. Streak CRM for Gmail

This is a customer relationship manager for Gmail. With the help of this tool, you can create mail merges, log interactions with leads, prospects or customers, track emails, and more. They are the perfect option for organizing outreach campaigns.

All-in-One

These extensions are used to do a variety of SEO tasks.

21. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar

This chrome extension features an on-page SEO report, broken link checker, redirect tracer, and nofollowed links. You can also get page information, domain information, and keyword metrics for visited URLs and search results.

22. SEO Minion

SEO Minion is the complete solution that works as a broken link checker, SEO analyzer, and Google location simulator. One exclusive feature that distinguishes it from other all-in-one solution is, it helps you to compare Google SERPs for two different countries at a time.

23. Moz Bar

Check all the Moz metrics including domain authority, spam score, and page authority for any web page. You can also do custom searches, check on-page issues, extract Google SERPs, and many more. Moz bar is perhaps the most used and the most popular browser extension so far.

Miscellaneous

These extensions can be used for other SEO tasks that don’t fall into any of the categories above.

24. ObservePoint TagDebugger

This tool is quite useful for auditing and debugging issues with website analytics and marketing tags on your website. You can also use this extension to check variables and on-click events.

Similar extensions:Tag Assistant by Google, Event Tracking Tracker

25. gInfinity

As the name suggests, this extension creates unlimited scrolling Google search results. To get the search result, all you need to do is to scroll to the bottom of the page, and the next page of the results automatically appears.

26. Scrapers

This extension uses XPath or jQuery to scrape data from any web page. You can integrate with Google Sheet for one-click export to a spreadsheet or copy to clipboard and paste it into an Excel sheet.

Similar extensions: XPather, Data Scraper- Easy Web Scraping

Remember, using too many browser extensions can slow down your PC. So, only choose those that benefit you. In case you need to use a lot of extensions, you can create multiple user profiles for different tasks. Then install different extensions on each profile and switch between them as and when needed.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about the best free chrome extensions for your unique SEO needs.

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