Being a webmaster is no small task. And maintaining your favorable search engine ranking is even more difficult. Given the proliferation of blogs and websites, constantly looking good in the eyes of the search engines especially Google is now a nightmare. However, if you are using Firefox, the following 5 add-ons should help make your job more enjoyable and less stressful.
This add-on is aimed primarily at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization (SEO) and internet promotion of web sites. Seo Quake allows you to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly, save them for future work, compare them with the results obtained from other projects and so on.
Foxy SEO tool is a toolbar that provides quick and easy access to a multitude of search engine functions such as Google Site, Yahoo Site Explorer, Live Fromlinks. Also included are famous web traffic analysis sites such as Alexa, Compete, Quantcast, popular statistic aggregators like Quarkbase and WebSiteOutlook. You can check a site’s listing in important directories like Dmoz and Yahoo Directory, buzzing Web 2.0 sites such as Technocrati, Wikipedia, Digg, Delicious and links to useful network functions like Whois, Geotool, Internet Archive among others.
This add-on, specially created for webmasters who wish to optimize their sites and analyze the concurence, automatically displays the Google PageRank and Alexa ranking of all the sites you visit, and provides essential tools for complete analysis of a website, which can be very useful if you want to optimize your website or if you are looking for new partnerships.
In a few clicks you can access a wealth of information such as numbers of indexed pages, back links, related links, the density of keywords, Alexa info, whois data among others. It can also highlight the no-follow links, in order to avoid making bad link exchanges. The module is very discrete and can be placed at different places in your browser, you can also activate and deactivate it very easily without having to restart Firefox.
See how your website looks like in Internet Explorer with one click. Because IE has the lions share of the browser market, it is best to always make sure your website is compatible with it.
KGen retrieves the keywords of a page and lets you know how many times they appear on it and their weight in the page (a word in the title of a page has a stronger weight than a word in a paragraph). So, you can easily know how to optimize your pages, know what’s the secret of your competitors or simply know what’s the main subject of a webpage. You can also select some words and transfer them to your clipboard and paste them on tag fields on your favorite social network or fill meta-keywords of your web pages. You can also generate a tag cloud for your blog.
There are more other web development and SEO add-ons on the add-ons page of Mozilla. But these 5 are definitely a must have if you want to make your SEO work more easy and fruitful.