9 SEO Firefox Plugins I can’t live without

Yes, I know there are much more great FireFox plugins but I am sharing only those I am using myself and find really useful.

Before I start, here is an overview of what I am going to talk about:

Plugin Most useful feature How often I use it
SEOQuake Any page instant SEO analysis A few times a day
SearchStatus Google, Alexa, Compete Rank Toolbar Multiple times a day
Google toolbar Google search and suggestions Multiple times a day
Rank Checker button Instantly checks a site SE rankings Once a week
User Agent Switcher Change the user agent Once a month
SEO for FireFox Exhaustive SEO analysis within search results A few times a day
Compete.com Site traffic information Once a week
Web Developer Instant access to image and link information Once a day
Page Age Get the page age Once a day

1. SEOQuake.

Most useful features:

  • Get instant access to any information about the page you have opened: Google index, Yahoo! backlinks, Alexa Rank, archive age, Del.icio.us mentions, subpages, source, Whois, keyword density and many more.
  • Integrate all the above data in your Google, Yahoo and MSN search results page. Sort the results by any of the parameters.
  • seoquake

  • Fully customizable: add/exclude any of the parameters; make the tool work faster by showing all the info only by request; add your own features.

2. SearchStatus

Most useful features:

  • Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and Compete.com Rank toolbars for every page you visit.
  • Highlight nofollow links, access any page matatags with one click, view the link report and robots.txt info.


3. Google toolbar

Most useful features:

  • Search Google and see your search history and Google suggestions;
  • Access your mail with one click.

4. SEOMoz Rank Checker button – allows you to check rankings of any page by one click (the tool was also described here).

5. User Agent Switcher – check your website with the user agent being Googlebot, for example.

user agent switcher

6. SEO for FireFox:

Most useful features:

  • an exhaustive SEO report on each page integrated within your search results page: Google PR, Google cache date, age, Del.icio.us mentions, Y! links, Y! .edu links, Y! .gov links, Y! page links, Compete.com Rank, Compete.com uniques, number of cached pages, Dmoz/Yahoo directory/Botw presence, Whois;
  • an instant access to other great SEO research tools: keyword research, GoogleAdwords tool, traffic estimator, Google trends;
  • export to CSV function.

SEO for FireFox

7. Compete.com toolbar – the one I don’t use too often but I like the site profile feature.


8. Web Developer plugin has plenty of great features; I will mention only those I use most often.

Most useful features:

  • shows image Alt text;
  • Java disable option;
  • shows image and link titles.

9. Page Age shows age for the page you are located at.

Written By:


Ann Smarty | @seosmarty

Ann Smarty is the Director of Media at Search & Social where she serves as the Editor of Search Engine Journal. Ann’s expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyGuestBlog.

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