Just several years ago, Mozilla Firefox was the dominant browser of choice. It is used by business owners, executives, web designers, and any tech-savvy individuals because of the tool’s flexibility, ease-of-use, as well as the vast amounts of extensions available. The plug-ins range from simple search bars to sophisticated photo editing tools. Then of course, search engine optimization developers don’t want to be left behind. Many users still prefer Firefox for these reasons.
Increasingly though, a significant number are shifting to Google Chrome. The new browser is free to download and it is fast catching up where plug-ins and extensions are concerned. The Google browser loads fast and the latest version have less errors and technical crashes compared to most browsers available out there. So it is no surprise that many people, especially those involved in internet marketing, are choosing Chrome for SEO and other internet marketing campaigns.
If you are interested in shifting to Chrome as well or if you are already using it, here are some extensions you may want to have:
SEOquake – this tool is one of the most popular for the Mozilla Firefox. Now, it is available on Chrome as well. The extension gives you plenty of data about back links, and these results can be exported as a CSV file to be studied later.
Mozbar – the data from Open Site Explorer can be quickly seen on the search engine results page. So there’s no need to visit each website individually to get an overview of its analytics.
Domain Hunter Plus – this is another link checker but the tool allows you export as CSV file. This lets you determine if the broken links have domains that are still functional or have been abandoned. Many have discover invaluable websites this way and were able to take advantage of the links the abandoned sites still have.
Check My Links – there are many tools that can help you check for broken links but this one stands out. It is easy to download and it takes only 20-30 seconds for it to determine whether the links on the web page are working or not. This lets you reach out to webmasters if their links are broken (suggesting your own link!)
Scraper – scraping is one of those things that are invaluable in link building. The scraper lets you “Scrape Similar” on the SERP to find similar websites. From there, you can analyze the links of the competition or build links on the websites that were scraped.
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