Last Updated on November 10, 2021 by andrewtk
It can be seriously challenging trying to decide on the best SEO tools to use.
Each tool comes with its own set of features, and you have to try and pick the best fit for your daily SEO needs.
Well, a few carefully chosen Google Chrome extensions for SEO can make your decision making whole lot easier.
Google’s Chrome store has a ton of SEO tools, all ready to give your SEO efforts a powerful boost in just one or two clicks.
The beauty of most of SEO Chrome extensions is that they are super-easy to get going with…as well as super-easy to part company with, should you not get on with them.
But, that said, don't load up on all of them, as too many will end up slowing your browser down.
Here are a few of my current favourite SEO Chrome extensions…
7 Best Google Chrome Extensions For SEO
SEOquake is a totally free browser extension brought to you by SemRush.
In short, it removes the manual workload and stress in retrieving analytical data about websites and web-pages.
For a free tool, it is incredibly feature rich, including:
- SEO audits of webpages, including checks for mobile compatibility
- Internal / External links report
- Keyword Density analysis
- URL's / Domains comparisons
- SERP Overlay with detailed metrics for each SERP listing
So if you're looking for instant keyword research results, as well as detailed site and page metrics at the blink of an eye…
…SEOquake by SemRush has got to be worth a try.
#2. Mangools SEO Extension
Mangools is the browser extension I use the most.
I am a big fan of pretty much everything that the people over at Mangools do.
It's only fair to say that I have Premium membership with Mangools, so I am able to enjoy all of the functionality that their suite of SEO tools has to offer.
If you sign-up with Mangools, I'd be surprised if they don't quickly become one of your go-to SEO tools.
The SERP overlay feature offered by the browser extension includes the following analytics for each of the SERP listings:
- Domain Authority
- Page Authority
- Citation Flow & Trust Flow
- Alexa Rank
- Facebook shares & Followers on social profiles
If you want more information in your browser, a Mangools account will be required, and then you can go right ahead and add all of these further analytics:
- Competitor's Keywords: Shows what the currently visited website already ranks for;
- Backlink Checker: Competitor backlinks including critical metrics;
- On-Page SEO Analysis;
- Keyword Density Checker: Find short & long tail keywords, plus their density and placement;
- Broken Link Checker: Find any broken links on any website.
This is seriously high-quality SEO tool offered at an almost unbelievably low price.
Easy-to-use, powerful, effective.
GrowthBar is a massively popular SEO Chrome extension that offers features you’d usually only get your hands on inside a full SEO software suite.
The browser extension aims to help content marketers and SEO's create content outlines quickly, discover keywords and backlinks, as well as spy on competitor's backlinks and Google Ads.
You can go with the free plan if you are looking or the typical SERP overlay type data, such as:
- Domain Authority
- Page Authority
- Organic Traffic
- Keyword Ranking Difficulty Score
Or you can go with the paid plan to access a lot more super-useful SEO insights right inside your browser, including:
- Keyword Suggestions: KW suggestions with monthly search volume and CPC figures;
- Keyword Tracking: Track your own KW's and of any site that you find in the SERP's;
- Backlink Checker: Checks your backlinks and monitors those of your competitors;
- Google Ads and Facebook Ads: Insights on paid keywords and Facebook ads.
The GrowthBar user interface is great, making it real simple to use.
If you are a content marketer, GrowthBar has all the functionality you will likely need for keyword research, as well as being significantly cheaper than most of its competitors.
#4. BuzzSumo Extension
BuzzSumo Chrome extension makes it super-easy to access content related site information within your browser.
A little bit different to the extensions we have so far looked at, because this one is primarily a content marketing tool.
BuzzSumo is mainly used for content research, monitoring of media, content discovery, and conducting influencer research.
It can help you keep up with, and identify, current trending topics, as well as analyse the content of competitors.
BuzzSumo’s Chrome extension gives you information on how a specific piece of content is performing, all from within your browser.
It shows engagement on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Reddit.
A great addition to the toolbox of any content marketer.
#5. Ubersuggest Chrome Extension
The free Ubersuggest SEO Chrome extension gives you keyword data inside Google, as well as inside YouTube and Amazon.
That's useful stuff for any online marketer.
You also get backlink data, social share count, domain metrics, traffic estimates etc.
This extensions is easy to use and provides a lot of information for minimal effort.
A great free option if you're on a tighter budget.
The MozBar Chrome extension is a straightforward, user-friendly tool for SEO research on the fly.
You can pick up the free version for a range of accurate site analytics and other search related info, such as:
- Create Custom Searches by engine, country, region, or city
- Domain Authority
- Page Authority
- Number of Backlinks
- Link Type Analysis
You can access more features to reveal more advanced site information by subscribing for Moz Pro if you like…
…but personally, I find the Pro version to pricey for what it offers.
Stick with the free Mozbar extension would be my advice.
FindThatLead is focused on one of the key steps in effectively generating high-quality contextual backlinks: Outreach.
Outreach is not easy. And it is time consuming.
FindThatLead deals with one of the biggest hassles that we all experience when carrying out outreach; finding the correct email addresses for the people we want to make contact with.
With this extension, all from within your browser, you can: Research leads, verify their email address, and send a direct message.
Plus, you can export new leads into mailing lists and build email drip campaigns.
Excellent for use by sales teams, business-to-business marketers, as well as by solopreneurs.
Best Google Chrome Extensions For SEO – Wrapping It Up!
Different Google Chrome extensions for SEO will get you different results.
Try out a few to see which one works best for you.
But keep in mind, that you shouldn't add too many browser extensions, as too many will slow your browsing experience down.
Try them out, keep your favourites, delete the ones you're not so keen on.
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