SEO Add Ons for Firefox

Posted on November 13, 2011 • Written by Jeff Williams

Business owners and SEO enthusiasts will appreciate that there are a few free tools available to help provide insights into how their website is optimized. These tools come in the form of SEO addons for Firefox. The biggest benefit Firefox SEO add ons provide are that they help you to quickly gather data on your sites onsite and offsite ranking factors. SEO add ons are a great way to get a gauge of where the sites SEO health is, allow you to see where improvements can be made and to compare your site against competitors. Once installed, Firefox SEO addons are easily accessed from the tools menu or the within the toolbar of your browser.

These are a few favorites SEO Addons that come in handy in doing research and for cross checking onsite optimization work.

SEO for Firefox

One of the best known SEO addons, SEO for Firefox from SEO Book delivers a list of useful factors for each site listed in the search results or allows you to research one URL at time. Data output includes page links, how many sites in Google are indexed and Google PageRank to name a few.


SEOQuake also provides information about any webpage for a wide range of parameters such as page rank, Google index, PageRank, backlink data and many others including Adwords data. However, a favorite feature is the Keyword Density tool, which displays data on the number of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page, which is especially useful in onsite optimization when you want to see keyword usage within the page.

Rank Checker

Use the free Firefox rank checker tool to track where your site ranks in Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Bing Search. This is handy to quickly gather keyword rankings for any site and export in a .csv for excel.

Firebug / Yslow

Firebug is a web development tool that allows you to review and troubleshoot coding. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. A notable additional feature is the Yslow Grader, which provides page speed and performance data, with recommendations on improvements and an overall score. This is especially important, as Google has indicated that their search algorithms factors in how quickly a web page loads as part of their rankings. Optimizing Your Site Speed is one way to help improve user experience and to rank higher.

These are just a few of the SEO addons you can use for free to help review and research your websites SEO health. Taking charge of your website and gaining an understanding of what SEO ranking factors affect you will help in having the most successful online presence. When you have questions or are ready to move forward with a comprehensive SEO strategy we encourage you to contact us at 303.395.1880. We’re here to help you.

Jeff Williams

Written by Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an SEO Project Manager at Fruition. He uses his deep understanding of SEO and internet marketing to guide clients, optimize websites and ultimately improve search rankings. Jeff continues to focus on understanding the technical aspects of SEO factors that affect website rankings in the major search engines. He has recently found a passion in local marketing and helping business carry out effective digital marketing strategies, taking a lead role in developing Fruition’s local SEO services.

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