SEO has changed a lot since its inception. In its modern form, it takes more of your energy and time than it used to. For each day that passes there’re a number of distraction one has to contend including the release of new and great tools, constant social media updates, guides on how to become successful online, among others. It is very easy to be carried out in all this frenzy that is going on around you. For that reason, to be successful over the internet, you need to stay dedicated and disciplined towards your goals. This article post aims to help get to know important tools and how to they can help you efficiently make your website more search engine friendly.

There are a number of browser add-ons to help you perform different SEO activities that may include;

  • Determining web pages traffic
  • Checking the presence of broken links on the page
  • Determining if the links on the page are a no-follow or do-follow
  • Determining such things as domain and website authority

1) SEOquake

This browser plug-in is user-friendly and can provide valuable SEO metrics for every website you visit on the internet. SEOquake places its icon on the screen’s top right corner when you activate it. SEOquake tends to alter the color of the icon once it goes active. Normally, it is black and white when inactive, but changes to bright colors once activated.

How to use SEOquake: You can check the main menu to see to an arranged list created by the plug-in. Choose the parameters of your interest on the sorted list, and you are ready to analyze them! SEOquake is such an essential tool that every website owner who takes content marketing seriously has it installed on his browser. Other than providing organic search data, SEOqauke offers its users with a list of valuable tools such as Keyword Density Report, SEO Audit, Social Metrics and even Internal/External Link analysis.

2) Check My Links

This extension is of particular importance in building broken links. Open the page you want to check for broken links and click on the extension’s icon on the taskbar. Amazingly, the tool interrogates all the links on the page to verify if they are all working correctly. All functional links are displayed in green while the broken, dysfunctional links get displayed in red with accompanying error codes. One major flaw with this extension is that it doesn’t have a shortcut that can be used to rapidly copy anchor text and URLs of the broken links and paste them into a spreadsheet or email. Nevertheless, it is still the most useful broken link checker out there.

3) NoFollow in Chrome or NoDofollow in Firefox

These two closely named extensions were developed by different vendors and they perform the similar tasks on rival browsers. When one activates these extensions, they identify all the links present on the page and tags all good links as “dofollow” and bad links as “nofollow”. For instance, the NoFollow highlights all good links (dofollow) in blue and all bad links (nofollow) in red. Although it is valuable having nofollow links on your link profile, your primary aim is to concentrate your resources and efforts on getting high-value dofollow links.

4) Mozbar

Even though there are numerous alternatives to Mozbar, its still considered among top most SEO add-ons available in the market. With Mozbar, one can view several metrics such as Page authority, domain authority and root domain linkage between the page and the main domain. Other captivating features include highlighting key words, highlighting no followed links, external links and displaying server location and IP address.

5) Meta SEO Inspector

The sole purpose of this plug-in is to identify basic meta tags, determining and highlighting if something critical is missing, and lastly, opening graph tags.

6) Rapportive

When using Gmail, we are at times compelled to find out the identity of people whom we have conversations with. An online signature doesn’t always reveal sufficient information about the individuals on the other end of the communication. Rapportive extension serves to help you access wealth of data you require such as the location of the people, the company they work for, LinkedIn profile and even their most recent tweets. All this information becomes available for your use while engaging the other person.

7) Email Hunter

As the name suggests, this extension help one find the emails addresses of their prospects. The emails are often obtained from social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Besides, Email Hunter provides the user with access to over 150 free contacts from where they can make a search from.  

8) Klout

Klout is a valuable tool if you want to share relevant yet interesting content located anywhere on the internet. You can proceed and check the impact of your shares on Klout Score at You can add the information obtained at Klout Score to your Twitter feeds. This is important more so when analyzing other content creators’ influence. This is a must-have extension for anyone who does influencer marketing.