Superb free SEO tool - Chrome SEO

by Kezz
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Just this morning I saw a little announcement at the bottom of my Chrome homepage telling me extensions are now available for Chrome. I started sticky beaking and found an excellent SEO extension that gives you most of the important stats that you need at a glance.

You get a little icon at the top right of the screen, and if you click on it whilst on any webpage you get this:




There is also a keyword research tool. At the moment it's in alpha stage so it just suggests keywords only, but the next version will plug directly into the Adwords Keyword tool and provide traffic, competition and CPC data. Sweet!

At the moment it looks like this:


It will also highlight no follow links on any page with a red dotted outline.

So, if you want to give it a whirl you can grab this extension here: https://chrome.google.com/extensions...aoclj?hl=en-US
#chrome #chrome extension #free #free seo tools #seo #seo tool #superb #tool
  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Well look at that! Wow!

    Thanks for the excellent tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author lowjo
    Thanks mate, I saw the extensions link sitting there in Chrome this morning bu hadn't bothered to take a look. I will now.
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  • Profile picture of the author jemmachris
    Thanks for the great tip! Do you think it's better than the Firefox tool?
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      I've yet to even use Chrome Definitely gonna give it a shot now though - thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Kezz
      Originally Posted by jemmachris View Post

      Thanks for the great tip! Do you think it's better than the Firefox tool?
      I can't really say because I don't use the Firefox tool. Even with it's bugs I've been hooked on Chrome since it came out because it's so darn smooth and quick. Most of the bugs are gone now so I'm pretty happy with it as a browser. Now it has these extensions I'm even more stoked.

      I've found a stack of other really awesome extensions since my opening post so I'm in web geek heaven atm.
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  • Profile picture of the author kwality
    Its about time chrome came up with seo extensions.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Kezz,

    This is a great find and tools that can be used daily

    I appreciate your sharing this with us ... I will use them

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkH45
    Kezz, great share...

    I've also been using this one: https://chrome.google.com/extensions...pnfgfgbdfahapa

    SEO Quake is also available for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/extensions...hghlkkdndkjdjc
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
      Hi, I'm the author of Chrome SEO. Thanks for writing about us.

      It's been amazing over the last week, the response to our tool has been so positive, over the weekend we were the 8th most downloaded Chrome Extension.

      We're really listening to the community for feedback so please let us know if you have feature requests. The reason we created the tool was to meet the communities needs, we realize the current SEO tools are great but we really feel we can improve upon them. We want to provide a free tool that does more and meets the needs of more people. That's why we're adding keyword research, ppc management, rank tracking, competitive analysis.

      I'll be releasing a new version very soon so please let me know what your looking for and I'll see if we have time to implement it for this version. If not I'll add it to the giant list of ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Awesome stuff! Ever since firefox has been acting up on me I went over to chrome. But when ever I needed to do some seo stuff it was always done in firefox because of the two plugins I had. This is a great feature thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Thats an excellent tool and thanks for the update.

    Quentin
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Kumar
    Google chrome is the best fastest browser but, due to the lack of this tool where every internet marketer need, i wasn't using it. Now, i will use google chrome only as it can show alexa rank, page rank, pages indexed, many more...Thanks for the excellent update kezz about this free google chrome extension.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmags
    Thanks for sharing this information. Glad to know that the designer of this tool is a Warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author krharper
    I love Chrome as I find it more stable and much faster than IE or Firefox. I've been using a couple of the SEO extensions for a couple weeks now and find them both buggy - but its early in development and am confident they'll get better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I've never used Chrome because of reports like this one. Just wondering what you think about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    I don't really know for sure either way. I've been a bit iffy with a few different things of Google's, but hey, whaddaya gonna do? It's the same thing with Microsoft and just about everyone else as well. Like the article said, probably only OSS is going to keep you completely clean, so in the end you just have to make a judgement call.

    Otherwise you probably have to go the whole hog and install Linux and use no proprietary applications at all. You'll be safe and clean then, but you'll also have limits to the functionality you can access. As an example I also use Adobe products and those bastiches are constantly trying to phone home. But, it's great software so I use it anyway.

    That particular topic though looks like it is actually just talking about the autocomplete function in the Chrome toolbar. The autocomplete for URL's is actually one of the features I personally enjoy the most about Chrome. You can type in one letter and it will probably give you your favorite url that starts with that letter. Does this mean Google probably know my browsing history? Yes. Did they probably know it anyway, if I was using Chrome or not? Yeah, I think so.

    That said, Chrome also has an "Incognito" tab version that you can use at any time. This "incognito" mode prevents any information being captured at all so if you don't want any data going out you can just use that mode. This is actually a feature I've only seen natively in Chrome so there's another upside to balance the downside.

    That's my thoughts on the question anyhoo!
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  • Profile picture of the author theunknownthem
    I use a number of different browsers for developing websites. I typically stuck with firefox and just didn't like chrome much. The good thing about chrome is that if one tab freezes, it won't take all the tabs with it. Which is really good for a multi tasker like me with usually no less than 10 tabs open at once.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Google Chrome "spies" on you. I mean Gmail does, so does every website with their advertising. It is how they "target" you for ads. Even their Google Voice does. The other day I started wondering if they even were listening through my mic as I was having a verbal conversation with a friend across the table talking about a subject and when my gmail next refreshed it had an ad about what I was talking about. The subject at hand was not in any of my emails in that account, or any of my accounts. I had clicked on an ad on facebook a week or two before that and not before or since, and the ad just happened to pop up then. It was an ad for either NZ or Australia. Just the timing made me wonder.

    What is OSS? I know OSX and then the Nix platforms. I miss running Linux, I liked the security. Switched to Windows as all the IM tools I found were for Windows.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    OSS = open source software

    I think it's most likely that software developers who have nothing financial to gain are about the only ones who aren't peeking over your shoulder in some way. I personally really like open source software and I use a lot of it. If I could access the same functionality I can through proprietary apps then I would probably use all OSS, not just because it's free but because it often has a huge mastermind of developers behind it branching it off in different directions.

    But, money pays for time and proprietary apps can hence often provide functionality that unpaid developers are hard pressed to keep up with. So I take the good with the bad and balance OSS and proprietary software to get the kind of performance I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I agree with most of what you said, Kezz. That article wasn't the best example, it was just the first one I found in trying to reference something as an example. I've seen others that indicate the activity is more nefarious than just collecting data that can be used to target advertising.

    I don't have anything to hide, I'd be a pretty boring subject to spy on, I've just never liked the idea of being spied on. I'll probably give it a try sooner or later.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenLittle
    Great tool - thanks for taking the time to share.
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    • Profile picture of the author capriliz
      I finally started to use Chrome because Firefox was beginning to lock up each time I tried to use the google external keyword tool.

      Chrome does seem to run smoother. It is great to know that more extensions are available. I will probably start using Chrome more often.

      Thanks for the heads up.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
      Originally Posted by ihatecheaters View Post

      i think you have to know that this extension has been stolen and its "author" Sean Bannister is a proven Cheater.
      Wow, I can't believe it was worth your time registering just to post that :rolleyes:

      I've posted this in various places online, but I'll repeat it again :
      Yes there was a problem with the original extension, I paid a software company to develop the original code for me, as I was just testing the market. I later found out they had stolen the extension from Tudor Mateescu the author of Seomator. I quickly rewrote the extension with my own code and completely changed the interface, I then emailed Tudor to clear things up and provided him with the details of what had happened. He asked for further proof and I provided him with further details. Everything is now fine between us and we've wished each other best of luck, so presuming your not Tudor because we're on good grounds, I have no idea why your trawling the web spreading this misinformation.
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    i rarely used chrome but the thing i like about it..its fast and it started to have new ad-ons
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
    On a positive note we just released a new version of the extension Please let me know if you have any more feature requests.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    Just checked out the new features Sean, which took me mere seconds to load by the way.

    Everything's looking good!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
    Yeah, creating a fast extension was a big thing for me, I do think I can take about 20% off current load times but of course that will be offset by new features coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author jun0rej
    I'll try to mess around with it. thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Clifford
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    I'm loving the tool...well cool. I love Chrome..but alway have to revert to Firefox for SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
      Originally Posted by norristudor View Post

      but alway have to revert to Firefox for SEO.
      Was just wondering, are you still needing to revert to Firefox now that your using Chrome SEO? If so what features do you need. I realize we're missing a few features from the Firefox SEO extensions but I'm currently working on implementing them.

      Glad you like it
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Clifford
        Originally Posted by SeanBannister View Post

        Was just wondering, are you still needing to revert to Firefox now that your using Chrome SEO? If so what features do you need. I realize we're missing a few features from the Firefox SEO extensions but I'm currently working on implementing them.

        Glad you like it
        No I meant previously. Can't comment yet whether I'll ditch Firefox..but I'm loving the extension.

        btw... ihatecheaters has put a comment on my blog as well. If this issue is sorted - what gain is there for this guy?
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        • Profile picture of the author ameto
          really cool...i cant stop myself from clicking the link and installing it...thanks buddy!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    Integration with Google and Yahoo Site Explorer results is my most used feature of SEOQuake...but I see that is on your to-do list so look forward to trying it out. Your access to a pages keywords in an easily accessible format looks like a real plus!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander CPA
    It does look pretty good, but chrome is so buggy compared to firefox, although I'm sure sooner or later chrome will be a lot better then firefox, I'm going to stick to firefox, but I might have to redownload chrome, seems like it's starting to get decent. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanBannister
    Hey Alex, I haven't experienced any direct bugs in the Chrome user interface in ages.

    However in saying that behind the scenes I've found 3 bugs and 1 security issue since I've been developing with it. So fro ma developers point of view there's bugs, but most users should be fine. It's come a long way over the past few months.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexander CPA
      Originally Posted by SeanBannister View Post

      Hey Alex, I haven't experienced any direct bugs in the Chrome user interface in ages.

      However in saying that behind the scenes I've found 3 bugs and 1 security issue since I've been developing with it. So fro ma developers point of view there's bugs, but most users should be fine. It's come a long way over the past few months.
      The fact when chrome was released, you were able to exploit it to download files in the background, without the user knowing, tells me that chrome has a pretty low security level. I've found there to be a load of issues, I had some issues with certain webpages/webscripts, it kept on hogging up loads of CPU useage, even when idle etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    Great share. It's great to have a few options, especially for chrome.
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    • Profile picture of the author elenana
      Thanks for sharing this info! Gonna try it now
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  • Profile picture of the author advancednoob
    this is sweet! thanks for sharing!
    It kinda is amazing how quickly the extensions in chrome get integrated too...WAY faster than FF.
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  • Profile picture of the author Basili
    nice, just installed it

    my seo plugin in firefox was extremely slow

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author amarnathvathan
      Thanks for sharing it. Is it compatible for firefox and flock please let me know
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  • Profile picture of the author jasiica
    yes Defiantly a great news ..so far i have been also using with firefox ..let's see is it batter than that or not !
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  • Profile picture of the author Howart
    Thanks, Good to know...
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  • Profile picture of the author firstdandy
    Thanks for info. I will try to compare with SEO Quake ane other firefox plugin so I know which one do I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan B Rusu
    I was hesitant in using chrome because of their spyware rumors and lack of extensions, but I just downloaded it and am in internet marketing nerd heaven! I can run seoquake without it freezing my browser every minute, and they have other great extensions such as seo chrome, session manager, firebug, even have imacro, though not as good as the firefox one.

    I definitely recommend to anyone.
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