In this video, I’m gon na reveal a list of the top voted browser, extensions that search engine professionals use to improve their productivity. I sourced this list from a poll I conducted in my Facebook group “ The Affiliate SEO Mastermind” with over 23,000 members. So what we’re gon na be lookin’ at today is the best of the best extensions as voted on by the community. If we haven’t met before I Matt Diggity, I run multiple SEO businesses, including Diggity Marketing, LeadSpring, The Search Initiative, Authority Builders and the Affiliate Lab
In other words, I do a lot of freakin’ SEO, So anything I can do to improve my productivity makes a really big difference. seo browser extensions are a really big part of that. The good ones can save you a ton of time and give you access to data that you typically be diggin’ around for hours to find And that data might be the difference between you makin’, a good versus a bad SEO decision.
But on the other side of the coin, extensions slow down your browser, which is why you only wan na install the very best ones.
So in this video, I’m gon na break down the top seo extensions, as voted on by thousands of SEO. Professionals And, more importantly, I’m gon na show you how to use’em in the coolest ways possible. But first you know what would be really cool If you smashed a like button.
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So if you could help me out with my addiction, while also supporting my channel that’d, be awesome Comin’ in number five for our top seo extensions is the Detailed SEO Plugin from Glen Allsopp. The Detailed SEO extension is supported for both Chrome and Firefox and allows you to get super quick insights into most of the key SEO metrics for any webpage on the innerwebs. Let me show you how it works.
Let’S say you stumble upon an article that you wan na bring up more information on With a click of a button. Up comes The Detailed Interface Right away in the first overview tab. You get the basic information for the article, such as the meta title, meta description and, if there’s any canonical action goin’ on with the page And down here, you get the word count which is critical if you’re doing content research, so you can ultimately write your own Article on a topic Down here at the bottom there’s a quick link to the site map for the site.
One thing I’d like to do: if I’m trying to figure out how someone was able to rank for something like “ Best hosting for SEO”, is to look at their site map I’ll, do a find for the word host and see how many articles they had to Write on hosting to achieve enough topical authority to rank for best hosting for SEO. In this case, I have 23 hosting articles. The second tab is critical as well, where you can pick up the overall heading structure. This is huge in the SEO writing process. As you wan na make sure you’re covering all the main talking points that your competition does,
I’D left a link to a video in the description on how to write content that ranks number one on Google, So make sure to watch it after you finish this video. The links tab gives you a nice snapshot of both the internal and external links. Comin’ and goin’ into this article, Then we have a summary of the images here. You can check if you’re missing any alt tags, a big no-no which you wan na get fixed
Export these bad boys out to the CSV and start workin’ on them one by one, And then we have a schema tab showing what type of structured markup exists on the article Schema’s handy to put on your site. If you’re trying to get an extra edge on Google, which I’m gon na assume you are I’ll, create a video on schema soon So make sure to subscribe.
You can also right click on the article itself to pull up a quick links menu that will let you do stuff like instantaneously, pull up the Ahrefs’ Site, Explorer view for that page.
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Now, back to the video, The fourth most popular SEO, browser extension is Keyword. Surfer Keyword, Surfer is an amazing plugin for Google Chrome. That gives you a ton of data. You can install it by openin’ up Keyword, Surfer in the Chrome, store and installin’ it for free. There’S over 300,000 users and a 4
5, star rating, So you know you’re in good hands. Let me show you it in action. Surfer enhances your Google search. Result experience by showin’ you right in the search bar. What is the search volume and the cost per click for any keyword, you’re searching for Then. Next to the results themselves, you get estimated traffic for the article as well as the word count for each of the articles rankin’ in the top positions.
This saves you time from havin’ to open up the articles themselves, But then, on the right hand, side of your browser. You get this handy overlay that gives you a set of relevant keywords, their similarity to your original search plus their search volume. So you can add them to your keyword, research plan,
Highlight the ones that you like and save’em to your clipboard to export out as a CSV file, But here’s where the magic comes in Click. This open article outline button here at the top
With a click of a button, it’ll use Surfer’s AI outline generator software to create for you on the fly, an article outline, so you can start writin’ this article right away.
No need to manually look at all the headings of each competitor article, one by one. The AI gets that done for you From here you can select, which headings you wan na include in your article Copy, the selected ones, a clipboard and paste this directly into a Google doc. So you can get writing
Genius Comin’ in at number three on our list is Ahrefs toolbar, A great extension that saves you a ton of time. Ahrefs toolbar is available on both Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar has two different modes:
It can enhance your view on Google search results just like Surfer does. It can also be brought up on individual pages. To give you more insightful data like Detail, plugin, The downside is that most of these features require an Ahrefs account, whereas the other two plugins are free.
When you perform a search up here at the top, you get local search volume. For that keyword, the number of clicks you can expect at number one cost per click, keyword, difficulty, global search volume and return rate Clicking on the overview button. You bring up keyword explorer for a deeper dive into the keyword with the full suite of Ahrefs stats.
Of course, a paid account is required. If you scroll down the search results themselves, you get a whole slew of data. On the left side, you have domain level. Statistics such as domain rating Ahrefs rank the number of backlinks. The domain has referrin’ domains, search traffic and the number of ranking keywords On the right. You have page level statistics such as the URL rating and page level links referring domains, traffic and keywords.
Opening up a page, the Ahrefs toolbar will give you an overlay with virtually the same page and domain level statistics you saw before
But what I like to do is click on the Ahrefs extension icon up here to pull up a deep dive into the content stats Under the content. Tab you get useful stuff. Like the word count, the date the article was published, the date it was last modified and the whole heading hierarchy, Pretty slick. The links. Tab is pretty awesome as well. You can click the Nofollow filter to perhaps filter out, which are the affiliate links, they’re, promoting
And then you can even highlight them on the page, export them to CSV too. Next up we have SEO Minion A really handy plugin. That really is a Swiss army knife for SEO tasks It’s available on both Chrome and Firefox, and it’s free
Loading up SEO Minion, while you’re lookin’ at an article, gives you all your favorite analysis features.
In the analyze on page SEO, tab your meta data information, canonical information and heading structure, which can actually be downloaded right here, as well as the images without alt tags. Super handy Highlight all links as multiple configuration modes, so you can just look at internal due follows if that’s what your little heart desires Lists are downloadable here as well. The check, broken links feature will also help you debug, 404s or redirects. That shouldn’t be on your page
Where I think SEO minion really shines, though, is on the search result. Page
First things: first, I’d like to set up Google to always show a hundred results whenever I do a search Who likes to click like a freaking caveman to page two To do this. You click the gear icon up here at the top. See all settings then slide. This bar over to 100, Now that you’ve done that you can use SEO Minion to just straight up download all the 100 results, all their URLs and titles and meta descriptions.
But my absolute favorite feature is to download the people also ask questions in a search result. Seo Minion is gon na keep clickin’ and expandin’ these questions all the way up to eight levels and download all the related questions that you need to answer in your content. These are absolutely priceless in your articles, FAQ sections. In fact, this is exactly what I do in every single article. I write as it can be seen this FAQ section here on my SEO crash course. Article which ranks number one on Google Comin’ in at first place is a paid extension and that’s Keywords Everywhere.
Keywords Everywhere is available on Chrome and Firefox and as a credit model, where you’re basically paying for individual usages of the tool.
This extension does a lot of the same stuff that previous extensions do Now buckle up, because this extension does a lot of cool stuff On the SERP overlay. We get a ton of cool features over here on the right, A bunch of difficulty metrics. So you can get some insight into just how challenging a keyword is.
Trend data, which indicates if your keyword is gaining in search popularity, as well as a breakdown of other related keywords that are trending
Metaverse strip club come on now High volume related keywords, as well as keywords, other people search for and long tail variations. And then, when you hover over a search listing, you get this breakdown of traffic metrics for the domain, as well as the link metrics from Moz And then, when you’re in Google search console, you get search, volume, CPC, competition rating and a trend line.
All stuff that GSC skims you out on You even get search volume, CPC and competition data overlaid on Google Trends, They’re truly livin’ up to the name with keywords everywhere, Even freakin’ answer: the public gets keyboard overlay data. Where does it end?
How about Amazon Lookin’ for search volume on products on Amazon, Don’t mind if I do
If you’re in the YouTube SEO game, then you even get search and competition data. Here too, This extension is outta control.
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