Best 45 Google Chrome SEO Extensions for School Marketers

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As a school marketer, you know SEO is important. In fact, 97 percent of people learn more about a local company online than anywhere else, including schools. And, since Google is used 90 percent of the time for search, it’s easy to understand the obsession over getting SEO right. (Hubspot)

As most marketers know, SEO can be time-consuming, to say the least. This makes saving time where possible key to a busy school marketer’s workflow.

Read more: 5 SEO Tops to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings

Thankfully, Google has a solution (quite a few, in fact) for improving SEO and maximizing your time.

There are quite a few Chrome SEO extensions you can download and use right in your browser. Most of these are compatible with Firefox and Safari as well. In case you haven’t downloaded Google Chrome SEO Extensions before, click here for instructions on how to install and manage extensions.

Extensions will slow your browsing speed down so don’t use too many of them at a time. Most marketers have a few favorites they use frequently and keep open on their browser bar.

Without further ado, here are 45 Google Chrome SEO extensions for you to consider using for your SEO.

  1. LinkMiner – Checks Webpages for Broken Links and Metrics on Links

LInkMiner is a great tool for checking to see if there are any broken links on a webpage. It will also give you link and social data on any link, allow you to export all links from a page and even display all link data next to each link on a page. It will give you a count of the number of links on a page. You can also use it to gather data on links on search engine results pages without having to click through to that page.

An alternative to LinkMiner is Check My Links

  1. Keywords Everywhere – Keyword Search Volume, CPC and Competition

Possibly one of the most commonly used SEO tools, Keywords Everywhere allows you to get a list of keywords in the content of your page and the density of those keywords. You can also get related keywords on Google and Bing, People Also Search For (PASF) on Google and YouTube insights and tags. There is a paid version that gives you additional features.

  1. MozBar – All-In-One SEO Toolbar, Including Domain and Page Authority

MozBar is a great comprehensive SEO tool. You can use it to run a quick SEO overview of any page as well as analyze websites and SERPs. It will take a look at all on-site content, social engagement, technical SEO, and backlinks for any page you want.

Most people use Moz to find out the domain authority and page authority of a site, giving you a good indication of how popular that site is. The free tool gives you custom searches, link metrics, page overlays, and more.

  1. SEO Peek – Check On-Page SEO Factors

SEO Peek allows you to check the on-page SEO factors of a website. It checks the DOM of a page, so you don’t need to waste time worrying about the HTML source. This tool will display the page title, meta description, meta news keywords, headings, and more.

  1. SimilarWeb – Traffic Rank & Website Analysis

SimilarWeb checks website traffic and key metrics including engagement rate, traffic ranking, keyword ranking, and traffic source.

  1. Tag Assistant – Troubleshoot Installation of Google Tags

Tag Assistant will verify your tags are installed properly. Navigate to any page on your website and Tag Assistant will tell you what tags are present, report any errors and suggest improvements.

  1. Redirect Path – HTTP Header and Redirect Checker

Redirect Path flags 301, 302, 404, and 500 HTTP Status Codes as well as client-side redirects like Meta and Javascript redirects. Redirect Path will flag any errors. Once you’ve corrected the issue, the read notification turns to green.

  1. SerpWorx – Uncover How Your Competitors are Ranking So High

SerpWorx provides you with in-depth SEO metrics for any keyword search in Google. Integrates with Majestic, Moz, aHrefs, SEMrush, and on-site metrics, providing you with comprehensive SEO data while streamlining your workflow. This tool offers a 3-day trial; the Pro version is $29.95 per month.

  1. Majestic Backlink Analyzer – Determine the Quantity and Quality of Your Backlinks

Building quality backlinks is hard. Majestic’s Backlink Analyzer provides vital information about your backlinks as well as topical relevance to the source content. Use it to find out which backlinks might be a good fit for your school so you can reach out and try to get those backlinks too.

  1. Hunter – Find Email Addresses in Seconds

Hunter is a very useful tool for discovering email addresses associated with a site. Along with email addresses, you can get names, job titles, social networks, and phone numbers associated with that site. All data has public sources detailed in the search results.

  1. Google PageSpeed – Test the Speed of Your Website

Google PageSpeed Insights gives you real-time page speed scores for desktop, mobile, and mobile-friendly devices. This tool with not only give your site a page speed score (out of 100) but will also provide suggestions to help you boost your speeds, such as optimizing images. You can use this extension for mobile loading speeds as well as desktop speeds.

  1. BuiltWith Technology Profiler – Site Profiling

BuildWith gives you the profile of a site to find out:

  • Technology the site was built with
  • Copyright year
  • Webserver
  • Analytics
  • CMS
  • Advertising
  • Analytics and tracking
  • JavaScript libraries and functions
  • Mobile
  • Content delivery networks

In order to improve your own website, sometimes it’s helpful to see what other sites are using. Similar to WhatRuns.

  1. Character Count – Count Number of Characters in a Section of Text

Select a section of text and Character Count will show the number of characters in the top-right corner of the browser window. Helpful for writing title tags, meta descriptions and more.

  1. SEO Meta in 1 Click – Check SEO Data and Main SEO Information

The SEO Meta in 1 Click extension generates data in five different categories.

  • Headers
  • Images
  • Links
  • Social
  • External tools

It also provides a summary page for all five categories.

This information is very helpful for checking your webpages for missing SEO elements.

  1. Evernote Web Clipper – Saves Information You Find on the Web

I’m a huge fan of Evernote – I’m not sure what I would do without this extension. The Evernote Web Clipper is a great productivity tool, giving you the ability to save things you see on the web in your Evernote account. Use it to save any page, highlight what’s important to you, annotate, take screenshots, and then access that information anywhere and everywhere you need it.

  1. SEOquake – Key SEO Metrics

SEOquake is a powerful SEO tool that offers:

  • SEO audit
  • Review of all major SEO metrics
  • Thorough analysis of SERPs and export the results in CSV format
  • Estimate keyword difficulty instantly
  • Set parameters for a search query
  • Run a complete SEO audit, including a check for mobile compatibility
  • Check your social statistics
  • Use a wide-range of default parameters or create a custom set
  • Determine a keyword’s density
  • Get a full report of internal/external links
  • Compare URLs/domains
  1. Link Redirect Trace – Redirect Path Analyzer

Link Redirect Trace analyzes your webpages to determine your:

  • HTTP headers
  • Rel-canonicals
  • txt
  • Link power
  • Trust rank
  • Link Detox risk for each hop in the redirect path
  1. NoFollow – Checks NoFollow Links

NoFollow extension highlights all “nofollow” links on the page. Also detects “noindex” and “nofollow” meta tags. Features website filtering and custom CSS outline styles.

  1. Ahrefs Toolbar – Key SEO Data

Ahrefs is one of the best SEO tools available today. With the Ahrefs SEO Toolbar, you get quick on-page reports for any page you browse. The toolbar integrates with your Ahrefs account, giving you instant access to much more information.

  1. Scraper – Data Mining

Scraper is a simple (but limited) data mining tool suitable for facilitating online research and putting it into a spreadsheet format.

  1. LinkClump – Open Multiple Links at One Time

LinkClump saves a lot of time by opening multiple links in new tabs or windows. Or, you can copy your links to your clipboard. Saves time, especially when link prospecting.

  1. Web Developer – Check Your Website

Web Developer is a toolbar that adds a web developer toolbar to Chrome. Use it to check how your website looks on different screen sizes, find images with missing alt text and more.

  1. AdBlock – Best Ad Blocker

AdBlock blocks ads and pop-ups on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and your favorite websites. Very useful for viewing organic results.

  1. WhatRuns – Discover the Technology Behind a Website

WhatRuns shows you developer tools, ad networks, WordPress Themes, and Plugins. You can even set this extension up to notify you if a website you’re following changes to new technologies or removes existing ones.

Similar to BuiltWith Technology Profiler or PageXray.

  1. FATRANK – Keyword Rank Checker

FATRANK will show you where your website ranks in Google for keywords and keyword phrases. Note: FATRANK only provides information on the top 100 results.

  1. SEOStack Keyword Tool – Discover Keywords for Your Site

SeoStack Keyword Tool is a free tool for finding long-tail keywords quickly and easily. Generates thousands of low competition, long-tail keywords from multiple search engines.

  1. Open SEO Stats – Shows Web Rank and SEO Status

Open SEO Stats (formerly PageRank Status) is a great Chrome SEO extensions to help you access SEO stats for your webpages. Includes backlinks, indexed pages, cached pages, social media, WHOIS, Geo IP location, and more.

  1. Window Resizer – Test Your Website Layout

Window Resizer is a nifty tool that adjusts your browser window to emulate various screen resolutions. Particularly useful for testing different layouts on different browsers resolutions.

  1. Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker

Ghostery tells you how websites are tracking you ( e.g. Facebook Custom Audiences, Google Analytics, etc.) and blocks them. Very useful for regaining privacy. Plus, websites load faster if they don’t need to load tracking technologies.

  1. AMP Validator – Automatically Checks Each Page for AMP Validation

The AMP Validator will check your webpage to see if it is an AMP page and then run it through the AMP Validator and report if the page passes or fails. If there are any errors it will list them and gives you the option to fix the issue.

  1. Ayima Page Insights – Highlights On-Page SEO Issues

Page Insights helps you discover common on-page SEO and technical issues in real-time, exposing common errors and issues that can easily slip through the crack.

  1. ObservePoint TagDebugger – Troubleshoot Analytics Tags, Variables, and On-Click Events

ObservePoint TagDebugger is a free extension for troubleshooting analytics and marketing tags on your live website.

TagDebugger:

  • Captures page-load requests
  • Captures event-triggered requests
  • Parses marketing and analytics tags into a human-readable format, allowing for easy tag debugging.
  1. The Tech SEO – Quick Click Website Audit

The Tech SEO offers a mix of SEO audit tools to help marketers analyze either their own or a competitor’s webpage. A very underrated tool that saves time cutting and pasting.

  1. Portents SEO Page Review – Review Common SEO Elements and Issues

Portents SEO Page Review is a lightweight browser extension that reviews basic on-site SEO elements so you can view the elements of the webpage such as:

  • Title tags
  • Meta description
  • Canonical tag
  • HREFLANG tags
  • On-page links
  • Open Graph
  • Twittercard
  • Other metadata
  1. FindLinks – Highlights Clickable Elements and Links

FindLinks highlights all clickable links and elements on a webpage in bright yellow. Very useful for finding links on websites with weird CSS styling.

  1. SERPTrends SEO Extension – Tracks Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Search Results

SERPTrends SEO Extension for Google Chrome is a lightweight Google Chrome SEO Extensions that shows dynamic search results within the search page. Track how well your website is ranking.

  1. N.A.P. HUNTER! – Finds Rogue N.A.P. Data

N.A.P. HUNTER! finds rogue Name Address Phone (N.A.P) data by searching Google for various combinations of your business name, address, and phone number. All citations can then be exported to a CSV file with a single click.

  1. SimilarTech Prospecting – Discover Information on Any Website

SimilarTech Prospecting displays information such as traffic, company, and technologies for any website you’re visiting.

  1. BuzzSumo – Get Share Counts and More

BuzzSumo is a great resource for content research. The BuzzSumo extension gives you social engagement data for the webpage you’re viewing, or for any other website without having to open BuzzSumo.

  1. Search Trends – Displays Trend Data for Google Searches

Search Trends is a tool that allows you to see location search data in real-time using data from Google Trends. Hover over a map to see search trends in the past year, related queries and realistic data for marketers.

  1. NinjaOutreach Lite – Adds Powerful Prospecting and Outreach Capabilities

NinjaOutreach Lite is a powerful web browser tool that gives you:

  • Advanced data mining
  • Note-taking
  • RSS feed information
  • Demographic and analytics
  • Contact form auto-fill

Great tool for blogger outreach.

  1. WooRank – SEO Analysis & Website Review

SEO Analysis & Website Review by WooRank is a free Chrome extension that instantly provides a deep review of a domain’s on and off-site data to give a complete picture of a website’s optimization, allowing you to improve your marketing performance. Includes:

  • Search engine optimization
  • Structured data
  • Mobile-friendliness
  • Usability
  • Website technologies
  • Backlinks
  • Social media
  • Website traffic
  1. Essential SEO Toolkit – SEO Analysis Tool

Essential SEO Toolkit is a collection of useful SEO tools, which when clicked opens the tool using the current URL. Includes:

  • SEO
  • Traffic analysis
  • Speed analysis
  • Website and SEO auditing
  • Backlinks analysis
  • Social signals

Similar to WooRank

  1. Impactana – Content Marketing Toolbar

Impactana displays metrics of:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

You can also use it to share on social media, save links to Pocket, share with your Buffer or Hubspot account.

  1. Screaming Frog SEO Spider – Crawl Website to Find Key Elements

Screaming Frog SEO Spider enables you to crawl your website to analyze SEO and fix detected issues, making an excruciatingly long process simplified.

  • Find broken links
  • Audit redirects
  • Analyze page titles and metadata
  • Discover duplicate content
  • Extract data with XPath
  • Review robots and directives
  • Generate XML Sitemaps
  • Integrate with Google Analytics, Google Search Console and PageSpeed Insights
  • Crawl JavaScript websites
  • Visualize Site Architecture

Chrome SEO extensions can have a huge impact on productivity. If you use a lot of extensions, it can slow your browser down. So, choose them wisely. Or, you can always create multiple user profiles for different tasks. Then, you can install different extensions on each profile and switch between them as needed.

What Chrome SEO extensions did I miss that should be added to this list? Please leave a comment below and share it with the rest of the school marketing community…

  • Thanks for this fullest overview! Will try some of your list! I agree that nowadays being ranked high by Google is crucial for all marketers selling goods or services online. However, for schools the importance of Google is more nuanced. It’s not enough to be ranked as high as possible. It’s more important for what searches and for what users your efforts are. To answer these questions, you’ll have to dig deeper into how you need to set SEO goals for your school SEO. Here is a good post that can be an addition to what you’ve said https://brightmindsmarketing.com/blog/school-seo/ to help you integrate SEO in your school marketing strategy.

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