Free Chrome Extensions For SEO & Web Design
Free Chrome Extension #1: Google SERP Counter
The Google SERP Counter chrome extension is simple in nature but extremely useful.
That’s why for me it’s definitely my favorite of this list of free chrome extensions.
When it comes to SEO in particular, we all love to see our real-time rankings.
The only problem is that most tools and software out there show you rankings that are outdated or in some cases just completely incorrect.
Not only that, but they’re overpriced and just too expensive for someone just starting out building a website and writing blog posts to start to rank and bring in search traffic from Google.
So what does Google SERP Counter do?
Well, it simply displays the ranking number next to a serp result after typing in a specific keyword.
Let’s take a look at what shows up in the search results with the serp counter installed and “serp counter” as the keyword.
You can see from the top 3 results that there are nifty little numbers displayed next to each result.
This is great… But how can you quickly find where your domain shows up in the results without clicking through each page and scanning all the results?
Well, here’s a cool trick!
First, click on Settings -> Search Settings.
Next, change the slider to be 100 results per page and scroll down to save the settings.
Finally, hit CTRL+F (or CMD + F on a Mac) to do a search and start typing in your domain. And just like that you can now get the ranking of your domain for a specific keyword within seconds!
This method works best if you perform the searches in a new browser.
I hope this helps you to easily see where you rank for specific keywords that you’re keeping a close eye on. Download Google SERP Counter for free here.
Free Chrome Extension #2: Keyword Surfer
Keyword Surfer is a pretty sweet free chrome extension that’s very similar to Keywords Everywhere and is built by my good friends over at Surfer Seo.
However, the main difference though is that Keyword Surfer is free and has even more useful metrics in my opinion.🙂
To explain how it works and how you can use it, let’s do a Google search for “seo” with the Keyword Surfer Chrome extension installed.You’ll notice from the image above that there’s four main items Keyword Surfer pulls in data for:
- Search Volume (both global and country specific) in the Search Bar
- Similar Keywords
- Backlinks and visibility correlations
- Related Searches
All of these items are pretty self explanatory in nature.
One thing to point out is that the Keyword Surfer Chrome extension also allows you to easily change the country specific search volume using the settings icon.If you want to dive deeper into data-driven SEO, then I’d encourage you to sign up for the $1 trial of Surfer SEO as well.
Free Chrome Extension #3: SEO Minion
SEO Minion is a powerful on-page SEO tool.
It helps you analyze the SEO of your own site and can help with analyzing your competition as well.
The way I like to do this is if there is someone I’m trying to model then I take a quick look through the data inside SEO Minion.
So, let’s take a look at Brian Dean’s site Backlinko.
Taking a look now at his post on page speed, you’ll see that I’ve got SEO Minion running and ready to play around with.
The 6 main categories that SEO Minion pulls data for are:
- Analyze On-Page SEO
- Highlight All Links
- Check Broken Links
- Hreflang Checker
- SERP Preview
- Google Search Location Simulator
The main thing I want to focus on that’s most interesting is the Analyze On-Page SEO.
Upon clicking on the analyze on-page SEO within SEO Minion, you can see that all the interesting SEO data gets pulled up.
The two main things I look at here are the word count and the headings.
For Brian Dean’s post, you’ll notice that there are 31,226 words for the word count.
The thing to note here is that this number includes all of the comments, which for this post in particular is a large word count.
If you want a more accurate word count of only the post content, then scroll down and take a look at the next Chrome extension on this list.
For the headings, you can see there are a total of 46 headings.
The main thing here I like to look at is see whether H1, H2, H3, or H4 headings are being used. For Brian Dean’s page in particular, there’s just one H1 tag for the title and all the rest are H2 tags for the post content headings.
Go ahead and watch the video below for more detail on the additional features that SEO Minion offers.
Hopefully, you’ve now got a useful chrome extensions for SEO that you can put in your arsenal. Go here to download SEO Minion for free.
Free Chrome Extension #4: Word Counter Plus
Do you ever wish you could quickly get the word count of a page or portion of text?
Well, the Word Counter Plus is a free chrome extension that allows you to highlight text and easily get the word count of the selected text.
Let’s go back to the post from Backlinko to get a more accurate word count and see how it works.
First, highlight the text you want the word count for. In this case, we only want the text from the post and the comments shouldn’t be included. So, that’s what I quickly highlighted.
Second, right-click on the highlighted text and select ‘Word Counter Plus’.
Now, we get the final word count of the article itself.
In total, Brian’s word count for this post is 3,247 words.🙂
There’s many other instances where Word Counter Plus might come in handy to view the word count of your own articles as well. Download Word Counter Plus for free.
Free Chrome Extension #5: WhatFont
WhatFont is probably one of my most-used chrome extensions for web design.
I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to know the font of a particular headline on someone else’s website or funnel to be able to use the same font.
Here’s how it works.
When hovering over text, you’ll notice that the font name appears.
Upon clicking on the text, all the necessary info that you need to use the same font, style, and color is there to apply to your own website or funnel.
This is what makes WhatFont so powerful and useful when you quickly want to know what font type specific text is. You can download WhatFont here.
Free Chrome Extension #6: Full Page Screen Capture
The Full Page Screen Capture Chrome extension is perfect for modeling other web page designs or funnel designs.
For instance, if you wanted to model the One Funnel Away Challenge funnel then just take a high resolution screen shot of it with one click.
Once you’ve got the screen capture, you can then edit the images if you want or save them as a pdf or png file. 😀👍
You can grab the Full Page Screen Capture Chrome extension here.
Free Chrome Extension #7: ColorPick Eyedropper
Getting the right colors for your design is everything if you ask me.
That’s why the ColorPick Eyedropper is one my most used Chrome extensions to date for funnel building and web design.
See how it works below.
Once you’ve got the color code, it’s then just a matter of copying and pasting it into the editor you’re using.
It’s a quick way to get the right text color or background color for your site or funnel.
Free Chrome Extension #8: Google Tag Assistant
The Google Tag Assistant is definitely a must-have Chrome extension.
Installing the code properly for Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics can be tricky.
The Google Tag Assistant helps you make sure you don’t have any errors and are tracking things properly.
Here’s a quick video that shows you how it all works.
Free Chrome Extension #9: Facebook Pixel Helper
If you’re installing the Facebook pixel onto your website or sales funnel, it’s important that you get things right.
The Facebook Pixel Helper notifies you of any errors and validates that things are working properly.
I was able to follow the steps from the video below to setup my Facebook pixel and ensure everything was working with the Facebook Pixel Helper Chrome Extension.
Free Chrome Extensions For SEO & Web Design Conclusion
Finding useful tools for your business can be tricky to say the least.
Not to mention that the majority of things out there are expensive and likely overpriced.
If you were able to find any of the free Chrome extensions I mentioned in this post useful, then give this post a share!
Be sure to leave a comment below with what free Chrome extension intrigued you the most.