One benefit of using Firefox is that it has a community of third party developers designing some very useful (and free) add-ons for the browser's users.

We've taken a look at some SEO-related examples....

SEO for Firefox

This tool from SEO Book adds further information to Google and Yahoo search results by telling you how and why particular websites are ranking.

Among the information listed is Page Rank, links from .edu sites, links from Yahoo Directory, domain age, and more. A useful tool.


This SEO add-on provides a side bar menu showing information about the web page you have visited.

The data shown includes a web page’s meta data, links, keyword frequency and more.


Like SEO Book's add-on, SeoQuake makes research easier by providing information such as Page Rank, number of links, links from social media sites etc. Users can have the SEO information they want to view displayed in a toolbar.

This provides quick and easy access to Yahoo Site Explorer. Right click on a web page and select yExplore, and Site Explorer for that URL will be opened in a new tab.


This keyword generator allows you to see which keywords are strong on any webpage you visit, Ideal for checking out what your competitors are doing.


Like SeoQuake, this displays the Page Rank, Alexa and Compete rankings, but SearchStatus also displays keyword and no follow highlighting.  

Link Evaluator

This tool automatically follows the links on a web pages, assessing the response of each URL.


This displays a flag in the browser status bar to indicate which country a website's server is based in, as well as other location and web server information.

RankQuest SEO Toolbar

This performs a lot of the above SEO tasks in one toolbar. Includes keyword finder, link popularity tool, Page Rank, AdWords generator and more, with more than 30 SEO tools.


X-Ray looks beneath the surface of web pages, allowing you to see the tags without viewing the sourcecode.

Related research:
SEO Roundtable Briefing - May 2008

Related articles:
How the new TLDs could impact your search rankings
Google's Flash indexing - good or bad for SEO?  

Graham Charlton

Published 16 July, 2008 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is editor in chief at SaleCycle, and former editor at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin.

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Richard Hartigan

It would be good to know how these tools are applied by search marketers and agencies alike. I have so many tools in play but none of them I feel I can rely on for useful insight. The majority are too US focussed for the UK market.

The best free tool on the market for SEO's is fiddlertool ( This tool logs all the HTTP traffic between a computer and the internet so you can check that pages are performing as efficiently as possible for SEO. It's particularly useful for verifying any redirects activity.

about 10 years ago



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over 9 years ago


Technology Blog

I've used most of the extensions but i've never heard about "SEO Quake". Will check it out

Another good one is a Web developer toolbar. Comes in handy

over 9 years ago


k madhav

yes, this is very helpful addons for seo. most of addons are new for me. Seoquake  i am using. Data Recovery.

over 9 years ago



A nice eddtions.

over 9 years ago



I will try these add-ons. Thanks. paul

over 8 years ago



Congrats on sharing your knowledge. Yet FireFox is now the most popular browser, recently new Chrome tends to catch up the difference.
For the one still bonded to FF here's this new add-on that might help one's SEO quest:

Seo when you'll get there: -

almost 8 years ago


Robert Olmstead

I will try these add ons. The article and posts were quite useful. Thanks.

over 7 years ago

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