Top 5 Chrome Plugins for Search Marketing

June 29th, 2010 by Search Influence University

As a Search Marketing professional I’m always looking for new browser tools to help me with optimization. Over the last few months, I’ve become a huge fan of Google Chrome. It’s fast, light-weight, and  has tons of user generated extensions for SEO, PPC, and SMO. Here is a list of the top 5 Chrome plugins any Internet marketer should have.

1) Chrome SEO – Probably one of the best free SEO add-ons I’ve used. It provides backlink info, as well as, keyword research tool, domain age, and traffic and rank. It has everything. Unlike some other SEO plugins, I never find myself disabling it because it’s chugging resources or constantly crashing.

Chrome SEO Screenshot

Chrome SEO Screenshot

2) Web Developer – A port of the Firefox Web Developer plugin, this extension has help me several times with identifying useless and broken CSS, as well as,  large graphics and elements on the page that were slowing it down.

Web Developer

Web Developer

3) Google Analytics Opt-out Add-onNothing is more important to me than accurate site data and this plugin stops the JavaScript (ga.js) from sending information back to Google Analytics
4) IE TabWant to see what your site looks like in Internet Explorer but you don’t want to install? Download IE Tab.  This extension has helped me identify elements that work in Chrome and Firefox but do not work in IE.

IE Tab

IE Tab

Google Similar Pages

Google Similar Pages

5) Google Similar Pages – Want to know who your competition is? Google Similar Pages provides urls and visual information on sites that are similar to the page you’re currently browsing based on keyword and traffic information.

Honorable Mentions:
Google Voice – I’m always losing or turning off my phone, so with Google Voice I never miss a voicemail and can easily return the call at my leisure.  Works great when you are busy and affording those pesky calls from Mom.


Gmail Mail Checker Plus – I hate e-mail programs and constantly logging in and out of different email accounts to check my e-mail. With Gmail Mail Checker Plus I can have access to all of my email with a simple click on the toolbar.


Panic Button – Have you ever been on sites that aren’t exactly work friendly? The Panic Button extension is for you. With one click you can hide what you were surfing and replace it with your start page.