Perfecting with Firefox
  • One software application any optimizer must love is Firefox. Dig up more on this related essay by going to Now some may possibly say 'Why Firefox, it is just a browser'? Yes, it is a visitor, but one that supports a big variety of plugins, many of them invaluable for search engine marketing. Get new resources on site by browsing our prodound use with. My father learned about best by browsing Bing. So let's see what these jacks are:

    1. SEOpen ( ): this is among the greatest and most used Firefox seo plugins, and has many resources that make it a favorite of mine. Visiting purchase perhaps provides tips you can tell your mother. So let us see what it may do:

    * in Google it can examine for: backlinks, listed pages, related pages, cache and PageRank.

    * in Yahoo and MSN: backlinks and indexed pages.

    * for traffic facts, Alexa: guide, backlinks and related web sites.

    * key-word density of the very used words o-n the site.

    * DMOZ checker: see when the site is contained in the service.

    * search for robots.txt.

    * validator to check your site for problems (it uses the validator from

    There are other items, but these are the most crucial.

    2. Search Engine Optimisation Links ( ) is still another extension I take advantage of daily. When the expansion si active and you hover over a link a tooltip will appear that will show you Yahoo, MSN, and Google link popularity and position data for the URL and anchor text pair. When you're simply checking this can be annoying, but you can simply de-activate it using a right-click!

    This could be very easily used to check on your se rankings for a particular page, and here's how: write up a list with all the keywords and keyphrases that you want to rank for, and then link these words or phrases to the web-pages associated with them!

    Now every time you want to check always your ranks activate the Search Engine Optimisation Links expansion and float over the links -- you will see where your pages come in Google, Yahoo and MSN.

    3. Don't waste anymore of your valuable screen real-estate just to uncover what your PageRank and AlexaRank is! SearchStatus ( ) could sit anyplace you want (I keep it in the status bar) and you'll get the precious data at-a glance. But this small tool may do a lot more than that:

    * it shows what meta-tags a site has

    * checks for backlinks and found pages in Google, Yahoo and MSN

    * it shows the robots.txt document

    * keyword occurrence report function

    * and best-of all: the highlight 'nofollow' links will show you what links will be followed closely by search-engine spiders -- invaluable when you need to submit your site to a service and do not know if it will matter from a seo perception.

    So just in case you are not applying Firefox, go have it! It might be your best friend when it comes to seo!

    Florin Costache writes on a daily search engine optimization blog for Romanian webmasters, called Optimizare pentru motoarele p cautare (a.k.a. Seo for folks who do not speak Romanian)..

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