SEO Plugins will shorten your learning curve and accelerate your knowledge of search engine optimization for your web site or blog.Â One of the reasons I’m a huge fan of Firefox and its plugins is that a lot of its cool plugins have filled in some gaps in my SEO knowledge.
Today kicks of a blog post series of my top SEO Plugins to increase web visibility for your small business web site or blog.
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SEO Plugins to Rock Your SEO and Boost Your Web Visibility
For those of you who know your SEO Fundamentals, SEO Quake will shake you up.Â Okay corny.Â I know.
SEO Quake will give you a variety of data on the search engine results page for the keyword phrase of your choice.
Let’s use singing as an example.Â Let’s say you are a voice coach who wants to blog about a “vocal range test” product your offer.Â We will want to first do some keyword research to find out the demand for this type of product and determine how the competition looks as well.Â Â Once we’ve done that and we know we have a niche for this, we’ll use our handy dandy SEO Quake plugin to check things out (can you tell I’ve got toddlers that watch “Blue’s Clues”).
We’ll look, make some assessments and take the results into consideration when formulating our SEO strategy for our post on vocal range tests.
Let’s see a quick snapshot of what we get when we type “vocal range test” in Google:
With this plugin we can see an “at a glance” snapshot of what the competition looks like.
By looking at this SEO Plugin We’ll specifically see each of the URL’s:
- Page Rank
- Inbound links from Google, Yahoo and Bing
- The site’s Alexa Rank
- The domain’s Age
- Delicious Bookmarks (how many times this URL has been bookmarked)
- Who is Domain Information
- A one click link to the page’s source code
- Whether or not the site has a sitemap
- SEM Rush Rank Information
If these terms are foreign to you, these are some factors that determine a URL’s positioning in the search engine results pages (SERPs).
Once you click on each link, you will see more detailed information pertaining to each factor.
If you’re more of a beginner when it comes to search engine optimization, you will want to spend some time studying each of these factors, but if you know your SEO fundamentals, you can pick up some pieces by using plugins like these.
Not only will you see the results as they appear in the snapshot above, you can also sort the results by ascending and descending order by any of the factors (you’ll see the sort menu about the search engine results).
By analyzing these results, we see some wholes in the other sites’ SEO.Â We see that the top three sites have:
- no page rank
- no delicious bookmarks
- no site maps
Hypothetically, if have one page rank, and a fair amount of links, as well as good onpage SEO we’ll be able to compete with these other sites and will probably land a page one spot.Â Of course there are many many more factors that come into consideration, but the more you can dig deeper into the competition’s onpage and offpage SEO, the wiser you are, and the more visibility you can bring to your blog post or web site.
SEO is a game, and if you use SEO Plugins like SEO Quake, you’ll learn a lot about good SEO and increase your Web visibility.
Have YOU tried the SEO Quake Plugin or any other SEO Plugins for Mozilla Firefox or WordPress? What are your plugin experiences?
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