Best Firefox Add-ons: SEOQuake

By Daniel Scocco

Last week I talked about my favorite Firefox add-on for viewing the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and backlink data from any website, called Search Status.

This week I want to talk about another useful extension for this same purpose, called SEOQuake.

I like Search Status because it is very simple to use, but it you want to gather as much data as possible from websites, then SEOQuake is a must, because it comes with many more features.

Once you install it you’ll be able to view a wide range of SEO parameters on the fly, on a separate toolbar. How many parameters are? A lot, here is the list:

  • Google PR
    Google PageRank of current page
  • Google Index
    Number of indexed pages. Google version.
  • Google link
    Number of links, pointing to the current page. Google version (Except links from concerned domain).
  • Google cachedate
    Date of current Google cache.
  • Yahoo Index
    Number of indexed pages. Yahoo version.
  • Yahoo link
    Number of links, pointing to the current page. Yahoo version (Except links from concerned domain).
  • Yahoo Linkdomain (LD)
    Number of links, pointing to the current domain. Linkdomain (LD) operator finds pages linking to domain, as opposed to link which finds references to a single page. Yahoo version.
  • Yahoo Linkdomain2 (LD2)
    Number of links, pointing to the current domain (2-level domain). Linkdomain2 (LD2) operator finds pages linking to an entire domain, as opposed to linkdomain (LD) which finds references to a current domain (subdomain for example). Yahoo version.
  • Yahoo Directory
    Domain presence in the Yahoo Directory.
  • MSN Index
    Number of indexed pages . MSN version.
  • MSN link
    Number of links, pointing to the current page. MSN version (Except links from concerned domain).
  • MSN Linkdomain (LD)
    Number of links, pointed to the current domain. Linkdomain (LD) operator finds pages linking to domain, as opposed to link which finds references to a single page. MSN version.
  • MSN Linkdomain2 (LD2)
    Number of links, pointing to the current domain (2-level domain). Linkdomain2 (LD2) operator finds pages linking to an entire domain, as opposed to linkdomain (LD) which finds references to a current domain (subdomain for example). MSN version.
  • Yandex CY
    Yandex Rank of current page.
  • Yandex index (russian SE)
    Number of indexed pages. Yandex version.
  • Yandex link
    Number of links, pointing to the current page. Yandex version.
  • Yandex catalogue
    Domain presence in the Yandex Directory.
  • Rambler index (russian SE)
    Number of indexed pages. Rambler version.
  • Rambler top100
    Domain presence in the Rambler top100 catalogue.
  • DMOZ Directory
    Domain presence in the Dmoz Directory.
  • Alexa Rank
    Traffic estimation index
  • WebArchive age
    First date in Archive.org
  • Del.icio.us index
    Link to del.icio.us history for current url.
  • Technorati index
    Link to Technorati history for current url.
  • Digg index
    Link to Digg history for current url.
  • IP lookup
    Current domain IP.
  • Whois link
    Link to the Whois record of current domain.
  • View source
    Link to the source code of current web page.
  • Check robots.txt
    Check if robots.txt file exists and if it does show link to it.
  • Page links
    Dispaly quantity of internal/external links with the link to the link list.
  • Baidu index
    Number of indexed pages. Baidu version.
  • Baidu link
    Number of links, pointing to the current page. Baidu version.
  • Wikipedia (EN)
    Number of search results found in Wikipedia (EN)
  • Ask index
    Number of indexed pages. Ask version.
  • Bloglines
    Number of search results found in Bloglines

You can customize the add-on to display or hide any of these parameters. It recommended that you use only some of them at a time (say 5 or 6), else you’ll find the script gets slow, and you might also get blocked from search engines temporarily (i.e., the data will stop showing).

Another very cool feature SEOQuake has is the ability to output these parameters right in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages). That is, when you perform a search for a keyword, you’ll see the parameters displayed right below each web page that will appear in the results. Here is a screenshot of that:

seoquake-firefox-addon

Overall it is a really nice add-on. Personally I don’t leave it active all the time, because it slows down the navigation of search engines, but I use whenever I am researching a new niche or performing keyword research. Check it out if you haven’t used it in the past.



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23 Responses to “Best Firefox Add-ons: SEOQuake”

  • Dev – Technshare.com

    Hey Daniel,

    I’ve heard many good things about SEOQuake, but never tired it.
    Now i’m going to install it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~Dev

    • Web Marketing Tips

      You should make a list of your favourite add ons. So that whenever you format your computer you can have all the details in your hand.

  • Pankaj – Webmaster Forum

    I have used it but it slows down the page loading a lot, so disabled it. However a nice tool for research purpose.

    • Web Marketing Tips

      Than you should give a try when you wanted to use it like Josh Garcia is doing at the below.

  • Justin Germino

    I use SEOQuake extension for Google Chrome and it works just as great on Chrome. Also the SEOQuake plugin works faster on Chrome, it can hamper the pageload time and performance on Firefox.

  • Josh Garcia

    Hey Daniel,

    I use this off and on. I don’t always have it turned on. Only when I want to get information on a page.

    Chat with you later…
    Josh

    • Web Marketing Tips

      Yes in this manner your browser can load fast.

      But however you should turn it on you never know when a page can show you quite important information.

  • Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella

    Impressive tool. But I have been using the SEO addon for Firefox from SEObook.com and I really like it. I guess it’s not always which tool that use, but that you do use one.

    Can’t afford to overlook SEO for your blog and your blog content. Doing so is really selling yourself and your blog short.

  • Full World News

    This is the best plugin I’ve ever used. Previously, in order to check pagerank, baclink and others, I use many tools on the website. INFO Thanks, this really helped me

  • Jan

    I have been using SEOQuake now for just over a year and I’d be very lost without it. I was only thinking this morning about how easy it is for me just to click on over and get such an enormous amount of info on a website (any website) so easily.

    Good choice 🙂 …just goes to show what good taste you have in your choice of add ons!

  • Ujamshi Khandla

    Great article!. I am searching from this.

  • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Whoa man!

    It can show so many useful stats? Heck, I do not even know what some of those stats mean. I mean I know the basics PR, Gi etc but not Baidu Link Baidu index etc.

    A very nice addon indeed! Thanks for sharing!

    Kindest,
    Nabeel

  • Rison

    Hi, Daniel.
    But you have already written about this firefox addon. It is available at http://www.dailyblogtips.com/seo-quake/. Don’t know what’s happening to dbt these days, I enter dbt to see something new everyday, but the frequency of updating the domain is reduced. I think you are involved too much on other websites.

    • Daniel Scocco

      This is a new series I started (one add-on reviewed every Monday), so some extensions I covered in the past will appear again.

      As for the frequency of the updates, it has been the same for over 3 years. That is, one post per day.

  • Web Marketing Tips

    Yes this plugin come long way and really helpful if you are doing blogging with SEO as well.

  • Saki

    SEOQuake is great. The best one around. Shame that SEOQuake for Chrome doesn’t have so many advanced features.

  • Dean Saliba

    I use Firefox, I think this might be a helpful add-on. Hopefully I won’t be tempted to spend too much time looking at rival sites.

  • BarbaraB2

    It’s a great tool, but I’m not going to leave it on all the time. Recently, I’ve been getting messages from Google blocking my searches. I guess I’ll turn off some things also. All in all, though, a very useful tool.

  • Customer Care Rep

    Thanks for sharing, helps me a lot when I do stuff related to SEO. But I also disable it when I am just plain browsing. 🙂

  • Steve @ 2010 Taxes

    I have seen Google block traffic from SEOQuake the way they block traffic from SerpAnalytics after about 10 searches. StatusSearch is never blocked for some reason. So I use StatusSearch.

  • harly

    I know about it but i never try this. but after the reading your blog i really want to try this. Thanks for the nice article.

  • DailyTechPost

    Fantastic list…this list would definitely help a lot.it makes job of a web master a lot easier…thanks for sharing this

  • John Ddenz

    I like very much “PageSlices addon for Firefox”. It allows to make updatable portion of web sites and place them on specific user pages. It looks like iGoogle widgets, but you can create a widget from any portion of any web page.

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