I stumbled on an interesting add-on for Mozilla Firefox called SEO Doctor. SEO Doctor adds a small flag icon to the far right side of the url bar which opens up a small box containing information and stats pertaining to search engine optimization. when clicked. SEO Doctor’s main features:
- Assigns an SEO score to each page and looks for SEO errors like missing alt tags, missing meta tags, and more.
- Counts the number of inbound and outbound links keeping track of link flow and revealing any potential areas that might leak “link juice”.
- Detects pages that can’t be found or indexed by Google and other search engines
- Shows estimated total number of daily visits, total number of daily visits from search engines, number of nofollow links, measures loading time, and more
For me the most useful features of SEO Doctor are the ones detecting missing page features that might affect my search engine ranking. For example if I forget to use an H1 tag on a page, SEO Doctor notifies me. If I don’t use at least one H2 tag on a page, SEO Doctor warns me that I should even though it isn’t required like the H1 tag. SEO Doctor saves me tons of time because it shows me these things while I’m viewing the page instead of me taking time to search through each one of my pages to make sure they all have H1 tags.
SEO doctor is great for experienced web developers and still easy to use for novice ones. It’s definitely worth a download and it is free after all; so give it a try.