Google Similar Pages Chrome Extension

Google released their “Google Similar Pages” Chrome extension way back in 2010 but it hasn’t really been widely adopted in my experience despite it being free of charge.

I decided to take another look at Google Similar Pages when I was updating my review of the online SEO research platform “Similarweb” who charge a monthly fee for doing pretty much the same thing, plus a few extras of course.

Installation is simple, just go to the Google Web Store, here’s the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-similar-pages/pjnfggphgdjblhfjaphkjhfpiiekbbej – the extension is free of charge.

Google Similar Pages Chrome Extension

Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing with Google Similar Pages.
Enjoying the page you’re looking at and interested in other similar pages? Trying to find more pages about a topic you’re researching, but having a hard time coming up with the right query on Google? Google Similar Pages can help!

Now you can quickly preview and explore other pages that are similar to the one you are browsing — on the fly, as you browse.

When you click the Similar Pages button, your browser will send a search query to Google to see if there are any similar pages to the page you are viewing at the time. From a privacy point of view, the data that is related to the query will be handled as described in Google’s privacy policy (http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html).

Please be aware that, according to Google, this extension is still an early beta release so it vould be that many aspects of the extension may change in the coming months. Help us make it better by sending bug reports to similarpages-extension@google.com (include the Chrome version number and OS you are using).

As the extension is free and it’s the kind of thing we all need, or would find useful, from time to time I would have to say give it a try.

Whoisology Chrome Extension – Website Ownership Details at your Fingertips

Whoisology provides a free Chrome add on to let you access the registration details of the website you are on.

Whois is often mistakenly thought of as the entity responsible for worldwide registrations of Internet domains – it isn’t.

It is, however, the term that is used to describe the data that every registrant of a URL must provide under the terms of the “governing body”, ICANN.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a private, (non-government) not for profit organisation with overall responsibility for IP address allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions. It is ICANN that calls the tune and ensures that all registrations and carried out correctly. The onus is on the registrant to ensure that the information they provide is accurate and up to date.

The bottom line is that if you, or anyone else, registers a domain name (URL) then there is a minumum level of information that must be provided – this is known as WHOIS data and it is publicly available via various services, most of which are free.

One such service is Whoisology, the providers of this free browser add-on. Once installed you simply click on the icon once you are on the website that you want to find out about and Whoisology will provide you with the registration details for the domain in question.

A typical Whoisology lookup would look like this:

Whoisology icon

Please bear in mind that this information is in the public domain and freely available – no one’s privacy is being violated here.

Whois lookups are very useful for many different reasons – you may wish to know who owns a particular website that seems to be in competition with you, who owns a website that you are unhappy with, who owns a website that you would like to buy, and so on. All of this data is freely available.

Whoisology provide a range of WHOIS related services from their website: https://whoisology.com/

The Whoisology Chrome extension is a free tool that simplifies the process of looking up the ownership and registration details of a website. The extension can be found on the Google Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/whoisology/gjbaneokkjggnfmgnkbpagfjcodamaag.

If this kind of data is important to you, maybe if you intend to start flipping websites or if you are building a private blog network, then you might want to take a look at the other (paid for) services offered by Whoisology on their main website, which is here https://www.whois.com/

 

 

 

 

Whoisology Chrome Extension

Where To Find It
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/whoisology/gjbaneokkjggnfmgnkbpagfjcodamaag
Product Type
Whois lookup chrome extension
Paid/Free
Free
Free Trial Available
No – it’s always Free
Price
Free

Shareaholic For Chrome Browser Extension

Shareaholic is a suite of content syndication and social media sharing tools that has proved to be both popular and useful by digital marketers across many different markets.

Now, the publishers of Shareaholic have released their Chrome browser extension which gives easy and quick access to many of Shareaholic’s functions, straight from your Chrome toolbar.

Shareaholic Chrome Extension

Shareaholic is available as a WordPress plugin and we have installed and used it on a number of websites. As a result we have been convinced of the ease and convenience with which it enables you to increase the reach of your content by making it easy to share across Social Media networks and elsewhere.

The Shareaholic Chrome Extension gives the system even more flexibility and means that you can share any webpage you happen to be on across whichever platforms you choose. It’s free of charge, as is Shareaholic itself, so it’s worth making a bit of room on your Chrome Toolbar for it. If you want to see the full description for the main Shareaholic platform, please use the following link.

Shareaholic – Content Amplification & Content Marketing

 

Shareaholic For Chrome

Where To Find It
https://shareaholic.com
Product Type
Content Marketing – Content “Amplification”
Paid/Free
Free & Paid Options
Free Trial Available
Starter Plan is always free
Price
Paid Plans From $95/month.

SEOquake – SEO Metrics at a Glance

SEOquake is a useful, and completely free, plugin for your web browser that will give you a wealth of SEO research data with a single click.

A Powerful SEO Toolbox for your Browser – SEOquake

Currently available for browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, SEOquake can be placed on your  toolbar and called up with a single click to give an instant analysis of the page you are currently displaying.

Along with useful organic research data, clicking on the appropriate tab in the pop up analysis box and SEOquake provides a number of other useful tools including an SEO Audit, a Keyword Density report, Internal/External Link analysis and a number of useful social media metrics.

SEOquake can also operate on your serps listing – when enabled you can analyse each page that is shown in the results with the relevant metrics appearing before each listing – very useful when carrying out your research into competitor web sites. This function can turn a very long-winded and time-consuming task into one which need only take seconds!

SEOquake SERPS Overlay

Some of the metrics you can see with SEOquake include Google Index (how many pages the site in indexed on Google for), Alexa Rank, SEMrush Rank, Facebook likes and many more. You simply display these metrics in the serps and then easily compare one site against all the others that re listed with it.

SEOquake gives you fast access to a host of analytical data about any webpage. Simply by clicking on the SEOquake symbol on the toolbar you can navigate to any landing page and are get analytical data specific to that page. The SEOquake SERP Overlay populates your SERP listings with data specific to each result.

SEOquake’s superb SEO Audit feature will “audit” any given landing page and advise you of any technical issues it finds on that page. Another useful page optimisation tool, the  Keyword Density tool analyses landing pages by keyword which helps to to reveal your competitor’s target keywords.

The Internal and External Link reports provided will help you to find the links on any given landing page – this can reveal the navigation tactics and linking partnerships that are being used by your competitors and which you may be able to adapt for your own campaign.

SEOquake comes to you from the makers of SEMrush – one of our preferred SEO tools platforms, so its pedigree is assured.

There’s only limited room on the toolbar of your browser but you are strongly recommended to make some space for SEOquake – it’s free but its worth a whole lot more!

SEOquake

Where To Find It
https://www.seoquake.com
Product Type
SEO Tools Browser Extension
Paid/Free
Free
Free Trial Available
N/A
Price
Free

OneTab – Declutter Your Browser

OneTab is a free-of-charge tool to help declutter your browser and free up memory that is being used unnecessarily.

We all do it don’t we? Open up a tab to do this or that, move on to the next thing, leave the previous tab open. Before long you have many tabs open, most of which you are not using, and your PC gets progressively slower due to lack of available memory and more cluttered.

OneTab pretty much solves all of the above. Of course it would be preferable to close any apps and tabs that you are not actually using but how many of us do that – if we need to use that website or other resource again we have to load it all up again. Surely there is a better way – yes there is – it’s OneTab.

OneTab browser management save memory

Quite apart from the benefits of working on a tidy, uncluttered, desktop there is the not inconsiderable benefit if all that memory being made available again. A PC will get progressively slower as more tabs are opened and have a slice of your computer’s memory allocated to them so it makes sense to only have open those things that you actually need.

Trouble is, if you close them and then need them again later on you have to go through the whole time-consuming process of loading them up again, probably going through a tedious log-in procedure and so on.

As you can see from the above screenshot, OneTab claims to both unclutter your browser by consolidating tabs into, well,  One tab and claiming back the unused memory.

No need to say very much else about OneTab, it’s completely free and it works – I suggest that you give this one a try asap.

OneTab

Where To Find It
http://www.one-tab.com/
Product Type
Browser Organiser & Memory Optimiser
Paid/Free
Free
Free Trial Available
Free product, no trial necessary
Price
Free