Alexa Browser Extension For Chrome & Firefox

Alexa Browser Extension For Chrome & Firefox

Alexa Browser Extension For Chrome & Firefox

For the last 20 years or so Alexa has been owned by Amazon. The system has, however, been around for longer than that and is well-known for its web traffic and analytics platform that enables digital marketers to find useful data about their own site, or their competitors site, and how they are performing.

Now, with the free Alexa browser extension, which is available for Chrome and Firefox, you can see at-a-glance how the website you are viewing is performing.

When you are putting together your digital marketing strategy you are going to need services like those offered by Alexa and their full service offering is reviewed here but for many users, the free browser extension could be an ideal place to start and maybe all you actually need.

Alexa Browser Extension

Where To Find It
https://www.alexa.com/toolbar
Product Type
Website data browser extension
Paid/Free
Free
Free Trial Available
N/A
Price
Free

SimilarWeb Browser Extension

SimilarWeb Browser Extension

The SimilarWeb “SimilarSites” Chrome Extension can help you to find sites that are similar to the one you are looking at in your browser.

Great for finding those websites which are competing with you for online traffic or for finding alternative suppliers of products and services similar to your existing supplier – the potential uses of this tool are numerous, and it’s FREE. Just download it from their site here: https://www.similarsites.com/ 

SimilarSites is a quick and easy way to find sites that are competing with you for traffic and for building a list of competitors. 

 

 

SimilarWeb SimilarSites

Where To Find It
https://www.similarsites.com/
Product Type
Similar Site Finder Chrome Extension
Paid/Free
Free
Free Trial Available
Free
Price
Free

Google Tag Assistant Chrome Extension

Google Tag Assistant Chrome Extension

Tag Assistant is a free-of-charge Chrome Extension to help you to see at a glance which tags are installed on the target page and whether they are installed correctly.

The Google Tag Assistant is very useful for spotting likely errors with Analytics, retargeting and conversion codes on the page you are viewing. 

Google Tag Assistant

Where To Find It
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tag-assistant-by-google/kejbdjndbnbjgmefkgdddjlbokphdefk
Product Type
Browser extension showing installed tags on target page
Paid/Free
Free.
Free Trial Available
Always free
Price
Free app

MOZ Bar Chrome Extension

MOZ Bar Chrome Extension

MOZ Bar is a free-of-charge Chrome Extension to help you to see at a glance the Domain Authority and other data for the website you are viewing.

If you have a subscription to MOZ then more metrics become available on the MOZ Bar Chrome extension but the free version is useful in that you can see very easily the Domain Authority of the target site and assess its probable strength.

MOZ Bar is also available for Firefox.

MOZ Bar

Where To Find It
https://moz.com/products/pro/seo-toolbar/
Product Type
Browser extension showing website metrics
Paid/Free
Free. Enhanced functions with a paid MOZ account.
Free Trial Available
Yes – 30 days
Price
Free app but more features if you have a paid MOZ account.

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 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

Where To Find It
https://whoisology.com/
Product Type
Website registration details
Paid/Free
Free 
Free Trial Available
No – product is completely free
Price
N/A