A useful tool to help identify influential sites quicker

I have written various posts on here before about identifying influential sites but I thought it was worth posting today because I have found a tool to use to make this process a whole load quicker.

The Google Chrome SEO plug-in takes all of two minutes to install and is in my opinion brilliant. It provides easy access to Search Engine Optimisation Tools that can help with analysis, keyword research, backlink Checks, PageRank Checks and other SEO tasks.

Although I have only just started to use this it seems I am late to the party as more than 150,000+ people are involved in the beta programme and I can see why.

Here is a list of the current features:

  • A Keyword Research Tool
  • Highlight NoFollow links
  • The number of Pages Indexed
  • The number of Backlinks
  • Current Traffic and Rankings
  • Social Bookmark counts
  • Cached Versions of the page
  • Domain Details like DNS, IP, Whois, Server Location
  • Detects Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml

Future Features

  • On page keyword analysis
  • Integration with Google SERPs. Similar to SeoQuake or the SEOBook Firefox extension.
  • The ability to compare site ranking stats, side by side.
  • Keyword Ranking Checker to check search rankings.
  • Integrate the Keyword Tool with the Google Adwords Keyword Tool to make keyword research faster.
  • PPC Integration (Adwords, Adsense, Microsoft Adcenter, Yahoo Search Marketing)
    Support for Wolfram | Alpha
  • Better descriptions so any Web Designer / Developer can work with the tool.
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Google Chrome SEO Toolbar
  • Allow Google Chrome SEO Add Ons sodevelopers can contribute plugins.

The sources it uses include: Archive.org, Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, CoralCDN, Ask, Baidu, Bing, Delicious, Digg, Dmoz, Google PageRank, MajesticSEO, Open Site Explorer, Quantcast, SEMRush, SEOmoz, Linkscape, StumbleUpon, Technorati, WebCite, Yandex Quotation Index, Yahoo.

What I like about this tool is how easy it is to use. You just land on the site you want to check click the button and all of the information is provided to you immediately. Neville Hobson

To bring it to life a bit I have shown an example of it in action using Neville Hobson’s blog. As you can see it clearly shows all of the information you need nice and simply. I also like the statistics section which you can click on and it then takes you through to a more in-depth analysis. In my opinion this is a great tool and it’s free you can’t say fairer than that.

To download the plug-in click here.

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2 comments on “A useful tool to help identify influential sites quicker
  1. Hi Chris,

    I’ve had a quick play around with this plug-in and it could prove to be a very valuable resource for us industry folks who are required to monitor a lot of SEO data for clients. Whilst, I’m not a big fan of Google Chrome generally, if Google keep providing great plug-ins such as this, I’ll happily start using it more and more – indeed, it’ll become the first place to turn.

    Cheers,

    Ben

  2. Hi Ben, cheers for the comment. I know what you mean about Chrome – I have been having a play with it and it is certainly growing on me. It is a great plug-in and searches seem to be faster in chrome too. I think I might be considering using it all the time rather than three different browsers like I do now.

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