Best Of Breed Firefox Collection For SEO, Bloggers & Internet Marketers

 

Today Firefox / Mozilla launched the ability to create public collections that other people can subscribe to so I though it about time I publish a list of most of the plugins I currently use that are specific to what my readers are interested in.

Some of them are fairly common, others a little geeky and for specific uses.

These are however the plugins I use or have remained installed on Firefox for an extended period of time, and many might prove useful.

Pick up the collection here:- Blogger SEO & Internet Marketing Tools

SEO Blogger & Internet Marketing Firefox Collection

Individual plugins

  1. SEO Link Analysis - Adds essential data to Google Webmaster Tools & Yahoo! Site Explorer
  2. StomperTools - A totally unique plugin – this is why the Stompernet guys rock
  3. TableTools - Ever wanted to reverse the sorting of an HTML table – this can do it, though you might need to create an extra column with a reverse index.
  4. User Agent Switcher - Prowl around the web as Googlebot and interesting things can happen
  5. Amazon S3 Firefox Organizer(S3Fox) - The easiest way to add files to Amazon S3 for casual users.
  6. Talon: Screen Capture & Aviary.com Quick Launch – Look on this one as a bonus as it was just added, might prove to be a total Snagit replacement for those times I just need to grab part of a page.
  7. Extended Copy Menu - Makes it easier to copy/paste HTML rather than text
  8. Save Complete - Save complete webpages correctly for later reference – especially good for things like complete sales pages
  9. Better Google Analytics (BetterGA) - Enhances Google Analytics with a compilation of user scripts.
  10. XPath Checker - One of 2 applications that allow me to try to learn Xpath – useful when playing with scraping ;)
  11. XPather - One of 2 applications that allow me to try to learn Xpath – useful when playing with scraping ;)
  12. CacheViewer - This is an extra – for those times when you just know you saw a great picture, and can’t remember, or for finding videos ;)
  13. Screengrab - My favorite of all screen grabbing software – uses the Mozilla engine to render a full page extremely fast, then you can go back at a later date to edit. Also own commercial Snagit, but this gets used more often.
  14. Roboform Toolbar for Firefox - Don’t remember passwords, they just clog up your head
  15. IE Tab – Essential for people who don’t want to load IE… ever
  16. Evernote Web Clipper - Saving complete pages for future reference – I am starting to use this more and more, planning for future blog posts and major projects
  17. PDF Download - I download PDFs a lot, and it is annoying when you click a link and discover it is a PDF, and it tries to load in the browser – the view as HTML option doesn’t always work very well
  18. KGen - Steal other people’s primary keywords
  19. iMacros for Firefox - For when you want to automate things like submissions of articles, videos, social bookmarking etc
  20. Google Global - I use this to check US/UK search results with personalized search off – especially useful when posting search results in a blog post and you want the reader to see roughly the same results as you do.
  21. YSlow - How fast is your website, and how to fix it
  22. Greasemonkey - Need to add lots of cool plugins, found on Userscripts site – I will add an update to this post including essential Greasemonkey scripts at a later date
  23. Web Developer - My default tool for working out what is happening or going wrong with CSS
  24. Firebug - The primary reason to add this is to use Yslow and Google’s Page Speed plugins, though currently I can’t find Page Speed listed – otherwise I really don’t need both this and Web Developer
  25. Live HTTP Headers - For checking redirects, snagging cloaked affiliate IDs etc. Also great to find the location of videos supposedly being cloaked from Amazon S3 for download.
  26. FoxyProxy – For people who want to be a little anonymous, or when for some reason you can’t access a site as you
  27. SearchStatus - Can load in the status bar rather than as a full toolbar, thus I have this on all the time without consuming screen real estate
  28. Power Twitter - Can slow loading a bit, but makes the Twitter experience totally different
  29. ScribeFire Blog Editor - I tend to use the WordPress interface more, due to lots of custom fields for SEO that need to be filled out – would be great if this somehow could work with Headspace.
  30. Shareaholic for Firefox - If you really must use lots of social bookmarking sites
  31. Delicious Bookmarks - For public bookmark sharing
  32. StumbleUpon - Don’t forget to follow my stumbles on Stumpleupon http://andybeard.stumbleupon.com

Not In Collection (Not on Mozilla)

SEO For Firefox – for data when you need it

SEO Toolbar – for data while you surf

Free Download Manager – I have tried lots of others, but this is my download manager of choice, mainly because it remains free, is now open source, and has never had a corrupted database (a major factor)

Google Page Speed – New addition from Google to check out the speed of your web pages – strangely the thing which slows my blog down the most is their own Google Friend Connect bar at the bottom of the page.

 

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Comments

  1. S Porter says

    That stomper tool is very useful. I seem to be overly concerned with checking the search results for my key terms… sometimes multiple times a day. I don’t know why I expect them to change, but with this tool I don’t feel the need to look so often. I’m working on trying the other tools on the list, but I’m really busy checking search results…

      • Get Paid To Write says

        Well, i’m glad they came out with these because I just switched my blogger over to my mobile phone. i find it easier to update my blog with content and what not. I like the stomper tool which is a little more compatible for me.

    • says

      For normal browsing I tend to use Chrome more than Firefox these days.

      There are negative performance issues with Firefox even without all those plugins, but I use it as a tool.
      With Firefox you can run multiple profiles for different tasks, thus I have a few “light” profiles.

      I didn’t include everything, for instance I also have Netbeans debugger in FF 3.1+ but not on FF3.5 beta

  2. says

    Need to install Live HTTP Headers, FoxyProxy plugins and test it out. Thanks for the list of plugins. Most of the plugins are installed, only these are left.

    Thanks
    Sankar

  3. Keegan says

    SEO Link Analysis is my favorite out of these plugins. I use it all the time and it works great for me.

  4. says

    Great list of plugins. This is the only shortcoming of Chrome when compared against FireFox at this point – the plugins. I use Chrome for 99% of my usual browsing because the browser operates faster and the functionality/interface is very clean.

    Once Chrome catches up to speed with Firefox in the plugins department, Chrome will really start to take off.

  5. says

    Damn. I feel like i just walked out of a cave. Never even heard about Shareaholic before this article. Could’ve used the hell out of this! Thanks for the wake up call! Retweeted!

    • says

      There are a few I have missed out that I used to use frequently, but were skipped due to slow updates at some time in the past when Firefox was updated.

      I need to check to see if they have been updated for current versions.

      Thanks for the retweet

  6. Jeet says

    Supercool. I was going to mention YSlow but you have already become a fan of Google page speed :))

  7. says

    Great list. As someone mentioned above, i find the larger plugins like FireBug to greatly reduce my performance. Often if I’ve used firebug or other larger plugins i will need to restart FF in order to get smooth performance again.

    FoxyProxy is great for those that travel to china regularly, where every second website seems to be blocked – thus doing any research becomes incredibly hard!

    Cheers.

    • says

      Unfortunately I can’t use Yslow or Page Speed without Firebug, and they are something I am working with a fair amount currently. They are not something I need for normal browsing, so when I am doing pure browsing I use a different profile.

  8. marketing strategies says

    Very extensive and interesting list. I will be checking out that twitter plugin, thanks for the great reference and source. May i make a suggestion? There are quite a few more examples of social bookmarking sites similar to delicious and shareaholic etc. Dont forget to add digg for instance, to your list. I didnt see it here but i may have missed it. digg is widely used, its a must-have for your list. Great work you did here nonetheless. The list is pretty extensive and useful. Thanks.

  9. says

    Great list Andy – the stomper tool set is pretty interesting havn’t seen a plugin like that before!

    Created anSEO Tools collection myself – included a plugin that may be of interest to you called “Outwib Hub” – which enables you to dissect a web page into data elements and harvest them :D

    Thanks for sharing your collection.

  10. Rock Star says

    This is the only shortcoming of Chrome when compared against FireFox at this point – the plugins. I use Chrome for 99% of my usual browsing because the browser operates faster and the functionality/interface is very clean.

    Once Chrome catches up to speed with Firefox in the plugins department, Chrome will really start to take off.

  11. Philosophy says

    It is awesome to see that there are so many tools for firefox. I just got it and it is working great so far. This list of tools is going to make my web browser so much better. Thanks

  12. says

    great! really nice to see seo tools other people are using! i like the seo link analysis. theres new tools coming out all the time, its good to see that andy is sharing with everyone! nice one.

  13. Steven Hall says

    Hey mate I read the whole post and I got a lot of info about many plug In, I have head the name of many of the plug in for the first time ever. I will try to use the ones which I never have used.
    Thanks for providing such a precious info.

  14. says

    Andy, this is a very handy list. I just want to comment on #15: go for it and never load IE, ever for the sake of a healthy organic computer

  15. SirTwat says

    Really great compiled list! I use #24. on a regular basis. That's probably #1 for me!

  16. Mindless Mink says

    why are there so many new sprouting internet marketing blogs, tips, articles and stuff like that everywhere on the web? they are everywhere, here there everywhere.. are you guy's making money out of this? It's so damn boring, i mean, every internet marketing articles out there are just exactly the same.. come on, can you just create a more unique one?

  17. free articles says

    I use only some of them. And some of them are new to me. I think i am really benefited with those. I like #17 and #23. Thanks for your great work.

  18. says

    I use multiple profiles, I have many more plugins installed on various profiles

    It does slow things down, but Firefox is a memory hog with memory leaks anyway. Ultimately you might just need more memory.

  19. says

    1. It was a news item
    2. I was one of the first to create a list of SEO plugins on the new service
    3. Mozilla profiles are strong in the SERPs
    4. There is the opportunity for at least one strong link for your contribution

    I do make money from this blog, but it is more a means to:-

    Influence
    Market Research for future product & services
    Demonstrate Authority

    I don't do list posts as a rule, read a little more, you might find my content a little more unique than others. If you are not interested in online marketing, why even bother commenting. I have never commented on Engadget or Autoblog – I find them boring

  20. says

    I like the implementation of Web Developer TB more for playing with CSS. Firebug always seems to be behind on development, frequently not available for latest Firefox, and might be one of the major memory leaks (hard for a none developer to pin down why Firefox can grow to eat 400MB of memory with just one window open)

  21. says

    Great list of pluggins. I have only been running my website for around 6 months. I am now seeing the huge benefits of using certain pluggins.

    I have heard alot about the Stompernet guys and so that is the first one I will be checking out from your list :)

    Thanks

  22. says

    Great list of pluggins. I have only been running my website for around 6 months. I am now seeing the huge benefits of using certain pluggins.

    I have heard alot about the Stompernet guys and so that is the first one I will be checking out from your list :)

    Thanks

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