Webmaster are usually advised to use all kinds of popular web browsers, as the visitors may be using any of those browsers, and the website has to be optimized for all the browsers. But, mostly webmasters prefer Mozilla Firefox, due to the fact that it is an open source software, and so the available number of add-ons or plug-ins for this browser are tremendous and are well categorized by Mozilla to be searched easily.
Here, you will find a list of Add-ons which are a must for web masters, for optimizing their websites for not only for visitors but also for search engines.
- Meta Tags
This sidebar displays page meta-information (meta tags, links, etc.) Has automated search engine submission menu. It warns about duplicate keyword phrases. It has an extensible menu for automatic submission to search engines and SEO services.
- SEO for firefox
In Google and Yahoo search results, this add-on adds useful information for the website, like website’s PR, age, Alexa rank, links (Yahoo! linkdomain), del.icio.us information,Technorati authority, dmoz, yahoo dir, bloglines, WhoIs etc.
Also if you are using Firefox version 3+, then it has an additional feature “SEO Xray”, which shows external, internal links and other information for individual websites.
YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they’re slow based on Yahoo’s rules for high performance web sites.
- Web Developer
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools. (It does have a number of tools useful for web masters)
- Live HTTP Headers
View HTTP headers of a page, while browsing.
- iMacros for Firefox
If you love the Firefox web browser, but are tired of repetitive tasks like visiting the same sites every days, filling out forms, and remembering passwords, data extraction, web scraping/mining & enterprise data mash-ups, then iMacros for Firefox is the solution you’ve been dreaming of. It says “whatever you do with Firefox, iMacros can automate it”.
Firefox Rank Checker extension allows you to easily check your website rankings in Google (US and international), Yahoo, and Microsoft Live search.
yExplore adds quick access to Yahoo Site Explorer. Just right click, select yExplore and the URL will be passed to Yahoo Site Explorer in a new tab, ( you have the option to select either the individual web page or for the complete domain).
KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web pages.
- Google Global Firefox Extension V2
Google Global now allows you to view organic and paid Google search results as they appear in almost any location on Earth.
Other Useful Add On Tools
Well name says it all. Just Blog It,with an easy right click.
- Page Update Checker
In websites, which update frequently, and you are waiting for a specific information which will be displayed in a few minutes, Page Update Checker (aka PUC – pronounced “Puke”) is a FireFox extension that automatically checks to see if web pages have changed.
- Blogger Bar
Brings the power of Blogger into a single toolbar.
- Tag Editor
Tag editor for blogs. Tag editor generates tag links for your blog.
- Deepest Sender
Deepest Sender is a client that will allow you to post to blogs from directly within Firefox. It is primarily a LiveJournal client, although it supports Blogger (GData) and WordPress (metaWeblog) too.
- Create a short URL from any website. Just right click on the page and click wapURL and you will be presented with a short URL. This is great if you need to send text messages or emails.