A Neat Little FireFox SEO Extension

| March 26, 2010

I’d like to take credit and say that I discovered a neat little FireFox Extension, but in all honesty, I didn’t discover it.  I found out about this tool because I subscribe to the “WordPress How to Spotter” newsletter.  Alex is a WordPress Plugin Guru, and he happened to write about this Firefox Extension.

The extension is called SEO Blogger.  It’s put out by the folks at WordTracker (if you don’t know about Wordtracker, they offer a full fledged SEO tracking tool with a subscription cost in excess of $300 per year).   It only works for FireFox so if you use Internet Explorer it won’t work for you.

Free Firefox Download

It’s a free  download and quick and easy to install. Once you have it installed it places a small “W” on the lower right-hand corner of the browser window.  Click on it to invoke the SEO Blogger tool and you’re good to go.

All you have to do is enter the keyword or keyphrase that you want optimized and click “Search.”   The Wordtracker will display the most frequently searched terms in order of search frequency.  Select the terms you want to include in your article/post and click “Add.”

In the lower window, Wordtracker SEO Blogger will display your chosen keyowrds, the keyword search frequency, the number of times you used them in your post and the percent of times you used the keywords compared to other words in your article.

Caveat

  • The number of searches shown in the Wordtracker are based on US searches found in Wordtracker’s partner search engines.  Therefore, it does not give a world wide all encompassing view of the number of searches.
  • This tool doesn’t replace the need for article keyword research, it just helps you to see how many times you actually use the keywords in your article.

My Take on SEO Blogger

I only downloaded it yesterday, but I think it’s a pretty cool tool.  Just for grins, I looked at one of my Suite 101 articles to see how well I utilized my keywords.  Let’s just say that I’ve got a lot of room for improvement.

I think this tool will force me to be a little more cognizant of my keywords and keyword saturation (%).

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Category: Freelance, Internet, Search Engines, SEO, Tools, Writing

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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  1. I really like that Zemanta plugin because it ads zing to a blog post quickly. And i like the other one as well because it helps with keyword research.

    SEO blogger tool allows me to make better articles for my residual efforts in less time.
    .-= Elvenrunelord´s last blog ..Lamebook =-.

  2. Shannon says:

    So far, I haven’t found the “magic” SEO plug-in or extension but I’ll check it out. Any recommended free download is worth a try. Thanks!
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Dieting? Don’t Be Fooled by FullBar =-.

  3. Judith P says:

    Hi Felicia,
    I too found an SEO tool on Firefox. It’s called Zemanta and it works basically the same way. It also has a Media Gallery and a Related Article Gallery. Now I don’t always have to go searching for the perfect picture. Some of the articles are a little iffy but I find the program works well. The more you use it, apparently the better it gets at knowing what you want and use. I’ve only been using it for a few days but so far far I’m happy.
    I’m new in the blogging world and just learning about keywords and SEO so this helps. Right now I can use all the help I can get.
    .-= Judith P´s last blog ..Living Easy — Rest & Relaxation =-.