One question we often get asked by clients is “what’s the easiest way for us to check important elements of page”. While there are a plethora of SEO tools out there, we often find that browser extensions are the most simple solution to quickly verify or check specific aspects of a page. They can also be a good workaround option for those unfamiliar with navigating through code.
The Google chrome extensions below are some of our most used, each providing a slightly different use case – from checking meta content, core web vitals, headings, image tags, code structure, rendered code or analytics tags.
SEO Pro provides some particularly handy information about a page, allowing you to quickly check the meta content, canonical links and meta robots tag. On top of that, it can also display core web vitals scores, check schema markup, HTTP status/redirects and highlight missing alt tags.
Available here: SEO Pro Extension
Available here: Web Developer Extension
Page-oscope by MobileMoxie
Available here: Page-oscope by MobileMoxie
Google Tag Assistant (Legacy)
If you’re wanting to quickly check for Google Analytics and/or Tag Manager code on a page, this extension can be a real time saver. It will list all tags fired on the page and highlight any potential errors.
Available here: Google Tag Assistant (Legacy)
Note – their is also a newer version called Tag Assistant Companion which is a better option if you’re looking to debug Tag Manager.
Other SEO Extensions
There are a raft of other Google Chrome extensions available in the webstore. If you are interested in reading more, there are a few “best of” lists out there which detail some other SEO extensions:
- 26 Best Free Chrome Extensions for SEOs (Tried & Tested) – ahrefs
- 13 Best Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketing and SEO – Search Engine Journal
- The 23 Best Google Chrome Extensions for SEO – HubSpot