In this post, I am going to show you all features that SEOquake has. It’s one of my favorite SEO tools and I use this little plugin every day.
SEOquake is an easy-to-use browser plugin that provides you with tons of useful SEO metrics for every single page on the internet. The plugin can be embedded in search engine results for a quicker access. Once installed, the icon of this tool will appear on the top right of your screen. You can find out if it is active by checking the color of its icon. Once you activate it, it will change from black and white to a more striking color palette. In the main menu of this plugin, you will find a carefully sorted list of the reports pulled by SEOquake. Just select the parameters you want to analyze and you are ready to go!
SEO quake is an essential tool for every website owner that knows how important content marketing is. I stumbled across this plugin a couple months ago and I absolutely love it. I could not imagine writing a new post without consulting this tool first. What truly differentiates SEO quake from other similar tools is that it is fast. Really fast. In a just a matter of seconds, you can find every single piece of information you need to know about a particular site. This is a task that only a couple years ago would have taken hours of work for an experienced team. And now you can do it on your own, with the click of a button, in 4 seconds. On top of all that, SEO quake is available for all the major browsers for free.
Downloading and installing SEOquake is very easy. It is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and even with iPhone and iPad.
You can find below the links to get SEO quake now.
In case you are using Safari, just click the link where it says “For Safari”. In case you are using Safari, just click the link where it says “For Safari”. If the download of SEO quake does not start immediately, just click on the corresponding link and do it manually.
If the download of SEOquake does not start immediately, just click on the corresponding link and do it manually.
For iPhone and iPad
Now It’s time to dive a bit deeper into SEOquake’ s main features…
Along with organic search data, SEOquake provides you with other useful tools like an SEO Audit, Keyword Density report, Internal/External Link analysis, and even social metrics. SEOquake allows you to see metrics for domains and landing pages including the current number of pages indexed by Google of this url, the Alexa Rank, SEMrush Ranking data, Facebook likes and so much more. There is an option for this plugin that allows you to show all these metrics directly in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) so that you can compare all the top search results in the blink of an eye.
By clicking on the icon of SEO quake on the toolbar of your browser, you will find a general overview of some of the most important SEO parameters you need and fundamental information about the domain.
This includes: the Alexa rank, the number of pages indexed by Google, the number of pages indexed by Bing, the website’s SEMrush rank, the Web Archive age, the number of Backlinks (according to SEMrush) and also valuable social signals like FaceBook likes, Google +1, Pinterest Pins, and Linkedin shares.
Additionally, the “page overview” section serves as a bridge that connects to all the other sub-tools this plugin has to offer. It acts in a certain way like the “dashboard” of SEO quake.
In the image above we are checking the page info for Neilpatel.com. It gives us a quick glimpse of its Title, Meta Keywords, Meta description, Internal links, External links, and the server that is used. It is important to note that the internal and external links you see here are only for this specific page. If you want to check the total number of backlinks of the domain, just go back to the “page overview” section of SEO quake.
Clicking on the button that says “Diagnosis” gives you an instant page SEO audit that evaluates the three following points: Page analysis, Mobile compliance and Site compliance. The plugin splits each these of 3 sections into several other results. This enables you to quickly get a good overview of all the information available. Furthermore, what I think is really useful is that next to each of these results SEOquake automatically puts either a green tick or a red warning sign. This lets you know what that site is doing good, and what it is doing badly. This is especially useful if you are checking your own site because then you know the things you may want to modify in order to rank higher in search engines.
In the “External links” section you can quickly check the number of external links a certain page has built and where they are pointing to. As an example, I checked with SEOquake the external links a friend’s blog post has. As you can see in the screenshot above, the page has 324 external links. This is not surprising considering the fact that there are 318 tools listed, each one of them with a link to its corresponding website. I also think that it is great that SEOquake allows you to export the list of links as a CSV file. This feature is especially useful if you have a new site and you are planning to build backlinks using the skyscraper technique.
The same page has 44 internal links.
In the part where it says “Density”, you can check your competitor’s keyword density. To see how this works, let’s take Brian Dean’s post “Keyword Research for SEO” as an example. This article ranks among the top 3 search results on Google for the phrase “keyword research”. As can be observed on the chart, the article has a density of 2.11% for the word “keywords” and a density of 1.46% for the word “keyword”.
The compare URL tool of SEOquake enables you to contrast your URL to your competitor’s. Here you can compare aspects like the number of pages indexed in Google, the number of backlinks and much more. On top of that, you are not limited to comparing only two pages. At the time this post was written, SEOquake supports the comparison of over 15 URLs at the same time! Finally, just as with every other piece of information this plugin delivers you, it can be exported to CSV with the click of a button.
In Winter 2016, SEMrush updated SEO quake with a new feature – Backlinks Overview report.
To access the backlinks report, you will be asked to connect SEO quake to your free SEMrush account. This only takes 2 minutes. After doing so, you will unlock your overview report and you will gain access to the most important SEO metrics. Now you will be able to see backlink information on specific URLs, domains or root domains.
This report will show you how your competitors’ domains are being advertised. For instance, you can see the number of total publishers (websites that use Google AdSense to allow advertisers to run display ads on their site) and advertisers (websites that have placed ads on other sites in an effort to drive traffic to their content) for that particular domain. Previews of popular media ads and text ads are also shown in this report. This helps you getting fresh ideas in case you are, for example, planning to run a PPC campaign.
In order to check the keyword difficulty for a particular search phrase, you first need to activate SEO quake for SERPs. You can do this by clicking on a small button that appears right under the logo of your search engine that says “SEO quake”. Once you activate it, the button should become green. Now whenever you do a search query, you will see a small line of text directly under the search field that says “Keyword difficulty XX%”. The closer this percentage is to 100%, the harder it will be for you to rank well for that keyword.
There are many different opinions about that. My advice is that you use it for a while, and then see if you’re happy with the metrics it gives you. Personally, the plugin has proven to be extremely useful for me in the past and I’ll definitely continue using it.
You can download SEOquake for phone or tablet from here.
In order to delete and uninstall SEOquake, you just have to right click on the icon of this plugin and then hit “Remove from Chrome”.
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You can easily get in touch with SEOquake by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org