Firefox is the major player in browsers market because of its security features and capabilities of adding more extensions and plugins to make it more useful. Firefox community is helping by developing more extensions and sharing resources, tutorials and tips for firefox that help users to get most out of web while surfing.
SEOQuake SEO Extension
SEOquake helps webmasters to obtain critical SEO information about a website. There are two functional parts for this extension. First one is SeoBar that shows the value of selected parameters (like page rank, alexa rank, Google and yahoo index, links to page etc) for the page currently opened in browser. Second function is inclusion of parameters in SERPs which means it displays the value of selected parameters with search results. It is very useful extension for webmasters to get an idea of a site’s popularity.
This is a cross platform FTP client for Firefox that provides easy access to web servers. Beside transferring files efficiently and quickly, it has some advance features like directory comparisons, SSL encryption, search and filtering, file hashing and SFTP etc. This is one of the most used extensions for Firefox.
SEO Stats is one of the best way to get information about your website’s positioning in search engines, social networks etc. The information include pagerank, index pages, back links etc. It provides instant information about a site’s popularity on social networking site like Twitter, Facebook etc showing you who is linking to your site and also positioning of site on search engines.
Screen Capture Elite
Screen Capture Elite enables you to select and save, complete or selected region o a web page and save it as jpeg or png image file. You select the area on screen that you want to save and a pop up window asks the name of file that you want to save and its extension to save it. The options include capture full page, capture visible area on screen and capture selected region.
URL Shrink Easy
URL Shrink Easy is very useful add-on that gives you option to convert the standard URLs in shortened URLs. It uses Bitly or TinyURL to short urls and adding them to clipboard automatically. Webmasters can use this extension to shrink urls to share on Twitter, Facebook etc.
Facebook Like is another simple extension that enables you to share a webpage or blog post with your friends on Facebook. Just press the Like button to share the current page on Facebook. It also shows how many people liked and shared the current page on Facebook.
AddThis s a must have extension that makes sharing a webpage on social networking/ book marking websites ways. One button access enables you to share a link at Digg, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, My Space, Delicious, Orkut, Tumblr and many more sites. A must have extension if you promote stuff using any of these websites.
Email This uses Gmail, yahoo, outlook etc to send out the link, title and highlighted text of a page that you want to share with someone. The extension lets you to type custom message to send to the receiver. There are hot keys for all email clients so that you can quickly send links to your friends.
Share This is another extension that gives you capability to share any link on 45+ social networking/ book marking websites with click of a button. It is a great plugin for webmasters who need to promote their stuff on all available platforms as it gives access to almost all sharing websites/ communities.
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