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    Seo tools and addons for browser.

    I am Suvash Datta from India. I am a graphic and web designer and also a SEO expert. We get on web a lot of SEO and web design addons for our browser to make our web design and SEO activities easier. But only for Firefox have the largest collection of these addons and tools. Some of them are autofill, google toolbar, SearchStatus, Seo for firefox and many more statistic tools and addons. So Firefox is best to me. What is you idea?

  2. #72
    I'm also a big fan of Firefox because of its great interface, simplicity and many addons. Most say Chrome is faster though, but in the Firefox 3.5 version it seemed that the speed got way much better than before!
    |Nico Lawsons

  3. #73
    [quote name='Sbfc' date='17 February 2010 - 04:08 PM' timestamp='1266422912' post='8316']



    What is your favourite Firefox add-on ? Mine is probably Adblock Plus.



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    My favorite is WOT: Web of Trust. One of the best Firefox add-on.



    It helps in in blocking unsafe sites from access and gives warning if you are entering into one.

  4. #74
    Mine favourite plugin would be Personas as I can choose my FireFox themes easily.

  5. Firefox Extensions - warp factor nine

    I started out totally hating Firefox in the beginning, I didn't start using it until about v1.5 and now I use it more than any other browser. I probably wouldn't use FF so much if there weren't so many great extensions available though.

    For web designers :
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    The number one extension for me and probably many other people is the Web developer toolbar. That was the first "thing" that forced me to keep switching back to Firefox over the other browsers that I normally used before.

    If you are trying to build a site or even just a web page the extensive information you can get from the Web developer toolbar really makes a big difference.

    Firebug, as already mentioned many times is definitely a handy tool. There are some very cool addons for firebug available, which when combined help make Firefox one of the greatest friends you'll ever have for web designing / developing.


    View source chart - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/655/
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    Useful code collapsing extension for viewing a web pages source code and hiding / showing only selected parts. This is a great help when there's a ton of code to go through.


    Save Complete - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/655/
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    I always hated in the past how when you saved a webpage in IE it would rewrite the source code to absolute garbage and you lose the original code completely.

    Firefox "save page as" also seems to have problems saving a webpage properly, and often leaves some files out that can make a web page fairly useless if you try to look at it offline. This extension does a good job to save a web page in it's original form and gets most of the associated files that go with it.


    JSView - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/655/
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    This is good for viewing page source code and viewing the source for all related css / js files.


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    For security:
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    No-Script - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722/

    No script is a powerful script blocking firewall right in your browser. Not perfect, but it can save you from being automatically hijacked or infected from visiting a malicious or hacked website that uses iframes or scripts to redirect you.

    With the rate of malvertising through high profile ad networks on the rise, this means that you can go to a well known site like the New York Times or even hotmail and be infected by some very nasty stuff.

    There is a massive criminal industry behind the fake antivirus hijacks in particular, and these hijacks are delivered mostly through hijacked websites, or fake video codec websites. At the very least, no script can give you a fighting chance.

    This will most likely annoy the shit out of you in the beginning because you have to train it for each new website you visit, but weigh that inconvenience up against having to clean out your whole pc from a fake anti virus or rootkit infection. I also recommend using admuncher to filter out page content, especially as right now yahoo have a large amount of hijacks running through their various ad networks.

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    Secure Login - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4429/

    I have more passwords than I will ever remember, and I have so many pieces of paper with passes written down that I end up losing track of them in the end. Like when you move house, dammit where's that book gone now with all the passwords ?

    Using the Secure Login extension means I only have to type a website password in once to login and then I can save it for next time so I don't have to go looking for that pass again. I don't like how some services offer to store your passwords on their site, and I really don't need to have another program running just to manage my logins.

    Secure login might help stop you from using the same password for everything, which tends to happen when you start getting lazy and tired of making a new password for every different website you need to login in to.

    Secure login also has some impressive security features to help protect your passwords from being exploited / stolen. At the moment it looks like this project is looking for a new developer, but it still works great for me.

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    For privacy freaks Useragent switcher and Refcontrol can be useful to have control over what websites are able to read from your browser.

    UserAgentSwitcher - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/953/
    Ref Control - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/953/

    Extensions like these could help to avoid Hijacks that target certain browser vulnerabilities by using browser sniffing techniques to launch particular attacks targeted at specific browsers. Often though, hijackers make use of exploit packs which try to target as many different combinations of browser exploits as possible.

    Refcontrol could be a good protection against things like sites which have hacked .htaccess files designed to launch redirect attacks against people with certain referers. This is very popular way to hijack people, such as when someone visits a hacked/ infected site from google or another search engine they are hijacked, but if someone visits thast same hijacked/infected site directly with no referer they do not get hijacked at all.


    Proxilla - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8113/
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    Use Glype proxies with firefox.


    Random stuff:
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    I also like using tab mix plus, hash colored tabs, fission and download status bar. Download helper is great too.

    There's so many good extensions available, I try not to have everything enabled at the same time until I actually need to use them. I usually only have a small core number of extensions enabled by default.

    I liked the concept of "Add to search bar" extension so you can add your own search engines, it doesn't work 100% of the time though.

    Firefox and IE really suck bigtime compared to the Greenbrowser / MYIE line of browsers in this area, Greenbrowser allows you to just type whatever you want straight into your search engines list.

    I really don't like how both IE and FF force you to choose from a list of search providers that they choose for you.. FF does offer a much better search list, at least you can get the Scroogle SSL search added to FF - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12506/


    Last one or this post will end up turning into a book chapter.


    Url Lister :
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    Allows you to quickly and easily save all the urls for each open tab in 3 different formats, plain text, formatted html with "a href" links or as an unordered list. Copy all urls is a similar one I use to save all llinks from open tabs too.

    Go take a break and rest your eyes now ok

  6. #76
    Best FF plugins for me are NoScript, colortabs, downloadhelper (for youtube vids etc..) and dictionary. There my most useful ones anyway

  7. #77
    My favourite firefox addon are seoquake and seachstatus, both of them helps alot and simplify my SEO job. Strongly recommend to all the webmaster .

  8. #78
    Ad-Block, because its nice surfing around with no ads

  9. #79

    Arrow Useful FireFox Addons

    Many of us here use Firefox, infact most of the web users. One of the main reasons i use FF is certainly due to the wide range of available addons that can be installed from here : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

    Following are the Important Addons that i use which help me in Managing, Development, Promoting, Researching and various other tasks :

    1) Fastest Fox : Save time by speeding up repetitive tasks. Get faster, parallelized downloads, see definitions, auto-load the next page, improve searching, and more. FastestFox will dramatically enhance your productivity!

    2) Firebug : Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page...

    3) FireFTP : FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

    4) Google Shortcuts : Display all of your Google Services as buttons just next to your addressbar or anywhere you like it.

    5) iMacros For Firefox : Automate Firefox. Record and replay repetitious work. 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, then iMacros for Firefox is the solution you’ve been dreaming of!

    6) Modify Headers : Add, modify and filter http request headers. You can modify the user agent string, add headers to spoof a mobile request (e.g. x-up-calling-line-id) and much more.

    7) MozBar : The mozBar, SEOmoz's SEO toolbar for Firefox, provides easy access to some of the most powerful SEO tools and data while you surf the Web.

    8) MultiRow Bookmarks Toolbar : Make Multiple websites just a click away by using this toolbar.

    9) SearchStatus : Display the Google PageRank, Alexa rank, Compete ranking and SEOmoz Linkscape mozRank anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and more.

    10) SEO Link Analysis : Enriches the link data in Google Webmaster Tools & Yahoo! Site Explorer by showing the PageRank of the linking page, the anchor text user and whether the link is nofollowed or not. (Very Much useful for backlink analysis but Enable it only when you are using it, as its very much resource consuming)

    11) SeoQuake : Seoquake is a Mozilla Firefox SEO extension aimed primarily at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization(SEO) and internet promotion of web sites. Seoquake allows to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet... (A Must Have)

    12) User Agent Switcher : The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser.

    These are 12 out of 20+ ones that i use. If you have any particular ones to recommend, do share them.

  10. #80
    oops! closed a tab by accident? couldn't remember the URL? here is your solution: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3082/ (you couldn't live without it )

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