Blogging doesn’t just mean writing a piece of text. There is much more to it. A blogger has to take care of SEO, RSS, keywords, meta descriptions etc. He also has to research, read other blogs, get the latest news, look for images and videos, stay in touch with his fan community on social networks, and the list goes on. All this calls for massive browser work. And not just browsing. There are some powerful plugins that bloggers can use. And since Firefox is the most commonly used web browser, this posts focuses on such plugins for Firefox. Earlier, we wrote posts on Top Firefox extensions, and Top 3 browser plugins for web developers. This post, however, focuses on plugins for Firefox, keeping in mind the needs of bloggers.
SEO Quake is one of the best plugins for bloggers. It helps web masters deal with stuff like Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization, and more. It investigates various SEO parameters for you, such as Google PR, Alexa rank, backlinks, keywords, Domain Information, etc. It also helps with internet promotion of your blog. It has caching, and more.
You can download this plugin for Firefox.
ScribeFire Next 4.0
ScribeFire Next is the latest version of the popular ScribeFire add-on. It is a fully featured blog editor incorporated right into your browser, and it lets you easily publish on your blog. It supports almost all blogging platforms. Here is a list of all the supported platforms.
ScribeFire lets you create, edit, update, or delete your blog post. You create new posts, and publish or schedule them across one or multiple blogs, right from one interface. And the interface is really simple too. You can drag-and-drop text from webpages, insert images, and more!.The interface is independent from the blogging platform interface, which makes it easier to publish posts with consistency.
This is a plugin based around productivity. It makes your browsing experience faster by reducing the repetitive tasks you need to perform. For example, selecting text on a webpage will display a pop up that enables you to search that term on Google. It will load next webpages to come in, let’s say, a series of pages, such as blog archive etc.
RSS Ticker displays your Live Bookmarks right on your screen in a scrolling fashion. It gets updated automatically, so you don’t have to refresh, or log into your feed reader to get RSS feeds.
KGen is short for Keyword Generator. It is a very handy little tool that tell you what are the strongest keywords on a site that you visit. That way, if you visit a reputable site from your own niche, you can learn what keywords you should be using.
This is a very simple plugin. It is connected to your Google AdSense account, and it shows you how much AdSense earnings you have made.
This is a great tool for doing your research. When you visit a website, it gives you some alternatives, and similar webpages to the webpage you’re currently on.!
This is a real time saver! It is basically is a bookmarking tool. It stores all your bookmarks, open tabs, and passwords. It will sync all these things to any other computers you might have, so if you need to shift over to your laptop without having to close all the tabs, you can easily do that! And in case your hard drive crashes, or if you need to format it, don’t worry about losing your bookmarks. XMarks is there for your rescue!
GMail Manager is a notifier that can manage multiple GMail accounts. It gives notifications for new emails, and it can access your mailbox. You can send emails, open received ones, junk, drafts, and so on. I gives you your account info as well, which you can modify. In short, it keeps your GMail account on your fingertips, and that is perhaps why it is one of the most popular plugin used today.
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