8 Firefox Add-Ons That Help Me to Build Rank and Profit.

by Alex on November 4, 2011

essential firefox plugins for blogging

Mozilla Firefox is the best web browser ever! It still randomly crashes on me which pisses me off to no end, but even after this it’s still better than Internet Explorer. Buuuuut I’m not here to argue about Browsers (unless you want to of course, just provoke me further in the comments thread and we’ll see where it goes ;) )
No, I am here to talk about the Add-Ons that I utilize day in, day out and why I simply cannot live without them.

Some people call them Plug-ins (which is actually not correct because plugins for Firefox are entirely different and are reserved for programs like Java, Quicktime and Shockwave, just to name a few.)
Some refer to them as Extensions, in fact even Mozilla themselves call them Extensions inside the place you manage them (which for the record is called the Add-On Manager and only serves to further confuse the matter!)

Quick lesson here folks: Want to know what the right term is? Stuff that – find out what everyone else is calling it and jump on the bandwagon – that’s smart Keyword research, that’s what that is!
*For the record, Google Keyword Tool tells me that 9900 people are searching for Firefox Extensions, whilst 246,000 search for Firefox Addons. OK I’m calling them Addons then!

The following 8 Mozilla Firefox AddOns not only streamline the way I do business online, they also help me to track my SEO competition, stay organised, and most importantly – build backlinks and do my own SEO.
So without further ado (and I have a lot of ado around here believe me!) let’s get into it.

8 Mozilla FireFox Add-Ons I Cannot Live Without

DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.
DownThemAll, as the name suggests lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage at once! Not only this, you can also refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want. (eg only the jpg images or only the zip files) and increases the overall speed of downloads by up to 400% (claimed)

*Once installed, DownThemAll becomes available when you right click your mouse (is another option under save as) or through the Tools menu

If you are a blogger or internet marketer in any way shape or form then chances are you have a million and half pages bookmarked, organised into some form of folder conglomeration that is still unmanageable at the best of times!?! Am I right or am I right? ;) The Multirow bookmarks toolbar addon allows your toolbar to display as many rows as is necessary to display all of your folders and bookmarks.
As you can imagine, this makes keeping things organised so much easier, especially when you are dealing with multiple niches at the same time!

firefox addon perfect to help keep bookmarks organized

I don't know what I'd do without multiple rows of bookmarks!?

With the HootBar Addon installed you can quite simply tweet the page you are on and also add your own customised message as well (to do this you simple delete the URL and add your own message instead – the URL will be remembered and shortened automatically). What I like most about this is that you can configure multiple accounts so that even when your TweeMeme keeps defaulting to your preferred account (like it always does – annoying hey!) the HootBar will Always ask you which account you would like to Tweet from.
I personally like this feature because it means I can be wearing two different niche hats at the same time – so to speak, tweeting as myself but also being able to tweet as one of many alter egos if the page I am on pertains to that niche. Brilliant!

best firefox addon for twitter is hootbar

Simply add your message and click the bird to Tweet

The site offers a paid (premium) service but their Firefox add-on is totally free. There is a limit on how many pages you can ping each week but seeing as you only ever need to ping articles and what not this isn’t really a problem. Of course you can always utilise the free pingfarm.com service which allows you to ping an unlimited amount of URL’s at once.
This plugin, I mean Addon (whoops) is great because it adds a button to your browser, which makes pinging your URL as easy as clicking your mouse. Certainly easier than going to pingomatic to do it, that’s for sure!

firefox pingler addon makes pinging easier

Click this button here to ping the page you are on

Put it simply, this addon gives you everything you need to know in relation to colour and design that you could possibly need.  This Mozilla Firefox Addon would have to be the one I utilise the most as it does two things brilliantly:

  1. It allows me to copy and paste colour schemes that I know work well, and honestly – it is matching the colours and keeping everything tonally balanced and what not that is the hardest thing about making and building a new niche site from scratch. And it’s also kinda important if you want to convert too!

    Mozilla firefox addon Rainbow color analyzer tool

    Bam! Instant Graphics Colour Template. BRILLIANT!

  2. It allows me to grab the hex code of any colour on the page, meaning I can now easily customise not only my own Ads and affiliate banners that I place on the pages but also any Adsense blocks I might add. Matching the colour scheme of any ads – especially Adsense is proven to increase your click through ratesand with Rainbow addon for Firefox it’s now easier than ever to do.

    firefox addon allows you to get the hex code of any colour instantly

SEOQuake would have to be the best SEO related addon available for Mozilla Firefox (in this marketers opinion) because it covers all the bases and gives you everything you could possibly need to do a quick SEO assessment of any given webpage. Not only does it provide metrics within the page itself, the addon also provides SEO data within the SERPs that you can then organise results against! This means you can sort results by Pagerank and so when looking for relevant blogs to comment on (for example) you can start with the ones with the highest Pagerank! – This feature alone makes it worth it’s weight in gold if you ask me

the best SEO addon for firefox is SEOQuake

SEOQuake is Crazy Awesome. Crazy like a Fox awesome!


Since we are talking SEO let’s talk backlinks! SocialMonkee is actually a social bookmarking service (free as well as paid) that now offer a free addon for firefox that quite frankly – rocks!
Basically with the addon installed you click on the Monkey head in the bottom right hand corner of your browser and (after creating a free account – follow link) simply fill in the meta details and socially bookmark the page on 25 top social bookmarking sites. You can also pay a one time fee of $47 and get a premium membership which then gives you the ability to bookmark to 100 sites.

Not only does this plugin save me a heap of time and effort when it comes to building backlinks on my backlinks, it’s also really easy to use.

social bookmarking is easiest with this firefox addon

Look at the Monkey. Look at it!

I first heard about this plugin (or at least noticed it) from my good friend and fellow blogger Ana Hoffman. (thanks Ana!) I noticed her email signatures always looked professional and not only linked to all her social profiles, it also gave me a link to her latest blog post and her latest Tweet! How did she do it? With Wisestamp of course!

WiseStamp is a free service/Firefox addon that once installed enables you to add up to 3 customised signatures which will then attach themselves to any and all accounts you have with Gmail/AOL/Yahoo/Hotmail… just to name a few.
Not only does the service allow you to link to your social profiles and RSS feeds, it also comes with numerous widgets including ‘quote of the day/joke of the day’ etc etc.
They also offer a premium service which then allows you to customise more signatures as well as attach them to your own personal email accounts – but for me the free service is more than sufficient (for now)

firefox wisestamp email signature addon

Check out the signature I made for myself using Wisestamp


Well there you have it. 8 Firefox Addons I most certainly could not live without, not now that I know they exist anyway.

I hope you found this post helpful and are able to get as much use from these add-ons as I have – let me know in the comments. Alternatively – if you know of any other great Mozilla Extensions/Add-Ons that you could not live without then please – let us all know in the comments below.



Cindy Seipel November 4, 2011 at 3:08 AM

Thanks so much for sharing the great information Alex. Got here from a tweet from Ana Hoffman-gotta love Twitter. The sharing of great tips like this on blogs really helps those of us who are still in the learning phase.

Alex November 4, 2011 at 3:20 AM

My pleasure Cindy! Thanks for sharing how you found me too – always makes it more interesting. Glad you found the post and associated firefox addons helpful

Paul Salmon November 4, 2011 at 3:21 AM

I ahve been using both SEOQuake and WiseStamp for some time. The HootBar is new to me, and I’m going to download it. It will come in handy when I can’t find the Tweet button on a webpage, but I want to tweet about it.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Hey Paul, yeah I love the simplicity of it – and there is nothing more irritating than when you want to share something but can’t find a way how

Daniel November 4, 2011 at 3:29 AM

Cool, I haven’t heard of some of these yet. They look really useful. Thanks Alex.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Pleasure Daniel :)

Miami Laptop Repair November 4, 2011 at 3:47 AM

oh wow! this is a great list, i had to get the SEOquake. so far it looks good. Thanks

Cristina Ansbjerg November 4, 2011 at 3:57 AM

I’ve used some of these addons. I didn’t know about Rainbow Color but I want to try it :D

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Because I am late to reply to your comment I assume you have already downloaded and played with it. SO…

How good is it!!? :)

Jay Gumbs November 4, 2011 at 3:58 AM

I love FireFTP and I use Search Status everyday most times without realizing that it’s an addon.

Steve Scott November 4, 2011 at 4:24 AM

Alex, The first two were completely new to me. The Multirow Bookmarks specifically sounds like a godsend.

I have one for you to add too…. EasyComment. It pre-fills the Name/email/Website blocks when you go to comment. And if you want to comment as an affiliate site, you can preset different “profiles” so set the right profile and just click the link and it will pre-fill everything.

(you can also put in pre-filled text for this block. But obviously that will just get you spam binned)

Also, check out the Link below Alex… you have been challenged

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:33 PM

OMG I think I love you! (Fanclub rule actually forces me to but that’s beside the point)

That plugin looks awesome and just the thing I need to save a crapload of time!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about it my friend

bbrian017 November 4, 2011 at 5:04 AM

As much as I love Firefox adons I think over it in fact recused my productivity. I’m always engaging to an extreme level with our blogging members so at anytime I will have up to and over 20 tabs open at any given time. I find what happens is these pluginsi and addons start making the browsers freeze because they have to load for each and every page I have open. As much as I loved firebug, seo tool or alexa etc… it’s proven to not help me and like I said even slow me down.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I totally know what you mean mate.

My wife’s also uses Firefox but because she does not have a million add ons installed hers never crashes.
Mine on the other hand, well…. well indeed (hurumph)
Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for the love over at BE.

Ron Leyba November 4, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Thanks for the add-ons (plugins or extensions) you have shared. WiseStamp and MultiRox bookmarks toolbar seems new to me. I will download and install them and hopefully, it can make my on-line working life much more better. Thanks Alex!

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Pleasure Ron, hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

Barry Ford November 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I’m crazy about SEO Quake. I have used WiseStamp in the past, but somehow got away from it on many of my newer email accounts. Must go back and pick up with it again. I have used Color Cop as a color picker but Rainbow seems to be more robust. I’ll be giving it a try, soon. Looking forward to trying Hoot and Pingler, as well. Thanks for this list.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Pleasure Barry, thanks for taking the time to comment.

Jym | Blogging November 4, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Nice collection of Resources Alex…

I’m especially intrigued by ‘Rainbow’ – didn’t fully grab the whole function – or did I? – Almost sounds too good to be true.

Few others in there I’ll give my thumbs up to and more to check out.

One small thing though – Firefox is for girls. Others than that, Thanks for sharing!

Alex November 4, 2011 at 6:10 PM

LMAO! Them’s fighting words… I LIKE IT :)
And yes – Rainbow really is that bloody incredible! I didn’;t even go into half of what it does actually. It continues to amaze me what is available free :)
Thanks for stopping by Jym….. (cough..IE is for ugly girls…who smell like cough medicine and vinegar.. and have tinea…cough)

Jym | Blogging November 4, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Haaa! I always wondered who was using Explorer these days… :)

Either way, Chrome is fe MEN (Grrrr…)
(Men who can make do without all the cool stuff you can get for Firefox these days)

Alex November 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Yeah I tried installing Chrome and got an error message:
“warning, Windows has detected that your mustache is neither long enough nor manly enough. Please harden the f&@$ up and try again”

Ican see from your avatar that you have a mo worthy of a Chrome install though. :)

sam @ goa carnival November 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM


Nice seem what a great series of Add-Ons which will provide as much as benefits to us if we will apply these in our work.

I like this point too much which you mentioned like that in your blog post “”Rainbow (Color Tool)”" really this option will work for us like a rainbow which will be provide result like in many ways.

Jane | Problogging Success November 4, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Alex, thanks for the list. I use almost all of them. Rainbow colors and Pingler are new to me and the ones I need. Gonna check them out right away!

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Oh you are gonna love Rainbow Jane, especially since you know how to customise your themes at will. Look out awesome colour schemes! :) LOL

Jeffrey Morgan November 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Hi Alex, how goes it?
Great list! I have all but one. It’s nice to see some great tools that the Internet Marketer can use on a daily basis. I’m about over the only thing a browser like Google Chrome doing is failing to load pages.

See you soon. Hope the family is doing well.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Hey Jeffrey my old friend, sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you mate.
LOL@ Google Chrome – stupid arse thing. I tried it once – just got confused. (that’s not saying much though really :) )

Family is well, in fact they’re so well they like to remind me as much as possible – meaning I ain’t getting shit done here anymore!

oh well, as Ned Kelly said with his last breath: “Such is Life”

:) Good to read you again my friend

Jamie Northrup November 5, 2011 at 2:18 AM

I use a few of these right now, but never tried SEOQuake, going to check it out now. Thanks for sharing your tricks Alex.

Alex November 6, 2011 at 10:41 PM

You’ve never tried SEOQuake!?!?

Shame on you.
Now go to the naughty corner (after installing it of course)


Kal@Webmaster Blog November 5, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I must admit that I have used about half of this add-ons, but for the rest I haven’t even heard. Actually for bookmarking I am using a different one, which seems to have similar functionality. I always tell to my colleagues that web browser can be excellent Internet marketing or web design tool if it is configured properly.

entrepreneur@youngbusinessentrepreneurs.com November 5, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Thanks for the huge list. I used 7 of these plugin and they are superb. The one that gives me joy is Seoquake plugin. Thanks a lot

Duy Nguyen November 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Nice list Alex ;)

Firefox is all about add-ons. And my personal choices are SEOquake and Pingler. But others are really cool as well.

Hey, you changed your picture right? It looks cool man! Have a nice day.


Bruker November 5, 2011 at 10:44 PM

After some changes done by google, SEO Quake is not working like before for getting information related to PR.

Samuel Joshua November 5, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Hey Alex,
I really admire and appreciate your firm and well fabricated efforts to line those 8 wonder Firefox Add-On’s together,these add-on’s are like treasure for any internet marketer no doubt. “SocialMonkee”,”DownThemAll” and ” Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar Plus” these three Add-On’s were really an update for me.I will definitely check them out now.

Thank you for sharing such an interesting and valuable stuff with us Alex :-)

Good Luck and God Bless!!
With Regards!
Samuel Joshua

Reese November 5, 2011 at 11:51 PM

I do not use firefox when I am just browsing around. As it is slower than the one that I usually use. But I do when I work, and yeah it crashes. Argh. By the by, I use a few add-ons myself but some of those you mentioned are awesome. I am going to give these a try. I will start with HootBar, WiseStamp and Rainbow tool. Thanks a heap for these!

Promo Codes November 6, 2011 at 3:47 AM

These are some really cool add-ons which really enhance the value of firefox. I’m already using few add-ons and they’re working like wonder. :)

Aarti November 6, 2011 at 3:50 AM

Nice Collection, no doubt about it. Actually I was looking for a good add-on to manage my bookmarks, this tool “Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar Plus” seems very good but unfortunately it’s not compatible with firfox 7. :( Do you have any other recommendation.

Ray November 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM

The pingler addon I wasn’t aware of. I briefly tried it and it says pinged 83 or something along those lines. I didn’t see a report or details type of thing afterward so all I can do is assume it did what it is supposed to. For free I can’t expect everything from it.

Andy Bearden November 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’m fairly new to blogging and these plugins are going to help me save a lot of time and help build a better presence at the same time. I have grown to love Firefox and it’s now the only browser I use. Thanks for the great article.

Ronny November 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Great list thanks, Hootbar and Rainbow really did it for me. I’m always checking out colors on great designs I find, and this tool will be real handy.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Oh you are going to LOVE Rainbow then :)

Bitdoze November 7, 2011 at 2:29 AM

Hi Alex,

This is a very good list of Firefox extensions that you are using. Some of them(SEOQuaque and Pingler) I am using myself and you are right once you start using them you cannot live without them.

The ones that I don’t use I plan to test them and see how they can help me, thanks for sharing the list.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Pleasure Dragos :)

How’s life treating you anyway?

Meg November 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

I just found your blog and as I’m fairly new to internet marketing this post was really helpful. I do have a question about SocialMonkee. You mentioned using different accounts for HootSuite and I’m wondering if I would need to do the same with SocialMonkee. I know very little about social bookmarking but don’t the bookmarks get linked to a particular user account? (in which case I think I’d want different accounts for different campaigns…)

Thanks for all this great information. I’m learning a lot.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Good question Meg – easy answer :)
Social Bookmarking requires the use of an account – correct.
When you use a service like Social Monkee – or pretty much most of the generic social bookmarking services you use their accounts. This is the reason why it is cheaper overall – because your submission joins the ranks of a thousand others.
Now when you create the account yourself it is only as valuable as the links you share so if you keep all those links relevant and quality then the value of that account increases – thus increasing the value of the link itself.
Now as you correctly assumed – one would want to keep each ‘niche’ to it’s own bookmarking account (I have over 100 accounts with 50 different social bookmarking sites for example) so that the links stay relevant – so in effect using a service like socialmonkee is never as powerful as doing it yourself (or getting it outsourced for that matter – usually a more viable option than manually creating a crapload of accounts as these people actually create new accounts for your submission and then never use it again.
That being said – a link is a link, and if my new post is getting sent to 100 social bookmarking accounts (25 if non premium account) then combined with the pinging my wordpress blog is doing – the chances of my post getting indexed that much faster increases exponentially. Besides, who doesn’t love free links (ok don’t answer that unless you like playing in the sandbox LOL)

Hope this helps (it better as that’s all I got :) )

Sire@buy lottery tickets November 7, 2011 at 3:31 PM

The only one of these that I use is SEOQuake although I must admit that the PR part of it has ceased to work a few weeks back.

Multirow Bookmarks just looks way to busy for my likings. I much prefer to organize my bookmark folders.

Like you though I much prefer Firfox, except when on the Mac and then its Safari all the way.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 11:24 PM

I tried organising my bookmarks folder but it got waaaay outta hand! This multirow is my personal Jesus – OK maybe that’s a bit extreme LOL
How goes it anyway my good man, I mean Sire? :)

Extreme John November 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Great add on stuff for firefox. I’m a fan of Google chrome so I seldom use firefox. Never thought it could help a lot for my business. Thanks for sharing these add ons. It won’t be hard for me to try firefox again then.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Only Firefox is capable of keeping up with your Extremeness man! Seriously, I think Macguyver was only able to use Firefox – and if it can handle THAT sort of awesomeness then mate – you’re laughing! ;)

Ming Jong Tey@off page seo November 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Hey Alex,

I love DTA. It is such a nice handy tool to download tons of stuff. On top of that, you can also add in the numbering system you desired so this is good for bad naming files.

Multirow bookmark is something that I would love to try out.

Good Add-ons!


Alex November 8, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Thanks Ming – good to see you again mate :)
LOL You know I never even knew you could add the numbering system to it! I just hit the DtA button and chose the destination file and went back to work… There you go then!

Good add ons indeed :)

Nishadha November 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Hootsuite is great for multiple accounts, I use color picker to determine colors , but will check out rainbow for sure, looks a bit advanced that color picker.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Yeah I tried that one – as well as Colorzilla but Rainbow kicks arse over both of them (which you will soon find out :) )
THanks for stopping by Nishadha

Joseph November 8, 2011 at 9:55 PM

I have tried Hootsuite and it’s useful updating my tweet post..Multirow bookmarks toolbar seems helpful for me doing bookmarking. thanks for this list.

Alex November 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Pleasure Joseph (although I tell you now that installing ALL of them does nothing to help speed up your PC ;)

Karylle Lynch November 9, 2011 at 1:14 AM

These are a great list of Firefox Add-Ons! I’m using SEOQuake too. It’s really an awesome Add-On. It helps me monitor my Google ranking. Thank you for sharing this post! :)

Sally Brown November 10, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Hi Alex,
I tried to set up the Wisestamp for Chrome and got an error message that it wouldn’t work. However, it sounded good. Thanks for the info. Sally

Frank @ Solar Power November 11, 2011 at 1:57 AM

I also have Pingler and Social Monkee add ons in my firefox. It’s very convenient and easy to use.

Frank @ solar power for the home

Managed WordPress November 14, 2011 at 5:15 AM

It’s a great add-on but sometimes these add-ons slows the performance of the browser.

Salah Messaoud November 19, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Hey Alex,

Thanks for sharing these useful add-ons, I have been using Firefox for years but the last few months I changed to Google chrome browser, after reading your article I might be back to Firefox to use these add-ons.

sai krishna November 26, 2011 at 6:27 PM

i mostly like to use the webmaster plugins on mozilla firefox.alexa rank add on is really a great one.keep rocking :)

Erich November 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I’ve been using SEOQuake for about a couple of years already, and it has never stopped helping me a lot. Though not directly related to ranking and backlinking, Firebug is another nifty tool for optimizing my site’s pages.

Arjun Rai November 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Generally i dont use firfox but these plugins are making me to move on to that browser, really good information.

Michelle November 30, 2011 at 10:49 AM

I use free social monkee, but I don’t realize they have a plugin.. I mean add on.. is it free SMonkee membership is affecting to your SEO while we only can bookmark 25 site each day

susan hamilton December 1, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Nice I didn’t know about a few of these I will have to check them out.

Caleb@SEOExpert January 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I think that the Wise Stamp is a great plugin that makes you look more professional and everyone should use. Thanks for the recommendation.

Dee Regan February 22, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Good list of addon. I love DownThemAll. It is such a nice handy tool to download tons of stuff.

Grace Sevilly@wonder wheeler February 27, 2012 at 3:12 AM

I use Pingler and their services are really good for getting those massive number of links pinged by Google.

tires March 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I really like Downthemall. Saves me a ton of time and hassle when I can just grab all the files on a page without pecking at them individually. SEO Quake is also very good.


Govind Choudhary@LatestOnNet March 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Superb Firefox Addons !!Some of them are new to me.Thanks you so much i was searching them for many days but forgot at the real time to search on Google.Now this post helped me lot in grabbing these awesome plugins.

Craig @ How to create a secure password May 25, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Some great addons there . The only one I have used is downthemall but I may have to give SEO quake a shot. I use the alexa bar but the Quake one looks like it gives a lot more information. Thanks

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