Webmaster Tools You Can Use – Part 2

Part 1 of Webmaster Tools You Can Use introduced you to four great free Firefox Extensions that I use to make my job of building great websites for businesses easier. Here are four more from my personal webmaster tools experience, all free and all wonderful time and frustration savers.

Webmaster Tools I Recommend, Continued

MeasureIt

MeasureIt is the perfect webmaster tool for those moments when you really want to know how wide an image is, or how much room you have in a sidebar. I use it almost every day. Just click the ruler button, drag over the element you want to measure, and get its size in pixels, instantly. What could be easier?

Webmaster Tools - MeasureIt

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper for Firefox gives easy access to Evernote, one of the best free things on the web. Evernote’s tagline is “Remember Everything”, and it sure helps! The Firefox plugin is just to make access to Evernote 1-button easy – you’ll also need to create an account at Evernote. Evernote is not just a webmaster tool, it’s an almost-indispensable tool for everyone, except perhaps those with a perfect memory.

Evernote is an extension to your brain, giving you easily accessible, easily searched storage for ideas, quotes, todos… any text or graphic item you want to store. Evernote can clip any part of a webpage you highlight, or the whole page if you wish, and store it so that you’ll have access to the information, even if the original page disappears off the web. Some examples of what I store, related to building web pages:

  • Ideas for future articles
  • Chunks of code I’ll reuse
  • Articles I want to link to from my websites
  • To Do items
  • Ideas or data to include in future courses or products
  • Quotes
  • Statistics
  • Addresses of websites I want to remember, by topic
  • Lists… like a list of my favorite webmaster tools!

You can tag what you store in Evernote – and since my tags are the words I think of related to a topic, it’s easy to find the information again. And best of all, your Evernote data is stored in the cloud. It’s available on any computer, web-enabled smartphone or tablet. There’s much more to Evernote than I’ve mentioned here – I strongly suggest you go check it out.

SearchStatus

SearchStatus is a Firefox Extension that displays the Google PageRank, Alexa rank, and much more for any webpage you visit. It installs in the Add-on bar (footer) of Firefox, but can be set to display on any bar in your browser. A very useful tool is the fast keyword density analyzer, which lets you enter a keyword and display related stats.

SearchStatus Extension for Firefox

TypeGauge

This Firefox extension lets you quickly determine the font, font-size, line-height and color for any text element on a webpage. TypeGauge may not be something you use constantly, but when you need it, it’s perfect – fast and simple. Add it to your collection of webmaster tools and try it out.

TypeGauge Extension for Firefox

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of my favorite Webmaster Tools that plug right into Firefox. These Firefox extensions have saved me huge amounts of time and frustration – may they do the same for you. Please let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any of your favorite webmaster tools!

About the author

Karilee

I'm a big fan of entrepreneurship. Most of my learning, teaching and business is focused on effectively creating "freedom businesses" that allow you to focus on your strengths, and bring what you're really good at to the world - profitably. My clients are looking for more of the right customers - and I show them how to make that happen. I help them develop their web presence through their website, SEO, social media and other marketing tactics.

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4 Responses to Webmaster Tools You Can Use – Part 2

  1. TracyAnn0312

    Thanks for sharing the tools you can use in organizing your WordPress. It can really help them to get creative design.
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  2. Adan

    These post is a huge help to a newly blogger like me. Thanks that you’ve shared. I am looking forward for more interesting post.
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  3. Monica

    Thanks, I’m going to grab MeasureIt right away!
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  4. Daisy

    Measureit is really good as we can easily measure our pictures with just a click without wasting a single moment and it is easy to use too.

     

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