Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is constantly evolving and can be overwhelming to keep up with, but with the right tools and resources you can unlock success.
SEO Minion is a user-friendly, all-in-one tool that makes the most tedious of daily SEO tasks simple.
Whether you’re a marketer, SEO specialist, or business owner looking to get more online traffic, you can benefit highly from this tool.
In this blog post, you’ll learn how to use SEO minion to easily leverage this tool for daily optimization tasks – so let’s get started!
What is SEO Minion?
SEO minion is a chrome and firefox extension that helps you analyze on-page SEO, check broken links, find hreflang tags, and preview your website in the SERPs for certain keywords or rankings across multiple locations.
The Benefits of using SEO Minion
- Easy-to-use on-page SEO analysis tool.
- Quickly identify gaps and optimize them.
- Features will help you save time.
- Analyze your competitor’s web pages.
- Simple to use.
SEO Minion helps you optimize your website for daily tasks and provides a convenient way of analyzing any page URL -It’s like having an SEO sidekick.
Installing and setting up SEO Minion
Step 1. Install SEO Minion
To install the SEO minion extension, all you need to do is go to the website’s homepage at seominion.com and click on either the Chrome or Firefox buttons for your browser.
Step 2. Get your Keywords Everywhere API
Before you can use SEO minion, you have to be a Keywords Everywhere customer first. (It’s no longer free since June 1, 2023). You’ll need to get your Keywords Everywhere API key
Step 3: Subscribe to a plan.
You need an annual subscription that’s Silver or higher for Keywords Everywhere. Currently, only Silver, Gold, or Platinum plans work.
You’ll automatically get the legacy plan if you bought Keywords Everywhere credits before June 2023. This plan works with SEO Minion too.
Step 4: Go to SEO Minion settings and enter the API key
Go to the top right of your browser and click SEO Minion. You’ll see the SEO Minion sidebar. Click the “Settings” icon.
Enter the Keywords Everywhere API key on the new page. Click “Validate” once you’ve entered your API key.
Once you do this, you can use SEO minion’s features.
How to use SEO Minion for SEO Success
The SEO Minion extension comes with a range of robust features that can help improve your website’s ranking as well as analyze competitors’ web pages.
In this section, we’ll go over each feature and as well as some tips on how to use it effectively to help improve your SEO results.
On-Page Analysis Tool
This tool allows you to view on-page SEO elements from any webpage such as the title tags, meta descriptions, headers, the canonical link, and more so you can quickly identify any issues and fix them.
Here are a few tips for success when using the on-page analyzer:
- Use the “title” section to make sure the page has an optimized title tag that reflects the page content and includes the target keyword.
- Check the “description” to ensure that it’s under 150 characters in length so that it displays properly on the google search results pages and that it includes your target keyword.
- Look at the “Canonical” section to ensure the correct implementation of canonical tags, which can avoid any duplicate content issues.
- Review the “Headings” section to make sure your H1 tag is set up accurately and all subheadings contain relevant keywords.
This tool will help to uncover gaps when used for competitive analysis.
You can also use the “open graph” feature to ensure that your links display properly on social media.
Link Checker Tool
With the link checker tool, you can quickly highlight and find all the links that are placed within any web page such as no follow links, do follow links, and internal and external links.
This is incredibly useful if you want to optimize your linking structure to have a positive impact on search engines while simultaneously providing visitors with helpful content that links to relevant pages (a.k.a – better user experience).
Check Broken Links
Nobody likes broken links – especially in the world of SEO because they can harm search engine rankings.
They can be a nightmare for any website admin or SEO expert that’s just trying to do right by staying within googles graces and creating a good user experience for any website visitor.
But thanks to the Broken Link checker tool, you can identify these broken links FAST to address them as quickly as possible.
Here’s what you’ll instantly see when using the broken link checker:
- Valid links
- 404 links
- No domain links
- Empty links
- Server Errors
You can use this data to better understand your internal link structure to optimize your SEO and also do broken link checking on your competitor’s pages.
Pro tip: Find broken links on your competitor’s web pages and then reach out to the websites that are linked to the broken pages.
Offer to create content for them as a replacement for the broken links. By doing this, you can potentially earn valuable backlinks to your website.
This is known as “broken link building” and can be an effective SEO strategy.
When it comes to international SEO, hreflang tags can be a critical component as it helps search engines identify the language and geographical location of your website.
Example: If you have two different versions of your website, one in English and one in Spanish, using an Hreflang tag can help search engines like Google understand which version to show users in different locations.
The Hreflang Checker will analyze Hreflang tags on your site to make sure they are implemented correctly and it will also detect if any tags are “missing” on a page.
Using the Hreflang Checker can be beneficial for the following:
- Improving international SEO efforts.
- Preventing duplicate content across different languages and geographical versions of a website.
- Increasing traffic and engagement from non-English speaking users
- Improving user experience by providing relevant content to users based on language and location.
- Expanding into new markets and reaching a global audience.
As you can see, not only can the Hreflang Checker quickly find any issues with hreflang tags, but it can help you improve search engine visibility and a better user experience.
SERP Preview Tool
Curious to see what your web page looks like on Google?
This is where the SERP preview tool comes in handy as it allows you to get a preview of how your pages appear on the search engine results page (SERPs) for a given keyword.
When you select “SERP preview”, you will see the following options instantly:
- Search Query – You can enter a “search query or “keyword” to preview the results page.
- Title – A preview of what the title of your page looks like in the SERPS and will also display the character length and pixel amount.
- Description – Displays the meta description of the page as well as the character length.
- URL – The page URL as it appears in the search results.
- Date (optional) – You can enter a date and see it displays next to your meta description.
- Rich Snippet (optional) – A preview of additional information about your web pages such as star ratings or pricing information.
In just a couple of clicks, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of these different SEO elements so you can optimize for a better click-through rate.
The location checker tool in SEO minion allows you to see the search results for a specific region.
What’s nice about this tool is that you can check how your webpage ranks for a particular keyword in a specific location or country.
This can be especially useful if you’re optimizing for local SEO.
There is also a “SERP Location Checker v/s” feature that allows you to compare search results for a given keyword side by side for two different countries.
Example: You have an e-commerce website and you want to expand into new markets for a specific country, you can use this feature to compare how your site ranks in both countries to help you make informed decisions about your SEO strategy.
Google Search Results Widget
The SEO Minion chrome extension also includes a useful widget that will automatically display on the Google search results page as shown below.
The widget will show a variety of search result types such as the following:
- Organic Results
- Ad Results
- Product listings
- Local listings
- Video Listings
- Image listings
- Fresh listings
- News listings
- FAQ data
With this data, you’ll know right away how Google is ranking these top pages by those various search types.
This allows you to leverage this information to gain a competitive edge and optimize your SEO to help your content rank higher.
Note: You can download each search type result individually by selecting the second drop-down menu (next to “download”) or you can download the entire search results data as a CVS or copy it for future reference.
People Also Ask Tree
To create engaging content, you have to try and get in the minds of your target audience and one of the best ways to do this is to figure out what questions they are asking related to your niche.
SEO Minion has a “View PAA Tree” button that allows you to see different questions that people are asking surrounding any keyword that you search for in Google.
When you click the “View PAA Tree” button, it will automatically open a new tab and display a “question tree” like the one you see below.
Right away, you will see the seed keyword that you typed which then branches off into more related questions about the topic.
You can also either hover over or open the node to see the answer to the question and the URL link.
Now that you have this data, you can use it for things like your keyword strategy as a starting point, blog posts answering these questions, an FAQ page on your site, or even analyzing your competition and finding content gaps to help develop your content strategy.
SEO minion isn’t just your ordinary SEO tool – it’s one of the most efficient and effective SEO extensions that exist today.
From analyzing on-page SEO to finding broken links and optimizing meta tags, SEO minions features are designed to help take actionable steps to improve your search engine ranking – directly within your browser.
This helps you save time as you can quickly access important data to use for devising an SEO plan as well as accessing your competition to help you drive more traffic and conversions.
So be sure to give SEO minion a try and see how it can help you with your daily SEO success.
Thanks for reading and good luck!