If you are a blogger, niche, or Atticus Blog affiliate marketer, the Firefox browser can save you time and make you money. Free extensions are available that you can quickly install to help you do all kinds of things that you usually need custom software for. First – if you blog or own a website, use the Firefox web browser. If you aren’t, download and install it now and make it your default browser.

It’s free and open-source, and the same extensions are available for everyone regardless of whether you’re on Windows, a Mac, or Linux. Next, download and install this list of free Firefox extensions – and follow along below with my descriptions of how to use them. I’ll give you two lists of wings, one “must-have” and the second is “optional,” depending on your needs and the type of web work you do. Please note, “your mileage may vary,” the more extensions you install, the more memory Firefox needs to run.


You can install and uninstall any of these add-ons anytime by going to “Tools -> Add-Ons” in your Firefox browser. All of my working PCs have 1-2GB of RAM; if you have an older system with less memory, you may choose only to run the essential extensions that work best for you. Oh, also, if you work in more than one location or on more than one PC, you may choose to run “Portable Apps” (Google it) on a memory stick thumb drive. These Firefox extensions can be found in the repository at firefox.com (search by name).

5 Essential Firefox Extensions for Bloggers

  • Rank Checker
  • SEOQuake
  • del.icio.us bookmarks
  • Google Notebook
  • StumbleUpon

7 Optional (but handy) Firefox Extensions for Bloggers

  • Firebug
  • Web Developer
  • iMacros
  • Firefox Companion for eBay
  • ScribeFire
  • FireShot
  • ColorZilla
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Rank Checker

Usually, tracking search engine rankings for your blog requires paying for an online service., and the other method requires downloading and installing software to do the tracking. Finally – the geniuses over at SEOBook have finally created a Firefox extension so that you can do this in your browser. It’s dirt simple and always a click away in your status bar.

Just give it a URL and some keywords, and it will check Google, Yahoo, and MSN Live search in a snap. You can save all the pre-configured searches you want and even schedule them! Thank you, SEOBook; this tool is a blogger’s and niche marketers’ dream for quickly and automatically checking your SERP rankings regularly.