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How Do I Capture User Search Keywords with a Chrome Extension?

Here are the best keyword Chrome extensions you should use to find out which keywords your users are searching for.

Ben Kazinik
By Ben Kazinik
Natalie Stenge
Edited by Natalie Stenge

Updated November 20, 2023.

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It used to be that you could see the specific keywords a user searched for to get to your page. Google would display that information in Google's Search Console. Unfortunately, they stopped displaying this information back in 2010.

So the only way to really know which keywords a page ranks for is by using a tool like Ahrefs, Moz, or Semrush. You can use the Ahrefs SEO Toolbar Chrome extension to get a concise SEO report on the page you're browsing.

For example, if you go on a competitor site and want to know which keywords the users used to get there all you need is to power up this Chrome extension, and it will display them all for you.


There are also other Chrome extensions that you can use to view keywords and get more information on the search results pages. Some of the best Chrome extensions for keyword research include:

How do you use a keyword Chrome extension?

All you have to do is to go to the Chrome extension store and find the extension that you want to use. Then you download it, add it to your Chrome browser, and start using it. Some of them do require a paid plan and you can click on the extension icon to access their site and upgrade your plan.

What does a keyword Chrome extension help with?

There are several great features of these keyword Chrome extensions. First, whenever you search for something on Google you see the search volume and the cost per click (CPC) or the cost companies bid on that keyword to show their advertising.

On the right side of the screen, you get to see a list of similar keywords with their search volumes and CPC numbers, which you can save to a clipboard or a list. Some of these extensions also let you see the approximate traffic each keyword gets and let you select the country for the keyword.


Overall, these extensions aren't a replacement for your existing SEO tools or keyword research tools, but they are a great addition to help power up your efforts. Need more help? Get an SEO consultation from one of our vetted experts.