I have been using google chrome for quite some time. For doing SEO work, I really miss the google toolbar available in IE and FF. Surprisingly, there is currently no official google toobar for google chrome. However, there are quite a few alternatives for chrome. Personally, I use one called SEO site tools. I usually use the google toolbar to quickly identify a site’s page rank, and SEO site tools does exactly this. You can access any site and this tool will instantaneously tell you what its page rank is. This is displayed in a red bubble within the magnifying glass icon.
When you actually click on the magnifying glass, it gives you quite a few other SEO related data, which is why I prefer this tool over the others. If you are into SEO, you could easily see how much time this tool can save you. It gives you a quick way to identify cached pages, backlinks, quantcast, domain authority and such.
Here is a list of SEO features that this plugin supports
Google ● SeoMoz Linkscape
└ PageRank └ Page Links
└ Indexed Pages └ Page Authority
└ Page Cache Date └ Domain Authority
└ Adplanner Data └ Domain Rank
● Yahoo ● Bing
└ Indexed Pages └ Page Cache Date
└ Domain Links └ Indexed Pages
└ Page Links
With data also from…
● Quanticast ● Dmoz ● Majestic SEO
● Alexa ● SEM Rush ● Compete.com
Further more, you can also look up a domain’s social network activity. Basically the following is supported. You can basically look up how active your competitor is on social media and research strategies you could use for your own business.
● FaceBook ● Digg
└ Shares └ page digg info
└ Comments └ diggs to domain
● Twitter ● del.icio.us Bookmarks
└ recent tweets └ total bookmarks
└ total tweet count └ list of tags
● Google Buzz Shares ● StumbleUpon Views ● Reddit Points
Finally, there are a whole bunch of useful information this tool provides you, such as whois, IP location, Hosting Company, sitemap detection, html validation, server software, page header tags and more.
Give this tool a try and let me know what you think; I have been using it for some time now and it has helped me save quite a bit of time.