Chrome DevTools

A built-in tool in your Chrome browser to inspect Web site elements is Chrome DevTools. There are a lot of possibilities with Chrome DevTools. All you need is your Chrome browser. In fact, the tool is already built into the browser. So no downloads and extensions.

What is Chrome DevTools?

Chrome DevTools itself claims to be a way to help you build your site. And fast. The idea of Chrome DevTools is that you always have the tools at the ready. This way, you edit your page on the fly and track down problems quickly. That’s how Chrome DevTools helps you build your website. And improving, of course.

How do you open Chrome DevTools?

The interface is comprehensive. In fact, there are several ways to open Chrome DevTools. It’s just what you need from the tool. For example, by right-clicking on an element, you can inspect the element. You open the Control Panel with ctrl+shift+J, or on your Mac with command+option+J. This combination with I instead of J opens the last panel that was open. Using the three dots in the browser and “more tools” also opens DevTools. It is possible to open Chrome DevTools automatically with each tab. You can find instructions for this on the Chrome DevTools site.

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Impact on SEO

With Chrome DevTools, you improve your website in several aspects. Or at least you get to see the aspects where this is possible. In particular, this is about pleasing your site and things like JavaScript. Directly affecting SEO does not necessarily affect all of this. Of course, there are aspects that affect SEO that you can work on that you will find in Chrome DevTools suggestions.

My advice

Chrome DevTools can give you a lot of information about sites and elements. Moreover, you don’t have to install or download anything. You open Chrome and you already have access to DevTools. There is no reason not to even use it. Those who make themselves wise in the various aspects of DevTools can use it to make a lot of improvement for their websites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chrome DevTools?

Chrome DevTools is a convenient and quick way to access your tools for building and maintaining your site. Through Chrome DevTools, you’ll always have these at hand and can immediately troubleshoot and fix problems.

What is the impact of Chrome Devtools on SEO?

With Chrome DevTools, you can improve your website in many ways. However, this is not all in terms of SEO, but it will make your website work more smoothly. This, in turn, has some indirect influence.

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This article was originally published on 22 March 2024. The last update of this article was on 22 March 2024. The content of this page was written and approved by Ralf van Veen. Learn more about the creation of my articles in my editorial guidelines.