Free SEO Add-in for Excel

OfficeTuts SEO is a free Excel add-in that speeds up typical SEO tasks, important in backlink analysis.

Add-in Tools

OfficeTuts SEO add-in consists of the following tools located on the ribbon.

Convert URLs

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Get Domain [button] – It converts URL and returns a domain name in the following format: example.com, without https, https, or www.

Get Subdomain [button] – It works the same way as the Get Domain button, except it converts URL and returns subdomain: sub.example.com, without httpshttps, or www. If there is no subdomain the string, it returns domain.

URL Converter [taskpane] – Click this button to show a taskpane that gives you more control over URLs conversion to domain and subdomain.

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Hyperlinks

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Create Hyperlink [button] – Converts text to a hyperlink if the string is a proper link.

Clear Hyperlink – [button] – Converts all hyperlinks to normal text.

Duplicates

Remove Empty Rows [button] – This button removes empty rows based on a selected column. If a cell is empty in the selected column, the whole row is deleted.

Remove Duplicates [button] – Click a cell inside a column to remove all duplicate values from this column. If there is a duplicate, the whole row is deleted.

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Humanize [taskpane] – A few options to convert big numbers. The ones with the letter are converted to text.

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Change Case [expandable button] – Click it to reveal subbuttons with different options to change the case of letters.

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Trim and Combine [expandable button] – There are two buttons under this option.

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Trim Whitespaces [button] – Removes whitespace characters from the beginning and the end of a string.

Combine Spaces [button] – combine multiple spaces into one.

Languages

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Highlight Non-English [button] – Click a cell inside a column to highlight all rows that contain non-English characters.

Remove Non-English [button] – Works the same as the previous button, but this time instead of highlighting cells, it removes them.

Functions in Add-in

OfficeTuts SEO add-in offers the following list of functions:

Function Name

How it works

SEO.CASE.CAPITAL(text)

Changes the first letter of each word to uppercase and converts the remaining letters to lowercase.

SEO.CASE.LOWER(text)

Changes all letters to lowercase letters.

SEO.CASE.SENTENCE(text)

Changes the first letter of a sentence to uppercase and the remaining letters to lowercase.

SEO.CASE.TITLE(text)

Major words are capitalized and minor words are lowercase (articles, short prepositions, conjunctions).

SEO.CASE.UPPER(text)

Changes all letters to uppercase letters.

SEO.COMBINESPACES(text)

Combines multiple spaces into a single space.

SEO.TRIMWHITESPACES(text)

Removes whitespaces from the beginning and the end of the text.

SEO.GETDOMAIN(url, [param])

Returns the domain using different types of formatting (takes one or two arguments).

SEO.GETSUBDOMAIN(url, [param])

Returns the subdomain using different formattings (Takes one or two arguments).

SEO.GETLANGUAGE(text)

Tries to guess the language of the string and display its name.

SEO.HUMANIZE(number, [precision])

Formats long numbers to shorter versions. They are formatted as text (Takes one or two arguments).

How to use in Excel 365 Desktop

To add an add-in to Excel, you have to perform a few steps. This is a one-time operation.

Creating a directory and sharing manifest file

  1. Right-click the manifest file and choose Save As...
  2. Put the manifest file in a directory.
  3. Right-click the directory and choose properties.
  4. Click the Sharing tab, and then the Share button from Network File and Folder Sharing.
  5. Select the user you are logged on and click Share.
  6. Now, under Individual Items, you can see the path to your directory.
  7. Right-click the path and click Copy Link.

Adding manifest to Excel

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click Options.
  4. From Excel Options, click Trust Center.
  5. Click the Trust Center Settings button.
  6. Click Trusted Add-in Catalogs.
  7. In Catalog Url, enter the url (example: //DESKTOP-4GD6P06/manifest) and click Add catalog.
  8. Check the Show in Menu checkbox.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Close and open Excel.

Adding add-in to the Ribbon

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click My Add-ins in the Add-ins group.
  3. Click SHARED FOLDER.
  4. Select Add-in and click Add.
  5. A new add-in called SEO has been added to the ribbon.

How to use in Excel 365 Web

To install the add-in for Excel 365 for Web you have to perform these steps:

  1. Right-click the manifest file and choose Save As... to save it to a folder.
  2. Open Excel for the web.
  3. Select the Insert tab and click Office Add-ins from Add-ins group.
  4. Click Manage My Add-ins to show a drop-down list.
  5. Choose Upload My Add-in.
  6. Click Browse, and select the manifest file.
  7. Click Upload.
  8. There is a new Ribbon Tab called SEO.

Download

Right-click the manifest file and choose Save As…

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