Google chrome is the most widely used browsers across the globe according to Stat Counter. It’s reliable, efficient and has a great user interface that you can easily navigate through. Chrome, just like other browsers has some powerful apps in its web store known as extensions that you can install to enhance the functionality of the browser. Most of These extensions are free to download while some have the premium version which has the advanced option that you may not get in the free version. These apps when install can greatly increase your productivity. But the other side of these extensions is that, when they are over installed, they tend slow down the browser and this will lead to ineffectiveness of the chrome browser. Because of this, one has to know the right extension that he or she wants. That’s why we took our time and bring to you the list of all the plugins that you may need as a blogger or internet entrepreneur. The following is a sampling of 10 must have Chrome Extensions Every Blogger Should install.
Grammarly’s Chrome extension checks spellings and grammatical errors on your web page. If the English language is not your first language and you know that you are not good at spellings then you can use this extension to auto-correct any spelling mistakes on your web page before you make it public. The extension has the free and the premium version, the free version should be sufficient. But if you need more than 400 grammar/spelling checks per month, you’ll need the paid plan. The main advantage of the premium over the free version is that the premium detects plagiarism and offers suggestions.
SEOquake is a free extension that provides you with key SEO metrics, alongside with other useful tools such as SEO Audit, the Keyword Density report, Internal/External Link analysis and even social metrics. It has an SEO toolbar that can be customized to be at the top or bottom of the browser window and this presents core metrics of the web page you are analyzing. The SERP overlay is a bar that appears below each SERP result. With this plugin installed on your chrome, you can be able to make a major analysis of a particular page that you find yourself such the Google Index of the web page, Bing Index, SEMrush links, SEMrush backlinks, Alexa Rank, Web archive age, Facebook likes SEMrush Rank, and much more.
This is a free keyword research tool that shows you use Google keyword search volume and cost per click data on multiple websites. The extension when installed allows you to get keyword metrics for any list of keywords and also lets you download the list in Excel, CSV or PDF file formats. This tool will save you the stress of copying data from various websites and use the Google AdWords keyword planner to see relevant search volume and CPC data.
Hootlet is another free extension that brings you the power of Hootsuite into the browser experience. Hootlet is the smartest way to be social while you surf, allowing you to Access and share your content from anywhere on the web. Find blog posts photos and videos, Find Tweets and share them through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with just one click.it allows you to automatically share any new post directly to any of your pages such as Facebook fan page, Twitter and Google plus.
This is a must install plugin by all AdSense, Ad Exchange or DoubleClick Publishers. This extension adds an overlay to each of your Google ads, which provides some basic information about the ad, including its size, display URL, and the advertiser name. With the Google Publisher Toolbar, you can view information on each of your Google ads, block unsuitable ads, while browsing your own site. Google Publisher Toolbar give you an easy access to your account overview and enhanced insight into the ads on your page, together with the ability to manage the account, without ever leaving your site.
TubeBuddy is The Primary YouTube Channel Management and Video Optimization Toolkit.it adds a layer of incredible functionality to YouTube’s website. Tubebuddy gives you the option to perform bulk updates to your videos such as adding annotations or cards to all your videos with just a few clicks, perform Find/Replace on your videos, generate professional custom thumbnails using screenshots and branding/text layers, get details analysis of competitor channels, promote your new upload across all other, export your list of subscribers and their social profiles, videos and explore suggested tags when uploading new videos.
Awesome Screenshot provides the tools that Screencast, record screen as a video. Screen capture of a full page, annotate, blur sensitive info, and share with one-click uploads to awesomescreenshot.com for easy sharing. The extension is so simple that almost anyone can start using the screen capturing solution in seconds. You can capture or clip selected area, all visible portion, or the entire page. All captured images are by default Supports PNG format. This tool gives you the option to save your screen screenshots on your local machine, save to Google Drive (Gdrive), save very large images, and bypass the 2M limit.
Google Analytics (GA) plugin is a powerful tool that gives you access to your Page Analytics right in your browser. It allows you to see how visitors interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click. The extension overlays analytics data on top of your web pages, so you can easily see which parts of a web page are getting the most (and least) traffic. You can view key data points, such as page views, unique page views, average time on page, and bounce rate for each page. If you are a digital marketer looking to improve user experience and conversions of your site then Page Analytics is a must-have extension.
Stayfocused helps you to limit the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram feeds etc. it is a self-restriction tool that helps you to be more productive by restricting time you spend on addictive sites. You allot a time frame for each site that you think is making you lose focus and when the time is due, the app will deny you access to the sites you have blocked for the rest of the day until you decide to unblock.
This extension when installed adds an additional feature to Google search results. It integrates a discussions button to Google search results, which aids you to search forums and message boards. The tool is used by most people who want to promote their affiliated links in the relevant forums and group. It is simple and easy to use. Once you install the extension on your browser an additional section will be added to any of your Google search results and from there you can filter your search based on the date and other metrics you want.
As I made mentioned earlier, chrome is most reliable and most efficient browser that can help you to achieve the maximum outcome that you want. But you have to be careful as to the number of extensions you chooses to install because if you over install these extensions they can tend slow down your browser performer.
What are the best extensions that you also know and using on your chrome browser that you think is worth knowing? Share with us in the comment.