According to data from ‘NetMarketShare’ for November 2020, Google Chrome remains the most used browser on the Internet. Chrome stands at the top of the mobile & desktop market, with over 68% market shares across both platforms.
One of the many reasons I love to use Google Chrome is because of its amazing extensions. Being a Digital Marketer & Web Developer, I am a big fan of the effective extensions that the Chrome web browser provides which makes my work that much easier.
Let’s run over a list of all the top extensions that I use on my Chrome Browser that can save you a ton of time.
If you make a lot of spelling mistakes while typing, like me, then Grammarly is what you need. It’s one of the most popular web extensions on Chrome, not only does it helps you with correcting your spelling errors or typos, but it also helps you with basic grammar mistakes like sentence building.
With more than 10 million users on Chrome alone, Grammarly ensures error-free content before you upload it on your blog or send out a tweet on your twitter profile.
If you are a content writer or a copywriter who writes blogs or even an email per se, Grammarly is a must-have on your web browser.
Create your free account on Grammarly here and become a rockstar writer.
This Chrome extension comes in handy when you want to view or edit your Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint files even without having Microsoft Office installed on your computer.
Just drag and drop your office files into your Chrome browser and you are good to go. Save your files in their original Office format, or convert it to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides to unlock more features, like inviting others to edit with you, comment, chat, & much more.
Color Zilla which was initially developed by Firefox, became one of Google Chrome’s most popular plugins with over a million downloads. It is not only for Web Developers but its also a very important web extension for Graphic Designers.
With ColorZilla you can get the exact colour reading from any point of your browser & paste that into another program.
Here are a few features of ColorZilla:
– Webpage Colour Analyser
– Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator
– Palette Viewer
– Displays element information like tag name,class, id, size etc.
There was a time when I was using the ‘Inspect Element’ option in Chrome to find the font information of a website that I liked, so that I could use those fonts on my websites, but it was a time-consuming process.
That is when my friend brought ‘WhatFont’ to my attention and I have been using this amazing extension ever since.
WhatFont gives you a web page’s font information just by hovering over the text on the website. It also gives you information such as the font family, size, weight,line height and even the colour used on that font.
If you know a good amount about SEO, then you have definitely heard about Moz. If you don’t, well, Moz is a popular website among SEO enthusiasts that provides SEO related tools that help you boost your search engine rankings.
They have created a chrome extension called the ‘MozBar’ which is a free, all-in-one SEO toolbar that helps you in all your SEO research on the go.
– Instant metrics while viewing any page or SERP.
– Information such as Page Authority & Domain authority of any website/page.
– Comparison of link metrics across pages on a SERP page. Finding & highlighting of keywords on a page and recognize links by type: Follow, No-Follow, External and Internal links.
– Exporting of SERP analysis details into a CSV file.
SEOquake is one of my favourite SEO tools that I have been using on a regular basis. It is a free Chrome plugin that provides you with all major SEO metrics, allowing you to make a perfect SEO audit of a website or even a SERP page.
SEOquake features include:
– Getting an A-to-Z analysis of SERPs and export the report into a CSV file.
– Getting instant keyword difficulty information
– Running a complete SEO audit of a webpage, including a check for mobile compatibility
– Determination of keyword density.
Library Sniffer is one of the less famous Chrome Plugin but is a must have plugin for every digital marketer/ web developer out there.
Library Sniffer comes in handy when you want to find the platforms or frameworks on which a website is built or even just to find out if a website has Google Analytics integrated.
Ghostery is by default an ad-block extension which helps to block ads, stop trackers & speed up websites.
While being a powerful privacy extension, Ghostery is a great tool that is also used to detect trackers, social tools, or pixels that are embedded on any website on the internet.
The Page Analytics Chrome Extension gives you instant access to your website’s google analytics on the web page itself.
Even when this Chrome Extension has been deprecated by Google and will no longer receive any updates, it’s still an essential plugin that is widely used in analyzing one’s website’s analytics.
This Page Analytics plugin provides you with on-page Google Analytics metrics such as:
– Real-Time active visitors
– In-Page Click Analysis
– Average time spent on a page
– Bounce & Exit Rate
which helps you analyze your customer’s interaction with your web pages & helps you optimize your website accordingly, improve user experience as well as conversions.
ScanWP has been my go-to plugin to find out how a WordPress website has been built, what WordPress theme they have used and what plugins have been installed. Just click on the plugin’s icon when you are on a WordPress website & this plugin will provide the WordPress themes and plugin information you need of that website.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Alexa, it is an amazon.com company which helps you with all your SEO needs. The ‘Alexa Traffic Rank’ is its chrome extension which provides you with information such as your website’s Alexa traffic rank, and your traffic rank within your country.
This chrome extension comes in handy when you want to know where you stand with your competitors and also know where you stand in regards to your website speed.
Now that you know about these awesome plugins that could be very useful for your digital marketing needs, go ahead and try it out for yourself!
Do let me know in the comments what you think about these plugins. Also, if you know any plugin I might have missed, feel free to mention it in the comments below!