You’re probably thinking, yet another list of best chrome extensions? Who needs another list?
But new extensions are continually emerging. Some of them can drastically change your day-to-day habits. Also, some classics have undergone impressive upgrades. So we decided to make a list of 15 best chrome extensions that make online marketing a breeze. Give them a go, if want to make your time online more efficient.
15 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Marketers
As a marketer, a big part of your job revolves around sharing links. Bitly lets you shorten URLs quickly & easily. It also lets you track the number of clicks a link got after it is shared.
If you want to shorten a link, just click the extension icon. You will instantly get a shortened url. You can share it on social directly from the pop-up. So this is particularly useful for social media marketers.
Bitly is free. But if you want more personalization, you can get an Enterprise plan. Enterprise feature includes customised & branded short domain, greater audience intel (ideal publishing times, device type where content is consumed, performance benchmarks of industry peers, etc.), mobile optimizer, dedicated support, etc.
Price: Free; Enterprise price varies depending on company size
Animated GIF is taking over on social media. Everyone loves animated GIFs. They make emails and posts funny and engaging. But as a marketer, you probably don’t have time to scour the internet looking for relevant GIFs. This is where the Giphy extension can help you.
Giphy gives you access to thousands of GIFs. They are organised into various categories and trends. It also has a search bar that helps you find the right GIF. You can either drag and drop a GIF into your post or right click and grab the image URL No need to navigate away.
Choosing the right hashtag on social media can significantly increase your post exposure. Tracking and comparing hashtags can be time-consuming if you post frequently on social media. You can save that time using RiteTag.
RiteTag provides analytics on how hashtags are performing on Twitter and Facebook as your write your social media post. It shows real-time insight into the hashtag’s usage, its reach, how many times it has been retweeted, etc. It also color-codes your hashtag based on their value:
- Green means the hashtag will help your content be seen now.
- Blue means the hashtag will help your content be seen over time.
- Red means the hashtag is so popular, your content will disappear into the crowd.
- Gray means the hashtag has low levels of engagement. So you should select a new one.
Making grammatical errors or spelling mistake can be very embarrassing. It is a nightmare for many people. Occasional errors happen to everyone. But consistent mistakes can damage your credibility. Grammarly can save you from this nightmare.
This extension reviews your posts for proper spelling, grammar, and word use. It makes sure even the smallest mistakes are corrected. It detects and corrects over 250 types of grammatical errors while you’re typing almost anywhere on the web. You don’t need to copy and paste texts to check them for error. But they provide this option on their website and desktop app.
If you are anything like most marketers, you constantly get swamped in multiple open tabs – be it social media sites, or resource you want to cite. Keeping track and navigate between all of the open tabs can be frustrating. Luckily, OneTab lets you save all the links to your open tabs in into a single tab for easy reference.
Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs open, just click on the OneTab icon. All of those tabs will be closed and saved into a list of URLs within a single tab. You can then go through the list at your convenience. Even if you close your browser entirely, you can access the list next time you open it up. You can also share the list with your colleagues.
OneTab not only adds order to the chaos but also save memory and reduce CPU load.
Most marketers have accounts in a ridiculous number of websites. Remembering the login details for each site can be tedious. Some people save their password in spreadsheets or text files. But they are messy and highly insecure. This is where LastPass can help you.
LastPass is a password manager that allows you to save all your passwords. It auto-fills in passwords (securely) for all of the accounts you save. All you have to remember is your LastPass password. You can also save credit card details, shopping profiles, and notes for any site you visit.
LastPass lets you sync the extension across multiple devices. As a result. you can access your password from any computer/device.
Checking for broken links is an important job. As a marketer, you need to make sure your website is functioning properly for your visitors. Checking all the links individually can be time-consuming. You can use Check My Links save those time. Check My Links quickly scans web pages and test all the links. It then highlights working links in green and broken ones in red.
It can also check for no-follow links & anchor tags. You can also use it to check for broken backlinks to your content on other websites.
This extension lets you pin images onto your Pinterest boards without navigating to another tab. Just click the little ‘p’ logo on the top of your browser. It will show you all the pinnable items available on whatever page you’re visiting. You can then pin the image of your choice to any your Pinterest board. It also lets you add your own description.
Hovering over an image also bring up a tiny ‘Pin it’ button. You can also share the image by clicking it.
With MozBar, you can easily get insight about different websites without leaving your tab. Click on the Mozbar icon when you land on a web page. You’ll see a bar pop up with insight into the page. You can see the page authority (PA) and domain authority (DA) as well as social sharing stats. You can also get more information by clicking the magnifying glass icon on the far left of the bar.
MozBar also provides insights about all of the search results on a Google results page. This includes PA, DA, search ranking and link coding.
Price: Free; $99/month subscription for all info
Ahrefs SEO Toolbar is a great competitor of MozBar. It provides most basic features for free. But to dig deeper, you need a premium subscription. Try both MozBar & Ahrefs and see which one you like better.
StayFocused lets you budget the amount of time you can spend on specific websites. It’s completely customizable. For example, you could set your time limit to 15 minutes on Facebook and 10 minutes on Facebook. Once you’ve used up your allotted time, you can’t visit the site again for the rest of the day.
If you don’t want to block a complete website, you can block specific subdomains, specific pages, even specific in-page content (videos, games, images, etc). Once you set time limits on sites, if you want to change the settings, you’ll have to complete a challenge.
Rapportive, using LinkedIn account information, provides detailed information about the recipient of an email you’re drafting. This information includes profile pictures, LinkedIn bio, other social media accounts, recent posts, mutual connections, etc. You can also add a private, custom note on their profile.
Rapportive is also a great tool to ensure you’re contacting someone on their correct email address.
Facebook’s “Save” option is a relatively new feature. It lets you aggregate anything you see on Facebook in one location in your account. Save to Facebook extension lets you do the same thing from anywhere on the web. That means you can make Facebook a centralised place to save contents you don’t have time to check out right now.
Momentum helps you get in the right headspace before getting bogged down with work. It replaces blank new tabs with gorgeous photography, inspiring quotes and weather reports. Every day when you open up the browser for the first time, you will also see a space for you to write down a priority for the day.
Momentum is a very simple tool that will brighten up your day and keep you focused. If you find yourself getting off track during the day, give it a try.
Evernote is primarily a note-taking and organization app. It’s browser extension, Evernote Web Clipper, has a whole lot of uses. It allows you to clip any article or web page and save it within your Evernote app for later reading and reference. It also lets you pull in key text from any website you find while doing research online. This is a great way for you to collect content to share on social media.
You can also use it to take and edit screenshots. You can select a full screenshot or a full page of content or a specific part of a webpage. You can then edit and annotate the image before saving it to your Evernote account.
Use the extension manager to manage & organise all your extensions. It shows you all the extensions you have operating on your browser. It also gives you the option hide the icons so they don’t take up half of your browser’s screen. You can enable, disable, and uninstall extensions with ease using this extension manager.
Test these 15 extensions to see how efficient you can become. I hope you will find at least a few that will make you more productive. Now that your browser is loaded with extensions, check out these seven free WP plugins essential for every blog.
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