The internet is full of wonderful sites to explore, games to play, kitten videos to watch and social profiles to dig into. With so much to do, it’s easy to get lost in a virtual world rather than the real world you should be paying attention to. Fortunately, the web also offers useful tools to help you stay focused – you just need to know where to find them.
In this post, we will uncover seven of our favorite Google Chrome extensions that will keep you on task with your marketing goals. Don’t forget to check out our earlier blog post on the best time-saving Chrome extensions!
Bitly lets you shorten links and share them to social media right from your browser. To brand your Bitlinks, simply add your domain or create a custom link. The links you share to social media will be much more attractive, and you can optimize links by sending them to email or connecting them to Twitter and Facebook.
What we love about BuzzSumo is that it provides you with all the insight you need to understand how your content is performing. When you’re on a web page, click on the extension and various metrics will come up: social shares, backlinks, etc. BuzzSumo can also be used to analyze your competitors to determine which content might be more shareable.
MozBar is great for SEO marketers because it allows them to gather information on how websites are performing directly from their browsers. In one click, you can dive deep into search ranking and link coding information for any page or SERP. Custom searches by region, city or country are also allowed.
Want to identify links that are coded with the nofollow metatag? NoFollow is the extension for you! Because Google has cracked down on backlinking in recent years, it’s important to know if external sites are backlinking to your site with indexed links. You may also want to use nofollow tags on external links from your own site that you don’t Google to follow. The extension will verify that you’ve coded the links correctly.
Who doesn’t like taking screenshots? We know we do! The AwesomeScreenshot extension is great for capturing any or all parts of a web page. It’s most convenient for annotations, comments, blurring sensitive information or sharing uploads in a single click.
Everyone loves looking at GIFs. They make any ordinary piece of content more entertaining, and thanks to Giphy for Chrome, you can spice up anything you wish! Easily add GIFs to blog posts, social media posts, emails and more by finding your match from the Giphy database.
The English language is a difficult one to grasp, so having a friendly editor on hand is helpful. Meet Grammarly, your grammar extension. It’s a great tool for reviewing the proper spelling, grammar and word use in your content. To use the app, drop the content you want reviewed into the box. The extension pinpoints grammar errors that you make while typing.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of seven life-changing Google Chrome extensions. Check them out and see which ones make a difference in your work day!