A couple of years ago, if you had asked me what Chrome extensions I used I probably would have only said AdBlock. As it stands, I probably have over 20 chrome extensions constantly running whilst browsing the world wide web (yes I just called it that). Bloggers can take full advantage of extensions, especially when it comes to increasing productivity. Here is a list of 5 useful Chrome extensions that every blogger needs. They should (somehow) help you with your various blogging activities, so if you haven’t got them, make sure you try them out.
5 chrome extensions every blogger needs
1. Moz Toolbar
SEO is something all bloggers should take seriously. I haven’t been able to cover SEO yet, as there is way too much information to condense into a single blog post. If you aren’t optimising for high search volume keywords you’re making a big mistake. Why? SEO is another means of increasing visitors, and (hopefully) gaining exclusive brand partnerships. Moving on. The toolbar is perfect for finding out various website stats. The extensions enables you to see the domain authority, page authority, and various on-page SEO elements. If you’re wondering whether there will ever be another PageRank update stop worrying, as you’re also able to view MozRank (similar to PageRank).
A really easy way to identify fonts being used on a webpage. If you’re not as tech savvy you probably will want something to quickly identify fonts being used. To use the extension you simply need to activate it and hover your mouse over a particular font. The extension then inspects the element to identify the font being used. A quick and super easy way to find out what others are using. The extension cannot identify fonts saved as images.
You probably have a Twitter chrome extension, but I find this one pretty handy. The extension lets you perform a number of tasks without the need of going directly on Twitter. The app makes life easier especially if you receive a ton of notifications.
You’re probably laughing at this one. However, this extension is probably the quickest way of checking definitions. The extension is pretty easy to use, as all you need to do is highlight a word and then click the dictionary button. You can also double click on words to find out the definition. The extension lets you also store a history of words, so that you can use them later.
iMacro – good for recording or coding a set of instruction for your browser to follow (it might take some time learning how to use it effectively)
Chromoji – yeaaaaah Emoji’s for Chrome
SeenBlock – if you’re popular on Facebook and want to view a message without the pesky ‘seen’ notification coming up