Google Chrome is the only browser that I use because it’s fast, safe, secure and reliable. Apparently, I’m in good company because according to StatCounter Global, 55% of the world uses Google Chrome.
The main reason I use Google Chrome is due to their extensions. When you download an extension, it allows you to change the functionionality of the browser to create and enhance your browsing experience so it can support your workflow.
The extensions that Google offers from their Chrome extension library enables me to be more productive when I’m blogging. Regardless of what you need, I guarantee there is an extension to satisfy your blogging needs.
If you want to be efficient when you blog, then you definitely need to check out this list of Google Chrome Extensions that are definitely going to enhance your blogging experience.
I LOVE to learn because I’m a DIY kind of gal. I don’t spend money or refer a product unless I’ve researched it to death and used it myself-LOL I thoroughly enjoy reading articles about digital marketing and technology.
Therefore, if I come across content that is really good, I make sure I share it using Buffer. Buffer’s Chrome extension allows me to immediately share or scheduled content to all of the major social network platforms within seconds. In order to keep my queue constantly filled with evergreen content, interesting articles, questions, etc. I use an automatic scheduling tool called Bulk.ly. You can learn more about it by clicking here and watching the below video.
Tailwind is incredibly user-friendly and allows you the ability to schedule and reshuffle your pins so they can be shared throughout the day. According to Co-Schedule, peak times for pinning to Pinterest are between 8pm to 11pm.
However, my absolute favorite part about Tailwind are the Tailwind tribes. You’re able to demonstrate your pins not only in the tribe, but then quickly share and repin those pins to group boards to Pinterest from Tailwind. Can we say awesome?!
I like using Ritetag’s Chrome extension because it enables me to evaluate whether I should use a particular hashtag. Based on the color of the hashtag, I’m able to easily see if a hashtag is on the rise or if it’s overused which allows me to determine if it is worth incorporating into my marketing campaign.
Google Analytics Campaign Builder
Google Analytics Campaign URL Builder is an absolute must for bloggers. This Chrome extension allows you to see not just where your traffic is coming from, but it helps you to identify if a specific event, tweet, or blog post is the cause of why you experienced a surge or decline in traffic.
If you have a YouTube channel, then you know how important it is to make sure that your videos are optimized. VidIq helps you to identify keywords that other YouTubers are using within your niche. If you see that you are missing some keywords, then you can easily add them to your channel, description, etc.
When I’m trying to identify keywords for a blog post or whether I should create a T-shirt for a particular niche, I always make sure to use Moz’s Chrome extension. Moz toolbar is my go to SEO toolbar for keyword research. You’re able to easily identify domain and page authority and inbound links.
The Keywords Everywhere Chrome extension enables me to easily obtain volume and CPC information for the keywords I wish to use. Once I determine which keywords I want to pursue, I can then easily save my keywords into one list all from the browser.
If you have too many extensions running it can slow down your browsing experience. Extensity places all of your extensions under one tab. This allows you to turn off extensions that would normally run in the background with the click of a button. You’re able to save space on your browser menu and
Whenever I come across interesting posts that I want to revisit at a later time, I save it to my Google Drive folder.
Check Plus for Gmail
You can easily get email notifications and respond to your email all from the Checker Plus for Google Chrome extension. I like using Gmail this way because it’s a much less distracting way for me to work.
I can see that I have emails, but I have mine set up so I don’t see the actual email notification come through on my desktop. Based on my routine, I check my emails during my Pomodoro breaks.
Grammarly is an absolute must for bloggers. You can read more about more love for Grammarly right here. Regardless of weather whether, the online grammar checker will help you identify and correct mistakes.
Although the primary purpose of this tool is for grammar, I also use this tool to periodically check to see if anyone has plagiarized my content. You can learn more about how I use this tool to protect myself from digital content thieves right here.
If you’re seeking a subtle way to share your blog posts with your friends and colleagues, then you need to take advantage of your email signature. Whenever I’m emailing anyone, I make sure to use the email signature that I created with WiseStamp.
This allows me to share my signature information in addition to my latest blog posts, email newsletter sign up form, etc. You can customize your email signature to share your contact information in a way that highlights your blog.
Here’s an example of what my signature looks like using WiseStamp:
As you can see, I have all of my contact information along with my latest blog posts and free blogging course. It’s an awesome feeling to have people sign up for your content without being pushy.
PlusTrello helps me to stay sane. I like using Trello to help me keep track of the content that I create. This Chrome extension helps me to quickly access and save the research information I find directly to my boards.
Bloggers are going to love how easy it is to create and share videos using the Loom Chrome extension. Side note: Loom integrates in your email allowing you the ability to respond to your emails using video responses.
Have you ever seen a color on a site and thought, “I wonder what color that is?” Well, the Eyedropper Chrome extension takes away the guesswork. When you use the color picker function you are able to get the hex code information for the color you seek and even use that to create a color palette.
BONUS: PRINT ON DEMAND EXTENSION
In the event that your a blogger looking for a side hustle then you need to check out the print on demand industry. I have a list of Google Chrome extensions and sites for you to download right here.
What Google Chrome extensions do you love? I want to be sure that I add them to my list, so be sure to let me know in the comments.
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