Google Chrome is the browser in whom I am well pleased!
Okay, I mixed up that line with a verse from a bible passage.
But that goes to show you how much I love this browser for productivity reasons. You know why?
It’s the hundreds of useful chrome extensions and add-ons in its store that works hard to automate and make your online work so easy at the click of a button.
By the time you’ve finished reading this long list of carefully selected and tested chrome extensions, you will understand why I can’t do without them as a digital marketing strategist.
And I hope you will find them useful too.
First things first…
How To Install A Google Chrome Extension:
Step 2: Click the blue button that says “Add to chrome”. A pop-up button will show up asking you e.g. “Add SEOQuake?”. Click “add extension” and the blue button will change to green with an “added to chrome” sign. This indicates that installation is complete.
Here are the 55+ Best Google Chrome Extensions for Nigerian Marketers Productivity
Don’t you just hate it when you click to enjoy an interesting YouTube video on your limited internet data plan, then a very annoying video ad displays for 5 horrible seconds before Youtube allows you hit the stop ad button? Well, this extension does exactly what it says. It removes the video ads from Youtube.
If you love this extension like me, then this extension enables you to save anything from the web to your Wunderlist.
Are you an SEO specialist? Then you must have used Ahrefs SEO tool. This Toolbar lets you immediately assess a website’s:
• Domain Rank
• Number of Backlinks
• Number of Referring Domains
• Social metrics
• Detailed information with charts for pages and domains.
If you are anything like me, I’m sure you must be tired of typing out long emails and phrases you frequently use. Auto Text Expander helps me save email templates and messages that I use when congratulating my LinkedIn connections or trying to follow up with them for business opportunities. It really saves my time thinking what to type and be extra lazy!
What would I do without this secret money making weapon on LinkedIn?
This tool helps me introduce myself to hundreds of new people via LinkedIn everyday by viewing their profiles on autopilot, which in turn increases views to my LinkedIn profile, posts & updates.
I can’t begin to count how many business opportunities I’ve gotten on LinkedIn via this extension. I don’t know why I’m sharing this tool with you. To be honest.
This URL shortener helps you do the following:
* Save content from your browser straight to your Bitly account
* Customize Bitlinks with calls-to-action and other messaging
* Share Bitlinks to Twitter, Facebook and email.
This helps you to organize and access all your boards on Trello in one click , quickly search your boards by filtering it, see your unread notification count , view starred and unseen activity indicators .
I use this tool to track sent messages that didn’t get a response after 2 days and schedule reminders right inside Gmail. It allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. You can also write a message now, send it whenever, even if you’re not online.
This enables you to share great content and images to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn from anywhere on the web, with just one click.
This extension was designed for social media managers and content editors. You can quickly get social share counts for the page you’re viewing, or for any other website without having to open BuzzSumo! Other tasks includes:
– Instant share estimate for spotting popular content
– View who shared the page on Twitter
– See the most shared content for the current website
– Analyze top performing content formats
– Easily share content via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest.
This extension was developed primarily for web designers, developers, and content editors.
When you’re editing a web page that has lots of links, wouldn’t it be handy to be able to quickly check that all the links on the page are working ok? That’s where ‘Check My Links’ comes in.
I love this extension! It enables you get desktop notifications, read, listen or delete emails without opening Gmail or Inbox by Gmail & easily manage multiple accounts.
This extension enables you to get information about any Google+ profile, post, page or community, directly into your browser.
You will see the follower history as well as the average numbers for +1’s, reshares and comments the current user received for the latest postings.
This extension is the most powerful way to manage your Google+ Circles! It performs so many tasks such as:
– Find active/inactive Google+ users in your circles
– Find your followers and people that don’t follow back
– Find Google+ users in your contacts or a CSV/txt file
– Import Google+ users from a web page
– Search by name, email, location, work, education, etc
– Export people information to CSV format
– Save your queries/filters to use later and so much more.
This tool is great for anyone networking, like job hunters, salespeople, recruiters, and entrepreneurs.
It enables you to know more about your contacts (in Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, Rapportive & more)
Since Gmail, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn don’t play well together, Discoverly helps them “play nice.”
- In Gmail, you can see contacts’ work info, mutual connections, and recent tweets.
- On LinkedIn profiles, you can see when you have mutual Facebook friends and recent tweets.
- On Facebook profiles, you can see LinkedIn work info, mutual connections and recent tweets .
It helps you send and preview Dropbox files and links without leaving your Gmail window. You see rich previews of Dropbox links shared in emails. Like attachments, you can use these links to download the file directly from Gmail or add it to your Dropbox.
As a digital marketer, you should know by now that you need to use UTM tracking codes, aka Google Analytics tracking URLs to monitor your online marketing campaigns.
This tool helps you save time by efficiently generating Google Analytics tracking links (i.e. UTM tracking codes) without leaving your Chrome browser.
This is how you effectively track you online marketing campaigns in Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel and Amplitude.
Email Hunter is the easiest way to find email addresses from anywhere on the web, with just one click.
When you are on a website, all you need to do is click on Email Hunter button in your browser to get every email addresses related to the website.
I also use it to find email addresses on LinkedIn profiles: Email Hunter adds an “Email Hunter” button on LinkedIn profiles which finds the email address in seconds.
Say Goodbye, bookmarks. Hello, Web Clipper! Now you can use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account. Clip the web pages you want to keep. Save them in Evernote. Easily find them on any device.
I can’t do without this tool for my graphics design because it shows me the exact colour codes of any online image, logo or web page that catches my eye. Eye Dropper allows you to pick colors from web pages, color picker and your personal color history.
Since I help my clients run Facebook conversion ads. I like to track conversions on the website by installing Facebook conversion pixel code.
The FB Pixel Helper works in the background to automatically review the websites you browse for code that looks like a FB marketing pixel.
When a website has a FB pixel installed the > icon will turn blue and a small badge will appear indicating the number of pixels found on the page.
If the icon does not turn blue then there are no Facebook pixels installed on this page.
Feedly Mini keeps you connected to your feedly by allowing you to easily save, tag, share or subscribe to the great content found on any website that has an RSS feed.
Now you can respond to emails, Facebook updates and more with GIFs quickly and easily, by adding GIPHY GIFs to your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and more.
As an SEO specialist, I use this for competitive analysis by discovering webpages similar to the page I’m currently browsing.
The free Spell Checker & Grammar Checker by Grammarly has saved me from embarrassing typographical errors so many times.
It helps you write clearly and confidently on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly anywhere else on the Web.
With Grammarly, you can always be sure that your words are mistake-free and say what you mean.
This free headline generator tool produces 30 random high converting headlines for your Emails, Salescopy, blog post and social status updates.
Great weapon for copywriters and content marketers.
I use HelloSign for signing all my legal contracts with clients online without printing and scanning. This plugin allows you to open, edit and sign documents in Gmail and automatically loads the signed/edited document as an attachment to be sent.
Just like Buffer, you can quickly share web pages and images to all of your social networks using the Hootsuite Hootlet.
Ever since I discovered this tool, I never get stuck wondering whether an email I sent to a potential client was opened or clicked.
You can see where, when, and how many times they opened/clicked.
Also, you can see a person’s title, company, social profiles, and recent tweets, plus details about a person’s’ company and links to existing CRM records.
Now how cool is that?
As a digital marketing strategist and WordPress website designer, I can’t do without LastPass. All you have to do is remember only one password – your LastPass master password.
Save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will autologin to your sites and sync your passwords everywhere you need them.
Password login problem solved!
I use this to keep track of my most recent email marketing campaigns for metrics such as open rates and clickthrough rates.
This tool was created for web developers and SEO specialists to inspect the meta data found inside web pages, usually not visible while browsing.
This SEO toolbar from Moz lets you create custom searches, compare link metrics, highlight links and keywords, quickly expose page elements, and access other powerful SEO tools—all in-line with your browser.
Open in SEMRush adds a button to the address bar which when clicked opens a new tab and passes the current URL to SEMRush for quick and easy viewing of both organic & ppc keyword traffic statistics for the given website.
This SEO extension shows Google PageRank and AlexaRank of current web page, quick access to Geo IP Location, Whois, Alexa, backlinks and indexed pages.
Pablo helps you create engaging social images with the perfect size and format for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest in 30 seconds .
You don’t need to be a graphics designer to use this FREE tool, plus they have a library of 500,000 images!
This Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click in real time.
You can use these insights to optimize your website layout, improve user experience, and increase conversions.
Now you can effortlessly post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos to your Tumblr right from your browser toolbar!
I love this extension because it saves every individual that viewed your LinkedIn profile and stores it for you to see the full history at anytime any day.
Take full advantage of who’s viewed your profile on LinkedIn starting right now.
I use Rapportive for customer intelligence. It shows you everything about your contacts from their happy smiling face to their job, company, and LinkedIn profile right inside your Gmail or Google Apps inbox.
I use this premium extension for aggressive automated follow up via email until I get a response from them.
Rebump sends multiple follow-up messages to your email recipients for you. These automated emails are customized to appear as if you sent the email yourself.
You can track and analyze all of your follow-up emails with your Rebump account.
It also brings potential issues that may not otherwise be seen to your attention immediately.
My best extension for saving articles and videos to read offline. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.
This SEO plugin provides a deep analysis, report & tips covering SEO, Mobile, Local and Usability for any given website.
It is a powerful tool for internet marketing professionals, coders, designers, website usability expert, web development professionals and other digital professionals.
It displays the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and other SEO parameters of any web page, highlights no follow links, text density, check and compare URLs.
SimilarWeb’s browser add-on is useful for SEO, PPC, Media Buyers, Marketing Managers and Social Media Managers.
I use it to get in-depth traffic and engagement statistics of any website with a single click.
- Engagement (Visits, Time on Site, Page Views, Bounce Rate)
- Monthly Visits and Traffic Sources (Direct, Referrals, Search Keywords, Social Networks, Mail, Ads)
- Monthly Visits (6 months back)
- Site Ranking (Country, Industry, and Worldwide)
- Top Countries
- Top 10 Referring/Destination Sites
- Top 10 Paid and Organic Search Keywords
- Social Network Sources
- Display Ads (Top Publishers and Ad Networks)
- Audience Interests (Also Visited Websites)
- Related Mobile Apps
- Similar Sites
A very useful CRM plugin for sales, hiring and managing customers or deals right inside Gmail.
No more back and forth between your inbox and other tools .
I use it to keep track of status, notes and details of each customer plus deals won, closed, lost or in the negotiation stage.
Tag Assistant helps you verify that you have installed various Google tags correctly on your website including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager & AdWords.
As a website designer with eyes for details that makes people take action on a website, I use this tool to grab screenshots of beautiful and user-friendly websites that capture my fancy. This enables me to get plenty of fresh ideas for converting my clients’ websites into lean mean conversion machines.
Every website developer worth his/her salt must have this tool in their arsenal.
Ensure your landing pages are conversion optimized using this extension to check off everything you’re currently doing right or wrong.
This will show you how good or bad your page is, and after you’re finished you have a to-do list from the remaining items.
Did you visit some website recently and fell in love with the beautiful font? Well this tool is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage?
Ideas pop up in my head from time to time, and the best way for me to preserve those ideas is by creating a to-do list. The Wunderlist New Tab extension helps me do just that by replacing the “New Tab” page on my browser, so I can easily create and check off a to-do from my Wunderlist Inbox.
If you spend the majority of your time within your Gmail and you have lots of tasks to manage, Yanado is the perfect tool for you to help you get organized better without leaving your Gmail.
Yanado turns your Gmail into powerful collaboration tool by letting you create tasks and turn emails into tasks within seconds.
When you want to automate annoying tasks you do online, count on Zapier to help you Zap it.
Zapier makes it easy to connect popular web applications like MailChimp, Facebook Leads Ads, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Contacts, Evernote, Salesforce, Trello, Dropbox and hundreds more.
What other useful chrome extensions do you have in your browser? Share with us in the comments below.