What are some useful and best chrome extensions for bloggers? Here are 11 of them! Both, Free and Paid
If you are a blogger you can agree with me that there is no denying the fact that blogging is very tough, time consuming and a difficult task. Because it involves various activities like keyword research, doing research of the content, writing, editing and publishing the content and building backlinks and much more.
Because most of the people blog on their desktop. Even though there are no shortcuts for these activities you can find tools which can help you automate the process & even save you time and energy from repeating the process again and again and make the journey easier and less boring.
So in this blog we will take a look at 11 best free and paid Chrome extensions for bloggers which can save you time and money and also a lot of energy and make your blogging journey not just easier but also very interesting.
So without further ado let’s get started..
11 Best Chrome Extensions For Bloggers
Let’s look at chrome extensions.
Having lots of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in your content can really hurt the credibility of your content and it can also be really embarrassing.
But not any more now because we have grammarly.
Grammarly is a Chrome extension which helps you remove grammatical, punctuation errors and spelling mistakes when you write content for your blogs.
This extension is free to install, and it will save you a lot of time by editing and proofreading the content.
There is also a premium version of this extension.
With the premium plan, you can also check Plagiarism. It will suggest you better words to improve the readability of your content, it also gives you advanced suggestions to improve your content fluency and more.
This extension works with other apps like slack, Power point, skype, Google docs & WordPress.
Prowritingaid is a good alternative to this tool with similar features.
This Chrome extension is used by more than 2 million users worldwide with a 4.5 star rating.
All this extension does is convert all the tabs you opened on your browser into links and store them in a single tab like a bookmark list where you can easily Switch between different tabs within those links.
This can save you 95% of data on your browser and reduce the tab clutter on your browser, this will also increase your computer performance by decreasing the load on your CPU.
So if you find yourself opening too many tabs and websites while researching for the content or while writing content for your blog post this extension can really help you both save your data and time by helping you find your important website easily.
Using this chrome-extension you can easily capture and download high quality screenshots of your desktop within a few clicks. Using this extension you can either take a screenshot of a whole screen or of a particular part and a selected area.
You can make your screenshots highly customised by adding elements like arrows, squares, Blurs and lines, etc.
And the fact is that adding at least a single image in a blog post will increase the number of views of the post by 94%.
Apart from screenshots you can also take your own screen recordings with and without your camera on your desktop and save it to your device.
This feature can really help you if you have your own YouTube channel to record your videos on your desktop.
More than 2 million people use this Chrome extension including myself and I would recommend you to use this on your desktop too.
With more than 400000 people using it and a five star rating this is one of the most popular Chrome extensions to find email addresses of websites.
This extension will help you to find the email address of the person behind any website so that you can contact them with just a single click.
For each email that you find on the website you also get a confidence score in a percentage value which represents how accurate the email address is as the contact address of the website owner.
You can also find other important information like their names and phone numbers, etc.
This free Chrome extension can make your task of blogger outreach more easier and less boring and save you a lot of time finding the right contact address to reach the people for things like guest post opportunities and link building or partnership.
If you do not have enough time to do keyword research in a specific tool and find keyword ideas then you can consider using this Chrome extension called ubersuggest developed by Neil Patel.
After installing this extension on your browser all you need to do Is search anything in Google and it will lay down important keyword research metrics like,
- Keyword search volume
- Keyword difficulty
- Cost per click
- Traffic estimation for each URL ranking in Google for specific keyword
- Total number of social media shares of that URL
- Backlink data of that URL ranking in that Google position
- You can also see domain and page authority of the URL ranking in Google results
You can also find lots of long tail keyword ideas and their keyword metrics like search volume and keyword difficulty right on the search results page.
This does not just work on Google but also on YouTube and Amazon search results as well.
This Chrome extension is available in 9 different languages including English, Chinese and Japanese and more than 300000 people use this extension with 4 star rating.
This is a better alternative to the popular Chrome extension called moz bar with more features for free.
We bloggers know, and understand the importance of email outreach for success.
Whether you are doing email outreach for link building opportunities or growing your blog or to get new clients or partnerships, it is not a very easy task.
But thankfully using this tool you can make your email outreach a lot easier & faster.
Using this tool you can send thousands of emails which are highly personalised within a single click and follow up automatically, you can also schedule your emails & track your opens, etc.
All you have to do is to connect the extension with a list of prospects in Google Sheets along with the name and email address & it will start sending those emails.
This Chrome extension has more than 2 lakh plus users and 5 star rating.
The only downside is that it is a premium Chrome extension which starts from $13 per month and the price will increase depending upon the time period and plan you choose.
This is one of the most popular Chrome extensions you can find for bloggers and digital marketers.
Using this Chrome extension you can find all the broken links that are present on a website or page.
By identifying the broken links on your target page you can approach the website owner and let them know about the broken link and ask them to replace that link with your website/page in return.
This is one of the most popular practices of link building strategies in SEO which is popularly called broken link building.
Linkminer is a similar alternative to this tool.
8. Similar Web
This is one of the best Chrome extensions you can use to do complete competitor analysis for your blog.
Using this Chrome extension you can find some important metrics of your competitors websites like,
- You can know the estimated traffic of the website.
- You can know the keyword ranking and the popular keywords of the website.
- You can know the traffic source and traffic location of the website.
- You can also see the estimated average engagement rate and bounce rate of the website like you would see in Google Analytics of your competitors websites.
Using this chrome-extension you can learn more about your competitors and get to know their traffic sources and keywords that bring the most traffic to the website so that you can replicate their strategies and Beat them with better content.
All of the data and numbers you get with this tool are rough estimates not accurate data but they are trustworthy because you get it from clickstream data set which is highly reliable.
Because of that it has more than 800000 plus users and 4.6 star rating.
Even though it is a free Chrome extension the only downside is that if you want to access the important features of this tool you must upgrade to the premium version.
9. Last Pass
If you have a problem of forgetting passwords of your accounts like I do then this is the best solution for your problem.
With more than 10 million+ users using this extension worldwide with the 4.6 star rating this is one of the best Chrome extensions you can use to manage your passwords both safely and it will also save you a lot of time and energy from remembering the passwords.
Here are a couple of features which I really like about this extension,
- This extension stores usernames and passwords and helps your login automatically after entering the credentials once.
- It also protects your last pass account with multiple factor authentication and generates new passwords which are more secure that replace the weak ones.
- You can also safely and securely share your passwords with your friends.
You can manage hundreds of account passwords but all you have to do is to Remember password of your lastpass account only.
All of your data is available on any device for free and anything that you save on your single device will always get synced with other devices.
Because of all these amazing features and being free of charge you can see more than one crore people use this extension on their browsers.
So I know as a blogger you will have to manage lots of different accounts & passwords like affiliate accounts, seo tools, social media platforms, etc, and this extension can save you a lot of time and energy from remembering the passwords and typing them.
This is my favourite free Chrome extension I use as a blogger.
As you can learn by the name of the extension, it will help you by saving important and interesting things like images, screenshots and highlight important text in different colours when you find them on various websites on the Internet while doing research or just wandering on the internet.
It will also help you take amazing custom made screenshots and bookmark articles that you have found interesting so that you can get back to them later.
It is a very helpful Chrome extension to generate new ideas and capture those ideas online and enhance your creativity.
Because of all these amazing features and benefits of using this extension it has more than 300000 plus users and 5 star rating in Google Chrome and one of the best extensions in the productivity genre.
11. Stay Focused
With more than 600000 plus users and 4.3 star rating this is the most popular Chrome free extensions you can find for increasing the productivity while working on the desktop.
As you can learn from the name it is a Chrome extension that helps you stay focused on your work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on other websites after you cross a certain time limit on the platforms.
For example if you have allotted only 25 minutes of usage for Facebook for each day on this extension then after using the Facebook for 25 minutes this extension will automatically block your access to the Facebook for that day so that you can stop procrastinating and get back to your work.
You can only access Facebook for the next 25 minutes the next day only.
This Chrome extension is also highly customisable which allows you to block entire sites or a specific sites and pages which distract you from work.
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So these are my favourite Chrome extensions for bloggers.
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Hi i am Praneeth kumar guru. I am a 19 years old blogger and digital marketer at entrepreneurshipera.com who likes to share content related to blogging and digital marketing related topics and help online entrepreneurs grow. I also like to read books and play online games in the free time. You can connect with me on LinkedIn.