There are many Google Chrome extensions that can save you time, increase your productivity, automate many routine tasks, and make it easier to manage websites and blogs from several aspects, such as security, SEO, marketing, advertising, link validation, etc.
The problem is not the lack of available extents, but, on the contrary, the problem is that there are a very large number of Google Chrome extensions, which number in the tens of thousands, and it is impossible to understand or try all of them, and they are not all equal in quality, performance, and security.
In this article, we will stop you from searching, and show you 10 of the best Google Chrome extensions that are indispensable for website owners and bloggers.
Keywords Everywhere are one of the most important Google Chrome extensions in the field of keyword selection, as it displays the monthly search volume for a specific keyword, in addition to cost-per-click data and information on keyword competition. This plugin is very popular with website owners and SEO professionals, with over 742,600 people using it at the time of writing this article.
After installing this extension, whenever you search for a word or phrase in Google, you will see the monthly search volume for that keyword or phrase displayed at the bottom of the search bar, next to it the related keywords, and it will also display the cost per click.
What distinguishes the Keywords Everywhere extension is that it is also compatible with several sites, such as Google, Amazon, YouTube, eBay, and others.
Unfortunately, the extension does not support the Arabic language at the moment, but there are promises from the developers to support more languages in the future.
Social networks are where your target audience spends most of their time, and avoiding them would be a huge mistake. Therefore, you must be constantly present on it, and update your social accounts periodtoorder to maintain your followers, and attract more of them.
To attract visitors, you need to publish useful articles constantly. This can be stressful and time-consuming, so it is essential to use a social media scheduling tool, which will post new updates for you, even when you are not connected to the internet.
Buffer is a Google Chrome extension, and it is an ideal tool for the mentioned goals. Not only will it help you post updates in a socially relevant manner, but it will also enable you to track and analyze the performance and engagement of your blog posts and posts. Organizing, publishing, and drafting your content; coordinating with your team; and organizing social media marketing campaigns.
After installing this free add-on, all you have to do is click on the buffer icon (presented in the extension bar), and you will be able to schedule your posts to your social media accounts.
You can use this extension to publish your content to the following social networks: Instagram – Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest LinkedIn, all from one dashboard.
Managing passwords for all the services you use as a website owner is a cumbersome and difficult task; It is practically impossible to remember the login details for all these accounts.
LastPass is a Google Chrome extension that is used to manage passwords. It saves your passwords, secures logins from all the computers and mobile devices you work on, and is used by nearly 8,900,000 at the time of writing.
This extension also allows you to generate strong passwords, and automatically log in to sites where you have stored your login details without having to click any button. Furthermore, you can add your physical address and credit card details.
LastPass also gives you a safe place to save your notes, and only you can see or access them. All in all, LastPass is one of the best Google Chrome extensions for password management.
GMass is an indispensable Google Chrome extension for website owners, bloggers, and marketing experts, especially for email marketing. This extension allows you to send a lot of emails to target groups directly from the control panel of the famous email service Gmail. With the ability to customize those messages,
You can go to the Google spreadsheet to import the data and customize each one, by selecting the name, email address, or any other available columns in Google Sheets.
Moreover, this add-on enables you to easily track opens, and clicks, and send response messages to people who have interacted with your emails.
This extension adds two icons to the search box on the Gmail page. This add-on is so easy, with just a click of a button, you can send as many emails as you like to a lot of addresses at once.
This add-on can be used for free, provided you don’t exceed 50 emails per day. If you want to send more, you will need to register.
Making linguistic mistakes is common and inevitable, even when we write in Arabic, let alone when we write in English.
Even if your site is Arabic, sometimes you will need to use English to communicate with foreign visitors, advertisers, or for other reasons.
Grammarly is one of the essential free Google Chrome extensions for website owners and bloggers, as it helps correct language errors, whether grammatical or spelling. This plugin analyzes the text and offers you suggestions for improving your English phrasing and writing.
This plugin works on most websites and offers an excellent editor for writing stories, articles, and books. It is ideal for avoiding the embarrassment of making rudimentary grammatical errors in your blog posts, or social media posts.
SEOquake is one of the most popular free Google Chrome extensions that shows you some key SEO metrics, along with other useful tools for website owners and SEO professionals such as:
- Get a comprehensive analysis of search engine results (SERPs) and export results in CSV format.
- Estimate the difficulty of competition for a keyword.
- Set the parameters for a search query.
- Perform a full webpage SEO audit, including mobile compatibility check.
- Check social statistics on Facebook.
- Get a full report on internal and external links.
- Determining the keyword density.
- More detailed information can be obtained by clicking on the extension icon in the extension bar.
Another important feature is that SeoQuake displays some important SEO metrics directly in Google search results, as the following image shows:
Awesome Screenshot is a popular Google Chrome extension, widely used among website owners and bloggers, with more than two million users.
The extension allows capturing and recording snapshots of an entire page, or part of a web page. Once the screenshot is taken, you can edit and modify the image, crop it, draw shapes on it, blur unnecessary or sensitive information, and add annotations.
Awesome Screenshot offers another very useful feature, which is that it allows you to record your activities on the browser as a video. You can also edit the video, add annotations, trim it, and make necessary changes.
When you install the extension on Google Chrome, an icon will be added in the extension bar, click on that icon, and choose one of the available options.
If you are the owner of a website or blog, or you work in the field of content marketing, keeping up with your competitors requires you to keep up with news about the industry you are working on or blog about, as well as look for inspiration wherever you can find it.
Panda is a smart Google Chrome extension that brings you the best content related to your areas of interest, so you can stay up-to-date, catch up on the latest news, and find inspiration.
Once you install this add-on, select your area of interest, and the areas in which you blog. Panda allows you to access multiple sites at once, customize tabs and bookmarking options, provide you with excellent search tools, and deliver engaging content that is relevant to your industry or the field you are blogging in.
One of the annoying things that webmasters and bloggers face is searching for broken links on the pages of their sites and blogs, these links can be harmful in terms of SEO, and even if they are not, the broken links annoy users, and make the content of your site or blog look old and unreliable.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend hours browsing your pages to dig for those links, as you can automate this process using one of the Google Chrome extensions, LinkMiner.
To use this extension, all you have to do is click on the extension icon, and this extension will mark the broken links on the web page with a red background.
There are several other uses for this extension, as it detects errors in the page’s code, and the number of backlinks, as well as displays some SEO metrics on the Google results page.
Google Publisher Toolbar
If you are using Google Adsense to monetize your site or blog, then the Google Publisher Toolbar is one of the necessary Google Chrome extensions to manage your ads.
You can also use this extension to disable inappropriate ads without you having to leave your site or blog.
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