11 Must Use Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers

Blogging is hard.

And If you want to grow your blog, you will have to put in a lot of time and effort.

There’s no way you can skip past that.

But there are a few ways you can make the whole process faster and make your life easier.

And one of the best ways to do that is to find tools that either make repetitive, tedious tasks easier or complete them for you.

So, here are a few of the best Google Chrome Extensions to help you save some time, increase productivity as a blogger and kick ass.

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Keep in mind; these are the chrome extensions I use and recommend.

These extensions save me a ton of time, money and resources.

Some of these are essentials, and others will help you make things (a bit) easier.

Best Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers


11. Email Hunter

Reaching out to other bloggers and building connections is an essential part of growing your blog.

It can skyrocket the growth of your blog overnight if done right.

But here’s the thing we can both agree on:

Finding the correct email address of a website owner is a real pain in the ass and makes the whole process not only difficult but boring and tedious as well.

This is where Email Hunter comes handy.

Email Hunter Chrome Extension

Email Hunter Chrome Extension

It is a free tool that helps you find email addresses related to any website.

It not only shows you email addresses related to the website but also a confidence score (in percentage):

Email Hunter Google Chrome Extension

Email Hunter in Action

Email Hunter cuts the time required to find email addresses by more than half.

This tool a lot of time and increases the chances of your email reaching the right person.

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10. Awesome Screenshot

Awesome Screenshot is the best Google Chrome extension when it comes to screenshots.

It’s easy to use, offers tons of options and is totally free.

One of the best things about this tool is the number of options it provides when it comes to taking a screenshot.

Awesome Screenshot Chrome Extension

Awesome Screenshot Chrome Extension

You can capture the whole page, a selected area, the visible area or the whole screen.

Not only that, but it also includes a tool to annotate your screenshots which make it easier for you to create professional-looking screenshots for your blog.

Its ease of use and simplicity makes it the perfect tool for taking screenshots.

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9. StayFocusd

In today’s world, it’s so easy to lose focus and waste hours procrastinating on Facebook or in your inbox.

As much as we all love procrastinating, here’s something we can both agree on: It doesn’t pay the bills.

If you want to keep the lights on and grow your blog, you need to spend more time on your blog than on sites like Facebook.

This is where StayFocusd comes handy.

StayFocusd Chrome Extension

StayFocusd Chrome Extension

It’s a simple tool that restricts the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites.

Here’s how it works:

You add all the websites you spend your time procrastinating on (like Email, Facebook, and Twitter) to this tool and set a daily limit on the amount of time you can use these websites.

Once the time is up, StayFocusd blocks these websites and doesn’t allow you to visit them until the next day.

If you find yourself procrastinating and not being able to focus on your work, I highly recommend you to start using this tool.

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8. Grammarly

Here’s the deal:

It’s always better to find and fix grammatical mistakes in your content before your audience reads it.

Because let’s face it...

It’s embarrassing to find grammatical mistakes in the content you just published or the email you just sent.

Grammarly comes handy not only when writing articles, but also when writing emails or creating social media posts.

Grammarly Chrome Extension

Grammarly Chrome Extension

Even if you are a grammar Rockstar, there can be times when you make grammatical mistakes.

While, being a software, it can’t find every mistake you make, it is still great at finding and suggesting fixes for most grammatical mistakes.

So, if you want to avoid embarrassment and make sure your content is free of any grammatical mistakes, I would highly recommend you to start using Grammarly.

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7. Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is an awesome tool that allows you to ‘clip’ anything you see on the internet.

It allows you to save articles, infographics, screenshots and images to your Evernote notebooks.

Evernote Web Clipper Chrome Extension

Evernote Web Clipper Chrome Extension

It helps a lot when it comes to content research allowing you to capture inspiration when it strikes and makes it all available on all your devices.

Get Evernote Web Clipper

6. Link Miner

If you have ever tried broken link building, you know it’s a pain in the ass to find broken links on any given web page.

This is where link miner comes to rescue.

It is a simple, free tool that helps you check web pages for broken links.

The best thing about this tool is its simplicity.

To use it, you just have to click the extension icon, and it marks broken links in the web page with a red background making them easily visible.

LinkMiner Chrome Extension

LinkMiner Chrome Extension

Not only that, but you can also enable options to display error code and number of backlinks for every link on the web page.

I find it useful to enable these two metrics in this tool.

Another great feature of this tool is that it also displays important SEO metrics for Google search results with just a click:

LinkMiner Result in SERP

LinkMiner Result in SERP

Link miner is an essential tool for every blogger.

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5. MozBar

If you have ever tried to learn SEO, I am pretty sure you have come across MOZ.com more than a few times.

MozBar, a product of Moz, is a free tool that displays important SEO metrics like Page Authority and Domain Authority.

Mozbar Chrome Extension

Mozbar Chrome Extension

While MozBar doesn’t offer much functionality, it surely helps you find out if a website is a good link prospect or not at a glance.

It also displays metrics for all Google Search Results when you search for something:

Mozbar Result in SERP

Mozbar Result in SERP

If SEO is a part of your marketing strategy, MozBar can save you a lot of time by helping you weed out all the low-quality sites that aren’t worth getting a backlink from.

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4. Google Publisher Toolbar

If you use Google Adsense to monetize your blog, you will love this awesome extension.

It’s an official extension that allows you to quickly view information about ads on your website and get a bird’s eye overview of your account right from your own website.

Google Publisher Toolbar

Google Publisher Toolbar

It adds a simple overlay on your ads to display basic information about the ad like Ad Size, Advertiser’s Name, and Display URL.

It also allows you to block ads directly from your website.

See an unsuitable ad?

Block it right from your website.

Get Google Publisher Toolbar

3. Save To Pocket

When researching for an article, it’s easy to get buried in an overwhelming amount of articles or research papers.

It happens to me all the time.

This is where Save To Pocket comes to rescue.

Save To Pocket Chrome Extension

Save To Pocket Chrome Extension

It allows you to save articles to your Pocket account and read them later on any of your devices.

It makes it easy to conduct research for your articles by helping you save articles for later and helping you better organize them.

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2. Buffer

Buffer Chrome Extension

Buffer Chrome Extension

I am pretty sure you have already heard about Buffer.

It’s a free social media management tool.

It makes it really easy to share posts across your social media profiles and saves you a ton of time.

It allows you to schedule your social media posts and is available for all your favorite platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

When you install the Buffer extension to your browser, it allows you to schedule your social media posts with just a click of a button.

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Conclusion

I hope these extensions help you save time and make your life easier.

While there are thousands of extensions available on Chrome Webstore for every task, these are one of my favorites that I use and recommend.

I am sure I missed a lot of great Chrome extensions in this list.

And if I missed one of your favorites, let me know in the comments.

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Sreenivas

Great list Ankit..Won’t there be any problem with the browsing speed for chrome if too many extensions are there ?

I was earlier using SEO clerk extension and it used to hand chrome many times ..

Link miner and screen shot extensions are really helpful and time savers.

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john

Ankit. Great article some really useful extensions.

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Swadhin Agrawal

Hi Ankit bro,
Awesome post. Extensions for chrome are what make it the best suite of my blogging business. The ones you’ve listed are really essential extensions and I use almost everyone of them.

I never used Gmass, will try it out. Thanks for introducing. 🙂

As a blogger, I also use the following extensions (I hope it’s okay to share here (no affiliate links, though)).
1) WhatFont: To check font pairing of my blog and other blogs
2) Color pick eye dropper: For designing and choosing exact color hex codes.
3) Bitly
4) page analytics: For checking individual page analytics directly from that page.
There are others but I use them occasionally. 🙂

Thanks bro, have a good day ahead.
-Swadhin

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Aniruddha Chaudhari

Very well curated Ankit 🙂 Useful for blogger.

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Pooja Thakur

Great List ! i have checked some Chrome Extensions and i personally like Save to Pocket extension it helps me to save important articles and videos. Thanks for sharing

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Karan Bhagat

Hey Ankit,

Those are indeed awesome chrome extensions and productive also, I agree with the fact that we sometimes spend too much time on sites like Facebook and StayFocusd seems to be a nice solution to it.

What if I add one more here?

It’s Mailtrack. It’s a free chrome extension that tells us whether our emails are being read or not, it’s for gmail. I use it all the time and it really helps me to track my emails. I’m sure you’ll like it too.

Looking forward to read more of your content.

Cheers,
Karan

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Priyanshu Raj

Thanks for writing this useful article! Never used most of the extensions, Gonna Try out all of them!

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Manoj

Hi Ankit,

Superb. I am already using some of your suggestions. But never heard about Stay Focused and Link miner. Both seems to be promising. will try them.

Take care,

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Ramesh Patel

Great Article, was not having 5 of those extensions. Thank you, Ankit.

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Ravinder

Hi Ankit Singla,

Thank you for listing out the best chrome extensions for the browser. I have few of them in my chrome browser, will add remain what you have listed. Will come back for a new article on your blog.

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Anuj

Thanks for sharing this useful extensions with us. I will definitely try them.

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shane williams

All of these Google Chrome Extensions are too good but you should add Alexa Toolbar too as It is free and very helpful.

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Gaurav Heera

Those are for sure marvelous chrome augmentations and gainful additionally, I concur with the way that we here and there invest excessively energy in locales like Facebook and StayFocusd is by all accounts a decent answer for it.

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Akshay S Manoj

It Really Helped Me A Lot Sir,Thank You For Sharing The Extensions.

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Abhijit

Thanks Ankit for such a great Chrome Extensions which are very helpful for bloggers. I first time heard about Email Hunter and Stay Focused.

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Ashish Punetha

Nice Post Sir,
Personally using Email Hunter. Really a informational article. I am new reader in your blog but i like your writing style as well as the information that you are providing in your post.

Again Nice Article.

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arvind

great post Ankit…i would love to add SEOquake as well in the above list… i think it is the best SEO extension available for bloggers in Chrome browser….thank you for sharing this useful list of extensions..!!

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Bindass Blogger

Really very cool extensions, looking for this since very long and finally got it.

Thank you, Ankit 🙂

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Yash Patel

I am daily reader of you blog post for learn blogging. Thanks a lot for sharing this extensions with us. It really help me.

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Adeeb Chemmad

This is really useful list of chrome extensions. I’m using a chrome plugin called “Keywords Everywhere – Keyword Tool” which also one of the best plugin for bloggers.

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Abid Omar

Hey Ankit,

After a long time on your blog. Great list of extensions. I would like to introduce to a new extension made by a friend. It’ll help to find the tools a site use with a single click. Check it out here: whatruns[.]com.

Worth reading. Will come back soon 🙂

Regards,
Abid Omar

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Nekraj @ SEOFREETIPS

Hi Sir!
Really Good post ! Appericiate it.
Well I have a doubt/question “Which hosting is best for event blogging? I am doing event bloggin on Fifa Wordl Cup 2018.”

Cheers:Nekraj
P.S I have tweeted this great post.

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Duryab Aziz

Hi bro, you have covered the most important and useful chrome tools that we bloggers can use..
I already some of them installed, but this list rocks…

thanks for this good post..

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Aamir Saleem

Hey Ankit, 4 extensions I personally used and it helps a lot to me. Thanks for this amazing post.

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Satyendra Maurya

Grammarly is one of the best extensions used by me for writing purposes.
Everyone should give a try. It works like a charm.

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rahul pandey

Hi ankit,

there are many great extensions so no one can cover all of this. But in your list they are very useful and important one. like MozBar and Grammarly. thanks for sharing these with us.

rahul pandey

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Sabina

Great list of helpful extensions. I have already been using most of them, however, email hunter and link miner are 2 new extension added on my list. Thanks much.

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Digvijay singh kashyap

Thankyou Ankit bhai for this post. These extensions will make my work more easier and it will help me to understand and analyze other websites alos.

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Sachin

Good to know this!

By the way, some other good Chrome Extensions are as follows:

1. WhatFont – To check out which font is this & check font size.
2. Keywords Everywhere
3. LastPass
4. Google Translate

Thanks!

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Lokender Kumar

Hi Ankit,
Thanks for the list. Very helpful post. I also like Keywords Everywhere extension.
Regards,
Lokender

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E. Fulfil Nelson

Thanks for sharing these useful and productive tools for blogging.

I use a couple of them.

As a front-end developer, I personally make use of the following…

1. Whatfont
2. CSS Viewer
3. Page ruler
4. Similar web

This is my first time on your blog.

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Manoj Chakraborty

Awesome article,
Moz is very important for a blogger if we want to make quality backlinks.
Thanks for nice share

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Emmerey Rose

These are pretty awesome tools! Thanks for sharing Ankit! Currently using Grammarly and it’s very handy! Which of those extensions are your personal favorite? 🙂

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Rupesh kumar

Ankit, great list to start with. I personally use almost all of them. My favourites are Moz, Grammarly, Evernote, Todoist, etc.

I feel ‘Alexa’ chrome extension is also useful extension. it gives quick insight about traffic, etc.

Thanks for this post.

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