10 Chrome Extensions for Marketers

I used to change my browser at least once a year. I tried different versions of Opera, Safari, Firefox, even IE, but I decided to stick with Google Chrome. It's fast and it has a lot of crazy good extensions that help me do my marketing job a little bit better.

A good thing to have in mind is that Google Chrome's Extensions, much like Android's Apps, are full of garbage with a few gold nuggets hidden amidst the madness.

I have here 10 Chrome extensions that I couldn't live without.

1. Grammarly

Grammarly's Chrome browser extension is my best friend when writing something.
It makes sure that my messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. 

Grammarly detects correctly spelled words used in the wrong context.
You can stop worrying about miss-using homophones like lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many other commonly confused words.

The grammar checker can fix hundreds of complex grammatical errors, including subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement, to name just a few.

Download Grammarly for Chrome.

2. Link Redirect Trace

Link Redirect Trace is a search engine optimization browser extension that I find very useful due to the fact that it helps me discover On-page and Off-page SEO issues in seconds.

Just imagine that you do a website re-launch with the de-index option checked on.
If you don't monitor your website's performance in the SEPRs,
you can lose 100% of your traffic and revenue in days.

Even if you then get all the traffic back the damage can be massive.
On a website relaunch that went wrong I've seen a 25% traffic loss in the 1st week
and an 80% traffic loss on the page that generated the most revenue.

The Link Redirect Trace browser extension helps you find such problems in a second.
It detects every link redirect hop, analyzes robots.txt for every hop,
analyzes HTML <head> NoIndex, NoFollow per redirect hop,
analyzes the HTTP header X-Robots Noindex, Nofollow, NoArchive,
shows cookies set for each redirect hop so you understand those affiliate ad links.

Download Link Redirect Trace for Chrome.

3. Facebook Pixel Helper

A great Chrome extension for marketers that do Facebook ads or measure the results of the Facebook campaigns. The Facebook Pixel Helper is a troubleshooting tool that helps you validate your pixel implementation.

It works in the background to look for conversion or Facebook pixels and provide real-time feedback on the implementation. A small number will appear on the Facebook Pixel Helper icon to indicate the number of pixel events.

You can check if your pixel is active on the pages that are important for your website's conversion tracking.

Download the Facebook Pixel Helper for Chrome.

4. Google URL Shortener Extension for Chrome

Shorten URLs on the fly with a single click in your browser. This extension saves me a lot of time every day.

Download the goo.gl URL Shortner for Chrome.

5. Tag Assistant by Google

I use the Google Tag Assistant extension for Chrome to troubleshoot installation of various Google tags including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and more.

It checks most Google tags including Google Analytics, Adwords Conversion Tracking, Google Tag Manager and more. I sometimes use the Google Tag Assistant Recording to record a typical user flow to and through my website and instantly validate, diagnose, and troubleshoot issues with your Google Analytics implementation.

6. AdBlock for Chrome

One of our favorite extensions, this will block unwanted ads and pop-ups, making your browsing experience much more enjoyable.

AdBlock for Chrome works automatically, but you can customize it. You can choose to continue seeing unobtrusive ads, whitelist your favorite sites, or block all ads by default. Just click "Add to Chrome," then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear!

7. Buffer

Buffer is the best way to share great content to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn from anywhere on the web, with just one click. I use it to create custom social queues with interesting content that is scheduled to be published on my social media channels. I like to keep my audience entertained with the best content out there.

Sharing content across multiple social media platforms can require a lot of copy and paste that you don’t want to do. Buffer makes it easy to share to all of your social media sites with just one click, cutting out the long process and helping you get your content viewed and shared across the web.

8. OneTab

I've tried other tab-management solutions in the past, but this is the first one that I actually use. It optimizes for exactly the right workflow: "I have too much clutter right now, let's collect it all up and make it easy to sift through."

If you find you regularly go past the number of manageable tabs and never know if you really want to keep some or close them all, this is the plugin for you.

When you’re going to write an article and you find yourself with too many tabs open, all you have to do is run the OneTab extension for Google Chrome. Active web pages will be closed, but their URLs will be automatically saved within a single tab.

9. Pablo

I'm not a designer, but I know that an image can worth 1000 words. That's why my social shares always have an image. How I do it? I use Pablo by Buffer. This extension enables you to grab images you find, format them for social media networks, add your text and make minor design edits, and publish them using Buffer.

Download Pablo for Chrome.

10. Buzzsumo

While I browse the web, I'm always curious to see how popular is an article on social media. I use Buzzsumo for Chrome to see the real social media share counts, but also the topmost shared content for any website.