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8 Chrome Extensions to Increase Productivity

These include keyword research, content creation, marketing, and much more.

Chrome and its extensions have become relevant tools to professional marketers.

They make browsing the internet fun and highly productive and have become a go-to tool for beginners and also for high tech professionals.

The extensions are well suited for different forms of activities.

For marketers with a busy schedule, you have to keep track of metrics on various projects.

With Chrome extensions, you can create an organized work environment with options available to help you get updated with different levels of your project.

They have become a watchdog over the overwhelming day to day activities and perform them even faster.

You will find them as a useful digital assistant that enhance your overall productivity.

Here is a list of some of the best Chrome Extensions that you can start using to skyrocket your productivity.

1. Keyword Surfer

Keyword Surfer is a 100% free google chrome extension that makes a real-time analysis for 500+ potential ranking factors, helps to evaluate correlations, and tells you what works NOW for YOUR keyword.

Once you type your target phrase and press enter, you’ll uncover search volumes, keywords suggestions, related terms, visibility metrics, and on-page data.

Based on that you can find the best keywords, determine their difficulty, and plan your content.

Surfer subscribers can unlock more correlations, similar keyword suggestions, and additional reports.

For every new search you conduct in Google, you’ll get invaluable data for content and SEO strategy:

  • Search volume for your primary keyword
  • Similar keywords with their volumes and similarity score
  • Estimated traffic for a domain of each top-ranking page
  • Related searches with their volumes
  • Word count for top-ranking pages
  • Number of exact keywords used on top-ranking pages
  • Cost per click (CPC) for your primary keyword

2. Ubersuggest

Ubersuggest by Neil Patel is a free Chrome extension that shows you the most actionable SEO metrics directly in Google search results, YouTube search results, and in your Amazon search suggested terms.

For every new search performed in Google, you’ll gain access to key SEO metrics related to your search phrase.

With Ubersuggest, you can get strategic competitive insight on the top 10 results, followed by a list of closely related keyword suggestions based on your search term.

The data that the Ubersuggest Chrome extension provides is perfect for:

  • Competitive research
  • Website owners who want to improve their SEO and get more organic traffic
  • Sales professionals gaining more intelligence about a prospective client’s website and preparing for a pitch
  • Freelancers, agencies, and marketers working with clients optimizing their websites

3. BuzzSumo

BuzzSumo Chrome extension allows you to get share counts and much more information from BuzzSumo.

You will find the platform useful in checking the performance of various content in different niches and industries.

The same also applies to the extension; with the aid of a few clicks, you can achieve the same thing.

With the aid of this extension, you can get details about any webpage.

If you are on a webpage with Buzzsumo installed on your system, all you need is to open this beautiful extension.

It will present you with details like social media engagement, and other relevant information like shares.

With this, you can easily investigate what your competitors are doing, repurpose, and retarget your content.

Quickly get social engagement data for the page you’re viewing, or for any other website.

  • Includes Twitter sharers no longer available officially
  • View who shared the page on Twitter
  • View backlink count for URL
  • See the most shared content for the current website
  • Analyze top-performing content formats
  • Easily share content via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

4. Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper helps you save interesting things you find on the Web into your Evernote account.

With Evernote Web Clipper, CLIP any webpage, HIGHLIGHT what matters most, ANNOTATE, take SCREENSHOTS, and have access to that information whenever and wherever you need it.

It is another extension with diverse apps for different browsers.

You can use it for chrome, firefox, opera, and even Microsoft Edge.

It is made to help you capture images, full-page articles, and any web-based pages that you find interesting or attractive.

After the usual installation, you will observe an elephant image in your browser toolbar.

Click on it to launch this application.

You will have to select the clip type to determine what you want to achieve.

If it is a full length or section of pages, you can save it to be reviewed when offline.

5. Momentum Extension

Momentum Chrome Extension Replaces a new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring to-do, weather, and inspiration.

New Tab page that gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive with a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-dos.

If you spend a lot of time on your dashboard, and staying focus is challenging, momentum is an extension that you will find useful.

Worth mentioning is that it does not only have an extension for chrome users alone.

Firefox and Microsoft Edge users can also enjoy the benefits of this extension.

The extension help present changes in the dashboard with images from Unsplash.

Also, it presents questions like, what is your main focus for today?

There are different ways you can use this to help you get focused.

Some will prefer answering such questions early in the morning.

While others will prefer answering the question last thing at night, knowing it will help them start the next day on good footings.

Another important feature is a list of to-do items, where you can type in your intended items.

Last but not the list, is an inspirational quote that can help you stay motivated all through the day.

Eliminate distractions and beat procrastination with a reminder of your focus for the day on every new tab.

Momentum has both a free and premium version, the main difference between both plans is the level of customization and available tools for integration.

6. Hashtest Extension

Hash test is a good hashtag testing software.

HashTest tries to help you find the best hashtags for your social media content whether it’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or whatever.

A good example is on the Instagram platform, the hashtag will help you find more photos that you might be interested in.

It will test the quality of the hashtag you are about to use.

It is a great tool in finding which hashtag will perform best when creating a post.

You can quickly find the best hashtags while you type, with real-time color-based quality scores.

Use it to easily discover the best and most popular hashtags to increase your reach on Social Media.

7. Grammarly

I don’t need to tell you how important this plugin is.

When it comes to improving your writing performance, Grammarly is one of those tools you can count on.

It checks each project you work on to ensure your spellings are correct, punctuations are correctly placed, and the overall grammar is correct.

With the original Grammarly platform, you can either write or copy & paste on the editor.

After which the platform gives you advice on where there is a need for a change.

But when it comes to the extension, you don’t need to copy and paste.

It works with other platforms where you are typing or creating content.

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.

You’ll get suggestions from Grammarly as you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly everywhere else you find yourself writing.

It is creating “an extra eye” to watch over you when you create content.

As a marketer, I am sure you will find this extension useful for a lot of your content creation effort.

8. Buffer Extension

Buffer chrome extension is the best way to share great content to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from anywhere on the web, with just one click.

Buffer extension does not work with chrome alone.

You will find its easy application with other browsers like Safari, Firefox, and Opera.

It enables you to share pages directly from your browser.

You don’t necessarily need to log on to the buffer system.

The system is robust.

It will prompt you to install a version suitable for your browser during installation.

Follow the installation instructions; they are usually easy to follow.

The chrome extension will appear at the top of your browser on the successful completion of the installation.

To use this extension is not difficult.

Find a webpage you want to share on any of your social media accounts, click on the Buffer icon on the page.

With the aid of the pop-up composer, you can post on your desired social media platform.

Conclusion

Most of these Chrome extensions have free versions and when you upgrade you get even more powerful features.

It’s very easy to install all of these plugins and start using them in your day to day activities.

Make use of as many as you could to improve your productivity this year.

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