20 Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity on Blogging, SEO, & Social Media

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Google Chrome is undeniably the best and most-used web browser worldwide and this is largely due to its minimal design, quick speed, and added functionalities. A great example of the browser’s added features is its extensions which are like programs or apps that you can easily install on your Chrome to further enhance your browsing experience! (Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity)

As a blogger or social media influencer, I’m sure that there are some tasks on your job that you would love to streamline, if not automate — fortunately for you, I know of the best Chrome extensions for productivity that can help you on all your blogging, SEO and social media needs.

The best part? Most of these extensions are FREE!

Best Google Chrome Extensions for Blogging

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» AdBlock

This is one of the best Chrome extensions for productivity — or for just your simple browsing experience!

After all, AdBlock is the most popular tool used by millions of people worldwide for preventing pesky ads, pop-ups and banners to appear on any website. It’s definitely helpful when you are doing research for your blogging topics so that you have a non-intrusive browsing experience.

The best part? AdBlock also values your privacy and safety so it blocks third-party trackers, malicious malware, and possible scams.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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» Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is an amazing tool that you need for blogging especially when you want to collect and organize your topics or researched content — no matter if they are entire web page articles, selected paragraphs, photo clips, Gmail threads, or videos; Evernote can capture a lot of materials for you!

With added features such as highlighters, annotations, and bookmarks, you can also easily search through all the items you’ve collected so that you can save time and effort at all times.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» GoFullPage

Want to capture a screenshot of an ENTIRE web page? Just install the GoFullPage extension!

Apart from directly clicking the extension icon, you can also just simply press Alt+Shift+P to be able to do this amazing function. Once that’s done, you can save the screenshot as an image or PDF — you can even crop, add annotations, and even draw some shapes on it!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» Grammarly

Grammarly is absolutely one of the BEST Chrome extensions for productivity! After all, no matter how great your English is, you might have overlooked some typos, tone errors, and grammar mishaps.

When that happens, Grammarly is perfect for capturing such mistakes as well as in suggesting some alternatives so that you can write better and clearer content. (This extension works perfectly on WordPress and in all other web pages that you are writing in: Gmail, Google Docs, social media channels, etc.)

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» Hunter

With just one click, you can immediately find the email addresses connected to a certain website! This also includes their respective names, job titles, designation, social networks, and phone numbers (as applicable, and all of this data is backed by public sources in search results).

Hunter truly is the most powerful email-finding Chrome extension of its kind, and it will prove to be helpful especially when you want to contact a certain brand or organization for collaborations and sponsorships with your blog.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» MailTrack

This goes hand-in-hand with the previous extension because MailTrack is an amazing email tracker for Gmail!

From the moment you send an email to someone else, MailTrack will notify you if the email has been read, if any of the clicks have been linked and how many times the recipient opened the email. If you avail of its more premium features, this Chrome extension can even send you daily email tracking reports, monitor unanswered emails and so much more!

MailTrack is definitely an amazing tool for staying on top of all your emails so you know the best time when to follow up, etc.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» Session Buddy

Google Chrome already has the feature of restoring all your previous tabs if you happen to close it by accident; however, there are times when it doesn’t function as it should, and this is where Session Buddy comes in!

Session Buddy is one of the best Chrome extensions for productivity because it helps you save and restore tabs as collections that can be easily restored for later use with just one click (different from just saving them as bookmarks). At all times, it also recovers any open tabs if your browser suddenly crashes.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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» SetupVPN

VPN or Virtual Private Network is a secure connection between you and the internet. There are a lot of premium VPN providers out there such as ExpressVPN — but, if you want a quick and simple one that can be incorporated with your Google Chrome browser, SetupVPN is your best bet!

As one of the best Chrome extensions for productivity, it will secure your browsing experience with military-grade encryption and with NO bandwidth or speed limitations! If you also want to visit a website that is blocked in your country, company, or school, you can easily use SetupVPN to bypass that block with just a single click.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» StayFocusd

Do you get distracted easily? As the name implies, StayFocusd helps increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites that you choose to block after you hit the time limit for the day! (It’s pretty similar to the Screen Time function of Apple iOS phones).

This extension is also customizable, allowing you to set a block for specific in-page content (videos, images, etc.), specific pages and more.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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» WhatFont

Whenever you are making graphic images for your blog (or even for your social media posts), I’m sure that there were times when you wondered what a certain website has used as its font so that you can use it for your own graphics… well, with WhatFont extension, you can quickly inspect the fonts just by hovering your mouse over it!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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Best Google Chrome Extensions for SEO

SEO Tips

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» Check My Links

One of the ways that you can ensure the best user experience for your blog visitors is to check for broken links (this also helps enhance your SEO or Search Engine Optimization efforts and backlinks).

Clicking every single link on your site is certainly time-consuming, but with the Chrome extension: Check My Links, it can swiftly check all the links on your page so that you can see if everything is working well — it’s as simple as that!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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» Keywords Everywhere

Keyword research is one of the most important things that you need to learn and implement as a blogger and one of the best Chrome extensions for productivity that can help you find the best keyword for your content is Keywords Everywhere!

Some of the data that you can acquire from this tool are search volume, trending keywords, and competition data as based on SERPs (or Search Engine Results Pages). You can even open a web page and see the top keywords that they are ranking for!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» MOZbar

Take things a step further and install MOZbar — the industry’s all-in-one SEO toolbar!

With just this tool, you can easily get insights about a certain website or domain: their search ranking, page authority, domain authority, link metrics, and many others. Plus, it even checks the content of your site to provide suggestions on how you can have a better search ranking — it’s truly a powerful tool!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» NoFollow

Another important SEO-related term that you need to know of is “nofollow” links — or links that are not crawled (or ignored) by search engines. This is important for checking…

  • Other site’s links: Regarding backlinks, you need to see if another website is passing ‘link juice’ to you or not
  • Your own links: It is needed to tag at least one (1) outbound link in your blog posts as “dofollow” (opposite of nofollow), here’s why

So in order to check this, the NoFollow extension is a must to have on your browser!

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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» SEOquake

If you want another comprehensive tool for SEO productivity, SEOquake is a great FREE plug-in that provides you will a summarized report of all essential SEO metrics (including Google, Bing, SEMRush, and many others).

You can even export these results into an Excel format for better analysis, as well as some other cool functionalities: SEO audit, keyword density, social metrics, etc.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE

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Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media

Social Media Tips

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» Bit.ly

Bit.ly is a powerful tool for creating short and customized links — for example, a URL that looks like www.iamaileen.com/best-chrome-extensions-for-productivity/ can be shortened to just bit.ly/extensions (you can even avail the premium feature of creating branded links such as yourwebsite.com/shortkeyword/).

Isn’t that nifty? Partner it with Bit.ly’s amazing features and you can even track the number of clicks and see where your visitors come from.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» BuzzSumo

This is one of the best Chrome extensions for productivity when it comes to social media channels; after all, BuzzSumo tracks and collects data of all social engagement on a certain webpage!

From the number of shares to the number of backlinks, you can easily analyze the content performance and engagement metrics of your post (as well as those of your competition).

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» LastPass

I’m sure you manage a lot of social media channels and it’s important that you do NOT have a universal password for all of them because that’s a huge security risk (you can easily get hacked, etc.).

So if you want to set a unique password for every log-in that you have, LastPass is an essential Chrome extension for you! It helps suggest as well as store all your unique passwords for each and every website in an encrypted database — and when it’s time to log in, LastPass will auto-fill the fields for you in order to help save you time and simplify your life.

The only password you need to worry about? The master password for opening LastPass, and that’s it!

INSTALL: From LastPass website or Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with premium paid features

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» TailWind

If you want to grow exponentially on Pinterest, you need to make use of Tailwind. With the help of this site, I was able to schedule my content pins and expand my reach on Pinterest to over 10,000,000 users monthly — yes, that many!

Pair your membership with their useful Chrome extension and you can swiftly and conveniently post your pins at lightning speed, taking away all the guesswork from your content scheduling tasks.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with paid premium features

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» VidIQ

Lastly, when it rather comes to growing your YouTube channel, VidIQ is a top tool that you need — besides, this is actually one of the best-kept secrets of most successful YouTubers or vloggers!

First and foremost, VidIQ gives you unique optimization data to help you improve your vlogs’ performance, engagement an dpromotion opportunities. If you unlock its more advanced features, you can even perform a comprehensive keyword research to see the top performing phrases, track your competition, and so much more.

INSTALL: From Google Chrome Web Store
COST: FREE with paid premium features

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20 Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity on Blogging, SEO, & Social Media

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  1. Jaganath Barman

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