Our Favourite Chrome Extensions Uncovered

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As Google Premier Partners we primarily use Chrome to browse the web, and as digital marketers we carry out majority of our work online.


So we asked individual team members on different delivery teams what their favourite and most trusted Chrome extensions were that are used daily to carry out their duties. Some stuck to the rules and kept it to five favourites, others did not…

 

Alyson Eyval, Client Account Manager at Liberty, uses:

  • Grammarly:

    Essential – as a grammar Nazi, the one thing that will annoy me more than other people making spelling or grammatical errors is when I make these errors (which happens more than I would like to admit).

  • Tag Assistant:

    This is particularly helpful for new clients as well as prospects, it gives me an idea as to what visibility the prospect has to their conversions etc.

  • SEO Quake:

    My SEO knowledge is limited so this basic tool helps me diagnose very top-level basic SEO issues and sound marginally more knowledgeable when I don’t have Jason (SEO Specialist) around to take the baton.

  • BuiltWith:

    See what a site is built on in more detail.

  • Keywords Everywhere:

    Shows you useful google keyword search volume and cost per click data on multiple websites.

 

Adam, Technical SEO Specialist, uses:

  • Page Load Time:

    Does what it says on the tin, and displays a page load time in toolbar.

  • Quick JavaScript Switcher:

    To turn JavaScript on and off.

  • Redirect Path:

    Displays status codes from http responses in toolbar.

  • Breakpoint Tester:

    Switch between breakpoints in page to test appearance.

  • Full Page Screen Capture:

    Captures the full webpage as a screenshot (top > bottom, left > right, even stuff below the fold… You get the idea).

  • Tag Assistant:

    See what Tags are present and firing on a page.

  • Moz Bar:

    Another vote for Moz Bar.

  • Acrobat Reader:

    Everyone uses it (almost everyone) and people don’t even realise. IMO the best way to know a piece of software is good is that people forget they are using it.

  • Page Analytics:

    Can be useful in certain situations, funnelling analysis particularly.

 

Phil, Creative Content Manager, uses:

  • Nimbus:

    Easy capturing of screenshots, page grabs and videos for content.

  • Make Gif Video Capture
  • Grammarly:

    Minimises typos on WordPress and social, and satisfies my inner word-nerd.

  • Mozbar & Buzzsumo:

    Obvbar.

 

Sam Roberts, Digital Consultant, uses:

  • Ghostery:

    Look to see what trackers competitors are using.

  • Wappalyzer:

    Good for looking at how a site is built and the trackers and frameworks they have running on the site.

  • Scraper:

    Scrape parts of sites for analysis.

  • Ayima Redirect Path:

    Flags up 301, 302, 404 and 500 HTTP Status Codes.

  • Page Monitor:

    Tracks changes on pages in the background of sessions.

  • Analytics Debugger:

    Opens debug console for the Analytics java.

  • Link Grabber:

    Allows you to grab all links on a page.

  • Link Miner:

    Sometimes a bit buggy, allows you to export links and social data to a csv.

  • Buzzsumo:

    Easily show the BS data.

  • Extensions manager (aka Switcher):

    Really vital, because if I ran all these extensions at once it would never load web pages. Allows quick and easy turning off and on of extensions.

 

These time-saving extensions are incredibly useful and we wouldn’t be without them. Perhaps you use the same? Or have others that you prefer and rely on, either way they’re a nifty add-on to a workflow!