The 25 best Chrome extensions for bloggers

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Before we talk about Chrome extensions, let me tell you about bloggers.

People think that a blogger is a handsome person, well dressed in brand clothes with styled hair and soaked in body lotions and perfumes, sitting behind his desk and having all the time in the world to write a post.

Hell no.

If you haven’t started your blogging journey yet, read carefully.

You are a blogger if you are a warrior.

A good warrior is someone who fights to the end, trying not to be killed.

He is well-equipped to survive the battle. Do you still want to be a blogger?

If yes, you’ve come to the right place, the military barracks, where I’m going to supply you with suitable arms to survive in this massively competitive domain.

Besides faith, persistence, and hard work, bloggers’ arms are a collection of digital weapons. Some are used for reconnaissance, some for spying on enemies (competitors), some for photography, and many other uses.

These weapons are what we call extensions.

What are chrome extensions?

Because Chrome is the best browser over the years and the most popular as well, for its speed, malware protection, and large extension base, we are going to talk about it particularly.

Chrome extensions are small pieces of software installed on your browser for a particular task.

statistics about the number of chrome extensions

They help you cut down your working time amazingly and do more tasks than you expect to do.

These small scripts are found in huge numbers with millions of downloads, but I have chosen the best for you, bloggers, to facilitate your work.

SEOquake

This free plugin gives you access to organic research data.

As a blogger who attempts to rank at the top of the SERPs, you spend hours collecting data about your rivals and checking their rankings, positions, and other data.

With SEOquake, you can do this with a click.

The metrics are presented in a bar in front of you when browsing any page.

This amazing plugin shows you metrics of a domain or a landing page such as Google index, Alexa Rank, Semrush, and much more.

Install it, keep an eye on your competitors, and collect data that benefits you directly from the SERPs, and in a glimpse.

SEOquake

Grammarly

Even if you are a native English speaker, you are likely to make many mistakes while writing a post.

Do you like to spend hours proofreading? I guess not.

You will definitely need assistance with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure, along with using the correct prepositions.

Grammarly offers you a variety of helpful recommendations to help you write great content. What more than great content do we need?

Grammarly is a Chrome extension you want to have in your browser.

A free version is available that comes with spelling, punctuation, and a light grammar checker. Advanced options are available in a pro version, but using the free version is more than enough for blogging.

Grammarly

MozBar

Offered by Moz, Mozbar is an all-in-one SEO toolbar.

  • This toolbar presents instant analytics on any page you view, even on the SERPs.
  • It calculates and offers free metrics like DA (Domain Authority) and PA (Page Authority).
  • You can access and compare link metrics when browsing among different sites.
  • provide access to page components, global attributes, markup, and HTTP status.
  • It shows followed, no-followed, external and internal links.
  • You can export your search engine results page analysis to a CSV file.

To me, it is one of the best chrome extensions I use to gather the data I need to know my competitors, analyze their metrics, and rank over them.

MozBar chrome extension

MailTrack

With more than two million active users, and eight million registered, Mailtrack is the best email tracker for Gmail and Mail Merge in the market.

It allows you to send emails and check if your sent emails just landed in the inbox, then it shows a checkmark, or opened, then it shows two checkmarks.

Just hover over checkmarks to know when and how many times your email has been opened.

Mailtrack is a great chrome extension if you want to track your resume sent to a recruiter. You can easily know if it’s been opened or not.

You can manage your email list and email campaigns. and send up to 1000 emails with Mail Merge.

MailTrack

AdBlock

Everybody likes to surf the internet without being annoyed by ads, especially bloggers, who need to focus more when looking for something.

Adblocker is what you need.

It blocks YouTube ads, banners, popups, and much more in order to wipe out all distractions and give you more privacy and fast surfing.

Once you install the extension, you grant it access to your browser history, but the company assures that no data is collected and saved in its database.

AdBlock chrome extension

LastPass: Free Password Manager

How many times have you had to make a decision to save a password or credit card details and you were hesitant?

We all need to protect our critical information, and that’s what LastPass offers.

This award-winning manager saves your passwords, credit card details, addresses, and usernames.

The best thing about it is that it will automatically fill in your data whenever you need it and it is synchronized on all your other devices.

The only thing you have to worry about is keeping your master password to access the manager, and from that point on, your life will get easier.

LastPass: Free Password Manager chrome extension

Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder

This is really a fantastic screenshot and screen recorder tool.

Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder chrome extension

As a blogger, you write tutorials and want to mark some characters, insert an arrow, and do much more to make your post valuable. All of this and more can be easily done for free using this Chrome extension.

It allows you to take screenshots as well as screen recordings. After you take a screenshot, a new browser will open with many editing tools to modify your image.

From adding arrows, rectangles, and circles, to blurring critical information and much more. What’s fun is that you can directly save, annotate, or share your images and videos.

The free plan allows five minutes of video recording, which is more than enough for me.

Here’s an image modified by this tool.

Buffer

What is better than a management application that lets you post or schedule your post before sharing it on different social media platforms with a click?

Buffer allows you to share your own posts and any posts you come across on the internet with complete ease.

It integrates with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

The content that you add is automatically synced to your account on desktop and mobile.

Buffer chrome extension

Keywords Everywhere

This is simply a Chrome extension that helps with keyword research.

It shows you monthly search volume, CPC, and competition for 15+ websites like Google, Youtube, Amazon, and more.

It also shows “related keywords”, “people also search for,” and “Estimated organic traffic” along with the Moz link bar and other metrics regarding backlinks and SEO difficulty.

Keywords eveywhere chrome extension

Pinterest Save Button

Whenever you find an idea or image on the net, you can save it with the Pinterest save button to a board that you can see and retrieve later.

I have chosen it for you, for a reason.

As a blogger, when you add this button to your website’s pages, your visitors can save things directly from your website to their Pinterest boards, allowing new people to see and discover your content through the saved image.

Pinterest save button chrome extension

StayFocusd

This Chrome extension specializes in time management.

How many times have you said, “I’m going to finish writing this post” to find yourself after some hours replying to Facebook comments, surfing Reddit or Quora?

Although these platforms are essential in building your business, they are time-consuming.

StayFocused decreases this time by limiting the amount of time you spend on these time-wasting sites.

Once your allotted time has been used up, these websites will be unavailable to surf for the rest of the day.

The extension is highly configurable, allowing you to limit access to a whole URL, page, or specific content on a page, like videos and images.

Stay focused chrome extension

SimilarWeb

One of the most used intelligence extensions on the net.

SimilarWeb gives you 360 degrees views of your business, as well as of your competitors.

once you land on a page, and with a single click, you get access to the following

  • Visits over time
  • Traffic sources
  • Demographics
  • Website ranking

With this outstanding tool, your competitors’ analytics is no longer a secret.

It is free and ready to help you increase your traffic by analyzing the data collected.

Similar web chrome extension

Easy Blog Commenting

One of the secrets that many bloggers don’t know when trying to increase their traffic and get backlinks, is commenting on others’ posts. This will naturally build a relationship between you and other bloggers.

Others really like to comment and engage with people the same way they are used to commenting on social media platforms.

Before commenting on a WordPress post, you are asked to fill in your name, email, and URL.

By using Easy Blog Commenting, this will be done automatically, saving you a lot of time filling in your credentials.

Are you going to comment on my post using it?

easy blog commenting chrome extension

Save to Pocket

As a beginner, I used to manually save things that I was interested in. It was a big waste of time.

I right-clicked images to save them on my desktop, copied the articles, and pasted them on a word file to read later. There are many more things that make me laugh now.

Thanks to the presence of Save to Pocket.

It is the easiest way to capture articles, images, and pages.

Not only that, you can easily save the URL of a website to read it later when you have time.

You just want to:

  • Click on the Pocket button in the toolbar.
  • Or right-click a link and select “save to pocket.”
save to pocket chrome extension

Bitly

This is a fact. No one loves long URLs.

Bitly is the most popular URL shortener on the market.

It is absolutely free to use, besides having many other features to consider.

  • No sign-up is required.
  • It’s easy to use; with just one click.
  • You can auto-copy the shortened URL to the clipboard.
  • The shareable link
  • You can customize your link.

Bitly is great for bloggers if they want to show professional short links, as well as for affiliate marketers who want to hide what’s behind their affiliate links and show a new, short one.

Bitly shortner chrome extension

Loom

"It fills this gap between writing an email and taking the time to have a meeting or conference...it's rare to have something that's low friction and high impact, while also adding personal connection."  – Forbes

Loom is a leading screen recording tool, with more than 200,000 companies using it.

Let’s have a look at the features:

  • Record your screen, camera, microphone, and audio.
  • Get an instant link to share what you’ve recorded.
  • compatible with iOS and Android apps to use on your mobile
  • Highly configurable
  • Editing tools with lots of features
loom chrome extension

ColorZilla

A super color-picker chrome extension for people who want to pick a color, a gradient, or a palette seen while surfing other websites.

The process is simple. You have an advanced eyedropper. Choose any color wherever on the page, select it, and you can save and use it whenever you want.

Besides, Colorzilla is equipped with pre-installed color palettes.

Recently chosen colors are auto-saved for you if you want to use them later (history).

Colorzilla chrome extension

WhatFont

WhatFont is the Colorzilla of letters, but this time it is used for fonts.

Sometimes while we read an article, we fall in love with the font and want to know what it is in order to use it ourselves.

WhatFont is found to solve this problem.

Imagine you hover over a line and find out about its typography:

  • Font size
  • Font color
  • Font weight
  • Style
  • Color
  • Many more details
Whatfont chrome extension

OneTab

How many times have you ended up using the end task button to reduce the load from your CPU?

Although Google Chrome is fast and reliable, the more tabs you open, the more you suffer. This happens due to the distribution of RAM by Chrome itself.

OneTab allows you to open all these tabs in one place. In other words, it compiles all the open tabs into one single tab.

In addition to organizing your tabs in one place, this removes a lot of pressure on your CPU, frees up memory, and makes it faster.

OneTab saves up to 95% of your memory

One tab extension to put all your tabs in one place

Word Counter Plus

It is a simple tool that gives you stats about a selected text.

If you use WordPress, you may not need this tool when you write. Word count is a built-in feature of the editor.

Bloggers who use Blogger or Google sites will find this a great help in determining how many words and characters there are in their posts.

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It is also helpful to mention that content writers who work as freelancers and their customers use this tool to check the word count of posts that they have agreed to buy and sell.

Simply highlight the text on a website, right-click, and select the word counter menu item.

This tool doesn’t need a 3rd party to help do the job, it also works offline.

Word counter plus chrome extension

Blurry

Hiding private content is your right to protect yourself from scammers and even your friends.

Blurring tools usually come with some screenshot and screen recording apps, such as the “Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder” chrome extension, but having one that stands alone, with lots of features is what you can find in Blurry.

Blurry allows you to blur any content before sharing it with people. The thing I love best about it is that you can adjust the blur level, and if you no longer need to blur for any reason, with just a click, all the blur masks are removed.

Blurry chrome extension

Notion Web Clipper

Your all-in-one workspace is now in your hands.

It is the personal private space where you can add and save anything your eyes may catch on the internet.

It’s not just a pocket to hide your things, it’s where you can write, edit, organize, and take notes.

Everything is saved in one click, and these clips can be easily organized.

tag, comment on the clips, and share them immediately.

Save passwords, content ideas, and other data. You’ll be amazed at how much it will become your everyday companion on all devices.

Notion web clipper

Quillbot

Quillbot is undoubtedly one of the best Chrome extensions nowadays.

This AI writing platform will never fail you whenever you need it. The power and simplicity at the same time make it stand out from others when talking about enhancing writing and paraphrasing.

What does Quillbot offer?

  • Grammar checker: It checks for grammar errors, spelling, punctuation, and word misuse. sometimes it gives suggestions to change a complete line
  • It functions as an easy final check; It’s always present there.
  • Paraphrase: It helps you paraphrase any topic in different ways.
  • It helps non-English writers overcome language difficulties.
  • It easily changes the tone and style of your writing.
  • Summarizer: It summarizes posts, emails, newsletters, and more.

In my estimation, this tool sometimes catches errors more than Grammarly does, and gives more suggestions as well.

Quillbot

Seo minion

SEO Minion is one of the most used Chrome extensions for on-page SEO.

Whenever you are on a page, open the extension and choose an action from the list to do.

These actions are:

  • On-page SEO. In seconds, Seo Minion gives you a report about your page’s SEO.
  • Broken link Checking. It checks all the links on your website.
  • You can preview your website in a real Google search result.
SEO minion extension

Convertio

When we optimize our posts for SEO, one important step we take into account is optimizing our images to avoid page speed issues.

We don’t want to use big images or image formats that take up a lot of space and slow down our page. That’s why we convert images and videos into another file format to compress them and make them smaller.

The best thing to do is to use the WebP file format for images on your blog. You can do this simply by installing the Convertio Chrome extension.

Convertio is a file converter that has around 2500 file formats supported, from images, audio, and videos, to eBooks and documents.

All you have to do is to select an image, choose WebP, convert, and download the new image to your computer so you can use it in your posts. that simple.

Although convertio is free, there is a time limit in the free version (10 minutes of converting).

Convertio file converter

Conclusion

I have chosen twenty-five of the best Google Chrome extensions for bloggers.

They are about SEO and optimizing, AI writing, paraphrasing, commenting, saving, screenshotting, and more.

You will notice how helpful these extensions are when you install them, how much working time they cut off, and how confident you’ll be in your writing.

You may not need to install all of them, just choose the ones that suit you the best.

Now it’s your turn to tell me which extension you find the best, and which one you want to add to my list.

Add your extension names in the comment section below.


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