Though Internet Explorer used to be the mainstay as far as browsers are concerned, it is no more the most preferred browser on the internet. Instead its place has been taken over by Google Chrome, which has notched up the ranks slowly over the years as it is a lot more reliable & secure and allows users to choose from thousands of extensions to make their life easier and save a lot of precious time while doing various tasks right from within Chrome itself.
As bloggers we often find ourselves searching for the right tools & softwares in order to increase our productivity as we need to do a number of things at the same time, and often find ourselves craving for some more time in our hands. So in this article we are going to discuss the top three Google Chrome extensions that will be especially useful for our blogger friends.
1. WebRank SEO
WebRank SEO is undoubtedly the number one Google Chrome extension for SEO purposes since it not only helps you analyze a blog in terms of SEO but also provides you with a number of metrics concerning the blog, incuding the Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete and Quantcast rank all of which help you gauge a lot of things about it. You can also check the backlinks and indexed pages of the blog in Google & Bing to find out what kind of strategy is being employed by your competitor. A Whois Lookup feature is also offered in the tool that lets you who the owner of that particular blog is. All-in-all, one of the most recommended tools for any blogger out there.
Bloggers often need to add images to their blog posts in order to express themselves more clearly and make it easy for the readers to understand certain things as it is often said that a picture is worth a thousands words. However adding an image often ends up taking a lot of time since we need to manually take a screenshot and then edit it to improve it on various aspects. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if we could get a tool that would easily let us take a screenshot and then edit it without taking up much of our time? Well, Awesome Screenshots is just the tool you were looking for. It is an excellent handy extension that lets you capture screenshots from any window and then annotate them in a number of ways, including adding text and a variety of shapes. You can also crop the images and blur any part in case you want to hide some information.
If you are fond of reading blogs in your niche, Feedly can turn out to be a handy time-saving tool as it’ll help you track all the blogs you want by turning them into a fun, magazine like start page thereby making it a lot more fun to read them when you like. A great thing about it is that it can integrate with Google Reader, Google +, Twitter & Facebook, allowing you to sync all your feeds and view them in a variety of interesting formats.