Best Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers
If you run a blog, spare time is likely not a commodity you enjoy in particularly large quantities. That is why it can be so helpful for you to take advantage of any tools that make your blogging efforts easier and more efficient. The good news is that bloggers who use Google Chrome as their web browser have tons of tools right at their fingertips. These tools are called extensions, and they are readily available to all users of Google Chrome. Some of these extensions are designed specifically for full or part-time bloggers; these are a few of the most helpful.
1. SEO for Chrome
If you actually want to build your blog’s readership, ensuring that it shows up on major search engines is vital. Therefore, search engine optimization, or SEO, techniques for your blog are also vital. The SEO for Chrome extension lets you easily do keyword research and look up SEO-related details about your blog. You can see your blog’s page rank, page views and many other stats about your site that can be invaluable for your search engine optimization efforts. You can even use this extension to check some of the public stats of other blogs you may be competing with.
2. Daily Stats for Google Analytics??
If you wish to run a truly successful and competitive blog, it is important to always know exactly how the site is performing. With Daily Stats for Google Analytics, you can know exactly that each and every day. This handy extension allows you to see which posts were viewed that day, how long they were viewed, the number of total page views, the number of unique visitors and much more.
3. Google Publisher Toolbar??
If you earn money from your blog via advertising, this little extension for Google Chrome is a must-have. The Google Publisher Toolbar will show you how much you have earned through Adsense in real time. It will show you which ads on your blog are doing the best, and how much they are earning you. If you wish, you can use this extension to access your account earnings summary and other reports.
??4. The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search??
Bloggers will often use photos to help illustrate their posts. If you do not already own a photo that would work for a particular post, free stock photos can be a good option to dress up your blog while making sure you do not accidentally put up a copyrighted image. The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search extension lets you easily search numerous photo sites at once to find the perfect image for your next blog post.
5. Google Dictionary
Finally, incorrectly used words can be very harmful to your blog’s reputation and professionalism. If you are unsure about a word you want to use in your post, use the Google Dictionary extension to check it quickly and easily. Simply double click on a particular word, and Google Dictionary will tell you exactly what it means.
Guest post contributed by Peter Nevis, on behalf of Orange Line. Peter contributes to various blogs as a freelance writer. He’s a web marketing expert and enjoys writing articles about SEO & online marketing strategies.