I’d say that most CEOs love Google Chrome extensions, but having too many extensions doesn’t necessarily equate to higher productivity. In fact, this can lead to slowing down your computer. So with so many options, the challenges in choosing only the ones you actually need. Well, I’ve already done a lot of the hard work for you. So today I’m going to show you what I think are the best chrome extensions for your everyday needs. Stay tuned. What’s up, Sam, here with the tool that helps you grow your search traffic, research your competitors and dominate your niche.
Now, the extensions I’m about to share with you are in no particular order, and this list is by no means complete. Instead, I’m going to share one to three extensions that help with common categories. And those are building keyword research on page and technical issue. And of course, I’ll show you how they work and share. I use case or two. So let’s get started with some chrome extensions for link building. The first one I use is Hunter. Hunter is an email finding tool and I found it to be the best one to find emails quickly and accurately. Just visit a page and click on the icon in the extension bar. You’ll then see a list of associated names and email addresses that Hunter has found somewhere on the Web. Now, let’s say you are reading about YouTube and you wanted to contact the author. Just click on the Hunter icon, then enter the first and last name of the person in the search box. Hunter will try and return a result, either with great data or in this case, their best guess for the person. You can click this icon to save them in the Hunter Web app or click the email address to copy it to your clipboard. The next extension in this category is Link Klump. This tool lets you open, copy or bookmark multiple links at the same time. The way I use it is when building links, specifically when vetting prospects. So let’s say you’re in the back and support in Site Explorer and you want to visit these three pages to see if they’ll be good prospects with links installed. Just hold on the letter Z and then drag your cursor over the links. Let go and it’ll open the pages in a new tab. So it’s just a matter of qualifying or disqualifying them from your list. And if you don’t want to open them in new tabs, you can create new actions in the extension options menu. So you’ll see that I’ve set another one here to copy the URL when I hold down X and drag my mouse. So let’s say we’re in Google and looking for resource page link opportunities. And when you visit this page you’ll see that the page has some links to external resources. So I’ll hold down X and drag my mouse over the links. Then I can take it into a tool like batch analysis, paste them in there and get SEO metrics on all of these pages. From here, I might check out the backend profiles of these pages and see if they’ve built other resource links, which I can then go after. Finally, we have the nofollow extension. This extension will put a box around all links that are no followed on a page. You can use this when you’re looking for guest posting opportunities. So just visit a post on a site you want to write for and scroll through it to see if all or most of the links are no followed. If they are, it probably won’t be worth your time to write for the blog. If link building is your goal, the next extension is my absolute favorite, which kind of fits into an all in one category and completely biased. It’s SEO toolbar. Our extension allows you to see keyword back link and organic traffic data right inside Google service. Just enter your query and you’ll see keyword metrics under the search bar like search volume, CPC keyword difficulty scores and more. On top of that, you’ll see estimated search traffic in the number of backlogs at both page and domain levels. When you click one of the numbers, it’ll open up the respective report in Atrius, where you can continue your analysis. The toolbar is also visible on any page you visit and you’ll see metrics there, too. Now, in order to see this data, you’ll need an account. But we’ve also added some free features, like a broken link checker and an on page analysis tool, which you can use by clicking the icons here. A freemium option for keyword research will be surfer CEOs, keyword surfer extension, just enter a query, Korean Google and you’ll see global search volumes and country specific search volume. And they have a couple other cool features like keyword ideas in the sidebar and domain level data like estimated search, traffic and number of backlands. I’m not one hundred percent sure how or where they get their traffic and in data, but it feels a bit off to me. For example, they estimate Amazon.com search traffic to be forty six point nine million and total quality backlogs to be just over seven hundred thousand. And the numbers seem pretty low for me since we found over three billion live links from Amazon’s domain and estimate their search traffic to be seven hundred and fourteen million, which are usually underestimations, but I wouldn’t hold it against them. The company focuses more on on Page SEO and from what I’ve heard, they do a great job.
Speaking of on page as the best standalone chrome extension I found for that is still Minyon SEO Minyon is an extension that’s great for click on page spot checks. Just visit a page and click on the minion icon in your extension’s bar. You’ll then have a handful of options to choose from so you can do a basic on page analysis. We will see information like the title description, canonical URL and men are robots Tagg’s and below that you’ll see a breakdown of all heading open graph and Twitter tags. You can also do other things like highlight all links on the page, check for broken links, see if any link tags exist and more. Another cool feature is that the icon may have text written over it like R.E.D. are in. This means the page you’ve visited has redirects. You can then see all Hoppes that took place by clicking on the icon and looking down here. The next category is page speed, and I’ve got two extensions for you. The first is Lighthouse Lighthouse is an open source tool made by Google. Its purpose is to help improve the performance, quality and correctness of your Web apps. Just visit a Web page and hit the lighthouse icon, then click generate report. It’ll run some tests and once it’s done, loading a report will pop up showing scores for various categories like performance, accessibility, best practices and Kiewa. And below you’ll see suggestions on what you should do to improve your page for each category. Now, if this report looks familiar to you, it’s because they use a similar report in page speed insults. Now, if you want to see the actual time it takes for a page to load, there’s a neat little extension called page load time. Just visit a page and it’ll show you in the extension’s bar how long it took for the page to load. And if you click the icon, you’ll see a breakdown of where that time was spent. The next extension is called Window Cizre, which is a great tool to test mobile friendliness. Window resize allows you to resize the browser window to specific resolutions in two clicks. For example, if you want to test the mobile design and experience for a page on an iPhone six, just click the icon and the extensions bar and choose the iPhone six resolution. Want to see it on an iPad? Just do the same thing. But this time choose iPad. These are the Chrome extensions I use regularly in my SEO processes, but I know there are a lot of other great extensions out there. So let me know in the comments which Google Chrome extensions you think are must haves for CIOs.