Do You Want Any Add-Ons?
Web browsers have developed a great deal in the last few years. Now with Google Chrome dominating the market it’s strange to think that not that long ago most internet users were using Internet Explorer. One of Chrome’s great features is that you can add plugins into your Chrome interface, so, much like a smartphone, if there’s a feature missing you can probably add it yourself. Here are some of our favorite chrome extensions that we use on a day-to-day basis that help us be better digital marketers.
- Grammarly – Chrome has it’s own built in spell checker but it is a long way from perfect. Adding Grammarly will give you an extra level of peace of mind when you’re sending important emails or writing blog posts. The time of typos is over.
- Google Dictionary – is another good writing related plugin. If you’re not sure of what word to use on your website, or just want to impress your boss in an email argument, get the Dictionary plugin installed and start widening your vocabulary. Another useful plugin from Google, if you’re working in more than one language, is the Google Translate plugin, one of Google’s most under-rated Chrome extensions.
- Open SEO Stats – this super handy, free, SEO Swiss army knife of a plugin gives you all of the information you need to carry out an on page SEO audit of any website you visit. Instead of needing to run a report on a tool like Screaming Frog (who also have their own Chrome plugin if you use Screaming Frog) you can just open the plugin and check if the page has a meta description, or a title tag and much more.
- Lighthouse – This plugin from Google is very useful if you want to run a report on a website to see how it’s performing in the eyes of Google. Instead of having to go to the Lighthouse website you can just run the report in browser, with the plugin opening a popup on the side of the page so you can check out the technical information while still viewing the site.
- LastPass – LastPass is a password vault. If you take online security seriously and you’re using various different platforms, SaSS products and tools then you’re probably drowning in passwords and login details. So, instead of giving them all the same password and opening yourself up to a huge amount of risk, use LastPass and keep things safe. The plugin allows you to quickly select the password you need for each login page.
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Having good plugins on your browser can save you a great deal of time. If you’re not using any then just head over to the Chrome Plugin store and search for some things that you find yourself carrying out regularly during your day-to-day browsing. If you can’t find a plugin that will help you I’d be astonished.
What plugins do you use on the daily? We’d love to hear how you save time using Google Chrome.
How can we help?
Is worrying about Chrome extensions the least of your troubles? Do you need help getting your marketing in line?
We are Spectrum Group Online, and we offer strategic and tactical consulting so you can monetize your online presence. Call us for a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss your website’s user experience and translate that into sales.