10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

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Google Chrome extensions have continued to increase in popularity since the arrival of the browser, and now offer tools that can help people with just about anything they are doing on the Internet. With such a large number of extensions now being offered, Chrome does a good job of categorizing them and presenting them in a manner that will allow you to find what you are looking for when searching through all these new extensions.

If you check out the section of the extensions page for bloggers, you’ll see that there are hundreds being offered that can help you with many of the everyday tasks that you may encounter while working on your blog.

Here are ten very useful and easy-to-use Chrome extensions that every serious blogger needs to check out.

1. Diigo

If you are looking for a tool that will help you in the process of researching for your blogs, then you need to look no further than Diigo. This extension allows you to bookmark interest articles, highlight things on websites, post reminders to yourself on them, pool all your findings, and even share them if need be.

It is an all-in-one tool for getting your research done in an orderly manner.

2. Ly

This extension is used to shorten your URLs so that they are compact and easy to share. If you have been blogging and shortening URLs for some time, then you know about http://bit.ly – this extension just makes it easier to use by allowing you to access the service without actually having to go to the site.

3. WordPress Stats

There are a lot of bloggers out there who use WordPress as a platform and are addicted to checking their stats and constantly looking at the number of visitors that they are getting each day. This extension allows you to get all of the stats that you are interested in without having to log in to your WordPress dashboard.

4. The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search

Bloggers who commonly use stock photos in their posts will love this tool. This extension allows you to easily search over half a billion free stock photos from over 200 galleries.

5. Lazarus: Form Recovery

Losing your blog after working on it for hours is every blogger’s worst nightmare. This tool auto-saves everything you type and can easily recover your work if your computer crashes or the electricity goes out.

6. SEO SERP

Bloggers are always looking at their Google ratings and how their sites are doing in terms of keywords. This tool allows you to check all of this information simply and keep track of the progress that your blog is making.

7. Quick Markup

This tool enables you to capture any webpage of interest and then use it for brainstorming purposes. Capture the image and then jot your notes down, create mind mapping illustrations, and then save the pictures in high-quality for future reference.

8. Rapportive

This extension will help you network with other bloggers and participate easily with a community of people who share similar interests. It links with your Gmail account and gives you all necessary information on other bloggers that you are interested in building a relationship with.

9. Missing e

This is a very useful extension for Tumblr bloggers that makes it easier to navigate, post, and interact in this platform.

10. Incredible StartPage

A productivity tool for bloggers that will put everything you need on your start page in a great looking and easy-to-navigate frame. It gives you easy access to all of the webpages that you need to work and is easily customized and personalized for your personal needs.

  • Excellent extensions! WordPress stats is one of the main reasons I decided to try out Chrome (I know, why haven’t I done it before?). It’s definitely a time saver! Didn’t know about the free image search though, which looks like it will be another big tie saver for any blogger. I really like the Feedly one, too – makes it very easy to find and read the posts I am interested in quickly.

  • Thanks David for those, the best out of the 10 for me is SEO SERP, it can really help show how well your site is doing.

  • Actually i was using firefox but some feature of google chrome extensions like wordpress stats and Ly are very useful and flexible. So i started to use both firefox and chrome . i wonder SEO SERP . i will try it after your suggest. Thanks

  • I’m using Firefox and Chrome, what I really in Chrome is the speed while Firefox has a tremendous chest of plug in/extension but anyway more of them has been import on Chrome like my favorite SEOQuake.

  • sourishnath

    plugins like nofollow , speed dial are also very useful.

    • I agree sourishnath. The nofollow extension is ideal for marketers. Great list of extensions David, thanks.

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  • jeffkgross

    Nice post, and very useful for me. I’ve started using Chrome few months ago and without extensions which Firefox have Chrome is not so useful for me. I’ll study carefully this post and install all extensions in which I’m interested. Thanks on information David!

  • It is a nice information.It is a very essential for me.I am already enjoying the chrome.I am going to keep this information in mind.Thank you!

  • the extensions are vere usefull but i can not completely depend on crome as firefox has also got many usefull plugins.

  • Each and every bloggers have to know about Google chrome extensions and needs to check out on here

  • Great list David…I’m still try to figure out how make a switch from Firefox to Chrome..I’m still learning about chrome extensions

  • Thanks for the information buddy… it would be a good help for me

  • Great list David. I was looking for some useful extensions for blogging and I hit this post. There are many useful crome extensions but selecting best out of them was not so easy. Thanks again for the list.

  • Nice list David. I installed the WordPress stats extension right away! You should also check out SEO Site Tools for SEO data and it also shows NoFollow, Alexa, Compete, Google PR, Quantcast, keyword, social shares….

    Thanks!

  • Lazarus is one of my favorites as it has saved my work countless times. WordPress Stats is also one of my staples as I am addicted to checking my WP stats on a regular basis.

    -Jean

  • Thank you for sharing this. I am new in this business so there was just no new plugin I did not know.

    thank you again.

  • I’ve been using Chrome for about six months, and there are so many things I love about it. These extensions will make it even better. Thanks for sharing!

  • very nice collection mate.Diigo app is my favorite 🙂

  • Wow, amazing.. I don’t know before. I always use Mozilla Firefox on my computer, I will try on G Chrome now, may be not easy but I will try it.

  • These are all useful Google Chrome extensions. Hm… I think I like WordPress Stats the most. 🙂

  • You missed out SEO quake. It is very important tool for bloggers!!!

  • Great list of extensions, I had not heard of Incredible StartPage. I checked it out and it’s pretty cool.

  • Awesome Chrome Extensions for bloggers. I liked the Diigo most.

  • rnd technologies

    Good blog.