My top 53 Google Chrome Extensions for SEOs, Designers and more…

New Google Chrome LogoFollowing on from my last Google Chrome Extensions post (published 24/01/2011), here is an updated and comprehensive list of my top 53 Google Chrome Extensions for SEOs, designers, bloggers, developers and more.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO):

  1. Chrome SEO - The Google Chrome SEO Extension. All the SEO Stats and Tools you need to make daily SEO easier. The MOST popular Chrome SEO Plugin!
  2. Google Similar Pages beta (by Google) - Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing.
  3. Chrome Flags - Porting of FlagFox to Chrome. Displays a country flag indicating the location of the websites you’re visiting.
  4. SEO Site Tools - On-Page / External metrics, Social Media info, PR / numbering on Yahoo, Bing, Google SERPs.Extends WMT, YSE and GA with metrics.
  5. Google Date Search - ”Last updated date of the site” is displayed in the retrieval result of Google.
  6. Google Global - Search Google on different countries.
  7. META SEO inspector - Useful to inspect the meta data found inside web pages, usually not visible while browsing.
  8. Mozbar – The SEOmoz Mozbar.
  9. Nofollow Spotter - Auto detect nofollow links & Pages with a meta robots containing noindex,nofollow – Nofollow Spotter by Dries Bultynck.
  10. PageRank Status - Shows Google PageRank and AlexaRank of current web page, quick access to Geo IP Location, Whois, Alexa, backlinks and indexed pages.
  11. SEO SERP - SEO SERP now is a Web app too, with different features like multiple projects, easyer interface and so on.
  12. SeoQuake - SeoQuake is a SEO extension (toolbar) for Google Chrome, it shows PageRank, Alexa and tons of SEO parameters, also works in SERP.
  13. Show Title Tag - Shows title in top of the page, since you cant read the title in the small tabs. Created by Martin Dalgaard.
  14. Similar Websites - Suggests relevant and similar Websites, Images and Videos to the topic of your interest!
  15. Sitez Traffice Meter - Show you traffic charts from Google Trends, Alexa and Compete side by side.
  16. Ultimate Chrome Flag - This extension displays country or region name, Geo, Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and WOT info for the websites you’re visiting.
  17. View Page as Text - View this page as text using the W3.org html2txt tool (similar to Lynx).

Social / Blogging:

  1. StumbleUpon - Discover the best of the web!
  2. Blog This! (by Google) - Adds a BlogThis! button to the browser toolbar, which lets you post to your Blogger blog from any webpage with just one click.
  3. Delicious Bookmarks Extension - Delicious Bookmarks is the official Chrome extension for Delicious, the world’s leading social bookmarking service.
  4. Digg for Chrome - See what is being discovered and shared on Digg.
  5. Diigo Bookmark, Archive, Highlight & Sticky-Note - Highlighter & post-it notes, bookmark & archive. All-in-one research tool.
  6. Posterous for Chrome - I love Posterous and use the bookmarklet a lot, so I thought it’d be handy to use an icon instead of the bookmarks bar.
  7. ScribeFire - An easy-to-use blog editor lets you post to all of your blogs.
  8. Share on Tumblr - Based on Tumblr’s “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet, adds one-click submission to your tumblelog.
  9. TweetMeme - Retweet the hottest stories on Twitter with TweetMeme.

Developers / Designers:

  1. IE Tab – Display web pages using IE in a tab.
  2. Firebug Lite - Firebug Lite for Google Chrome, supported by the Firebug Working Group.
  3. Web Developer - Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. The official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.
  4. IE Tab Classic - Internet Explorer inside Chrome.
  5. Eye Dropper - Eye Dropper is open source extension which allows you to pick colors from web pages, color picker and your personal color history.
  6. MeasureIt! - Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
  7. Pendule - Web developer tools for Chrome.
  8. Chrome IE Tab Multi - MultiTab type IE inside Chrome. This is the neatest one among other IE extensions.
  9. Chrome Sniffer - Detect web applications and javascript libraries run on browsing website.
  10. XML Tree - Displays XML data in a user friendly way.
  11. CSS Reloader - CSS Reloader is a browser extension, that allows you to reload CSS without reloading the page itself.
  12. Inline Code Finder - Finds HTML elements with inline JavaScripts events, inline styling and javascript: links.
  13. Resolution Test - An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions, with an option to define your own resolutions.
  14. Speed Tracer (by Google) - Get insight into the performance of your web applications.
  15. Validity - Click the icon in the address bar or press Ctrl+Alt+V to validate the current page.

Productivity:

  1. goo.gl URL Shortener - Shorten url with goo.gl, the Google URL shortener.
  2. SearchPreview - Adds preview images (thumbnails) to your Google™ search results.
  3. Highlight to Search (by Google) - Highlight to Search allows you search keywords by highlighting instead of typing them into a search box.
  4. Scroll To Top Button - Adds a scroll to top or bottom button.
  5. Autofill - Fill form fields automatically on page load.
  6. Chrome Notepad - A very simple notepad for Chrome with sync functionality.
  7. Google Dictionary (by Google) - View definitions easily as you browse the web.
  8. Google Mail Checker - Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.
  9. RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) - Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar.
  10. SpeakIt! - Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.
  11. Turn Off the Lights - The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.
  12. Tab Menu - Select, close, rearrange, and search your tabs from a toolbar menu!

Arranging your Chrome Extensions in your browser:

One thing I have found is keeping your extensions organised can be quite a task so here is a quick and easy way.

Chrome Extensions

Select the end of the address bar by holding the left mouse button and dragging to the right:

Organise Chrome Extensions

You will then be left with a simple and clean drop down menu which you can order further by dragging and dropping:

Chrome Extension Organiser

If you know of any other Chrome Extensions not included, drop them in the comments box below.

This post was written by Dave Cain, published on 16th May 2011 and filed under Google, SEO, Social, Web Design. Dave is a digital marketer specialising in SEO and PPC, and can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. You can also subscribe to his blog feed.

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3 Responses to “My top 53 Google Chrome Extensions for SEOs, Designers and more…”

  1. Quora says:

    What are the most useful Chrome extensions?…

    Here are my top 53 extensions: http://www.davecain.co.uk/blog/google-chrome-extensions-top-53...

  2. Great list Dave,
    Thanks for sharing! Found out some new extensions i didn’t know about.
    I am a bit surprised WiseStamp not mentioned :) check it out i think you will enjoy it as you seem like a SEO/Social/Marketer guy :) – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pbcgnkmbeodkmiijjfnliicelkjfcldg

    Josh @WiseStamp

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