Top Google Chrome Extensions to Aid Blogger Productivity
However, like beauty, the value of any given application is in the eyes of the beholder. Extensions are treasured according to the personal likes, desires, and purposes of the blogger. As such, this list is presented without concern for personal preferences. One note before beginning: The power of a blog is greatly affected by the services offered via your chosen web hosting company. Be careful with extensions. They can create more problems than they fix. Dig in for all the details, complaints, praise, and complications before adding any extension to your browser.
Now you may wonder how an integrated language translator can generate increased productivity. Blogging is not a goal in and of itself. Reaching people in a manner that result in business profit is the true end purpose. Why limit the range of perspective customers and users? Google Translate opens new doors into new countries.
- Whole page translation with a single click
- A Mouse Hover response that enables the reader to compare the source to the translation without reversing the whole translation operation.
- Handles 52 languages
- Ideal for picking up material from foreign sources.
Search engine optimized writings provide a competitive edge that pumps up your web identity. The Google Chrome SEO extension provides a blogger with quick access to a variety of SEO tools, including:
- Advanced keyword search
- Competitive analysis features
- PageRank reports
- Backlinks reports as detected by various systems, as well as Google
- Traffic stats
- Social media bookmarks and share details
- Various other cache, page, and organic search stats.
Providing that your web hosting provider supplies adequate access tools, content management enables quick and easy site development. However, what looks good in one screen resolution may not rightly work in a different resolution. This free Google Chrome extension helps lessen such errors by enabling developers to:
- Preview web pages within various screen resolutions
- Define custom resolutions for further experimenting
- Turn on Google Browser Size.
The popularity of Twitter cannot be challenged. Bloggers are expected to utilize all forms of social networking. This free Chrome toolbar provides quick and easy Twitter posting. It includes the following features:
- Captures the current page’s title and URL
- Enables automatic inclusion in the textbox
- Auto-shortens the link
- AND makes posting to Twitter quick and easy.
Developed by Google for Google Chrome, this tool is designed to help bloggers track and repair complications that develop in the web applications. By utilizing low-level instrumentation points within Chrome, Speed Tracer presents the blogger with visualized metrics of current activities. It enables the user to gain a better prospective of where application time is being clogged or wasted. The metrics include tracing of the following areas of possible application delays:
- CSS style recalculation
- Resource loading on the network
- The execution and parsing of Java Scripts
- Callbacks pertaining to XMLHttpRequests
RSS Subscription Extension
The search for exciting content never ends. Although original articles retain the highest search engine value, knowing what is hot helps bloggers come up with new ideas. This free Google-for-Chrome extension is designed to auto-detect RSS feeds. It enables quick and easy single-click preview and subscribing to any RSS feeds that are on the current page. Features include:
- RSS icon displayed in the Omnibox
- Single-click subscribe option
- Four predefined feed readers (Bloglines, Google Reader, iGoogle, and My Yahoo)
- Freedom to add new web-based feed readers as necessary
- Available in over 40 languages
Ok. The entire subject matter of this article boils down to Google Chrome Extensions that provide increased productivity for bloggers. What tool should end the list if not one that adds a toolbar button that includes an assortment of web developer tools? Features include:
- Support for complex string options
- Collapse and expand functionality
- Clears session cookies
- Displays element information
- Editor for CSS content
- Show comments feature
- Displays image file sizes
- Includes a ruler display
- Topographic information.
Guest Blog By: Sarah Tharp