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My top five Google Chrome extensions

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Hi, my name is Karlie and I am a Chrome extension addict/lover! I have a few favs that I use almost every day that are particularly related to SEO that I'm going to share with you.


But first, if you're not sure what a Chrome extension is, it's a tool/software you can download to your Chrome browser to give you information about a website, and they enable you to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to your individual needs or preferences.


META SEO INSPECTOR

This chrome extension allows you to view the meta tags on any website including the page titles, meta descriptions and heading tags - this is what I use the extension for, but it also allows you to see structured data, image alt titles and more.


I use this tool to get a quick look at people's meta tags and the main keywords used in them before I move to do a full audit using SE Ranking. I can tell within 5 seconds of using this chrome extension if a website's SEO structure is sound or needs work.


Broken Link Checker 🔗

This extension scans your websites internal links (or any website's links) and lets you know if there are any broken links you should be aware of.


It only scans the page you're on, but you can click a link that takes you to a website where you can scan the full website for broken links.


Why are broken links bad for SEO?


Because they create a bad user experience and are website conversion KILLERS!


There are tonnes of similar broken link checkers in the chrome store, but this is my favourite.



GoFullPage 📸

When I'm designing websites, I like to see the whole page that I've built so I can make sure everything works, looks good, is in its place and flows well, as well as making sure it's visually appealing.


I use a Chrome extension called GoFullPage which takes a photo of the whole screen for you, which you can then download as a PDF or PNG file.


I use this extension a lot - the only thing that irks me about this extension is that if the site has parallax scrolling or fancy scrolling effects, the extension will sometimes take doubles of those images using those effects.


Other than that, it's one of my favourite tools that helps me to create beautiful websites and gives me a full visual perspective of a client's site. I send these full images to clients when I want them to preview the work I've done so they can get the... full picture 😉




Font Ninja

Ever visited a website and fallen in love with a font/type they've used and you're dying to know what it is?


Enter, Font Ninja!




This chrome extension is so simple to use - simply go to the website of the font you love, click the extension icon, and a list will appear with all the fonts used on that page. You can also hover over the specific font and see the name, colour code, bookmark it, download it or get more info.


As a font lover, this is by far one of my favourite tools!


And there you have it... my top five Google Chrome extensions!

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