Must-Have Chrome Extensions of Inbound Marketers

Know a Chrome extension that should be in this list? I’d love to check it out. Drop me a comment.

It’s been years since I published this post (previously titled “22 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Productivity (I Think)” – that’s a lot of new Google Chrome browser extensions discovered, and a few replaced/ditched (my old list is still available at the end of this post).

For a change, this revision isn’t just my list now, but is also based on recommendations by the awesome community of when I asked them:

If you were only allowed to use 3 Chrome extensions, what would they be?

Cutting to the chase, here’s the new list of must-have Chrome extensions — not just to increase productivity — but now also to hopefully help you become more effective as an inbound marketer


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Social Media

  • Buffer and/or Hootsuite Hootlet – Share the content you found to all your social networks without having to leave the page or change tab/window. You can even schedule them.
  • Sniply – Embed your own call-to-actions in any web page you’re sharing (even if they’re not yours) through a Sniply link. Share and convert!
  • Social Analytics – Get the social metrics data of any web page in a single click.


Also check out: Raindrop


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Link Building

  • LinkMiner – Checks webpages for broken links, and pulls metrics on those links. Broken link building time, baby!
  • NoFollow – Outlines nofollow links, detect nofollow and noindex meta tags on webpages.
  • Buzzmarker – Instant contact info (if available) on any web page. No more hunting down email addresses.

Also check out: Linkparser


  • Sidekick – Know who opens and clicks a link on your emails — and when. Creepy awesome!
  • Rapportive – Comprehensive online info about your contact, right inside Gmail.
  • WiseStamp – Pimp yo email sig!
  • Boomerang – For when you can’t deal with an email at the moment and want to get reminded about it later. Also, you can schedule an email to be sent at a later time.

Conversion Rate Optimization

  • Page Analytics – Know what your users click (and don’t) on your website’s pages using its Google Analytics data.

Data Scraping

  • Scraper – Get data out of web pages and into spreadsheets.

Analytics Web Tracking

  • Tag Assistant –  Verify or troubleshoot installation of various Google tags including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and more.
  • FB Pixel Helper – Like Tag Assistant, but for Facebook.

Web Design

  • ColorZilla – Get the color code of any pixel on the page that you can use elsewhere e.g. Photoshop. That’s just one of its uses.
  • WhatFont – Identify what font is being used on any web page.
  • Page Ruler – Lets your draw out a ruler to any page and displays the width, height and position of it.

Website Technology Profiling

  • Wappalyzer or BuiltWith or Appspector – Know what a website is built on/with — CMS, analytics, framework, advertising, CDN, hosting, etc.


  • Google Dictionary – Quickly check for the definition of words or phrases on a page, or translate them to English (if they aren’t).
  • Grammarly – Spell checks and grammar checks your writing so you don’t feel stupid about it hours later after publishing. Check out for more info.

Also check out: Google Translate


Password Management

  • LastPass or 1Password – You don’t have to worry about forgetting passwords anymore, nor making them so hard to guess you can’t remember them the next day.
  • Password Alert – In case your intoxicated self enters your Google password into anywhere other than, you’ll receive an alert, so you can change your password if needed.

Also check out: Dashlane

Online Privacy

  • Adblock Plus or BetaFish Adblocker – I hate most ads but I don’t block them. If you loathe ads, use either of these.
  • Ghostery and/or ScriptBlock – Detect & block trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google, and thousands of other companies interested in your activity.
  • Don’t track me Google – Gets rid of Google’s ugly (tracking) URL and hides the referral information to the page you arrive at from the search results, so the website won’t know the search terms you used. 
  • EditThisCookie – Perform anything you might actually need to do with cookies.

Browser Automation

  • OneTab – Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter by putting tabs in a list which you can restore later (altogether or one-by-one) when you need to.
  • Linkclump –  Drag a selection box around links using your mouse to quickly open all of them as new tabs or windows, save as bookmarks, or copy to clipboard.
  • Pasty – opens one or a group of URLs copied to clipboard in separate browser tabs.
  • Extensity – Reduces extension clutter by allowing you to easily enable/disable any extension you have on the fly.

Time Management


  • Pushbullet – Automatically see all of your Android phone’s notifications right on your browser.
  • PicMonkey – A photo/image editor.
  • Hola – Access websites blocked in your country, company or school.
  • Teamwork – Create tasks, messages, links and log time from within any page you’re on.
  • Bitly – Shorten, save, share, and/or brand your links for sharing.
  • Clearly – Makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read.

Know other Chrome extensions that you think should be in this list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Bibiano Wenceslao

Father of one. Works from home. Interested about UX, social media, web trends, customer service, workflow automation, technology and life.

6 thoughts on “Must-Have Chrome Extensions of Inbound Marketers”

    1. Whoaaaaa, thanks for checking out my post Jon. 😀 I’ve been subscribed to your blog via feed since reading one of your posts on SEOmoz. I’m really looking forward to more innovative link building strategies from you!

  1. Good list there buddy, i use most of it already, and I know they can be life savers for online marketers. 🙂

  2. Betternet: Free VPN extension allowing you to unblock blocked websites and surf anonymously. Also available on Android, iOS and Desktop

    Buffer: Allows you to schedule posts for your social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

    Great Suspender: suspends the numerous tabs you open on your browser until you want to use them again, saving you RAM buffer and speeding up your browsing experience.

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