Five free Chrome extensions for SEO practitioners
Columnist Brian Harnish details 5 free Chrome extensions he uses on a regular basis, for SEO tasks ranging from screenshots to checking links to content analysis.
Did you know that you can increase your SEO task efficiency by using extensions in Google Chrome? If you perform most of your SEO tasks manually, these extensions can help reduce the headache of repetitive tasks and help you make your work day run more smoothly.
Following are five free Chrome extensions I use on a daily basis to help increase productivity. From screenshots to checking links to content analysis, it’s all here!
1. Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast
As the name suggests, Nimbus is a handy screenshot and screencast tool. This tool is handy for capturing and annotating screenshots, which can help when putting together a report for a client, convincing a client to take a particular step or showing them errors we are seeing on our end (that they may not be seeing on theirs). You can make annotations right within Nimbus: arrows, text, image blurring for sensitive materials — it is possible to do all that with this tool.
In addition, you can use Nimbus to create videos. Say you wanted to create a video that shows the client a particularly detailed SEO concept without having to resort to a webcam or webinar session. This extension provides the perfect way to do it, right from your browser. You can also create video demonstrations of SEO tactics or concepts to incorporate into conference slide decks and enhance your presentations.
Nimbus Screenshot differentiates itself from similar tools in that you can take full-page screenshots. I have found it necessary to take full-page screenshots throughout my SEO work, so I recommend having at least one tool that performs this function.