22 Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers to Try (in 2024)


There are lots of extremely useful Chrome extensions that can make your blogging life easier. The best part is, most of them are free (or at least have free versions that’ll do the trick).

Whether you’re writing a blog post, doing keyword research, checking on your competitors’ websites, designing graphics for your website, or just trying to stay focused during the hours you spend on your blog… there’s a Google Chrome extension to help.


The trouble is, it can be tricky to figure out which Chrome extensions are worth using—and which are useless (or even a potential security risk). Straight from my own browser, I’ve hand-picked my favorite Chrome extensions to help you be more productive working on your blog.

22 Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers to Try (and Be More Productive in 2024)

  1. RightBlogger
  2. Keyword Surfer
  3. GrowthBar
  4. MozBar
  5. SEO Minion
  6. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar
  7. SEOquake
  8. Save to Pocket
  9. Read Aloud
  10. Grammarly
  11. Text Blaze
  12. Hunter
  13. Broken Link Checker
  14. ColorZilla
  15. WhatFont
  16. Lightshot
  17. EditAnything
  18. LastPass
  19. StayFocusd
  20. uBlock Origin
  21. Super Dark Mode
  22. Loom

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Before we get to the list, we’ll take a quick look at what Chrome extensions are and how they work.

What are Chrome Extensions?

Chrome extensions are free tools (software programs) that you can add to the Google Chrome web browser. They give your browser new functionality, in the same way that WordPress plugins give your website new functionality.

Google Chrome’s rule is that each extension must fulfill a “single purpose”—so you won’t find extensions that cover all possible blogging-related tasks.


Some Chrome extensions are also available for the Firefox browser.

Are Chrome Extensions Safe?

In general, any Chrome extensions are considered safe, as long as you download them from Google’s official Chrome extensions store.

One risk is that it’s possible for Chrome extensions (given the right permissions) to read what you type online, which could include highly sensitive data like your credit card information. And while malicious Chrome extension makers could possibly exist, sticking to popular extensions with strong reputations will always steer you in the right direction.

Extensions can also ask for permission to do things like turn off your antivirus protection, access downloaded files, capture audio and video, and more.

Reputable extensions will only use these permissions in order to carry out their functions and won’t ever store your private data. All the Chrome extensions I’ve listed below are generally well-regarded, but if you’re considering installing a different extension, it’s well worth following these tips to make sure it’s safe.

22 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

SEO Chrome Extensions

These SEO Chrome extensions are all designed to help you with your blog’s search engine optimization. From keyword research to on-page optimization to link building, there’s an extension out there to help.

1. RightBlogger’s Chrome Extension

RightBlogger Chrome Extension (for Bloggers)

Andy and I built the RightBlogger Chrome extension to help us (and our 1,572+ customers) with streamlining several blogging & SEO-related tasks we do on a daily basis. Features of this Chrome extension include:

  • One-click SEO overviews of any webpage, allowing you to do quick technical SEO checks on your content (or competitors)
  • Extending the use of our 70+ AI-powered tools inside RightBlogger across any page on the Internet
  • Rewrite a paragraph, fix grammar, shorten text, make text longer, paraphrase content, and more—right from any page you’re on
RightBlogger Chrome Extension (Screen Shot) Example

You can download the RightBlogger Chrome extension right here in the Chrome extension marketplace and link it with your RightBlogger account to get started. Best of all, you can even use this extension with a 100% RightBlogger account.

2. Keyword Surfer

Keyword Surfer is a popular SEO tool that lets you see keyword search volumes and related keyword ideas any time you search on Google. It’s an easy way for even complete beginners to carry out basic keyword research, especially if you also want to check out details about competing content.

Here’s Keyword Surfer showing estimated monthly traffic, word length, and number of times the exact keyword is used, for Google search results:

Keyword Surfer Chrome extension screenshot, showing additional stats in Google SERP

3. GrowthBar

GrowthBar is a premium tool that helps you identify keywords and carry out on-page optimization. You can try it free for 5 days, then you’ll need to pay for a premium plan (from $29/month, billed annually). Once you have an account, you can use the GrowthBar Chrome Extension to use GrowthBar’s optimization tools when writing posts in WordPress.

Here’s how it looks in Google’s search results:

GrowthBar Chrome extension screenshot, showing additional stats in Google SERP

4. MozBar

MozBar is a free Chrome extension toolbar from Moz that shows you information about the sites and pages you visit in real-time as you search the web—including Page Authority, Domain Authority, and more. You can see these details in Google’s SERP, too. You’ll need a free Moz community account to use it.

Here’s MozBar in action, showing the Page Authority and Domain Authority for sites in Google’s SERP.

MozBar Chrome extension screenshot, showing additional stats in Google SERP

5. SEO Minion

SEO Minion is a free extension that helps you with a range of SEO tasks. It lets you:

  • Analyze the HTML code of any webpage so you can optimize it (and spot any issues)
  • See all the internal and external links for any website
  • Check broken links on a webpage
  • …and more.

Here’s a quick look at SEO Minion in action, highlighting all the links on my How to Start a Blog page:

SEO Minion Chrome Extension screenshot, showing information relating to the How to Start a Blog page on RyRob.com

6. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar

Ahrefs SEO Toolbar gives an on-page SEO report covering similar areas to SEO Minion. It’ll tell you about broken links, highlight all the links on the page, and more. Note that you’ll need a paid account with Ahrefs to see all the insights from Ahref’s metrics.

Here’s how it looks when applied to my Free Keyword Research Tool page:

Ahrefs SEO Toolbar Chrome extension screenshot, showing information about the Free Keyword Research Tool page on RyRob.com

7. SEOquake

SEOquake is another great Chrome extension that offers a range of crucial SEO metrics, including information on backlinks, keyword difficulty, social statistics, and more. It also allows you to run an SEO audit of any webpage.

Here’s SEOquake digging into my post How to Start a Business (on the Side):

SEOquake Chrome extension screenshot, showing SEO metrics about my page How to Start a Business (on the Side)

Research and Writing Chrome Extensions

Writing blog posts is a fundamental part of being a blogger … but you probably don’t have hours to spend on researching and writing. These Chrome extensions can help you speed up the process.

8. Save to Pocket

Save to Pocket is a Chrome extension that lets you easily save or bookmark content to read later in your (free or premium) Pocket account. You can save articles, videos, images, and links to go through at leisure. You can also tag your saved items—making it easy to create, e.g. a collection of research resources for a particular blog post.

Here’s Save to Pocket in action, safely storing my post What is WordPress? A Quick Guide (and Definition):

Save to Pocket Chrome extension screenshot, showing my What is WordPress? page being saved to my Pocket account

9. Read Aloud

Tired of reading through page after page as you research your latest post? The Read Aloud Chrome extension can read any webpage, using text-to-speech (TTS) technology. It’s a free and open-source project, though some of the options you see for the reading aloud voices may be paid software.

Here it is reading out my post 23 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog:

Read Aloud Chrome extension screenshot, showing text from my blog post 23 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog being read aloud

10. Grammarly

Do readers often point out typos in posts on your blog or social media platforms, or in other digital marketing content? Or do you find yourself spending hours editing your drafts, trying to make sure you’ve caught all the grammatical errors? The Grammarly extension is a powerful spelling, grammar, and style checker that works for Gmail, Google Docs, WordPress, LinkedIn, and anywhere else you write.

Here it is in action on Twitter:

Grammarly Chrome extension screenshot, showing Grammarly correcting the word blg to blog

11. Text Blaze

Text Blaze is a clever Chrome extension that could save you a lot of typing time. If you write the same phrase repeatedly (like the name of your blog, podcast, product, etc) then you can set up a shortcut in Text Blaze. For instance, I could type /rr and have it automatically expand to ryrob.com. You could also use Text Blaze to create saved emails or replies for common queries. It works in emails, social media posts, and anywhere in the Chrome browser.

Here’s a quick preview of what Text Blaze can do:

Text Blaze Chrome extension screenshot, showing a demo of Text Blaze being used to create styled text

Outreach Chrome Extensions

One big part of creating a successful blog and brand is building relationships with other bloggers. There are a couple of useful Chrome extensions that can help you here.

12. Hunter

Hunter lets you find email addresses while you’re surfing the web: very handy if you’re trying to get in touch with a website editor to pitch a guest post or ask about a potential collaboration. This can save you from hunting through contact pages to find details.

Here’s Hunter in action on my own website:

Hunter Chrome extension screenshot, showing the tool looking for email addreses relating to ryrob.com (it's found ryan@ryrob.com and contact@ryrob.com)

Broken Link Checker highlights broken links (both internal and external) on any web page. Looking to build backlinks? You can easily use it to find broken links on other websites, then contact the website owner to recommend your own page or a resource as a replacement.

Here it is in action, finding some broken links on Problogger’s Resources page:

Broken Link Checker Chrome extension screenshot, showing broken links on the ProBlogger.com Resources & Tools page

Graphics and Design Chrome Extensions

Chrome extensions can also help you create nifty graphics for your blog posts or improve the look of your website. Here are a few that you may find very useful.

14. ColorZilla

ColorZilla is a simple tool that lets you pick a color from a webpage using an eyedropper tool. If you see a particular color you’d love to use on your site, this makes it really easy to copy it. You can also use the color picker to grab colors from your own site if you’re creating new graphics to match your existing color scheme: it’ll give you the exact color codes (hex codes).

Here’s how it works on the RyRob.com homepage, picking up the color of the email sign up Submit button.

ColorZilla Chrome extension screenshot, showing the eydropper tool grabbing the RGB code and hex code for a color from the RyRob.com home page

15. WhatFont

Ever spotted a great font on someone else’s site that you’d love to use … but had no idea what it was called? WhatFont can tell you exactly what font you’re looking at when you run your mouse cursor over any text on a website.

Here’s WhatFont picking up the font of the heading on my post 203 Best Blog Post Ideas for 2023:

WhatFont Chrome extension screenshot, showing the extension picking up the font of a blog post title (203 Best Blog Post Ideas) on RyRob

16. Lightshot

Do you ever need to take screenshots for your blog posts? If you blog about anything technical, or if you want to show readers step by step how to do something, then screenshots are really handy. Lightshot is a free screenshot tool that lets you select part of a webpage—very handy if you don’t want a screenshot of the whole thing.

Here’s Lightshot getting an awesome screenshot of my Blog Title Generator:

Lightshot Chrome extension screenshot, showing the process of taking a screenshot of the blog title generator tool (but not the text above the tool) using Lightshot

17. EditAnything

EditAnything is another great tool if you’re taking screenshots. You might want to demo something without showing your actual account details or data—and that’s where EditAnything comes in. It lets you change pretty much any text on any website (obviously you’re not changing it for real—only on your screen).

It can be pretty fun, too. I tried it out on my Contact page:

EditAnything Chrome extension screenshot, showing text from the RyRob.com front page edited to state that I have ten trillion monthly readers

I don’t really have ten trillion monthly readers, of course. 😉 Here’s how the page really looks:

Screenshot of the original text from the RyRob.com home page, which states that I have 400,000 monthly readers

General Purpose Chrome Extensions

There are quite a few invaluable Chrome extensions for bloggers that aren’t blogging-specific—but that can save you a lot of time and hassle. Here are my favorites.

18. LastPass

LastPass is a password manager service that stores your passwords for you. The LastPass Chrome extension lets you save and autofill passwords on any site you use. This can speed you up a lot if you’re having to log in to multiple different sites each day.

Here’s LastPass in action when logging into PayPal:

Screenshot of the LastPass Chrome extension, showing a saved PayPal password in the LastPass Vault

19. StayFocusd

Let’s face it, the internet is a distracting place. You might sit down at your computer intending to work on your latest blog post or research a new monetization technique—only to find yourself looking at funny cat videos or shopping on Amazon. StayFocusd is a productivity tool that lets you block/allow sites and spend less time on distracting sites.

Here’s how it looks when you’re considering blocking a site:

Screenshot of the StayFocusd Chrome extension, blocking Facebook for 10 minutes

20. uBlock Origin

Tired of seeing ads everywhere? uBlock Origin lets you block all kinds of ads as well as trackers and is extremely well-reviewed. It works on Google’s search results pages (blocking CPC ads) as well as on regular websites for a better browsing experience. Plus, it’ll block pop-up ads.

Here is the start of the regular search results page for write a blog post:

Screenshot of the uBlock Origin Chrome extension, showing Google results for the search term write a blog post. The top 3 results are ads.

And here are the results with uBlock Origin switched on. No ads appear at all.

Google results shown with the uBlock Origin Chrome extension now switched on. Only organic results appear, no ads.

21. Super Dark Mode

Do you prefer to read websites in dark mode when you’re reading or blogging at night? Super Dark Mode lets you switch any website into dark mode (with the sole exceptions of the Chrome web store and the new tab page on Chrome).

Here’s how RyRob.com looks with Super Dark Mode enabled:

Screenshot of the Super Dark Mode Chrome extension, with the RyRob.com post How to Make Money Blogging shown with a dark background and light text.

22. Loom

Loom is a screen recorder that you can use to create tutorials or demos to publish on your blog or YouTube channel. It’s also a great tool for creating internal training videos—e.g. If you’re working with freelancers or virtual assistants and you want to get them up to speed on your standard processes and tools. You’ll need to sign up for a free account.

Here’s how the Loom extension looks in action:

Screenshot of the Loom screen recorder Chrome extension, ready to record the screen.

Ready to Install Your Favorite New Chrome Extensions?

Chrome Extensions are simple, free tools that can speed up a lot of day-to-day blogging tasks. Whether you want to see keywords everywhere in Google searches with Keyword Surfer or avoid grammatical mistakes with Grammarly, there’s an extension for you.

So long as you use well-reviewed extensions, you shouldn’t need to worry about any cybersecurity issues. You can enhance the functionality of your browser with just a few clicks.

If you don’t like an extension or feel it isn’t useful for you, it takes just a couple more clicks to uninstall it.

If you’re still waiting to take the plunge and get your blog online, don’t forget to check out my step-by-step guide on starting a blog. It’ll only take you 10–15 minutes to complete.

Use My 25+ Powerful Free Blogging Tools Today

When I first started blogging, I couldn’t afford fancy tools. That sucked. And that’s why I’ve built a stable of powerful free blogging tools ranging from keyword research to an AI article writer, blog idea generator and more. Forever free for all to use—no strings attached.

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