There are two types of internet users. Those who use Chrome and those who haven’t had a good friend force them to use Chrome.
One of the neatest things about Google Chrome is the ability to install thousands of extensions to make your internet browsing more efficient and fun.
Here are 20 great Google Chrome extensions that every online entrepreneur should install.
With over 2 million users, AdBlock is the second most popular Chrome extension (behind Angry Birds) in the world. It simply and automatically blocks Google AdSense and most banner ads on all web pages, even Facebook and YouTube.
Chrome Extension: AdBlock
If you have a slower computer, one of the easiest ways to speed it up is to install FlashBlock. It automatically blocks Flash from loading which will drastically decrease your load times on sites that use Flash.
Chrome Extension: FlashBlock
The Alexa Traffic Rank Extension lets you easily see the Alexa Ranking of any site that you’re on. When I go to a site for the first time, I subconsciously hover over this extension to get an idea of how much traffic that site gets.
Chrome Extension: Alexa Traffic Rank
Similarly, the WebRank SEO Extension displays the PageRank of every site within its icon. If you click the icon, it shows more SEO information about the site like the Compete Ranking, pages indexed, backlink counts, social counts, and a link to the Whois information.
Chrome Extension: WebRank SEO
I’ve used Firebug more than any other Chrome Extension ever. It’s a neat tool that lets you inspect HTML elements and live edit the CSS properties so you can test design elements before you change them. This is a must-have extension for anyone who edits websites.
Chrome Extension: Firebug Lite for Google Chrome
Web Developer is like a more advanced form of Firebug. It allows you to see what your site looks like without CSS, remove all sorts of design elements, and otherwise troubleshoot every aspect of your site. It’s a must-have for more advanced web developers.
Chrome Extension: Web Developer
This is a plugin by Yahoo! that analyzes web pages and suggests ways to make your site load faster and perform better. Warning: Only use this extension if you want a comprehensive list of all the things that make you site load slow. It’s eye-opening.
Chrome Extension: YSlow
If you’re an avid Web Developer Extension user, this one is redundant. But if you simply want to know what your website looks like on any device and every screen resolution, this tool is the ticket.
Chrome Extension: Window Resizer
Eye Dropper is another simple extension that lets you pick a pixel and it gives you the HEX code and RGB combination for that exact color. This is a handy tool if you’re updating your design and you want to match the colors on your site.
Chrome Extension: Eye Dropper
This is my favorite full-fledged screenshot extension. It allows you to take a screenshot of an entire webpage. Then the tool pops up to draw lines, shapes, and even text. When you’re done, you can save it online or download it as a .PNG. I used it to create the images on the 20 Best Designed Facebook Fan Pages.
Chrome Extension: Awesome Screenshot
Check out the remaining 10 Great Google Chrome Extensions For Online Entrepreneurs here at 20 Great Google Chrome Extensions for Online Entrepreneurs
What? No Chrome?
Today is a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. It’ll go down as the day that you starting browsing the internet with Chrome.
- Install Chrome.
- Set it as your default browser.
- Browse the internet like a nerd.
You may not need or want all of these extensions, but I encourage you to try them out. They’ve changed the way I browse the internet, forever. I installed about five of them today and decided to share with my faithful subscribers.
Did I miss any good Chrome Extensions? Let me know in the comments.