Google Chrome offers a variety of powerful extensions great for busy eCommerce business owners and store managers. Chrome extensions can improve productivity by helping you find the information you need quickly and easily. I’ve rounded up 5 useful Google Chrome Extensions for eCommerce that will enhance your ability to multi-task and help you stay on top of your marketing game.
#1 – Google Tag Assistant
Google Tag Assistant is a great Chrome extension because it allows you to debug a webpage quickly and easily. In one click, users can see if Google Analytics code is set up properly, if there is non-standard implementation or issues to fix, if there is remarketing tag set up and firing, and more. It’s a great tool to have and easy to use.
#2 – Wappalyzer Chrome Extension
Wappalyzer lets you check the website software programs on every website you visit – including your competitors. This a great tool for seeing which technologies are the leaders in every industry, from programming languages to content management systems and marketing automation. This extension is very unobtrusive and easy to use. If you ever wondered whether your competitors use Magento or Prestashop, Adroll or Google Remarketing, Marketo or Hubspot, this chrome extension will answer those questions for you in just the click of a button.
#3 – ColorZilla Chrome Extension
ColorZilla is one of several Chrome extensions available that analyzes a webpage and inspects the color palette. Colorzilla includes several useful features, including color reading from any point in your browser and the ability to paste into another program. You can create advanced multi-stop CSS gradients and adjust picked colors as well, so it’s not just for beginners.
More importantly, this extension lets you pick individual colors and color palettes you like and save them easily. You can then send these colors to your graphic designer or apply quickly in an email blast to increase the professional appearance of your branding. Big and small eCommerce store owners will find this extension very useful.
#4 – SEO Quake Chrome Extension
SEOquake is a nice extension to use for checking basic SEO information, including Google PageRank, Google Index, Yahoo links, Bing index, Whois, SEMRush rank and Nofollow links. This is great for quick competitor research, especially if you want to find valuable keywords and backlinks to use in your own content marketing and product pages.
#5 – Buffer Chrome Extension
Buffer is a wonderful Chrome extension for posting on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Similar to Hootsuite, this extension lets you tag, share and schedule posts on social media. This is a great tool for on-the-go store owners that want to manage their social using a single integrated tool with an intuitive interface. Buffer provides you with analytics on clicks, retweets, mentions, shares, likes and more on every post you share.
Vertical Rail Knowledge Base Chrome Extension
We just introduced our own Vertical Rail Knowledge Base Chrome Extension! Whether you need access to eCommerce knowledge quickly or you want to submit your own question to a team of professionals – our Knowledge Base is a great tool to have at your finger tips.