7 Best Firefox Extensions That Digital Marketers Should Install Now
What connects a user with the digital world? It is a browser, and that’s a given…duh!
To digital marketers, browsers are more than a tool for surfing. It is an ideal tool for taping into the endless resources available on the Internet. Savvy marketers spend almost 90% of their day in the office in front of their browsers analyzing trends, finding new markets, unearthing new opportunities to build influencer-ship, monitoring their brand online reputation, etc.
Every so often, they seek ways to juice up their browser to save their valuable time, improve efficiency as well as productivity. To help such marketers, I’ve gathered up a list of Firefox extensions that will definitely make their day.
Shortly URL Shortner
Who isn’t familiar with URL shortners? Shortening URL has become a thing these days, abundantly seen on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. It saves the space for more text and thus more message that the user wants to convey on a blog or social channel. Marketers can use this sweet little extension to shorten the URLs, whether they are in-text links on blog posts or the URLs on the address bar of the browser.
As a marketer, you don’t need to be reminded of the powerful feature of Twitter, #hashtags. To actively engage on Twitter you need to hashtags keep an eye on the current trends, upcoming alerts, etc. RiteTag gives you the ability to gauge the potency of your hashtag before you publish your tweets. Just type in the hashtag and see if it is overused, good, or totally new.Its other features include post auto scheduling, auto hashtags and CTAs, and more. Hashtags can also be used to brand your business and to create campaigns for social media. You can analyze the hashtags using RiteTag.
It’s a must have tool for every SEO, aka Search Engine Optimizer. Digital marketers require a thorough analysis of their competitors such as where they are currently standing on the SERP, the total backlinks they have, the domain and page authority of the competitors’ sites, to name a few. MozBar helps you check all that and more from a single window, or a single bar, to be exact.
Finding broken links on your web page or blog posts is important to avoid getting penalized by Google. Link Checker gives you the ability to check such links with a single click. You may also use this great tool for broken-links building. You may check such links on popular posts, inform the blogger about it, and give them your link as an alternative to the previous one.
If you want to forecast how your web page would look with some elements changed, you may do it with Flash Fire Bug. The extension allows you to play with your website elements and properties on the go and see what looks or works best for your web page.
Awesome Screen Shot Plus
Many at times, you need screen-shots either for a blog or social post. But, manually taking screen shots and then copy/pasting and saving them can be quite hectic. Here, Awesome Screen Shot can help you with that by automating the entire process from a single window. Just click the ASS add on’s icon to capture the whole or entire web page, do the necessary editing and save it. As simple as that!
Time is of the essence, even for digital marketers. If you want to save up on your time looking for posts and then copy/pasting and sharing them on your social media accounts, then Amplify is for you. With this amazing extension, you can clip quotes or passages from blogs, articles and even Tweets and auto share them on your social channels including web 2.0s such as Tumblr, etc.
This guest post was written by Sarah, a creative graphic designer and a passionate blogger. She loves to blog, design and read. Currently she is working for Logo Pearl, offering custom logo design services.