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As you know, there are lots of plugins and extensions to spice up your browser, be it Chrome or Firefox. Some plug ins are of no use but some work extremely well and really helps us to work more efficiently. Here I am going to list out the 5 great Google Chrome Extensions to track your blog’s performance. Trust me, I have been using these plugins and it really works well. Saves time for going to individual websites to see how your blog is performing.
But first we should make sure we don’t crowd the browser with all the extensions that we have installed. Just keep the ones that are needed otherwise there is a possibility of your browser to slow down. In my case, I kept the ones needed to track the performance which I will be mentioning below.
This extension simply shows the page rank of the blog/website. According to the developers, this extension not only shows the page rank but also tells you how much PR will be transferred to your site if you have a do-follow link on that particular page. This option would be best for those who would seek to advertise their blog or product. Moreover, this small extension also tells you how many external, internal and no-follow links are on the blog.
Alexa Traffic Rank
The title says it all. With your mouse hovered on the small icon you can easily view how much your blog has risen or…fallen. By clicking it, you get more in depth info such as traffic rank in home and abroad, total links and many much more.
Adsense Publisher Tool
One of my favourite extensions from the lot. This is the best way to monitor your adsense earnings in real time. You do not need to go all the way to your adsense dashboard as with only a click you can have all the info you require. ( see the pic below ). Saves a lot of time indeed !
As you can see from the picture above, the box lets you view your accounts summary, custom channels, url channels and overall lifetime revenue. What I like about this extension is the ‘In site ad overlay’ feature. By enabling this option, it shows you which ad box turned out to be profitable. It would be much more easier to analyse where to put the ads which would attract your visitors.
Grade your site speed with Yslow checker ! Well it doesn’t show you how many seconds it takes for your site to load, what it does is, according to the developers, it analyses the page and suggests ways to improve the performance based on on a set of rules for high performance web pages . For blogs, be sure to select the ‘Small site or Blog’ option from the rule sets at the top right. This would then give you much accurate results and suggestions that you can follow to turn your blog more faster. The faster your blog, the more visitors you would have. There’s always pingdom.com and loads.in to check your speed but they do not provide suggestions like YSlow offers.
You can guess what this extension does ! It simply notifies you of any unread new mails in your gmail inbox. Well, this might not be an extension to track your blog’s performance but you do of course get mails regarding new comments, ad offers, guest post offers and so on. With this extension, you can respond to their mail or comments faster than before resulting in building good relationships!