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20 Chrome Extensions a Digital Marketing Agency Can’t Live Without

July 22, 2014

Here at Venture Stream we love a good list. And we’re partial to the odd browser extension too. So we thought we’d combine the two and give you a run down of the best Chrome Extensions for digital marketing, that we use on a daily basis.

Before diving into the list, it’s worth a second to doff our collective caps to Chrome and its prolific rise to browser market share dominance. First released towards the back-end of 2008, W3Counter now has Chrome clocking in at just shy of 40% of web browser market share, with Internet Explorer and Firefox taking the biggest hit in that time.

Chrome has firmly established itself as our go-to browser at Venture Stream, and so without further ado, here are our top 20 Google Chrome extensions the digital marketing agency couldn’t live without…



Exactly what it says on the tin. Blocks any ads from any site. An odd choice for online marketers…?

Alexa Traffic Rank

See Alexa stats at a glance, including Alexa Traffic Rank, sites linking in, load speed and more.

Awesome Screenshot

It’s awesome at taking screenshots. And annotations, edits and sharing too.

BuiltWith Technology Profiler

Find out what a website is built with. Great for looking at potential clients’ websites and seeing what platform they’re on.

Fat Rank

Designed for SEO’s by SEO’s, Fat Rank allows you to quickly check the ranking position of the site you’re on for any entered keyword or phrase.


Allows you to see the “invisible” web, such as trackers, bugs etc. Particularly useful for seeing what advertising technology a site uses.

Google Cast

Cast your Chrome tab to a Google Chromecast; good for viewing web content on a big screen.

Hide My Ass Web Proxy

Redirect your traffic through an anonymous proxy network. Huh?! Hide your IP address and browse sites without any geographical or historical implications. Like Incognito on steroids.


Free password manager. Obvious multi-client necessity.


A tool bar from Moz. Need we say more? Yes? Go on then…. Unleash the power of Moz (the SEO tool must-have) via a handy tool bar, giving you access to key info and stats at a glance.

Page Analytics by Google

A new one, but already a favourite. See key Google Analytics info for a page you have GA access to without having to leave that site.

Page Source

Literally halves the number of clicks necessary to view the source code of any web page.


Great Amazon price history viewer – see how the price of an item has fluctuated over time and whether it’s at its cheapest or most expensive.

Quick Javascript Switcher

Enable / disable JavaScript on the fly.

Redirect Path

See the path of HTTP Status Codes of a URL, allowing you to spot otherwise unseen issues and the many weird and wonderful ways that people manage to implement and handle redirects.

Resolution Test

Switch browser sizes to test responsive layouts and more.


Smart and simple bookmarking for Macs

Tag Assistant by Google

View and verify Google tags installed on a page. Also highlights issues and suggests improvements.

User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

Report a different user agent to servers to make them serve you browser-dependent content.

Web Developer

Get access to loads of developer tools, including CSS, Images, Resize, Meta information and more. Great for designers, devs and the non-techies too.

So there you have it, the most used and most useful, Google Chrome Extensions that we use to aid us in our ecommerce and digital marketing day-to-day wizardry.

Have we missed our one of your favourites? Let us know via the comments below.

Written by Andy

Andy is Venture Stream’s Chief Operating Officer and has over 15 years’ experience in ecommerce consultancy, design and retail marketing.

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