The 28 Best Chrome Extensions for Growth Hackers (2020 Updated)

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The 28 Best Chrome Extensions for Growth Hackers (2020 Updated)

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Written by Houston
May 7, 2019
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We love chrome extensions as much as the next growth hacker, but looking for great ones is incredibly annoying.

Let’s face it, more than half the stuff out there is just complete utter garbage, and what’s actually useful is lost in between.

Don’t worry; we’re going to fix that today.

Wish you knew the best growth hacking Chrome extensions?

You search through thousands only to find several which may help you. You try them out to then get left with only one that solves a pain point.

And a week later, you’re not using it anymore.

Why?

There’s too much junk. With thousands of new Chrome extensions uploaded every day, it’s nearly impossible to identify which ones can up your growth hacking skills.

How do most growth hackers attempt to solve this problem?

They go to Google to type in these search queries:

“Best Chrome extensions for growth hackers.”

“Top ten Chrome extensions for marketers”

“Best Chrome extensions”

As a result, they get a list of Chrome extensions created by a content marketer, not a growth hacker. To ensure you never have to go through this pain again, here’s my list of the best Chrome extensions for growth hackers:

Today, we’ll let you in on our definitive guide to Chrome extensions that can supercharge your growth hacking.

Screen Capture Extensions

1. Loom

I found Loom when I wanted to create a tutorial for our Facebook Group, Badass Marketers & Founders. I wanted something easier than the video editing software Camtasia and Screenflow. What I found was a Chrome extension that enabled me to share videos instantly.

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With Loom, you can capture your screen, record your front-facing camera, and narrate your video all at once — no switching apps or upload required. Whether it’s training new teammates or replying to a customer inquiry, Loom enhances the way people communicate.

Loom makes it easier to communicate with your team, give out instructions. film tutorials for content, and go all out with screensharing, you can do all of this while using a simple interface built into the extension.

2. Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder

I found Nimbus Screenshot when I wanted to create more how-to blog post tutorials.

It’s the everything screenshot tool.

Favorite features:

-Screen capture entire web pages or any part

-Edit screenshots

-Record screencasts – record video from your screen

– Create your own drawing or model from scratch on your screenshot

– You can draw on video recordings as well

– Paste different patterns and text boxes to your screenshot

– Resize and crop your screenshot

– Add arrows and stickers to your screenshot

– Highlight text on your screenshot

– Comment on your screenshots and screencasts

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Say you want to take a screen capture of an entire webpage; you don’t have to scroll down and take a photo in each section any longer. All you have to do is click on the extension and select “Entire Page.”

They have a lot more of these intuitive functions that you can utilize if you want just a few sections.

But there’s more.

Once you’ve picked an option that you want, you can set it to automatically open your screen capture in a new tab where you have robust editing functionality.

It’s no Photoshop, but if you’re writing a guide for your audience, it’s more than enough.

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Plus, they also have a screen recorder option. However, we’d still recommend loom for that.

Analysis Extensions

3. SimilarWeb - Traffic Rank & Website Analysis

A growth hacker needs to be able to do website analysis on the fly, especially if they're in sales calls. SimilarWeb gives you clear cut analysis while skipping all the complicated stuff. It's great if you want a quick overview of a website.

Now there are a lot of extensions focused on getting you website data on the fly. However, they’re either too cluttered with features you don’t currently need or are just junk rip-offs of other extensions.

We found our middle ground with SimilarWeb.

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4. Wappalyzer

This is a great tool to find out what software a website is using. It can show everything from what analytics tool and content management system is being run.

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You can use this if you’re curious about the functionality of a website or if you want to implement something new on yours.

Messaging and Calendar Extensions

5. Mixmax

Mixmax saves us hours in email management every week. If you’re in sales, customer success, or a busy founder spending their day in email, then this tool is for you.

Favorite features:

-Track opens, clicks, and downloads with read receipts

-Know exactly who opens your message and when, even in group messages

-Schedule meetings instantly

-Share availability and set up meetings painlessly with Google calendar integration

-Write faster and better with templates

-Create and save templates to reuse again and again

-We’ll also show analytics for opens, clicks, downloads, and replies so that you know how well your templates perform

-Personalize bulk emails instantly with mail merge

-Send hundreds of personalized emails in minutes with mail merge. Send directly from Gmail, so emails end up in recipients’ Primary tab.

-Snooze and set reminders

-Write faster and better with templates

-Create and save templates to reuse again and again

-We’ll also show analytics for opens, clicks, downloads, and replies so that you know how well your templates perform

-Personalize bulk emails instantly with mail merge

-Send hundreds of personalized emails in minutes with mail merge. Send directly from Gmail, so emails end up in recipients’ Primary tab.

-Snooze and set reminders

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One of its most useful features is the ability to track emails that have been opened and downloaded, and this applies even in group emails that you send out. It will tell you when your email has been opened.

It can synchronize with your Google calendar so you can even schedule your meetings with it.

If you find yourself writing a lot of emails with the same content, it can store these templates for you and of course, help you track which emails work better. You can use it to help personalize bulk emails and gives you a bunch of embed options, too.

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Trust us; it’s the tool you needed for your email yesterday.

6. Calendly

Mixmax can feel a bit overwhelming. If you’re busy with only meetings, then you might just need a simple link to have people select a time on your calendar. This is my go-to tool for that purpose. I discovered Calendly when someone had sent me a link to book a time on their calendar via Facebook chat.

Curious about the technology, I went ahead and Googled it.

Favorite features:

-Invitees schedule individual slots

-Allow multiple invitees to schedule the same slot

-Meetings are automatically distributed among multiple team members

-Display your entire company/department’ss availability on one convenient page

-Allow your customers to schedule directly from your website by embedding your Calendly page

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-Works with your Google, Outlook, Office 365 or iCloud calendar so you’re never double booked

-Integrate with Salesforce, GoToMeeting, join.me, Zapier, Slack, and Mailchimp

7. Clearbit Connect

I found Clearbit when I wanted to reach out to event speakers at scale.

Clearbit enables you to find email addresses for any company and displays useful contextual data for anyone who emails you. Directly within Gmail’s window, simply select the Clearbit icon and you have 100 credits to get anyone’s email you want.

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8. Hunter.io

This is another extension that you can use to look for emails on the fly. Unlike Clearbit Connect which sort of lives in your Gmail inbox, Hunter.io allows you to search for emails based on websites and the like.

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You can also use their email enrichment services.

Share any email via secure URL link

Say you want to share an email with someone, but you do not want to take a screen capture, or you don’t want to forward the email, what do you do?

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This is where this extension comes in handy. If you want to share emails securely, this is a top choice.

LinkedIn Extensions

Disclaimer: We do not officially endorse the use of any third-party tools to enhance or automate parts of the LinkedIn audience-building & outreach process, as this violates their terms of service. Failure to heed this warning could result in permanent suspension from the platform.

We no longer use chrome extensions for LinkedIn automation as it’s been linked to accounts getting banned. Use these tools with caution.

9. Linked Helper

Linked Helper is a paid extension – they have a free version – which you can use to scale your LinkedIn growth hacking efforts easily. What it does is that it automates sending personalized invitations to second and third contacts in bulk.

This means you can grow your connections exponentially without having to click on each one. And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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It has a barrage of other features such as the ability to auto-endorse connections, sequential messaging, and an auto-responder function which can help make sure you don’t miss sending a message to anyone.

Favorite features:

-Send personalized invitations to 2nd & 3rd contacts

-Auto-Responder

-Sequential Messaging to 1st connections or LinkedIn Group Members

-Automatic Profiles Visiting & Export to CSV file (Google Sheets / MS Excel)

-Auto-endorse connections at scale

-Automatically withdraw sent pending invitations (invites canceller)

-Powerful Lists manager – allows to build your own lead generation funnel and avoid intersections between campaigns

If you like lists – as we do – it can visit profiles automatically and throw them into a spreadsheet where you can create funnels for whatever campaign you are running.

Disclaimer: We do not officially endorse the use of any third-party tools to enhance or automate parts of the LinkedIn audience-building & outreach process, as this violates their terms of service. Failure to heed this warning could result in permanent suspension from the platform.
We no longer use chrome extensions for LinkedIn automation as it’s been linked to accounts getting banned. Use this tool with caution.

10. Dux-Soup

I found Dux-Soup when I wanted to get LinkedIn Profile URLs at scale, then have a virtual assistant run through them to collect profile data. It’s a lightweight version of Linked Helper.

Favorite features:

-Auto-visit profiles

-Auto-invite with a personalized message

-Auto-message 1st-degree connections

-Auto-endorse connections

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-Visit any list of profiles

-Auto-skip previously visited profiles

-Tag any profile

-Search tagged profiles

-Auto-tag profiles

-Download Visited Profile-Data as CSV

Disclaimer: We do not officially endorse the use of any third-party tools to enhance or automate parts of the LinkedIn audience-building & outreach process, as this violates their terms of service. Failure to heed this warning could result in permanent suspension from the platform.
We no longer use chrome extensions for LinkedIn automation as it’s been linked to accounts getting banned. Use this tool with caution.

Social Media Extensions

11. Toolkit for Facebook

There are other toolkits around, but this one deserves mention. Basically, it automates bulk tasks on Facebook.

It’s so feature-rich that it can perform tasks ranging from liking everyone’s posts to posting a status update on every group that you are a part of.

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The best part of this is that most of the features are free.

However, this tool comes with a caveat; you have to use it carefully because Facebook is getting smart at recognizing bots, make sure you space out the time it takes to post in between groups for instance.

12. Facebook Pixel Helper

Facebook Pixel Helper identifies whether you’re getting retargeted by Facebook ads (ensures your pixel is working, too). A number will appear on the Facebook Pixel Helper icon to indicate the number of pixel events. When clicked, a panel will expand to show a detailed overview of the page’s pixels, including warnings, errors, and successes:

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When you click it, you can find out how many pixels are being run at the moment. It also includes a detailed overview.

13. Buffer

Buffer makes sharing or scheduling social media posts from any web page easy.

When you click the Buffer icon, Buffer will automatically pull the title of the article or any highlighted text into the post, shorten your link and show a preview of the image that will accompany the post.

You can edit the post as you wish with any relevant hashtags, images or handles, then post to selected channels immediately or add it to your queue.

14. News Feed Eradicator for Facebook

How often have we found ourselves lost in Facebook for hours, simply because we were disracted by an interesting news item or an update. You're not alone. In my case, it happens every time I log in to manage our BAMF community.

We love this particular Chrome extension because it makes your Facebook news feed disappear and you can replace it with quotes.

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What if we decided to stray from the often trodden path and simply eradicated all these news items? Imagine how productive we can be!

Luckily for us, we have an extension for that. With News Feed Eradicator, not only can you replace your entire news feed with an inspiring quote, you can even customise it with your own.

Other Extensions

15. Effin Amazing A/B Tester Calculator

If you’re a marketer that needs to add tracking parameters to your links frequently, then you’ll save a ton of time using the Effin Amazing UTM Builder. Whatever page you need to create a UTM, simply click the Effin Amazing UTM Builder icon, fill in your source, medium, campaign, click copy and voilà! You have your beautiful, trackable link ready to go! Plus, it syncs with Google Sheets. Every link you create will get automatically inputted into a specified sheet, so you never lose it.

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16. UTM.io - Google Analytics URL Builder

This is a potent extension that allows you to track your UTMs. All you have to do is input the URL, campaign name, medium, and source, and you’re pretty much good to go!

Oh, did we mention it syncs with Google Sheets? You can even bulk create links!

Imagine being able to create tracking links all from an extension.

17. Scrapely

I found Scrapely from Giles de Clerk, a fellow growth hacker.

With this tool, you can scrape Facebook, Instagram, Quora, and Product Hunt. The tool is relatively easy to use. Just plug-in your Google Sheet editable URL, then the tab name where you’d like the data to appear.

It even works in a new window, so you can continue using Chrome.

This way you can even scrape multiple things at once 😉

Create shareable links for your emails. You can use these links to share and reference emails on Slack, Skype, GitHub, etc. 

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19. LastPass

LastPass saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device. It’s security comes with ease-of-use – LastPass enables you to auto-login to your sites and sync your passwords everywhere you need them. The tool even allows you to check out faster by auto-filling credit card and shopping profile information. Once you login to LastPass, it will enable all your other logins, so you never have to think about searching for your dedicated password doc again.

20. Grammarly

Whether you’re writing ad copy or an office memo, you’ve got to have Grammarly. It checks your spelling and your grammar as you type.

It even has settings depending on your writing purpose; which you can access by clicking on “New Document” in the extension. For example, you can set it to correct based on how formal you want your writing.

21. Rebrandly

Rebrandly is the fastest way to create branded links when sharing any URL. This helps make your links more memorable and pronounceable.

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For example, rather than using Meetup’s ridiculously long links in my email to promote an event, I can rebrand it under “growth.chat/meetup”.

22. Momentum

Sometimes it’s easy to get distracted even by just opening a tab; this is where Momentum comes in handy.

Once installed, every new tab that you open turns into a beautiful background with a quote and a message reminding you of your priority for the day. It’s a relatively simple extension that’s done wonders for a lot.

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It shows you the time and weather, too.

23. GPZ LinkedIn Tools

GPZ LinkedIn Tools gives you the power to auto-connect to individuals based on search queries with a personalized message. The tool also enables you to send messages with a custom input of the first name to your LinkedIn connection and bypass captcha. Similar to Dux-Soup, you can also view profiles, too. Better yet, you can endorse them!

Here’s a peek into the tool’s LinkedIn messaging feature:

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24. AdBlock

We like AdBlock because it blocks most ads, and you can even use it to prevent the ones on YouTube and Facebook. This is one of the most popular Chrome extensions ever built.

However, some websites do exist because of ads, so if you’re into that, you can disable it on some.

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25. Tweepi

The Tweepi Chrome extension allows you to bulk unfollow and block people to clean up your engagement on Twitter.

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26. Search by Image

Want to quickly find similar images to the one you seek?

This extension allows you to initiate a Google search using any image on the web.

Researchers and marketers should know just HOW useful this is for finding the right pages, products, competitors and a ton lot more.

To use this extension, right-click on an image on the web and select “Search Google with this image.”

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27. Blocksite

Blocks any website hurting your productivity and have it re-direct to a project you should be working on.

There’s also an Active Days & Time feature which allows you to access the blocked websites when needed.

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28. Effin Amazing UTM Builder

If you're a marketer that needs to add tracking parameters to your links frequently, then you’ll save a ton of time using the Effin Amazing UTM Builder.

Whatever page you need to create a UTM, simply click the Effin Amazing UTM Builder icon, fill in your source, medium, campaign, click copy and voilà!

You have your beautiful, trackable link ready to go! Plus, it syncs with Google Sheets. Every link you create will get automatically inputted into a specified sheet, so you never lose it.

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Wrapping Up!

These extensions should be enough to help you amplify your growth hacking methodology. However, don’t fall victim to downloading everything at once and leaving it as browser clutter.

Make sure you really have a use for them and that you experiment with each one.

By the way, some of these extensions are also available on Mozilla Firefox should you need them.

We’re done with our curation; it’s time for you to start your growth creation.

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The name’s Houston Golden. I’m the Founder & CEO of BAMF ― a company I’ve grown from $0 (yes, really) to well over $4M in revenue over a span of 3 years.
How did I do it? Well, it’s quite simple, really. I’ve helped hundreds of business owners and executives get major traction (because when they win, we win). I tell you how on this blog.
Growth hacking is a state of mind. Follow along as I explore and expose the unknown growth strategies and tactics that will change the way you think about marketing.

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4 comments on “The 28 Best Chrome Extensions for Growth Hackers (2020 Updated)”

  1. Hey guys. Quick conversion optimization you could do -- you don't really have an easy way to sign up for email updates to your blog. No sidebar, no exit intent popup, etc. I had to come to these comments to find that. I know you're doing a lot of marketing on other channels but this is such an easy thing, and a lot of people prefer email to get content.

  2. Hey guys. Quick conversion optimization you could do -- you don't really have an easy way to sign up for email updates to your blog. No sidebar, no exit intent popup, etc. I had to come to these comments to find that. I know you're doing a lot of marketing on other channels but this is such an easy thing, and a lot of people prefer email to get content.

  3. Houston, thank you for this useful article! I would like to add one more tool you might like: Improver https://improver.io/. This Chrome extension will help you to find personal emails for LinkedIn profiles. It has great match rate and friendly design.

  4. Houston, thank you for this useful article! I would like to add one more tool you might like: Improver https://improver.io/. This Chrome extension will help you to find personal emails for LinkedIn profiles. It has great match rate and friendly design.

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