Updated: Sep 26
In 2021 there was an estimated 3.2bn people using Google Chrome as their default website browser. While Google Chrome helps you find the best website content, it doesn't help you find the best Google Chrome Plugins. Here is our guide to the 10 best Chrome Plugins for independent artists and their managers.
What is a Google Chrome Plugin?
Before we dive in, we recognise some people might not even know what a Google Chrome Plugin is. In simple terms, Plugins are free tools or utilities that live in your browser, so the moment you sign in to Google Chrome on any computer you can use them. Because they are attached to your browser they interact with the content you create, view and search for within Google Chrome. Think of them like a lens that sits on top of your browser. To find and add a Plugin to your Browser visit the Chrome Store.
As someone that works with musicians, I used to waste so much time on the phone or email trying to explain how to set up that Facebook Ad, YouTube Ad, attach that Pixel or create that landing page. If you recognise this situation Bubbles is for you. Now you can record your screen and record a voice-over showing someone exactly what to do. It's a game-changer. Get the Plugin here. Click the image below to see Bubbles in action.
2. CSS Peeper
Looking for some design inspiration for your website or blog, download the CSS Peeper plugin! The next time you find a stylish website you can use this plugin to find the fonts and the colours they use. Get the Plugin here. Click the image below to see CSS Peeper in action.
3. Facebook Pixel Helper
This Plugin allows you to quickly check whether the Facebook / Meta Pixel has been installed on a website or web page and whether it's correctly working. This plugin is essential if you are trying to create retargeting audiences to build engagement with your fanbase or promote your new release. Get the Plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
Grammarly is like having an English teacher in your pocket, correcting your grammar and spellings as you type. If you are writing press releases, bio or emails, you can't afford to get it wrong. Get the plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
5. Headline Studio
Headline Studio optimises your headlines or titles to ensure SEO optimisation and the greatest chance of engagement. We use it for blog posts, artist bios and press releases. Get the plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
6. Hunter Email Finder
If you are struggling to find contact details for that PR company, venue or booking agent you need the Hunter Email Finder extension. It will scan any website to find the email addresses often buried deep within the code. Get the Plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
7. Influencer Analytics
This clever little plugin allows you to analyse the followers of a social media influencer to check their followers are real, engagement rates and the location of their followers. So before you agree to pay an influencer to promote your next single do your due diligence. Get the Plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
Digital Marketing guru Neil Patel knows a thing or two about SEO and his brilliant plugin Ubersuggest will help you improve yours. We use it in several different ways. Firstly we use it to quickly understand and compare the actual traffic to music blogs before agreeing to a feature. Secondly, we use it to snoop on our competitors and understand which keywords they are using to drive traffic to their sites. Visit the website to get a free analysis of your own site, and what you could do to improve SEO optimisation. Get the Plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
9. Keywords Everywhere
This is a great tool to understand the tags other artists are using to promote their music videos on YouTube. It also appears in general Google search popping up to give you the historic search volume for any word so you can quickly see if the buzz around an artist or band is growing or declining. Get the Plugin here Click the image below to see it in action.
Milanote is your online to-do list, pinboard, and creative collaboration space all rolled into one. We use their web app to organise everything we do in music. We also use their Plugin to collect creative inspiration for social content, and artist marketing campaigns. You can share your boards with anyone, so it's brilliant for remote workers. Want to try it for FREE? Click here to use our referral code. Once you have signed up, get the web clipper plugin here so you can collect inspiration from around the web.
Words Mark Knight