If you’re a sales or marketing professional and you use Google Chrome as your main browser, then you may have noticed the variety of extensions the Chrome Store offers to users. Do you know which are the best extensions for professionals such as yourself?
There are many to choose from, but not all are going to be suitable for your needs. In this article, we’ll highlight a few of the best ones for folks like you.
If you’re not already using Unomy, you’re missing out on a powerful tool that can fundamentally change your bottom line. With Unomy, you can build hyper-targeted lists of prospects and feed your sales pipeline in a very systematic way.
Roughly 95 percent of Unomy’s clients use its Chrome extension on a daily basis to build lists “on the fly”, tap into valuable company information directly from the browser, retrieve contact details of specific decision makers, etc.
The Unomy Chrome extension isn’t free, but it’s an indispensable tool for sales and marketing professionals who want to take prospecting and sales-related research to the next level.
Do you ever find yourself on a website and looking for more information about the site and its effectiveness? In other words, you’re interested in knowing how popular the site is and what kind of traffic is getting driven to it.
Alexa makes it much easier to locate this kind of information in a timely manner. The Alexa Extension is available for Chrome and may be placed unobtrusively at the top of your browser window with a simple icon.
When you click on the Alexa icon, you can see how popular a website is, check for related links, see how the site looked in the past, and do some in-depth search analytics to discover which queries are driving traffic to the site. You probably won’t use this function continually, but it sure comes in handy when you do need it.
3. Add to Wunderlist
Wunderlist has always been a pretty excellent tool for helping marketing and sales professionals stay organized, but the Add to Wunderlist extension was released a few years ago, and things just got better.
This simple little extension empowers you to add information swiftly to lists as you’re browsing. Just click the button and the extension will clip the essential data -- such as links, prices, descriptions, and contact information -- directly from the page.
This can save you a ton of time while it assists in the process of gathering background on prospects and leads.
Want to be one of the first of your peers to use an extension? This one has been around a while, but the odds are that most of your coworkers and peers don’t know anything about Prioritab.
It isn’t nearly as popular as some of the other extensions in this list, but it can be just as useful. The Prioritab extension creates a simple to-do interface directly in your browser.
Each time you open a new tab in Chrome, this extension pops up and gives you information on the date and time, and which tasks are due today, this week, and this month. It also provides a handy breakdown of the year by letting you know that you’re 35 percent of the way through your workday, 75 percent of the month, etc.
5. cloudHQ Sync
If you’re one of the many sales reps or marketing pros who has files and folders spread all across the cloud, cloudHQ Sync is the extension you’ve been dreaming about. It’s a simple and easy solution for people who tend to be disorganized.
Using the cloudHQ Sync extension for Chrome, you can put all your files into a single place on Google Drive. It’s able to search Evernote, Box, OneNote, Basecamp, Dropbox, Gmail, OneDrive, SharePoint, and a variety of other popular storage programs to bring organization to your life … finally!
Networking obviously plays a huge role in sales and marketing, but it’s not necessarily easy to locate the information you need when you’re browsing the Internet. Connectifier simplifies the process and eliminates the friction associated with having to find contact details.
Once you download the Connectifier extension, a little bar sits on the right side of your screen whenever you open up a LinkedIn or Twitter profile. In the sidebar, you gain immediate access to email addresses, contact information, and other pertinent details that you need to contact people via the appropriate channel. It’s super helpful and can save a lot of time.
Staying on top of social media constantly requires you to be prepared to post, share, and comment. Unfortunately, many sales and marketing professionals just aren’t naturally nimble enough to engage followers in a timely fashion.
That’s where the Buffer extension comes into play. With the Buffer extension, you can easily share content you run across with the click of a button.
This means less wasted time and more engagement. You can also set up a post queue that lets you schedule content for release at specified times in the future.
Arm Yourself With the Right Tools
It’s great if you happen to have those intrinsic qualities that enable a sales and marketing professional to thrive, but if you don’t, you can still overcome deficiencies and weaknesses by arming yourself with the right tools.
For Google Chrome users, the extensions highlighted in this article provide a great starting point. Give them a try and see what they can do for you.