The 6 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Sharing

Google Chrome extensions enhances your functionality of your Google Chrome browser.  In the same way WordPress plugins do for WordPress platform. And the Google Chrome browser is the safest browser around (along with sleek and web faster). Check out the 6 best Google Chrome extensions every blogger or online marketer needs for social media sharing.

By the way, the Google Chrome browser really is the safest around. This year, Google bet $20,000, at the Pwn2Own annual security showdown, there wasn’t a hacker who could that you couldn’t crack into Chrome. Guess what? Three years in a row, Google Chrome’s sandbox feature left the browser untouchable!

AddThis

With on click, AddThis allows you to instantly share and bookmark web pages, blogs, videos and any other content to popular destinations. Currently supported services include: Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, FriendFeed, Google Bookmarks, Mixx, and many more!

Bit.ly

Bit.ly links to your bit.ly account, shortens your url, sets up a Tweet (post title and bit.ly link), and you can send it straight to services like Twitter or Facebook. Or you have the option to just copy the bit.ly link and use as you chose.

Buffer

Buffer for Chrome is the accompanying extension for Buffer. Buffer helps you tweet more consistently in just 3 simple steps. One, chose times to tweet (or by default the buffer is set for peak tweeting times). Two, Add tweets to your buffer by using the extension. Three, let the Buffer do its work.

The difference between Buffer and Bit.ly, Buffer allows you to schedule or space out the times you send your tweets.

Amplify

Amplify is my favorite tool for sharing content (but you already knew that)! With Amplify you can clip specific parts of articles or blog posts you read on the web and add your own take before sharing them on Twitter, Facebook and more. Then lets you share your thoughts on any page, paragraph, image or video you find on the web and post them directly to Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Posterous, Friendfeed, delicious, diigo, Plurk and others.

Google Share Button

Google Share Button for Chrome lets you easily share webpages with friends, just like Share in Google toolbar. I am so jazzed to find this, because now I can keep using Chrome as apposed to Firefox (don’t get me wrong, both are great browsers). Click the Share button and select your desired service from the drop-down menu. Find more services by clicking the “view more services”.

Digg

This is the official Digg extension allows you to easily Digg your favorite content. The Digg count for any URL is displayed at the right of the extension. And with the Digg extension you can share the content via Twitter, Facebook and email. There is an added feature, much like StumbeUpon, selecting the Random button will lead you to discovering great new content!

What is your favorite Google Chrome extension?

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  1. I use a number of these..they all have its own purpose online..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amplify and Buffer are actually extensions I’ve never heard of. Buffer is one I need, it’s annoying sometimes having to always input times whenever I have multiple tweets to do. Also, from the way you describe Amplify it seems like I’m missing out, haha! Honestly though it does sound like a great extension, I’ll probably give it a whirl. Thanks =)

    Fletcher
    email marketing services

    • Hi Fletcher,
      Re: buffer…exactly. This makes it uber simple to Tweet out mass content w/out needing to constantly set up the times. Have fun with the extensions! They do make social sharing that much easier.

  3. Christine, I have been a Firefox guy for years and I hate change-besides the security issue you mentioned, any other advantages to Chrome? And what’s the learning curve

    • I do admit… FF does have great extensions, too. But I like the sleek, minimal look of Chrome. Plus my web page load time is way faster than my FF browser. That’s enough reason for me! But to each his own. Chrome…learning curve same as FF.

  4. Hi Christine,

    I work for BuzzGrowl and I think it has a nice little twist to just share buttons. It shows you tweets about the website that you’re currently surfing on. It’s the leading browser plug-in in the social/communication category of the Chrome webstore.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icjocbnbhcddhjhjlfogoacocamjaepk

    We’ll be launching a secret feature next week just for shoppers. Hope you’ll give it a spin.

    K.B.

  5. Hi Christine,

    Although I have chrome, I use firefox the majority of the times. I love the plugins available on ff, but it has been crashing lately, not sure what that’s about. Still not enough reason for me to abandon ff but I’ll still keep chrome available.

    Golda

  6. I agree this.. This Google chrome extensions gives more benefits to social media sharing compared to other browsers. Thanks for sharing this..

  7. Christine, I can go on and on about Chrome extensions all day! I just love them and I have so many that it’s hard to pick favorites, but here’s my shortlist:
    StumbleUpon
    SEO Site Tools
    Alexa
    Awesome Screenshot
    Read Later
    My Shortcuts
    Gmail checker Plus
    The Tweet Button
    Springpad
    ParrotFish (from Embedly)
    Klout
    Zemanta
    Mozbar (just found this one last week)

    And from your list I use Amplify, Buffer and Bit.ly. I guess you can tell that I love Google Chrome :)

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  9. Nice post about The 6 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Sharing. I am very impressed with the time and effort you have put into writing this story. I will give you a link on my social media blog. All the best!

  10. How do you make Amplify work? I added it to chrome and firefox, and neither of them work.

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