Chrome extensions can really benefit you and your business if you find the right ones, but, the question is which ones should you get? Depending on your business and what you have to offer will impact which Chrome extensions are best for you. Therefore, we have put together a list of 5 generic extensions you need when building and growing your business.


Grammarly is one of those Chrome extensions which helps with your grammar… just as you’d expect from the name. So, if you are a business owner or a member of staff who spends part of your time creating content including blogs, pages, or just general information, Grammarly can help you perfect it. The extension corrects your grammar and spelling as you write to ensure you are not making any mistakes within your work to make it as professional as possible. Thankfully, the extension offers both a free and paid service. So, if you are just starting out and are trying to get a feel of multiple extensions before finding the best one, Grammarly is something new to try!

Pro: Highly accurate.

Con: Free version is limited.


Moving on from content creation, every business needs some sort of security. LastPass is an extension that keeps all of your passwords locked away in one place. It is a great way to save time when logging in to different websites as it automatically enters your password if it is saved in the log. So, if you have a memory like a fish or change every password you make, LastPass will turn into an essential.

Pro: Passwords are safe and secure.

Con: Passwords do not always autofill.


Boomerang is a chrome extension which is compatible with Gmail. It is essentially known as the ‘ultimate email productivity tool’. The extension allows you to track and schedule emails. In other words, you can type out your email now and schedule it for whenever you like in the future. Not only that, but you can also track your emails meaning after you have sent it, you can see if your email has been read. The last thing you want is for your work to pile up, so if you had the opportunity to schedule emails, it could make your life ten times easier.

Pro: Great for organisation.

Con: May slow down your Gmail.

Page Analytics

If you are wanting to get a better understanding of how your customers interact with your website or your page, Page Analytics will do the trick. As a business owner, you love to understand how to improve and grow, even the small things. So, gathering a better understanding on your page analytics will really benefit your brand for the future as it allows you to know what to work on.

Pro: It is free of charge.

Con: To understand the analytics you need to be aware of the ‘language’.


ClickUp is a Chrome Extension has it all. It is perfect for the organisation and control over your daily schedule. ClickUp is an award-winning extension used by major companies all over the world. It allows you to do create and save tasks, bookmark pages, track time, capture important screenshots, and even help with emails. It’s even marketed as an app to replace all!

Pro: It has all of the necessary features.

Con: Can sometimes be laggy/freeze.

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Our Help

Although, as you will know, Chrome extensions are only a minor help when it comes to growing your business. There are many more factors which come into play. Therefore, here at Hive Digital Media, we can offer you multiple services to help develop your company. These include SEO, Social Ads, Content Marketing, Google Ads and Web Design & Development, for more information click here.

Almost 5 billion videos are seen every single day on YouTube meaning there are 30 million visitors every 24 hours. Therefore making YouTube one of the best sites to give your brand as much awareness as it can get. YouTube ads attract people of all ages, not just those who are young. So, whether your target audience is people over who are younger or older, the chances of you spreading brand awareness are high.

Who will you reach?

One of the great things about YouTube Ads is that your advertisement will go straight to your target audience. According to YouTube, they have various advertising pin-pointing methods to narrow down to exactly who you want. Some examples are listed below for the video marketing side of YouTube Ads:

  1. Demographic Groups – age, gender, parental status or household income.
  2. Interests – affinity audiences, life events, Custom intent audiences.
  3. Detailed demographics – reach user based on additional broad, shared traits, such as students, homeowners or new parents.

Other examples for content marketing are also directly below:

  1. Placements
  2. Topics
  3. Keywords

What it costs:

According to YouTube, most businesses begin with a plan which is around £6 per day for local campaigns, but you can make adjustments to your plan at any time. But, despite this being said, Google owns YouTube, therefore the price of YouTube ads involves you bidding for ad placement. This means that it is hard to give an exact figure.

There are different factors which play a part when determining the price, some of them include:

  • Targeting options
  • Your bid
  • Bidding selection
  • Ad type

Creating Your YouTube Ad

When creating your YouTube Ad you need to keep multiple factors in mind. This will include, your target audience, your budget and how you want it to look.

The look of your video needs to be one of your top priorities because if what the viewer is watching is not interesting or unique, the chances of them clicking skip when it reaches the 5-second mark is likely. Although not every brand has the facilities to hire a team to create these ads, it is still important to make it look as best as it can. The better it looks and sounds, the more conversions will occur.

These ads can be created with a small homemade budget or even a larger budget, whatever you choose, you just need to ensure it is right for your pin-pointed audience. Once you have completed a few advertisements you should consider whether your budget is perfect or not and then make some changes if necessary.

Different Ad Types

There are six different types of ads when promoting on YouTube:

YouTube Ads - Display Ads

Display Ads: These are displayed right of the featured image and above the suggested videos (red box).

YouTube Ads -  Overlay Ads

Overlay Ads: Semi-transparent overlay ads which cover the lower 20% of the screen.

YouTube Ads - Skippable Video Ads

Skippable Ad Videos: These type of ads allow viewers to skip after 5 seconds. Therefore, this is why we advise you to try and make your ads as interesting and unique as possible.

YouTube Ads -  Non Skippable Video Ads

Non Skippable Ads: These ads are seen before the viewer can watch the video. This type is usually between 15 and 20 seconds long.

 Bumper Ads

Bumper Ads: These last around 6 seconds and must be viewed before you can watch the video.

 sponsored types

Sponsored Cards Ads: These display relevant information at the end of a video for a few moments before the video ends.

The different types of ads also impact the price which you will pay as some are more visible than others.

Is It Worth It?

This is personal preference as you might have found a different platform which enables you to reach a better percentage of an audience which is a better deal for your money. On the other hand, you may find YouTube to be the best. Therefore, perhaps it is something which is worth trying out and if you do not get the results you want, then you can move to advertise on a different platform.

How Can Hive Digital Media Help With Your Business?

Here at Hive Digital Media we offer a wide range of services to help your business grow. For example:

  1. SEO
  2. Social Ads
  3. Google Ads
  4. Content Marketing
  5. Web Design and Development

For further information click here.