If you have $5 and access to ChatGPT you can get a DR 93 backlink from chrome.google.com.
Although it’s a nofollow link, who doesn’t want a link from Google?
All you need to do is make a simple Chrome extension and upload it to the Chrome web store.
The best part is you don’t actually need to know how to make a Chrome extension. ChatGPT knows how.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of how to create a Chrome extension with ChatGPT and list it on the Chrome Web Store to get an awesome backlink.
1. Think of ideas for simple Chrome extensions relevant to your industry/niche
Currently, Google Chrome has about 2.6 billion users. While there are only about 188,620 Chrome extensions. That means there could literally be millions of Chrome users who could benefit from your plugin.
However, you don’t need a fancy Chrome extension to get listed. You can make an extension that literally does one thing. ChatGPT can even provide some basic styling to make it look nice.
In my case, I made a bold text SERP grabber. All it does is show the bold text on Google search results and allow you to copy it to your clipboard.
A tool like this could be useful for anyone doing SEO.
I didn’t code this at all. ChatGPT made everything.
Focusing on a simple extension allowed me to create it quickly and easily.
Although ChatGPT is already quite advanced, it can still struggle to make multi-faceted applications.
If you overcomplicate it and don’t know how to code you will need to get a developer involved.
Programming with AI tools will get easier in the coming years, but for now, I recommend keeping it simple.
Think of a “Minimum Viable Chrome Extension”.
2. Work with ChatGPT to create and test your Chrome extension
working with ChatGTP is fairly easy once you have a simple idea for a Chrome plugin.
I will admit that because I’m not a very good proompt engineer it took me a bit of back and forth to get it working properly.
I also went back to add additional features and styling.
Here’s the initial prompt I used:
Troubleshooting and testing your Chrome extension is easy too. You can just paste in the error messages you get and ChatGPT will provide you with fixes.
3. Upload your Chrome extension to the web store
Once your extension is tested and ready to upload, you need to create a Chrome developer profile and upload your extension.
There’s a one-time fee of $5 USD to get your account registered. This is probably to reduce spam profiles being added.
That’s a cheap price to pay for a backlink from Google, plus you’ll also get the street cred of having a published Chrome extension.
Here’s a walkthrough guide on how to set up your profile and upload your extension.
Working on your Chrome Extension
In order to build your extension you will need to create a folder with a few specific text files on your computer.
You’ll also need to enable developer mode on your Chrome extension settings and upload your extension to test it.
If you’re new to coding things like me, it may seem a little bit daunting, but plenty of web guides provide detailed instructions.
Check out this one by Viet Nguyen for a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of building and testing your Chrome extension.
If you want to get an awesome backlink from Google and create something that could potentially get you in front of millions of Chrome users, this is a quick and easy way to do it.
Here’s a link to my Bold Text SERP Grabber Chrome extension if you want to try it out.
I’d love to see what extension you come up with. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and show me what you made.