Joe Youngblood SEO & Digital Marketing Consulting, a Dallas-based SEO agency, has launched a new browser extension to help desktop web users better manage how they use popular websites. The new extension, called Ultimasaurus, has been in development since May of 2022 and was recently approved to be listed on the Google Chrome web store.
As the web grows more and more controlled by a handful of big tech companies, they restrict how users can customize their experiences on the platforms they own. Often this leads to consumers being inundated with sensational news content, poor search result listings, and paid content instead of the content a user was looking for – all while useful features to help users make objective decisions and perform rational behaviors are removed or hidden behind dark patterns. The Ultimasaurus extension is a new tool to help consumers take back some control over what they see on large websites and what features or functions are available to them without any coding knowledge required. The extension does this by giving users a series of toggle switches which turn a feature on or off.
At launch the browser extension allows users to remove Twitter’s “What’s Happening” section, add dislike counts back to YouTube, remove Amazon from search results on Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo, and remove Pinterest from image search results.
Joe Youngblood, Founder of Joe Youngblood SEO & Digital Marketing Consulting, said: “We believe a digital marketing agency should make it a priority to improve the online consumer experience even if they are not using a client’s websites or app. We have made it an integral part of our mission to ensure that consumers have access to free and simple to use tools to customize and improve their online experience. Ultimasaurus makes it incredibly easy for consumers to shop smaller ecommerce merchants without changing any of their search behaviors, opt out of toxic and sensational topics on social media, and understand what videos other users have not enjoyed.”
Ultimasaurus is the only browser extension that packages up these features along with intuitive and simple to use controls. All of the features of Ultimasaurus can be easily enabled or disabled with one click inside of the extension.
The launch version of the browser extension has 4 one-click options that work on major websites including Google, Twitter, YouTube, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. Ultimasaurus is compatible with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and can be found on the Chrome Web Store for both browsers.