To make it easier for you to find reputable extensions, Google Chrome will give extensions a Featured badge
Google is planning to add badges to extensions in the Chrome Web Store, including featured badges and established badges. The essence of providing these badges is to make it easier for users to find safe and reliable extensions that will receive an official Google recommendation. It is worth noting that for developers who want to get a recommendation, they have to apply manually. After submitting the application, Google will manually review and decide whether to provide a badge.
The established badge is different from the recommendation of the featured badge. This badge is mainly suitable for developer certification. After obtaining the badge, the badge will be displayed in the provider field. The established badges are identified by a developer with a valid, Google-verified account and no violation of the developer policy. So in theory most developers can get the established badge, but this badge does not get the official recommendation like the featured badge. The good news is that both Featured and Established badges can rank better in user searches, so it’s worth applying for certification as a developer.