Today I’d like to share with you some of the bookmarklets that I personally use and have installed on my Chrome and FireFox browser. If you don’t know what a bookmarklet is then please watch the video below to get a better understanding, plus see exactly what the bookmarklets below can do for you.
If you’d like to use any of the bookmarklets lists below, you can simply drag them into your browser bookmark area. Using your mouse, hover the cursor over the bookmarklet link, hold down the left mouse button and drag into the bookmark area.
Google Webmaster – Rich Snippet Testing Tool Bookmarklet
Credit for this bookmarklet and goes out to AJ Kohn, as I found this bookmarklet on his site back in 2012. For someone like myself who’s often helping other people, making sure that they have Google Authorship and schema markup code setup correctly, this is a bookmarklet I use very often. <<< Drag the image on the left into your browser bookmark area to install the bookmarklet. So what exactly does this bookmarklet do? While browsing any web page that’s online you can press the Snippets bookmarklet and it will open a new tab, load up the rich snippet testing tool with the URL of the page you were viewing. I guess the correct term is “Structured Data Testing Tool“, I’ve always referred to the tool as Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool.
QSR – Quoted Search Results Bookmarklet
I created this bookmarklet last year so that I could find the QSR of any search phrase without doing it the slow/long manual way, however since creating the bookmarklet I also found another way that works even better if you use the Chrome browser, if you like to check the QSR you should checkout this post: Quoted Search Results. <<< Drag the image on the left into your browser bookmark area to install the bookmarklet. So what exactly does this bookmarklet do? Pressing the bookmarklet will bring up a popup type box, you need enter your phrase in quotes and press OK. It will then open a new TAB and take you to the last page of Google results, revealing the QSR for the search phrase. Also, if you use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool, and you’re viewing the keywords wrapped in quotation marks, you can highly the phrase and both quotation marks and then press the bookmarklet to reveal the QSR. I show you this in the video above.
Godaddy – Domain Check Bookmarklet
While in the middle of trying to create my own bookmarklet to check domain availability, I stumbled upon someone elses bookmarklet that did exactly what I wanted it to do. <<< Drag the image on the left into your browser bookmark area to install the bookmarklet. So what exactly does this bookmarklet do? While browsing any web page you can highlight any text on a page and press the bookmarklet button, it will that open a new tab and check the domain availability with Godaddy, it also applies a promo code giving you a discount should you decide to purchase.
Do You Have A Bookmarklet To Share?
Do you have/use a bookmarklet that you’d like to share with others? If you do please feel free to post a comment below and let us know what it is and how it helps you. If it’s something I find helpful I’ll perhaps add it to this post. Another bookmarklet that I use is from Pinterest, it’s great as it allows me to PIN any image or youtube video on the page I’m currently viewing to my Pinterest boards.