Handy SEO Bookmarklets

Matt Beswick November 15, 2012 1
Instead of my usual ramblings, this post is a quick and easy way to save you a LOAD of time (for anyone that doesn’t use bookmarklets, now is the time to start). Put simply, they let you add an item to your bookmarks bar that fires up useful services with just a click of the mouse.

To add a bookmarklet in Chrome (other Browsers have a similar process), make sure your bookmarks bar is showing, right click it, then click ‘add page’. Name it whatever you like and add the code you want to use as the URL. Alternatively, just drag the handy link that I’ve provided below to the bookmark bar and it’ll do all the hard work for you.

Oh, and if anyone has a bookmarklet they’d like to add to this list just leave a comment and I’ll update this post.

Rich Snippet Preview

If you’d like a quick way to get an instant ‘rich snippet’ preview of the page you’re on, this will be of help:

javascript:void(window.open('http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url='+window.location.href,'_blank')); Add Bookmark

Ahrefs.com Check

Next up, for anyone who uses ahrefs.com for link and keyword analysis, this handy bookmarklet opens a new window with analysis of your current page:

javascript:void(window.open('https://ahrefs.com/keywords/overview/exact/'+encodeURIComponent(encodeURIComponent(location.href.replace('http://',''))),'_blank')); Add Bookmark

OpenSiteExplorer Check

This one fires up OpenSiteExplorer in a new window for the page you’re currently browsing:

javascript:void(window.open(%27http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/links?source=external&site=%27+window.location.href,%27_blank%27)); Add Bookmark

TextBroker Direct Order

Finally, for anyone that uses TextBroker and has a list of favourite authors that they send content to regularly, try adding a new folder to your bookmarks bar and then creating a new entry for each one. The only thing you need to change is the author id, which you get from the URL when placing a direct order:

https://www.textbroker.com/c/DirectOrder.php?aid=AUTHOR_ID_GOES_HERE Add Bookmark

One Comment »

  1. Fakir March 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the bookmarklets. I was looking for ahrefs and the one you provided works just fine!

    You might like another bookmarklet I use a lot:

    Bing Link from Domain:

    javascript:location.href=’http://www.bing.com/search?q=linkfromdomain%3A’+document.domain.replace(‘www.’,”);

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