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The 30 Best Bookmarklets for Online Marketers

3 February 2015 Jane Kryukova
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Bookmarklets look like a simple bookmark in your browser, but they contain a JavaScript code instead of a link. They work like browser extensions, but they are installed in a different way.

Just drag’n’drop a bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar
Just drag’n’drop a bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar

Why are bookmarklets so good?

  • They save time
  • They are easy to use
  • The work with all browsers
  • They can perform various different functions

Check out our list of the best bookmarklets developed to boost your productivity and make the life of an online marketer easier.

1. Page index

Checks whether or not a page was indexed by Google . With the help of this bookmarklet, you can also look at a page’s snippet and check the title, description and other elements.

Page index bookmarklets show you what a page looks like on a SERP
Page index bookmarklets show you what a page looks like on a SERP

2. Pages indexed past week

Shows the pages of a website that were indexed by Google during past week.

Pages of our website that were indexed during the past 7 days
Pages of our website that were indexed during the past 7 days

3. Site index

Shows all the indexed pages of a website and their approximate number. This bookmarklet comes in handy when analysing your competitors’ websites.

The site index bookmarklet shows all the indexed pages of a website
The site index bookmarklet shows all the indexed pages of a website

4. Microdata

Directs you to the Structured Data Testing Tool section in Google Webmaster Tools in one click. There you can see how a page is displayed up in SERPs and check the accuracy of its microdata code.

The Microdata bookmarklet allows you to check both the sites snippet and microdata
The Microdata bookmarklet allows you to check both the sites snippet and microdata

5. Page rank

A simple Bookmarklet which shows PR (PageRank).

The PR of a Forbes articles
The PR of a Forbes articles

6. Page speed

The quickest way to test a pages speed and get recommendations on how to improve it.

This bookmarklet accesses Google PageSpeed Insights in just one click
This bookmarklet accesses Google PageSpeed Insights in just one click

7. Google Trends

Dynamically displays how popular a search query is within a specific site domain.

Comparison of adidas.com and nike.com in Google Trends
Comparison of adidas.com and nike.com in Google Trends

8. Cache viewer

Goes to Google cache and retrieves a screenshot of a page, taken when a search engine robot last visited this page. This way you can view a page even if it doesn’t load or loads too slowly. You can also track recent changes to a page.

9. Site history

It allows you to see what a website looked like in the past.

That’s what Twitter looked like in 2008
That’s what Twitter looked like in 2008

10. How many words and chars

Counts the number of words and characters in text you highlight.

There are 678 chars and 115 words in the highlighted text
There are 678 chars and 115 words in the highlighted text

11. Meta data

Displays all the available information about the meta data of a page including: title, description, keywords, Twitter cards, Open Graph and so on.

The meta data of one of our articles
The meta data of one of our articles

12. Headlines

Highlights all headlines (H1-H6) on a page with different colors.

The bookmarklet highlights all the headlines using different colors
The bookmarklet highlights all the headlines using different colors

13. Nofollow

Highlights all links with the ‘nofollow’ attribute on a page.

Nofollow links are highlighted in yellow
Nofollow links are highlighted in yellow

14. External links

Shows a list of all the external links on a page.

List of all external links on a page
List of all external links on a page

15. External/internal links

All external links are highlighted with blue, whilst internal ones are highlighted with red. It’s very helpful on sites with a lot of links.

The bookmarklet highlights links with two different colors, red and blue
The bookmarklet highlights links with two different colors, red and blue

16. Text to link

Replaces anchor texts with links.

All anchor texts are turned into links
All anchor texts are turned into links

17. Show robots.txt

Gives you immediate access to the robots.txt file of a site you are currently viewing.

Twitter robots.txt
Twitter robots.txt

18. Canonical URL

Shows a canonical page URL and checks if the current URL matches this.

Canonical tags match the current URL
Canonical tags match the current URL

19. Show JavaScript

Shows all JavaScripts used on a page.

JavaScript on a page of our blog
JavaScript on a page of our blog

20. Where have you come from

Shows the site you came from to reach the page you’re currently viewing.

A user came to this page from our website
A user came to this page from our website

21. Delete cookies

Deletes all cookies from the website you are currently viewing in one click.

22. Prototype

Turns a page you are viewing into a template.

The template for our home page
The template for our home page

23. Images to alt text

Turns all images into alt texts.

All images are replaced with alt texts
All images are replaced with alt texts

24. Hide images

Hides all images on a page.

This bookmarklet hides all the images on a page
This bookmarklet hides all the images on a page

25. Simple design

Makes all the text on a page black and the background – white. Any links are colored in blue and violet.

A simple design in action
A simple design in action

26. Sort spreadsheets

Sorts spreadsheets alphabetically (A to Z and vice versa).

27. Number of lines

Adds a serial number to each line of a spreadsheet.

28. Twitter activities

Shows which pages of a website are the most popular on Twitter. You can select results for various timeframes.

Texterras’ most popular articles on Twitter for the past 5 days
Texterras’ most popular articles on Twitter for the past 5 days

29. Social shares

Shows how many times and on what social networks a page has been shared.

Shares of the google.co.uk home page across various social networks
Shares of the google.co.uk home page across various social networks

30. Download YouTube videos

Allows you to download videos from YouTube in the following formats: MP3, iPod, FLV, MP4 and AVI. It doesn’t just work on YouTube, but also on any pages containing embedded YouTube videos.

Downloading a YouTube video from the homepage of our website
Downloading a YouTube video from the homepage of our website

Good luck! I hope you’ll find these bookmarklets helpful.

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Автор: Jane Kryukova
Marketer at Texterra. She writes awesome stuff for our blog, composes email newsletters, and is always searching for new tools and methods of site promotion. Jane believes that great content is one of the most powerful weapons of a marketer and successfully uses this idea in her practice. Find Jane on Facebook, where she loves to share interesting posts on online marketing.
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