9 Google Bookmarklets for SEOs

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A bookmarklet is often a good alternative to FireFox extension: first, they are not limited to FireFox; secondly, they are easier to backup and quicker to install and easier to organize; thirdly, most of them do not require constant updates. What I am offering today is a nice collection of SEO bookmarklets that involve Google search.

Note: to install a bookmarklet just grab a link and drag it into your bookmarks toolbar. Also please comment here if any of them won’t work with you (specify the browser).

Quick tip: if you like an idea and want to install many of Google bookmarklets, consider creating a separate folder for them to save space.

Google bookmarklets - folder

  1. Search selected text on Google (by Stuntdubl): highlight the word and search for it in Google. (search results open in the same window)
  2. Google Insights Bookmarklet (by Google Tutor): search Google and then click it to see the searched term stats in Google Insights;
  3. Google Trends Websites (another one from Google Tutor): shows Google trends for the current domain.
  4. Google Cache bookmarklet allows for a quick access to the cached version of the current page. I am sure, as an SEO you often need to view a page saved Google copy – so you will find it quite useful.
  5. X-Browser SEO bookmarklet (by Search and Social) allows to quick access to the page and domain important SEO statistics right from Google search results (and offers many features besides enhancing Google search). Works too slow with me though…
  6. Google definition: highlight a term on page and get the definition from Google (probably, not too often used by SEOs but can be very useful for bloggers and copywriters).
  7. Blog search: finds blog mentions of the highlighted term (based on Google Blog Search);
  8. Search this domain: (based on site: operator) give it a term and it will search for it in Google within current domain only.
  9. Show similar pages: (based on related: operator) shows the page co-citation.

Sources: GoogleSystem, Blogoscoped.com.

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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  • Phil

    Ann, checkout this huge list they were done for Chrome but work for other browsers:

    http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/chrome-tips-tricks/google-toolbar-chrome-50.html

    The include ones like show Robots.txt, last modified date, page in Archive.org and so on very useful.

  • http://ThatGirlFromMarketing.com Natasha Robinson

    FYI – with the new Google Toolbar yoou can click on the Page rank Button and it will show Google Backlinks, Cache & similar pages

  • http://www.bluestar.ie diarmuid ryan

    this is cool, a real time saver..tho i do accept the point that google toolbar does indeed cover much of this..

  • http://SporkMarketing.com Jason Lancaster

    I’m a fan of the AttentionMeter.com “Triangulate Traffic” bookmarklet when I’m trying to find socially relevant sites during social marketing/link building campaigns.

  • MATT

    honestly,i can’t believe you consider yourself an SEO…all of your posts are just a bunch of crap…since all your posts are like that, i suggest you name the next one “12 ways to pretend to be an SEO while you never made anything beside writing stupid posts”

  • http://www.worthview.com worth view

    Good article… Very useful.Thanks for sharing. i had bookmarked 5 bookmarklets

  • http://SporkMarketing.com Jason Lancaster

    Matt – If you’re directing your comments at Ann, you’re a flaming idiot. If you’re directing your comments at me, good for you.

  • http://www.justmeandmy.com Ben McKay

    fs

  • http://www.justmeandmy.com Ben McKay

    (just lost my post…so retyping)

    @ Ann, thanks for the prompt to refresh my boookmarklets…I always think it’s important for SEM’s to continually revue their toolkit, and you’re always a good source for that!

    @Phil great link, thanks

  • gypspy

    While Matt has a point, I wouldn’t read too much into that.
    It’s a trend that I see also, when I see a title like the Top… blah blah, I instantly think the same way.
    Enough with the top ten crap.
    I don;t think Letterman even does that anymore.

  • http://www.noonewin.com Busby

    Thanks for listing this great bookmarklet

  • http://www.justmeandmy.com Ben McKay

    I don’t get why people go on to sites to slate their content when it’s not being rude or intrusive in their space in any way. Why do people want to lash out – resentment or jealousy are my only answers?

    It’s their space to do what ever they like, people here value it, and there’s nothing in my opinion that makes this poor content. So what’s the problem.

    It’s not labeled up as something in order to sell something else. It is what it is.

    And it’s FREE too! 😉

    Thanks Ann.

  • http://www.piperpartners.com Andy Piper

    Good post with good suggestions that create value for me. Thats why I keep coming back to your site. Thanks for sharing this information.

  • Affan Laghari

    Matt.
    While I agree that using the tools merely doesn’t make anyone an SEO, comments like yours aren’t needed.
    Ann takes out her time and roams around the whole www to find tools that can make some of tasks easier, faster to manage. It’s not that every tool will benefit everyone. Neither every post can benefit anyone. But if she’s taking her time to save out time, then she very well deserves those Sphinns and positive comments.

    I remember that I learned about Majestic SEO and the intitle/inanchor query usage from one of Ann’s posts. That’s why I have subscribed to this blog.

    And while Ann’s posts are worth reading, at least for quite a few new seos, your comment IS NOT worth reading for anyone and is just a waste of time.

    And I am writing this long comment just so people like you don’t waste their time and our time with their useless whining comments.

    btw, don’t you think it’s nice and humble of Ann to let your comment get published.

  • http://increase-pr.blogspot.com Increase Page Rank

    Matt you’re a moron…

    Ann you’re a SEO bomba! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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  • http://www.spec-india.com Jignesh Padhiyar

    Thanks a lot for posting such a nice information.

  • http://www.finaltouchinteriors.com anton

    like the work of the Editor
    some of it comes in very handy.
    Especially if one is not involved on a day to day basis with SEO.
    Thank you for sharing

  • http://katzwebdesign.net Zack Katz

    Thanks for the boomarklets! I would have liked the X-Browser SEO one, but it’s no longer working…too bad.
    I developed another SEO Bookmarket that strips Google personalization from the results (“Based on your Web History”). Check it out: http://seodenver.com/2009/01/28/seo-bookmarklet/

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  • http://www.wicklandgroup.com Steve Wickland

    Ann,
    Great post. I just switched browsers so this will definitely help.
    Steve

  • http://denvercoweb.com Denver Web

    Thanks for the step by step instructions. Very useful.