Social Bookmarking on popular networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, StumbleUpon, Delicious and Reddit has become an integral part of blogging and web browsing. For many bloggers, social bookmarking is one of the major sources of blog traffic. A single link shared on sites like StumbleUpon or Facebook gets exposed to possibly thousands of people. Since the links shared by you will be viewed by your own friends, they would feel encouraged to check out the blog posts.

Browser Bookmarklets

Browser Bookmarklets

As more and more webmasters and bloggers start focusing on Search Engine Optimization or SEO, getting search engine traffic consistently would become tougher. Moreover, the search engines would have a tough time weeding out the useless links which are pushed to the top using Black Hat SEO. Consequently, more people would rely on social networking/ social bookmarking websites to obtain the required information.

Personally, I prefer online tools and services suggested by authoritative bloggers and webmasters to the top results on Google, Bing or Yahoo. What do you prefer?

Now, getting down to the main stuff, here are 6 social bookmarklets for web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer, which you can drag onto your browser’s “bookmarks toolbar” for quick access. Some blogs and websites do not offer inbuilt buttons/links for sharing the pages on the networks, so it’s better to have the bookmarklets handy.

To add these bookmarklets to your browser, just click and drag the buttons onto the bookmark toolbar, or simply add the codes to the URL fields of the bookmarks.

  • Facebook Share Bookmarklet:

javascript:var d=document,f='https://www.facebook.com/share',l=d.location,e=encodeURIComponent,p='.php?src=bm&v=4&i=1312735668&u='+e(l.href)+'&t='+e(d.title);1;try{if (!/^(.*\.)?facebook\.[^.]*$/.test(l.host))throw(0);share_internal_bookmarklet(p)}catch(z) {a=function() {if (!window.open(f+'r'+p,'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,resizable=1,width=626,height=436'))l.href=f+p};if (/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent))setTimeout(a,0);else{a()}}void(0)
  • Twitter Tweet Bookmarklet:

 

javascript:(function(){window.twttr=window.twttr||{};var D=550,A=450,C=screen.height,B=screen.width,H=Math.round((B/2)-(D/2)),G=0,F=document,E;if(C>A){G=Math.round((C/2)-(A/2))}window.twttr.shareWin=window.open('http://twitter.com/share','','left='+H+',top='+G+',width='+D+',height='+A+',personalbar=0,toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,resizable=1');E=F.createElement('script');E.src='https://platform.twitter.com/bookmarklets/share.js?v=1';F.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(E)}());
  • Reddit Bookmarklet:

javascript:location.href="http://www.reddit.com/submit?url="+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)
  • Google +1 Bookmarklet:

javascript:(function(){var c;c=document.createElement("script");c.type="text/javascript";c.src="https://www.ctrlq.org/plusone/index.js?r="+Math.random();document.body.appendChild(c);})();
  • StumbleUpon Bookmarklet:

javascript:document.location.href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url="+document.URL+'&title='+document.title.replace(/ /g,'+');
  • Delicious Bookmarklet:

javascript:(function(){location.href="http://www.delicious.com/save?url="+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href)+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+'¬es='+encodeURIComponent(''+(window.getSelection?window.getSelection():document.getSelection?document.getSelection():document.selection.createRange().text))+'&v=6&jump=yes'})()

 

I use all of these bookmarklets regularly, and definitely find them more useful than having to store all the important/useful links on my own computer.

Please share your thoughts and experiences in the form of comments below.

Samir Saurav Majhi
I'm a rolling stone, with diverse interests from Theoretical Physics to Ubuntu Gaming, Nature Photography to Buddhism. Basically, if you want to talk about ANYTHING, I'm your guy!