Oddiophile's Technorati Tags Bookmarklet is available here

One of my more popular posts is regarding a bookmarklet by Oddiophile that will create the html template for any number of space-separated Technorati tags.

For quite a while now the Oddiophile blog has been offline, and after quite an exhaustive search on the web I cannot find a bookmarklet that offers similar functionality.

As I use it all the time for my posts (as you can tell from the bottom line of every post) I have a local copy. I'm going to put it up for distribution, if anyone has any issues with this duplication please get in touch with me by commenting on this blog post and I'll take it down (if you have a damn good reason why the blogosphere shouldn't benefit from this rather fab tool!) :)

Ok, here you go...

Oddiophile's Rather Fab Technorati Tags Bookmarklet

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39 comments:

Blogger said...

you're a saint

searcher2u said...
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Anonymous said...

Is this type of tag used only for "Blogs"?

abeacock said...

Anonymous,

I suppose you could place them on any webpage, but they really only come into their own once you also 'ping' Technorati to let them know that you have a new page with some tags on it.

They then spider your page and update their system with the tags that you have mentioned.

I'm not sure if you can ask Technorati to spider a non-blog page for tags.

They are still useful if you want to point your readers to some other categories that they might be interested it.

Michael said...

Thanks a hell of a lot for posting this! Total lifesaver!

abeacock said...

Glad it's been of some use, I use it for every blog post that I write.

Briconcella said...

Merci, merci, merci beaucoup!

Ike said...

This is fantastic. Thank you.

abeacock said...

Ike, glad you like it!

Luminus said...

Thanks a million for this, I've been seeing Technorati tags on people's blogs and wondering how they did 'em.

I was gonna start adding tags from next week in a very manual (HTML Links) way after checking someone else's blog.

This is a total life saver. Thanks man.

Here >:D< have a Cyber hug.

Kevin Baggs said...

OK, so I see there was another post by Consuming experience about how to edit the file to add blog name etc. But where to I put the file back, so I can run it to create the code for posting the multiple tags for my blogger blog?

Cholito said...

Hi!How do you do if you want multiple word's tags? like "having fun" or "things to do" or something like that? that would be really cool :)

abeacock said...

Cholito, I suppose you would have to turn them into 'one word' words by using a hyphen or underscore such as 'having-fun' or 'things_to_do'.

You have to do this sort of thing if you want multi-word tags on del.icio.us as well.

Anonymous said...

yeah, this instant technorati tagging is fun..but this isn't unique. I've been using this very same piece of J-script with the help of blummy for a long time and its indeed a time (life) save ^_-.

Anyway, great help for those seeking folksnomy redemption though.

David said...

I don't understand...
I'm told Wordpress does not allow javascript?

That's why we cant put google adsense on our Wordpress blogs???
no javascript allowed

soooo, how do I get this to work?

Luis said...

It´s great. Thanks.

Salud y paz.

Jay said...

it doesn't work on my post... pls help.

abeacock said...

Jay, if you can provide some details on what's not working I could have a think about it.

jay said...

thanks andrew. i managed to work it. my only question now is that sometimes i do not see my posts in technorati - even when i have already posted it for a couple of days. some of the tags are working though.

abeacock said...

Jay, glad you got it working. As for the tags not showing up that is to do with when technorati find out about your changes.

You need to perform a 'ping' to let them know to re-index your page.

You can go to Technorati direct: http://www.technorati.com/ping

But I use Pingoat as they ping a lot of the blog search engines as well:
http://pingoat.com/

Hope this get's your pages indexed!

Kathy said...

I'm sorry, I don't understand. When I click on your Bookmarklet link, I don't get any code. I get a scripted window to type in tags. So how do I get this scripted window to turn into a bookmarklet on my toolbar that I can click anytime I want tags?

abeacock said...

Kathy, right-click on the link and add it to your favourites - that should fix it.

The English Courtesan said...

Utterly brilliant - thank you so much for this Andrew!

Olivia

abeacock said...

Not a problem Livvy glad to be of some help!

sat said...

This ismuch help full for users of wordpress.com like me which has not any inbuilt nethod to do this. Thanx much for it. I'll soon make a post about it in my blog.

Qelqoth said...

This has been a great help and I am definately bookmarking this - thank you.

Kemp said...

What a great idea. I'm a total new to all this blogging stuff and grateful for this kind of advice.

Cheers
Kemp

Annerose said...

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Susan said...

Andrew,
Thanks for this making this very cool tool available, and for all your help in using it. I would like to use technorati tags on our company press releases posted on our website (vs. a blog post). Is this appropriate, and if so, do I then add the url of the press release to technorati's ping page?
Thanks for your help!
Cheers,
Susan

abeacock said...

Susan, I'm glad that you like the bookmarklet, and it's interesting to see someone use it in for a business purpose.

I see no reason to not have a small section at the bottom of the press release which has the tags that you would like your press release marked with, after all press releases are all about getting your message out there. I would assume that these tags would not be put on the "on the wire" version that is sent to the city?

As far as your URL question is concerned, do you have an RSS feed for your press releases? If so then you don't have to do anything special with Technorati, just ping them with your "Press Releases" RSS feed URL.

I don't ping Technorati directly anymore, I use an excellent free service called Pingoat which pings a load of different RSS feed content aggregators and search engines. I find it's the best way to get loads of coverage with just one click!

Hope all this helps, if not, please comment back...

Hilbert said...

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Catherine said...

Your a tech-heart (Technical sweetheart) I've needed something like this for days!

techniqueal t. said...

hi, this is an amazing tool you have provided! i have one quick question though. if i were to apply it in blogger, is there a way to semi automate the adding of tags so as i wouldn't have to manually add the code at the bottom of every post i make? i.e., more like a global code perhaps? thanks!

abeacock said...

techniqueal t, I've not come across a way to do that yet, blogger doesn't seem to know about the rel tags so I've just been using the bookmarklet for the past few years.

There might be a way to create something using greasemonkey but I'm not really sure.

If you come across a solution please let me know!

Implante Capilar said...

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johnplayers said...

useful post.thanx for tag.

Abysmal said...

Great post! Thanks for being such a great help.

Patrick said...

Thank You!