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Majestic Monitor Bookmarklet

At Monitor we love a good time saver, so we’ve put together a small bookmarklet to open a Twitter profile straight into our Profile Lookup tool.

The Majestic Monitor Bookmarklet in action

What is a bookmarklet?

A bookmarlet works the same as a bookmark – you click it and something happens, such as a web page opening.

But bookmarklets often contain a small snippet of Javascript code to perform a simple task, either on the page or taking you to a new one, which is the case with ours.

And the nice thing about bookmarklets is that only work when you click them.

Adding a bookmarklet

First you need to make sure your bookmark bar is displayed in your browser.

In Chrome you can either use the “Ctrl + Shift + B” shortcut (⌘ + Shift + b on Mac), or go to “three dot menu” at the top of the browser, and go to “Bookmarks > Show bookmarks bar”.
In Firefox, right-click on your mouse almost anywhere across the top bar and select “Bookmarks Toolbar”.

Adding bookmarklets are the same in Chrome and Firefox:

  • Right-click on the bookmark bar
  • Click Add Page / New Bookmark
  • Add a relevant name – we use ‘Open in Monitor’
  • Add the bookmarklet snippet below as the URL / Location
  • Click Save

javascript:function openHandleInMajesticMonitor() {if(!window.location.href.includes('twitter.com/')){alert('Sorry, the Majestic Monitor bookmark can only process pages on twitter.com');}else{window.open(%27https://majesticmonitor.com/profile?profileName=%27+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href.split("twitter.com/")[1].split("/")[0].split("?")[0]),%27_blank%27); }}; openHandleInMajesticMonitor();

If in doubt, you should see something like this in Chrome:

Adding a bookmarklet in Chrome

Or you should see something like this in Firefox:

Adding a bookmarklet in Firefox

The Bookmarklet in action

If you followed the above steps, the next time you are browsing a Twitter profile, give the bookmarklet a click and you will see a new tab open up with that profile inside!

The Majestic Monitor Bookmarklet in action

Discuss

Do you have any timesavers for discovering or analysing influencers? We'd love to hear them! Let us know on Twitter (@MajesticMonitor).

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