Searching, Sharing, Scrapping and Shane’s Blog

This months free recruiter tool is an update of my Recruiter Bookmarklet previously called Shanes Tools. This is a very handy tool that I personally use all the time. It combines Searching, Sharing, Scrapping and finally a link to this blog.

To install this, simply drag and drop the button below onto the bookmark bar of your browser. You can then select some text in a web page, click the bookmarklet and search Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube or Wikipedia. If you want to share the page you are on to LinkedIn, or Twitter, simply click the bookmarklet and share the page. If you want to scrape all the email addresses from the current page there is an option for that and finally, if you want to visit my blog page click the link for Shanes Blog.


Credit where credit is due. My original Bookmarklet tool was very much inspired by the work and webinars of Shane Bowen, Glenn Gutmacher and Jermery Roberts.

Posted in Social Recruiting
  • Denise Skyba

    This is a very cool tool. However I can not see to get the “scrape emails” tool to work on any page. Is there something else I need to be doing?

    • http://www.recruiting-online.com/ Glenn Gutmacher

      Denise, it’s likely that your company has set your computer’s browser default settings for high security which turns off all javascript (which is what’s contained in bookmarklets to let them do what they do). From what I’ve seen, Shane’s set is safe, so ask your IT person to show you how to adjust your browser settings (only takes a minute, but a bit too complex to explain here since there are a few settings to change). Then it should work fine on various types of pages (e.g., Google results for query (“contact me” OR “email me”) @gmail.com or even a regular web page containing emails like https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/nursing/about-us/our-leaders.aspx but where it won’t work is when the emails are contained within hyperlinks (as opposed to sitting in the body of the page) such as http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/for-health-professionals/for-staff/staff-development/continuing-education/staff.page — for those situations, you need a more robust scraping tool such as Outwit.com, Import.io, KimonoLabs.com, etc.

      • Denise Skyba

        Thank you for your reply- I appreciate it.

  • stephmcdonald

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your willingness to share!

  • http://www.recruiting-online.com/ Glenn Gutmacher

    Each of these things have been floating around the web for years (and as he mentions in the video, he created a version an earlier), but Shane has done a great job creating a nice collection of commonly-used functions in a handy bookmarklet set. Nice touch to add a semi-colon after each collected email address in the “scrape emails” function, so if you were then to paste it all in, say, the bcc: line of an email message, each address would be recognized properly with no additional processing.

    • Gia Hillenbrand

      the emails I get back are all FB domain emails. Are yours not?

  • buddesatva

    Very interesting topics listed. I will be reading through these very soon.

  • Anupam Lingampalli

    This is awesome………….

  • Martin Freeman

    Hi Shane, came across this one the other today, seems like someone is copying your tool again. http://www.searchisback.com/. Doesn’t look like he is making money from it like others that are trying to. Regards Martin @ Expedia

  • Dan

    I cant get this to work…hmmm

    • Dan

      Any ideas. It was working, and now javascript won;t run. i did delete cookies this week…i am stumped.

  • Robert Molter

    I recently moved the Shane’s Tool blue button to my Chrome Browser bookmark bar. When I hover over it, it displays a javascript line. When I select text and click on Shane’s Tools nothing happens.

    Am I doing or have I done something incorrectly?