Check your sites delicious bookmark counts automatically
While looking for something completely different, I found a handy little tool called Bookmarked Reporter which can parse your site (or use an XML sitemap) and create a report of the delicious bookmark count for all the sub pages. This is great for blogs with many posts, it makes everything easier to track.
Bookmarked Reporter is an Adobe Air application. Note that it may not work at all anymore, as it has last been updated in 2009.
Once you have it all set up you can either enter your site URL or enter the location of your sitemap XML. If you use WordPress the Google Sitemap Generator plugin will create and maintain this file for you, so you can just add the location of that.
You can then generate a report which will take a while, depending on how many links there are. I found this tool handy, but there are many drawbacks. The main one is that it checks del.icio.us, Hatena and Livedoor. Since the developer is Japanese I am guessing it is aimed at the Japanese needs, but Delicious is something most of us use, so it's still handy to have.
The bigger problem I had is that it took me 10 tries to get it to display a report for my blog Hack Your Day, which now has 380 links. The bar just froze at a number between 75% and 82% and refused to move. I would like to add however that the actual application did not freeze up, which is something I rarely see.
For those of you who have great big blogs this is a bummer, I mean gHacks has well over 5,000 posts now, that's just 5,000+ links for the posts, so generation would probably not work at all. Despite all this, I would welcome any additions and improvements as this would be the tool for a lot of bloggers! Also, if you know any similar tools, especially ones with Digg, Stumbleupon and Reddit can you let us know in the comments?Advertisement