Every now and then I come across a little utility application or web site that blows me away and makes me wonder how I lived without this new handy tool. The latest of these little gems is the web site DeepQuote and oh me oh my, does it rock.
Often times when I send links to people via e-mail, or when I include them in an article such as this, all I can do is take the person to the page. Beyond that, it’s up to the individual to find the information that is included in the page. Links to a product page are pretty simple and easy, but sometimes the information that you what your recipient to read may be buried in copy and hard to find. I found it frustrating to send those types of links to people, but it never dawned on me that there could be a better way — enter DeepQuote.
DeepQuote allows you to build a unique URL or link that includes not only the link to the page that you want, but also highlighted text on the specific information you wanted to convey with the link. Here’s how it works.
- Find a page that you want to send someone a link to.
- Open up a new window to DeepQuote.net
- Copy and paste the URL in the first field on
- Copy and paste the TEXT that you’d like highlighted
- Select the submit button
- DeepQuote give you a unique URL for you to use
- When someone uses the DeepQuote link, not only does it give them the page you wanted, but drills down to the important text you wanted them to see and highlights it in yellow
It’s absolutely brilliant! For the past week, I’ve been using it a great deal and I see no signs of stopping. I don’t use it for every link that I send, but I find it coming more-and-more helpful with a wide assortment of links. So often sending someone a link equates to leading a horse to water and hoping they’ll drink. With DeepQuote, I can lead them to the deep end of the pool to make sure they at least get a sip.
Again, it’s one of those things that, once you find it, you wonder how you ever got along with out it. Next time you’re sending someone a link, give DeepQuote a try, I think you’ll like it. 🙂