This is an experiment to make exploring the internet more fun.
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Milo Fultz 1220e5bf67
cleanup, removal of extra noise
3 years ago
Crawl Individual Sites Updated to include individual URL input 3 years ago
Crawler function initial commit 3 years ago
Output Handler initial commit 3 years ago Updated to include individual URL input 3 years ago cleanup, removal of extra noise 3 years ago
bookmarks.html initial commit 3 years ago
newlinks_0.html cleanup, removal of extra noise 3 years ago
newlinks_1.html cleanup, removal of extra noise 3 years ago

Bookmark Crawler


Search engines are too broad and do not serve people who search for interesting and curated content that does not have relevant keywords. For example, searching "DIY Projects" will not yield interesting results, as those SEO search terms are saturated by bigger scale organizations and make finding smaller creators and curators much more difficult. As the internet gets larger and larger, this will only be more of a problem with modern search engines, as their algorithm rewards good SEO and Alexa rankings, which is determined not necessarily by quality of content, but by linking and optimization.

So if you want to find interesting and curated content regarding DIY projects, how can you find them? This is an experiment that utilizes given URL's to create an extremely specific set of links based on the sites that you already like. Hopefully this will provide the user with new domains and pages to explore that are related and recommended within the provided pages.


  • Take a single URL or a user's bookmarks (exported from Firefox as an HTML file) and create a list of URLs to scrape.
  • Scrape each URL for links.
  • Allow process to repeat up to N degrees away from initial source URL.
  • Return an HTML file of new sites to explore.

Future Implementations

  • I would love to see a StumbleUpon-style random button, but for now that is way beyond my capabilities.

  • Make a better filtering system for unwanted domains (facebook, instagram, etc.) or if you end up on a page that knowingly gives a ton of pages (documentation, wiki, etc.).

  • Added this! I want to make it usable with any given site as well; where you put in a URL that you find interesting and it spits back all the sites it links to up to N degrees away. I feel like this will almost be more usable and fun than it's current implementation.


  • - This is all you need to run it.
  • bookmarks.html - The bookmarks file I used to test.
  • newlinks_0.html - The result of running the program on the bookmarks file.


  1. Download the .py file.
  2. (Optional) Download bookmarks as an HTML file named 'bookmarks.html'.
  3. Place both files in same directory.
  4. python3