1, 2, 3 to Social Bookmarking Tools
Social bookmarking tools are so important to a successful SEO
strategy and profitable online business. I attended a webinar
recently where the presenter talked about social bookmarking
and the need to social bookmark not only your website
homepage, all the pages and posts but to bookmark any
article pages that you have on article sites and other
things like wikipages.
When I do start to get the confirmation emails that my
article has been accepted I should also social bookmark all
those article URLs. So you can literally get hundreds of
article sites posting your content and the best practice is
to bookmark every article URL. That is a lot of work if you
have ever tried to do all the social bookmarking manually.
There are no-cost bookmarking websites online that do allow
you to post your URLs to some sites. The best service out
there will post to about 79 sites for you, almost
automatically and for FREE. OF course you do need to set up
all the social bookmarking accounts, which can take hours
and hours and think if you actually want to set up more than
one account, what a drag just thinking about it.
If you are good with your SEO then you are also creating
pages on Wikis and other content sites. Those of course need
to be bookmarked as well. Pretty soon it becomes quite
evident that if you can automate any part of this process it
will save you hours of time that you could be writing content
or something you enjoy more than the repetitious work of
account creation and URL submissions. Honestly, it is not
the most enjoyable task for me.
The good news is that there are programs that will automate
your social bookmarking for you. I have recently been
looking for the right social bookmarking tool to purchase.
Currently I use the free online versions but with all of
those links to bookmark I will install a program, set it up
and let my PC sit and work while I create on the Mac.
Choosing the right social bookmarking software is real
important and so I will list the features that you need to
look for in a bookmarking program.
Cost - Some of the posts I read in forums were people
complaining about the cost of the better programs but they
are obviously not social bookmarking they way they should
be. If they were they would realize the thousands of dollars
saved in time by automating the social bookmarking process.
Generate Automatic User Accounts - If you have ever spent
time creating all the social bookmarking site accounts you
would know how much time is involved. There are programs
that will automatically create the accounts for you. You may
need to check email to confirm the account creations but you
don't have to navigate from site to site.
Random Usernames on Accounts - In conjunction with the
feature above that saves time there are programs that will
also generate random usernames so it appears more real.
Social Bookmark Scheduler - To look natural there is only
one program I know of that will allow you to set your
bookmarking tasks on a schedule. That way it appears
Multiple Accounts at each Social Bookmarking Site - The
program you want will allow you to manage a number of
accounts at each bookmarking site. That way you can have
more than one link per social bookmarking site to the same
Add social bookmarking sites - The majority of social
bookmarking tools will provide only the most popular social
bookmarking sites. There are hundreds of sites online and so
a good program will allow you to add more sites so you can
have bookmarks in as many places possible, follow or
nofollow so you can get more and more traffic.
Social Bookmark Automatically - Of course you are buying
this software so that more of your tasks are automated so
besides automatic account creation you want to have the
program post your webpage bookmarks automatically as well.
Spin the Title, Description and Tags - You want to make sure
the program will not only post these three elements to your
social bookmark but it will also spin the information so it
is more natural.
Automatic Email Verification - When you submit your social
bookmarks some of the sites will send you a confirmation
email and there are some programs that will check the email
account and activate the link automatically. The number of
hours that you will save will be unreal when you use the
Domain Crawler - Have you been blogging for years that the
thought to bookmark all your pages and posts just seems
overwhelming? Well there are some programs that will crawl a
website that you specify and gather up all the pages. You can
then load these into the program and set up the Title,
Description and Tags, schedule the bookmarking and go eat a
RSS Crawler - Some programs will even crawl RSS Feeds so you
can load those into the program and bookmark the RSS feeds as
Automatic Pinging - Some programs offer a pinging service.
Enter your websites and use the program to ping them. You do
want to be careful since Wordpress pings your posts and if
you over ping web pages they can be flagged as spamming.
Project Creation and Management - Did you ever use a program
that would not allow you to backup all your work? Make sure
your software saves projects so you can go back to it and
even export it so you can keep it safe.
Randomization Settings - To ensure that all your social
bookmarking accounts are not identical (example: having the
same number of outgoing links and tags), you can randomize
it by specifying how many percent of your sites and tags are
used for bookmarking.
Human Simulation and Anti-Bot - There is only one program
that I found in my research that offers this human
simulation with submission throttling and even slows down to
imitate human submission. You have heard it over and over
that it is best to make things look natural. The game is not
to "get it done" but to "do it right".
MultiThreading - This is common with all programs and means
that they able to perform a number of tasks at the same
Proxy Servers - If you need to use proxy servers get
software that will allow this.
Captcha - Some programs will integrate third-party services
that will decaptcher captcha pages for you automatically.
To conclude, you should see that choosing the right social
bookmarking tools with regards to price alone would be a
great mistake. I have reviewed a number of the social
bookmarking tools in my usual Excel spreadsheet way and I
made my decision and am so happy I did and have already
saved hours and hours of time. I was so excited I wanted to
share this good news with other people that are in the
process of making a decision.
Wishing you success in your social bookmarking. Remember,
"Don't save a dime and lose a dollar."
About the Author:
Bill Wynne has been an Internet Marketer since 1999. He has
been successful in a number of niche markets. Recently he
decided to create his own blog where he has decided to share
his knowledge of Internet Marketing. He offers many free
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