1, 2, 3 to Social Bookmarking ToolsSocial 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 natural.
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 article page.
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 automation.
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 pizza.
RSS Crawler - Some programs will even crawl RSS Feeds so you can load those into the program and bookmark the RSS feeds as well.
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 time.
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 tools and articles on his blog as well as special offers. billwynne.com/social-bookmarking/which-social-bookmarking-tools-are-= right-for-you/ View Bill's Hubpages at hubpages.com/profile/billwynne