How These Semi-Automated Social Bookmarking Submitters Will Help You

Maybe you’ve heard posts about multiple social bookmarking before and in the end you spotted that they’re just listing icons and you still needed to click on each of them and typing the same URL, description, tags over and over again. This time, it’s different. I promise!

Let’s just get on with it. These are the social bookmarking tools I’m going to show you:

* Social Marker

* Social Matic

* Social Poster

Starting with my favourite, Social Marker. Social Marker works either by a bookmarklet or a widget. They even provide a WordPress plugin for your blog. Let’s say, you’re on the Social Marker’s page itself and you want to bookmark the page.

You can click the bookmarklet and it’ll bring you to Social Marker’s main page. It’ll load itself with the title and the URL of the page you’d bookmark. You can see that the Title and Link fields are pre-filled according to the page you wanted to bookmark previously. The next thing you need to do is fill the Text with the page’s description, and certain tags you’d like to associate with the page.

Then, still on the same page, you’re given options to choose which social bookmarking sites you want to use. If you click on All, it’ll submit your page to all listed social bookmarking sites you can see. Dofollow means only submitting to those excluding rel=nofollow on their link attributes.

When you’re done, click Submit just on the upper right corner and the magic starts here. The next page will automatically load each of the social bookmarking’s page you selected previously, continuously. For example, you chose Furl, BlinkList and MisterWong. The first page you’ll see is Furl’s submission page (if you’re not logged in to Furl, you’ll see a login page). But in the background, Social Marker continues to load BlinkList’s and MisterWong’s submission page (you can see it on your browser’s status bar).

You can see that almost all the fields are automatically filled by Social Marker. However, on this page, Furl’s Keywords field isn’t filled up yet. You can easily do it by clicking on the Tags field on the bottom right of the page. This field contains anything you’ve typed earlier before you start submitting your pages. Just click on it and it’ll block the entire text box. You only need to copy and paste it into Furl’s Keywords section. Click Save and Next to go to the next one (in this case, BlinkList).

Remember when I said that Social Marker continuously loads the pages? Depending on your internet connection, the BlinkList submission page should have been loaded by now. And also on the previous page (in this case, Furl’s), you don’t have to wait until the saving process is through. You can click on Save and Next in a straight line since Social Marker will finish the saving process in the background.

As you can see above, all the fields are perfect. So you can just Blink and click Next, continue to MisterWong. You can also click Back to see if previous submission went through successfully or not. When you’ve finished the last submission (MisterWong in this case), you can close the window and go for another page to bookmark. Semi-automated and no typing at all.

The second one we’re talking about is Social Matic. Social Matic is an automated social bookmarking with way less clicks than Social Marker. Only Social Matic doesn’t list as many social bookmarking sites as Social Marker. Currently Social Matic serves 13, while Social Marker does 46 in total.

To use Social Matic, you need to be registered first, and then provide your username and password of your social bookmarking accounts you and Social Matic have in common. You’ll know why, later.

Let’s get started! Social Matic uses a bookmarklet to trigger submission. Similar to Social Marker, you need to fill up the Description and Tags here, since both URL and Title section are already taken care of. Then, you need to pick up a category fits best to your bookmarked page and proceed to selecting the social bookmarking sites you’d like to use.

Do note that although you can select all 13, submission is limited only to 5 services picked randomly from your selection for every submission. And you cannot submit the same URL for the second row. After confirming Captcha, click Submit and you’re done! See now why they need your login information? You don’t need to log in for each service. They’ve automated it for you.

Your most recent submission is on the top five. What’s unique is, Social Matic submits your submissions every 30 minutes interval. It is done to avoid search engine’s suspicion to many links created at the same time since they appear like natural submissions.

The next thing is Social Poster. Social Poster has a similar interface as Social Marker, yet it claims to cater up to 77 social bookmarking services. To use Social Poster, you can use a bookmarklet, buttons or a WordPress plugin.

Now let’s see what happens when you bookmark a page using Social Poster. First, you’ll see that the main page will already be loaded with the page’s Title URL and Tag. Similar to the other two before, you will need to fill the Text box for a description. However, you may want to check on the Tag field since it is automated, maybe you want to have something altered.

Below those fields, you are given two options. You can choose to generate links for submission or to submit the page in a framed style like Social Marker does. What differs them?

Let’s say you picked Generate Links for submit. After you select your preferred social bookmarking services (say it’s Propeller) and click Start Posting. You’ll be shown the same page as before, but there’s a difference in the URL of the word Post which appears on the right side of the social bookmarking service you chose. Hover it and you’ll see on your browser’s status bar, it’s been loaded with the URL, title, description and the tags of the page you submitted. Click on the link (Post) and you’ll be taken to the Propeller’s submission page (provided that you’ve logged in before). Confirm the submission and you’re done!

How about the other one? The one works like Social Marker can be chosen through Start fast submit in a frame. Then click on Start Posting. It’s almost alike with Social Marker’s. You’ll be taken to each of the submission page and you can go forward and backward to go to another bookmark site. You can also copy-paste URL, title, tags and descriptions from the provided textbox a the bottom.

There’s a major difference with Social Marker’s, though. Remember I told you that Social Marker loads the entire social bookmarking listed in the background? Well, Social Poster doesn’t seem to do that. It’ll sta

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Which Social Bookmarking Tools Are Right For You?

SEO (search engine optimization) is the big talk of Internet marketers, the art of getting organic, free, traffic, which converts to sales and you have no marketing overhead costs. I was on an SEO webinar last week on which the presenter talked about social bookmarking tools as part of an SEO strategy. That it is important to not only bookmark your homepage, pages and posts but even article sites that have published your article or content sites that you have posted to.

When I do start to get the confirmation emails that my article has been accepted I should also 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.

Of course there are some free social bookmarking services on the Internet that allow you to post your URL to social bookmark 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 each individual account, which can take hours. If you want to create more than one account per website it will involve a large amount of time.

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. To tell you the truth, this is not the most enjoyable part of SEO for me.

The good news is that there are programs that will automate your bookmarking for you. I have recently been looking for the right program 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 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 bookmarking process.

Generate Automatic User Accounts – You may know this but when I created all the accounts on Ping dot fm it took me hours and you may 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 user names so it appears more real.

Social Bookmark Scheduler – You want the creation of bookmarks to look natural and human including the timing of the bookmark creation. My research concluded that there is only one program that allows you to schedule your social bookmarking. That way it appears natural.

Numerous accounts at each Social Bookmarking Website – 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 – Most programs will load only the main social bookmarking sites. Social bookmarking sites number well over a hundred and new sites pop up regularly. A good program will allow you to add additional social bookmarking sites. You want to have your links on as many sites as you can, remembering that links, whether they are follow or nofollow, they all can bring traffic to your site.

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 – If you have been blogging for a long time you may be thinking that to bookmark all those pages and posts is an unreal amount of work? There are programs that will send a bot to crawl your website and list 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. Be cautious with over pinging since there are WordPress plugins for pinging and other services. If it appears you are pinging excessively it could appear 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 consistent with most software meaning they are able to perform a multitude of tasks at the same time.

Proxy Servers – If you want to use proxy servers make sure the software you buy is programmed for this.

Captcha – There is software that will integrate third-party services that will decaptcher captcha pages and does it 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 sav

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