One of the things known to increase traffic to your website is social marketing. It isn’t rocket science to work out that social marketing is both time consuming and boring, so why do it? The good news is that you don’t have to, you can find yourself some free social bookmarking software!
You could of course subscribe and pay for an automated system. You enter all your registration details for all the social market sites you want to submit to, and then let the software do the work. There are some very good sites that do this. There are at least two good sites that will do this for free, albeit to a smaller number of sites. The two sites I’m looking at here are Social Monkee and Social Marker.
The Social Marker site is semi-automatic and possibly the first free social bookmarking software on the web. What you do on this site is to tick boxes for the sites you want to submit to (you need to register first), fill out the boxes for the target link, the keywords you want to use, a title and information box and click “go”. The software shows all the information you need in boxes at the bottom of the page, takes you to each site in turn where you drag this information to the appropriate place for each site and click “submit” once you are logged in. You then you simply move on to the next site. There are at least three problems I have personally discovered with the Social Marker site.
* I frequently get thrown out of the sequence and have to re-start from scratch again.
* When you list the keywords, it is natural to separate them with a comma. However, not all sites want them entered in this way, so you will have to do it manually.
* It is quite well known that Google does not like identical texts on multiple sites and will ignore them. Social Marker at the moment, only allows one text option, unless you enter more manually for each site.
On the positive side, Social Marker is a free social bookmarking software and submits to some of the top sites and allows you to select those sites according to whether they have ‘do follow’ links or not.
Social Marker is sponsored by the ever popular Book Marker Demon program, and this would be my suggestion if you want to pay for a dedicated and useful piece of software.
Social Monkee works differently to Social Marker, but is still free social bookmarking software. The Monkee has a widget that you download, ideally to your Firefox browser, and simply click on to allow you to download 25 inbound “do follow” links to one site, per day, completely free and with no strings. You can also submit sites by logging into your Social Monkee account, but using the Monkee widget is easier as it pre-populates the first required information fields. What Monkee also does better than Social Marker, is it allows you to have three titles, three information fields and three sets of keywords. Then you hit submit, and the Monkee runs around submitting different spins of your data to the social sites and then writes a report for you to view (clever Monkee heh!). This process is a lot less time consuming than Social Marker.
Now, the above is totally free, but if you want to spice it up a bit and get 100 inbound links a day, to at least three different pages or sites you need to upgrade. Now the good news is you can do this with, or without hard cash. To upgrade for free, just recommend the free service to 12 people or, if you just want to pay the one-off $47, this will give you 9000 back-links every month instead of the 750 you get free! I’m afraid I took the free option, as I’m a bit mean, but you don’t have to.
Now, both these sites are worth looking at and both use free social bookmarking software. But if I had to pick one, I prefer Social Monkee as it works well, rarely has any hickups and allows you to spin the text and titles to some degree.
Check out these sites at; www.SocialMarker.com and Social Monkee . Or for the dedicated program mentioned above, Book Marker Demon.. Unique version for reprint here: Increase Traffic With Free Social Bookmarketing Software.