Social Bookmarking, Pinging, Social Networking – Which One is the Best to Promote Your Site?

ou have probably heard of pinging services. You may also have heard of social networking sites such as twitter or Facebook. You may also aware of the fact that these services or sites can improve the traffic to your website. Perhaps, you may even notice that these sites can be used to improve your business sales. Seriously, have you ever thought of using social bookmarking to further boost your business sales? Do want to know the biggest secret to promote a website successfully?

First of all, I have to congratulate you for landing yourself at the right article here. In this no-nonsense article, I will show you how to utilize all these pinging services, social networking sites and social bookmarking services to increase your business sales. Do not worry about the process; it is actually as easy as learning how to spell ABC. Before that, we have to look into a couple of things.

Pinging service is really great if you happened to have a blog. Blog such as WordPress will enable you to ping your post automatically. However, this may not garner you many visitors or attentions, as there are constant pings that are going around every time you ping. This will ultimately push your ping quickly to the bottom of the main page, thus lowering your probability of having your ping noticed by others. Another downside of that, you have absolutely no control over what the title or description of the ping, even if you do have a killer title, it will automatically shorten to an unattractive extend by the pinging sites.

In social networking, you may know it may only gains some attentions as not everyone who are interested will be at your friend lists. For instance, in twitter you may only tweet to your follower list, to get wider attention, you have to manually add more followers from twitter. This alone can takes up hours to do so. Plus, you have to retweet your tweets in order to gain more attentions. This same goes to the social network site such as Facebook, where you have to add more friends to gain more attentions from the target audiences.

As for social bookmarking, the best thing is that, you can always re-bookmark your site or an article with different titles and description. By doing so, you will figure out the best title that can gain the most attention and visitor to your site, which ultimately convert all the traffic to sales. Another good thing about social bookmarking is that, you do not have to add friends or find followers to gain more attentions. This alone allows you to focus on optimizing the description and title of your bookmarks.

Now, the million dollar question: How to get the most out of these services?

Assuming that you have a blog, you can easily find blog plug-in that enables you to have your ping customized according to your liking. You may specify the custom title which could be different from your post title, and have them ping accordingly. Then, you can subsequently submit your blog post to article directories such as: Goarticles.com. Goarticles.com gives you instant approval, where you can those links posted onto your social networking sites. These alone, already multiple the links that you can spread on the internet and your article will probably get indexed faster than your blog post because article directories are search engine crawlers’ favorites.

Then, you bookmark all the links to your article and blog post. With social bookmarking, you have a wider spread of your content to the potential customers over the internet. Furthermore, this can give you more link juice or link popularity as most of the social bookmarking sites have high page rank and are DO FOLLOWS! The best part is that you can have your articles or blog post bookmarked as frequently as you wish. In the long-run, it will not only give you better search engine ranking position, you will be blasted with huge amount of targeted traffic.

The downside of social bookmarking is that, it requires you to submit your bookmarks to multiple social bookmarking sites to be effective. It is really torturous to have your bookmarks submitted to multiple sites, as every internet marketer wants to capture as many potential customers as possible. I mean, you may have realized it yourself; you have to repeat the process of registration, e-mail activation and bookmark submission for every social bookmarking site. Just by thinking of it alone, you will probably scrap the idea of social bookmarking for your sites or articles.

Now, just imagine you can have a social bookmarking tool to automate all your bookmark submission process. You just have to click a button that can automate the whole process from registration to bookmark submission for multiple sites. Within minutes, the whole process will be completed. You may want to check the bookmark statistics after 24 hours and tweak your titles or tags or descriptions of the bookmarks and repeat the whole process again. With just that, you will most likely increase your traffic at least more than 200%, as you can now place more of your focus in optimizing your bookmarks or optimizing other factors of your site that can bring in more sales.

I am pretty sure you already got hold of the concept of social bookmarking. By having such knowledge, it would be a waste if you do not put them into action. You should get yourself a social bookmarking tool today. However, do aware that most of social bookmarking tools available in the market do not automate the registration and e-mail activation process. If you are serious about getting yourself a good social bookmarking tool, you should check out BookmarkWiz [http://www.bookmarkwizblog.com]. This tool is great because it is born out of the frustration of a group of internet marketers who are frustrated with all the existing bookmarking tools. It is basically internet marketers created for internet marketers.

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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 start loading the page only when you click on the Next and Prev link. So it’s not a very time-saving, IMHO.

Now let’s conclude those multiple social bookmarking services.

Social Marker

Pros:

* Allows selection of do-follow services (for SEO purposes)

* Loads pages continuously in the background

* Submit to up to 46 social bookmarking sites

* No typing at all

Cons:

* 10-20% of all time, the process got crashed and the window closes by itself. You’ll have to start a new one from where your last submission was.

Social Matic

Pros:

* The most automated of all three

* Requires the least user involvement

* Random timing submission to make submissions look natural

Cons:

* The least number of social bookmarking sites supported

* Only allows 5 submissions per URL

Social Poster

Pros:

* The most supportive to social bookmarking sites, 77 of them!

* Allows selection of do-follow services (for SEO purposes)

* No typing at all

Cons:

* Uses the same frame thing as Social Marker but doesn’t seem to load the sites continuously.

Therefore, it takes longer to bookmark using Social Poster instead of Social Marker.

Personally, I like using Social Marker the most I even have their

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