Hello there! Whether you came here specifically for the socialadr service or for a social bookmark service walkthrough, you will find the comprehensive details of what the social bookmark service is about.
Social bookmark service
For the benefits of some readers, I feel that I have to first go through what a social bookmark service is before delving into Socialadr. If you feel that you are very familiar with the concept already, please feel free to skip to the next section.
We are probably not unfamiliar with the concept of bookmarking. When we come across to a page that we think is pretty awesome, we would make a bookmark of it. The thing with bookmarking the page using our web browser like Internet Explorer is that the bookmarks stay on the computer that you bookmarked from. If you are travelling and don’t have access to your own computer in order to get to the bookmarks, it is pretty inconvenient.
I am guessing this is how the social bookmark idea is born. The social bookmark sites are websites that basically we as users, can go on, create an account, and start storing our bookmarks online on the social bookmark sites. That means wherever we go, as long as there is internet connection, you can log into the social bookmark sites and there you are, all your bookmarks are there.
Pretty convenient, but you would ask, how is that related to SEO? Well … the search engines (such as google) actually go through all these social bookmark sites and see what people are bookmarking. The logic is that if a lot of people are bookmarking a webpage, it must mean the webpage is pretty relevant, important and popular. That’s why social bookmarking is now another frequently used and totally legitimate way of building SEO.
Each time someone creates a social bookmark on your webpage, it is considered a backlink. So the more people create a bookmark on your webpage, the better (The usual SEO rules apply, please refer to our other articles). You would say, that’s easy, I will just create an account and bookmark every webpage of your site, then you are sorted. But no, that’s not true. The search engines are smarter than that, they will pick up the fact that your account only has your bookmarks in it, so they probably won’t pay too much attention to that.
You will then say, that’s easy, I will just create 20 accounts and link to your own page using those accounts. Well, no, this doesn’t work, either, because the social bookmark sites themselves would work out that you are creating all these accounts from the same location and they would think you are not genuine and might ban you.
Of course, you can talk to some geeky friends and they will probably come up with some techniques to bypass all this which may or may not work very well, but there is a better way. And that is the service of Socialadr. I will do a walkthrough of socialadr in the following sections and you will see in full details what it is all about.
I am happy to report that I have now used socialadr comprehensively myself and I would like to share with you all the details there are in terms of using the socialadr service. I will start the walkthrough from after you have registered for an account – because the registration itself is pretty basic, just put in some details and sign up, so I am not going to spend any more spaces on that here.
This introduction is on socialadr’s free account. I would like to write up this walkthrough first before I upgrade to the paying account, which I am planning on doing straight away, so that I make sure I am only including features that are available to the free accounts. I will then do a follow up article on the paying accounts after I upgraded.
Now … (please imagine the drum roll in your head …) let’s get started. After you have successfully registered, verified your email address, logged in, you will get to this wizard page.
Note: I created a dummy account so that I can walk you through this process again.
So as you know, socialadr is all about social bookmarking. The first thing you have to do, is to create accounts at all the social bookmark sites that socialadr currently supports so that you can start contributing some love, too. There are currently 25 sites which means you need to create 25 accounts. Hey, don’t get put off yet. This means other members would have created 25 accounts to share their love, too. If there are 100,000 members, that means there are 2,500,000 accounts already.
Of course, there is always a “save time” option. In the “save time” option, Socialadr is providing the service of setting up the 23 accounts for you for a charge (small). Wait a minute, how come there are only 23, we said socialadr is supporting 25 sites! It’s because twitter and facebook don’t allow the “save time” option so you have to do that yourself.
Now, after you have set up the accounts (whichever way you go with) (and it has to be after you have set up the accounts), you should move your mouse to the “Bookmarks” button and click “Share Queue”. Then you will get to the below screen.
This is the screen where you start sharing some love. You need to click on the “Share” button for the link that you would like to bookmark with the accounts you just created. But clicking on this “Share” button is all you have to do, you don’t actually have to separately log onto all the accounts you created. Socialadr will do the submission to the accounts for you. So you just need to click on the “Share” button.
In this share queue page, Socialadr would display up to 40 links for you to bookmark. You can pick and choose whichever one you are happy to add to your social bookmark sites. Alternatively you can click the “Quick Share” button and in that page, there is a share button you can click and Socialadr will automatically do 5 bookmark submissions for you – of course under this option, you can’t choose which 5 you want to add.
Why did I say 5? Because we are using the free account. For the free members, you can only add up to 5 bookmarks per day. Each time when you add a bookmark, you will earn some credits. So when you add a bookmark, Socialadr will submit the bookmark to the sites you have an account with. For each bookmark that is successfully submitted on your account, you will receive 0.1 credits. For free members, you can start adding your own webpage for other people to bookmark after you have 6 credits.
That’s pretty easy. I made the 6 credits after I have shared 5 bookmarks on the first day I joined up. I was lazy and created only about 14 accounts on the first day and I was too eager so I shared the 5 bookmarks to my 14 accounts. The maths was roughly 5 social bookmarks x 14 accounts x 0.1 credit = 7 credits
I should also mention that you can see the google +1, facebook likes, and the linkedin shares. You can also share the links using these buttons, the conversion rate is different though. I think I won’t go through it in details but let’s just say that the more friends / contacts you have on all these sites, the more credits you will get by sharing the pages on these sites.
So after I saw my 7 credits sitting in my account (which wasn’t too long after I clicked the “share” button), I went to create a bookmark on my own webpage for other people to share. Mouse over the “Bookmarks” button at the top and click “Add Bookmark”
This is a very exciting page, because this is where you can tell everyone about the webpage you want to promote and people will start adding social bookmarks to the webpage.
The purpose of this article is to do a full walkthrough of Socialadr so you know what you are signing up to, so I think I won’t go through how you should best fill this page out because that’s a full on tutorial in itself. Basically you want to use some spintax to create the title, description, microblog message etc, so that when other people share your webpage, different texts will be used to store the description of your webpage. You don’t want 1,000 people to be saving your webpage to their bookmarks with an identical description, do you? That would look a bit “suspicious”. Haha.
Ok, after you have created the bookmark for your own page, which as you can see from the screen, is really not complicated at all. You can mouseover the “History” button and click “My bookmarks”. This is where you see your winnings, uh … I mean, the backlinks you received.
As you can see, since I joined up two days ago (literally, not kidding, just a little bit over 48 hours), I have submitted two of my pages for bookmarking and they have attracted 57 bookmarks, totally natural backlinks to my webpage. I only have two bookmarks because I am using the free account and it can only have 2 active webpages for bookmarking at any one time.
After I click on one of the numbers in the “Submission Count” column:
Not too bad, huh? I get to see a list of where my webpage has been bookmarked.
I click on any of the links there, it will bring me straight to the actual social bookmark site showing the link to my webapge.
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Socialadr concept explained
Ok, so I should probably explain the socialadr concept a little bit more like a storyboard now that you have already seen the screenshots.
This is basically how the logistics go:
- You sign up to 25 social bookmark sites so that you can start bookmarking
- Socialadr will use the accounts you have created on your behalf and submit to the social bookmark sites the pages you want to bookmark
- Likewise, Socialadr can tweet, facebook like, google +1 or linkedin share the page for you as well
- After the submission is made, you earn some credits – this is why you don’t want to miss out on opening all the social bookmark accounts
- Once you have enough credits in your account, you can start promoting your own webpage for others to bookmark
- When people do what you did in step 2 for your webpage, credits will be deducted from your account – remember in one of the screenshots above, I have already had 57 submissions for my webpage in 48 hours? That means 57 credits would have been deducted from my account (further note on this below)
- You will continue to share bookmarks and make more credits like step 2, and you will continue to have your webpage bookmarked by others
- Each bookmark is a backlink to your webpage, that simple
So that’s really what Socialadr will do for you. I am yet to use our social bookmark service such as Synnd, once I managed to do that, I will upload my walkthrough as well. I have already got the Synnd software and it is way more complicated than Socialadr, so it is going to take a while before I get there. However, based on my independent research, both Synnd and Socialadr got their benefits and you really should use both (or alternatively use our services which will be coming soon!). So I will get to Synnd later.
Oh, yes, in relation to step 6 above, you will ask me where have I got 57 credits from … well, I cheated and bought some instant credits. Once you set up the account, you will see the “Get Credits” button at the top and you can purchase some instant credits there. I was eager to test out how Socialadr would work (or would do) so I thought I will get there the quick way by getting some instant credits.
Ok, I think that’s all I have to cover. I urge you to give it a try. Of course, if you prefer to save some time and just get somebody else to do it for you, please move to our services page and we will of course very happily be of service.
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