I’ve been harking on about a tool that I use for my social bookmarking tasks. So now, prepare to be amazed (unless you use this tool already, of course!). This tool is FREE!
Now I don’t know about you but I’ve tried a few tools in the past re SB submissions and automating this whole process as much as possible. After all, its tedious to say the very least, to make 20+ SB submissions for the same website.
So here is what I tried before, and a few comments about what I found.
This is the biggest dog on the market regards SB submission. What price is it now – about $147 one off fee? The amount of SB sites available for submissions is something around the 120 mark which is huge! I found that success rate was around the 70% mark, if I remember correctly.
No doubt that in the right hands this is a cooooool tool! If you got the cash to check it out then by all means do so. The main problem I had with it was its so fiddly to get used to. And if you’ve been reading along within the thread you will know already that I am rather dumb-de-do when it comes to tackling tough tools. I simply could not get the best out of this tool due to the sheer amount of options and thus I got frustrated with it and promptly returned it to the vendor.
Yup, call me stupid if you like. I accept! My head simply does not fit with clunky tools that have a hundred plus functions. Keep it simple and all should be well!
I gave this one a shot a few months back. Created by a Russian gentleman and pretty cool too. I think it provides for a total of 35 different SB sites to submit to, many of which are very high PR. However, I found that, although it was fairly simple to set up and use, the amount of successful submissions was around the 50% mark. Not so hot! So nope, that’s not good enough for me. The product costs $97 one off.
Ive use a couple others but have forgotten what they are cos its been a while. Obviously they did not tick all the boxes either, right?
So what is my tool of choice for automating SB submissions?
Its called IM Automator and its created and moded by a lady called Caroline Middlebrook. Caroline is a lovely girl and she is totally genuine in trying to ease the path for us IM’ers and SEO‘ers. On any email communication I’ve made with her previously, I’ve received a prompt reply – from Caroline, and not from someone she employs to handle the admin. I like that!
Okay, go do a search for IM Automator in Google or Yahoo or Bing and you’ll see it at the top of the search results. Sign up and get going! You’ll LOVE this tool for the sheer simplicity of it! It does almost every single task for you. Its simply awesome, it really is!
Do note that it has been having a few teething problems – the software has only been available for the past 3 months and Caroline was badly let down by her hosting company (BlueHost) so she upped and moved everything to a new host. I think everything is working well now though.
Yes, there are only around 30 SB sites for submission here. But heck – when you get around a 90% success rate who’s complaining? In fact, Caroline has been tweaking the software of recent so I imagine this success rate is even better than the 90%.
For now, submissions have to be capped at the 10 per day mark. Yup, a bit frustrating for some of us really busy SEO‘ers. But there has been BIG demand for this software and thus there has to be a cap. There will be a paid-for version out in the coming months which will allow for as many submissions per day as you should wish.
In fact, Caroline is still in the process of creating a suite of SEO tools so you best watch closely for that cos demand is gonna be huge! I’ll be keeping updates on my own SEOTips and Tricks website. Link in my signature box.
Now go check it out if you have not done so already. Its totally hot stuff!
Hand in hand we shall work together to meet the challenges of the SEO world. Working apart we limit our capabilities but together we are stronger and shall thrive no-end!
I wish you the very best!