How many bookmarking sites are out there on the web ? A few hundred for sure. They are a great way to increase backlinks to your blog and drive some traffic to it as well. Submitting your articles to those bookmarking sites however is a painfully slow process. Visiting those sites one by one, logging in, filling out the submission form takes some time and it pretty boring and repetitive.
A new service named social marker tries to step in and offer webmasters a solution that get rid of the repetitive typing. Once at their website you have the choice to submit your story to 32 social news and bookmarking websites with the option to check the ones that you would like to submit it to or to select profiles such as news, social, best, all and none of the sites.
The submission works like the following. You fill in the most relevant information about your article once at Socialmarker, those are Title, Tags, Excerpt and URL and hit submit afterwards. Socialmarker will load the first website of the list. You do need to login there of course but can choose that this login is saved for further sessions.
At the bottom of the screen is a short bar with the information that you entered before starting the process. You can drag and drop those details into the appropriate fields of the submission form at the various bookmarking sites. Sometimes those forms are already filled out.
The navigation at the top lets you load the next website in the list once the submission is finished at the current site. This takes some time because you will have to log into all those sites during the first submission round.
The second and all subsequent submissions however are more speedy because you do not have to log into the selected sites again. It takes about six minutes to submit the article to all bookmarking sites listed at Socialmarker.
This depends on your line speed of course and how fast your drag and drop skills are.
Socialmarker is great for webmasters who submit articles regularly to social bookmarking sites. The only drawback is that it only works in Firefox.
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