Over the last few years I have been few active on a number of social bookmarking sites including Digg and StumbleUpon. I have picked up a number of tools along the way that have helped me with staying active on a number of communities with ease. I thought it would be a good idea to share those tools with you, so it can help you with your social bookmarking.
I would appreciate it you guys could add to the list and let me know if other tools you use to help you with social bookmarking.
1. Sub Digger
For anyone who is active on Digg, Sub Digger is a real time saver. Sub Digger allows you to easily browse through your friends Digg submissions using their custom submission bar. All you have to do is enter in your Digg username into the field and Sub Digger will pull in all of your friends submissions, so you can easily and quickly view your friends content.
They provide a few different views including a StumbleUpon-like style view where you can click the “Next” button to browse all of your friends Digg submissions. The other way is by viewing all of the submissions on one page, so you can quickly browse titles that appeal to you.
OnlyWire is a social bookmarking syndication tool that sends your post out to over 20 of the most popular social bookmarking tools with the click of a button. There are multiple subscription options including one for free!
Bookmarking Sites Include:
- …and many more
3. Social Blade
Social Blade provides some interesting data from Digg, including Front Page Analytics (Digg stories that hit the front page) and a list of the top Digg users. If you are trying to get your content to pop on Digg, you should have a look at this analytics data, so you have some insights into which type of posts hit the front page.
This URL shortening service is specific to StumbleUpon, that allows you to shorten and track all of your StumbleUpon submissions. This service is great if you want to see how effective all of your links are in the Stumble community.
5. Social Bookmarking Demon
Social Bookmarking Demon is similar to OnlyWire, however it has many more sites you can submit to and more awesome advanced features. For anyone who is looking generate backlinks and traffic through social bookmark sites, this is a must have tool.
Some Advanced Features:
- Create Randomized Usernames
- Unlimited Scuttle and Pligg Sites
- RSS Camouflage to Make URLs look Natural
- Create Multiple Title and Descriptions for each Bookmarking Service
- Auto Ping Your Bookmarks
- Scheduling Options
- Auto Verify Your Emails
- Use Proxy Servers
Buy Social Bookmarking Demon at a Discounted Price ($147 – Limited Time)
6. Social Marker
Social Marker makes it easy to add social bookmarking buttons to your website or blog. But going through all of those social bookmarking sites is very time-consuming and downloading all toolbars is madness. That’s where SocialMarker.com comes in, the free service designed to reduce the time and effort needed to socially bookmark a website.
7. Friend Statistics
This is one of the best tools for anyone who is addicted to Digg and wants to be mutuals with others who Digg each others content. Friend Statistics will analyze your Digg submissions and follows to see which of your friends are Digging your content. This is important for Diggers who want to find loyal users who will Digg each others content and help get it to the front page.
Hi. I had only use socialmaker, but onlywire good too. i think that onlywire is like ping.fmş But ping.fm free tool. Thank you Mark for sharing
This is a good list. I've been searching for services apart from onlywire for some time and here they are. Thanks for the info
Awesome post!!! You didn't mention ASP (Auto Social Poster). I guess it's not as popular anymore. I use Onlywire and I will try social marker as I have never used that before. Thanks.
I agree. I've also tried Social Marker. After an hour or so I gave up and haven't used a social bookmarking tool since. So I'm glad I found this post. Bookmarking Demon looks promising. Daily News My recent post François Hollande nomination marks the triumph of Monsieur Ordinary
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Interesting.. I may give Only Wire a shot and see what it can do.. then again looks like bookmarking from the tool bar may be the best solution. My recent post Website Design
I have no started using Digg active yet. I see you list some interesting tools. The friends statisic looks like a usefully tool for Digg.. I guess building a friend base is a good way to get more digged content..
thank you for this post. i was not aware of these tools and your review, along with comments are informative.
Hey there, which website would you say is best to submit to hundreds of bookmarking sites all at once? Thanks!
You have some interesting apps listed here which I have not come across before. Social Blade looks particularly useful if you want to play with digg. I dont use digg much myself, but know how powerful it is. Some very well known sites have been started off the back of a front page digg. I have used onlyWire and own a copy of Bookmarking demon, both work pretty well, though BMD is far better and worth the investment if you can aford it. BMD is a good tool for the money, but to get the most out of it you really need to build / buy target lists of additional scuttle, php dugg and pligg sites.
Awesome, nice collection on Social Bookmarking tool, but the Sub diggerplus tool is not working with the new version of Digg.
I used Social Marker once and found it to not be of any help at all. It felt no different than going to each site individually and making the bookmark. Maybe I was using it incorrectly? The real problem seemed to be that you needed to already be logged into all the accounts you wanted to submit to and this is hard when you are managing multiple personas on various sites. Sites like ping.fm or pixelpipe that save your login info and make the connection for you are IMHO much better.
Sub Digger looks good, but could it be on the verge of becoming obsolete when "NEW, IMPROVED DIGG" is launched?
Have you used the mass-submission tools such as OnlyWire and Social Marker? Have you found them to be efficient? Also, I have read that they can be spammy (specifically OnlyWire)and don't always work properly. What has your experience been using them? Thanks.
Great article, Mark. Some of those Social Bookmarking tools are new to me also, but being a Digg & Stumbleupon user, they would certainly be very helpful and save time. I also find Ping.fm to be a handy tool.
Wow. Excellent post, Mark. I didn't know about 5 out of these 7. I have a related question. Have you, by any chance, come across any research data on how/whether tweets of social bookmarking services' URLs (Digg.com, SU.pr, etc) help further content distribution + (consequently) traffic?
I agree. I've also tried Social Marker. After an hour or so I gave up and haven't used a social bookmarking tool since. So I'm glad I found this post. Bookmarking Demon looks promising.
Yeah, that's why I would prefer to use OnlyWire, they keep you logged in to your account. Ping.FM is one of my favorite tools, yet I forgot to mention it in this post :-) oops...
Create point Andy. It sounds like the new Digg will be launching officially sometime in the near future (next week I heard) so this tool will not be as effective because of the new Twitter-like community it will be creating.
Daved, I have had mixed results with OnlyWire. It definitely saves a lot of time, than manually submitting to each bookmarking site. But you are right it can be borderline spammy if you are just blasting out to all of the sites at one time. I would recommend something like Social Bookmarking Demon which gives you much more control over how your submissions get sent out to each site. However you don't need to send your submission out to every site with OnlyWire, so it can be an inexpensive alternative.
Geno, Great question! I do not know of any data off hand that analyzes that, however I would be very interested in hearing if it does improve content distribution. Personally I would think that it probably does since people would probably RT and either Digg or Stumble the link as well.