Saturday, January 31

Social Bookmarking in a Flash (update)

Update!!!

I have found that Social Bookmarking can increase traffic. In this video I explain what Social Bookmarking is and how to apply it. I also show you step by step how to mark your sites and pages on 48 different social bookmarking sites in less than 20 mins.. I will show you how to use Socialmarker.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please watch the entire video and read this post entirely ... There is an update about SPAMMING!!!!

What is SocialMarker.com?

Social bookmarking is a powerful tool in promoting a website. 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.

This tool should not be used to SPAM Social Bookmarking sites, rather to speed up your bookmarking process.




This video is very interactive.. you will find live links so you can click and follow along.. Brought to you by Handmadeology


For those of you using Internet Explorer that can't drag the SocialMarker button into your tool bar.. you will have to enter the info manually... you will only have to do this once per url that you mark. It will only slow the process down a few seconds!


What you want to do:
1. Read all the Terms of Service for any bookmarking site before
you mark any link. Most bookmarking sites will not allow
you to mark commercial sites, like Etsy.
2. Mark cool sites you find...blogs...videos..pictures..articles...
3. Provide the info.. Remember you are marking links so
others can find them.. If they see a link with little text that is
not interesting.. they will move on.
4.When you can add a picture do it.. this will grab attention to a mark.
5. Pick a few sites that you like and use these when you bookmark. (read the terms of use)

Like stated in the Video PLEASE read the Do's and Don't of each site

Here are the Dos and Don'ts of the 5 major sites
Stumble
Delicious
technorati
Digg
propeller


Must Read Very Important Links
by: ohmeohmydesign
StumbleUpon: What it is and how to advertise on it without being spammy!
Updated rating/tag/review removal instructions:
Clarifying how honest social bookmarking can still benefit your shop:
More TOS/TOU terms from popular social bookmarking/networking sites:

What you
DO NOT want yo do:
1. You do not want to SPAM the sites with your links.
2. Do not EVER mark your links more than once.
3. Never Create an account on any site just to mark your links alone... this is SPAM.
4.
Only submitting your own blog posts? YOU are a social bookmarking spammer!
5. Do not mark until you read the terms of service.
6. Don't Mark Etsy links on the sites that don't allow it.




Here is a video I found that explains Social Bookmarking, and how it will help!




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50 comments:

Kim said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip! I'm excited to try it out! Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Thanks Timothy! That was very well done, and I think I should be able to figure it all out from your instructions. Thanks
Happy New Year!

Julie
www.jmrpottery.etsy.com

Citrus Tree Designs said...

Thanks so much Timothy...you ROCK!

HAPPY NEW YEAR~

Joani said...

Thanks Timothy! You did a good job getting the instructions out! I maybe a little dense, but once we do this, how does it actually work? Maybe I missed something, but when we social bookmark our blog pages, Etsy pages, etc. how does it actually then bring in the traffic?
Sorry if I missed something.
Joan

djamesdesigns said...

Wow Timothy Awesome Tip!
Thanks so much.
Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Denise

Megin said...

GREAT SUPER information!! Thank you so much!

knitting dragonfly said...

Wow, thanks for all of the great info!!!
Vicki

kathleen said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19141897
Thank you all of this is very helpful.
I will try it. Check out my Blog sometime I am not only working hard on it but I am having fun.
Happy New year
kathleen
http://wireknot.etsy.com

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to try this out with my Etsy shop and my blog. I'm a bit of a Ludite but should be able to follow your instructions.

Gibscot said...

Thanks Timothy! Looks like I'm going to be signing up for all those social bookmarks this weekend!

Jess said...

As always, that was great. Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely make use of it.

Jess
http://CLineCreations.etsy.com

Beadaciously Yours said...

Fabulous! I will try this right away. It will probably take lots of time to bookmark all of my links, but I think it will be well worth the effort. Have a successful and happy 2009!

OneWhirledDesign said...

Thank you so much. As always, you are a fountain of information!!
:)

beadinbabe said...

Thank you for all the wonderful info, as always! I learned of a a lot of social networking sites I had no idea about, thanks so much, you are awesome!

On a Whimsey said...

Happy New Year and a million (!) thanks for all your tips.

Little Green Squirrel said...

Tim,

Title: Thanks so much for all the great ideas!

Tags: Gratitude, Best wishes, Happy New Year, 2009, Health, Happiness and Prosperity to you!

URL: LittleGreenSquirrel.etsy.com

;-)

Ruth said...

Thanks. This is a great trip - I have been wondering how to do this without spending all my time doing it and hadn't heard of socialmarker.com. By the way, how you do like ArtFire? Are many people buying on it?

Swati Nigam said...

A friend gave me your link with high recommendations. And I love your blog. So many tips! I don't know where to start. LOL! Ok, I started with changing the title on my Etsy shop. Will go through all your pages and apply the tips you have shared with us so generously. Thank you so much! :-)

storybeader said...

looks like a great idea! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to try it out!
♪♫♫Happy New Year♪♫♫♪ {:-Deb

Mrsfatface said...

You are so awesome! Thanks so much for the tips!

missknits said...

wow this is awesome! and you explained it so well! thank you so much!

LeaKarts said...

Thank you thank you!

The Duckwitz's said...

Wahoo! Timothy, Propeller said my story was removed because it violated terms of use. Can't find out why. Do you know why?

brendaabdullah.com said...

Thank you so much Timothy for the great info. I really appreciate you for sharing your knowledge and I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Happy New Year!

Brenda

CT said...

Thanks Tim. Well done. This will be very helpful. Can't wait to start! - CT

Little Lovables said...

Wonderful advice!

Cindi said...

Thank you so much! You make this easy for all to accomplish. Can't wait to get "bookmarking"!

timothy said...

The Duckwitz's

I would have to know what you were trying to submit..

JLynnCreations said...

As always...great information! Thanks so much for teaching all of us :)

5erg said...

easysimplegreat tutorial video! plus it is really useful on concrete tip,
so thank you!

I am usually not very fond of tutorial videos as they are sooo slowwwwwww and general (a la "have a happy life then you will be happy") but this is great!

Be Jeweled By Candi said...

Great tip as usual! I want to thank you for all the tips you share; following your advice has finally gotten me ranked on Google :) You are awesome!
Candi
www.BeJeweledByCandi.etsy.com

Lady Steel said...

Happy New year and thanks again for your tips. My site nows comes up on Yahoo and working on the other tips too!

brendaabdullah.com said...

Hey Timothy,
I tried following the instructions.Propeller and Digg removed my content. They said that I violated terms of use. I cannot figure out what went wrong or what I'm doing wrong. Propeller said I was spamming.

Brenda

alwaysadorable said...

Thanks so much Timothy! Your instruction are excellent! You made my day.

Jen said...

thanks timothy. but i had a problem, propeller says i'm spamming. it was when i tried to enter my artfire studio.

thaks

Joani said...

I am having problems with some of them too. They claim I am spamming, violating terms of use, or my etsy store is in violation of something--I can't remember. Oh, well, I can get in on a few anyway.

HawaiiVacationGifts said...

Thanks again Timothy,
I am fairly new to etsy but love it, and totally new to your blog and also love it. I find it is more exciting and easier to have enthusiasm when you actually start making some sales;)

RocketGirl said...

Very informative!! Thanks :)

Amy said...

Timothy,
Thanks for the information. Unfortunatly I dont have sound on my computer. Do you have a site somewhere that has written instructions ? I do already have a delicious account but am sure I am not using to its full potential, and would appreciate any help !
Thanks again for your advice !
Amy

Martha Marshall said...

Yeah, Tim, me too. Propeller and Digg rejected SocialMarker saying that domain is now flagged as a spam site. I stopped after those two attempts.

Thanks though for your informative video. I now will at least manually submit to all of the best ones! Great idea.

Martha
aka http://colorpoetry.etsy.com

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

wow....I tried it and I only tagged my blog with StumbleUpon and got an instant view....just a tag! I didnt even put it in my favourites!

Thanks TA!!!

DZines by Danielle said...

Thanks again Tim!

Aimee said...

This is great info. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together!

ZAJA Natural said...

Thank you so much Tim. There are so many successful sellers on Etsy who don't share any tips to their success, and you are just a wealth of information. Thank you so much!

ALN Designs, LLC said...

Thanks so much! The two videos were amazingly helpful. Up until now, I didn't understand how or why people use social networking.

Linda said...

Wow Timothy, thanks for the fabulous Marketing tip!!! I am phsyched to get started on Social Bookmarking!
Much Blessings and success to you in the New Year!

www.pandorasbeadbox.etsy.com said...

What a fantastic marketing tool, thank you for the great tutorial!

wishing you much success in 2009

storybeader said...

It's a wonderful tool! You must be the one who showed me this before - think it takes me more than 20 minutes for me! But not to worry... Now all bookmarking sites are not alike, and some of my posts don't seem to fit some sites... like finance. I pick and choose...

DLK Designs said...

Fab info & thank you for always sharing your knowledge with us :)

Shoozles said...

Tim Have I mentioned you ROCK!
I thank God for you seriously

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