Social Bot VS Bookmarking Demon

Profile picture of the author Centimetro by Centimetro Posted: 12/02/2008
Looking into a program to automate social bookmarking...

Does anyone know what advantages Bookmarking Demon has over Social Bot (assuming it has any, im going off the higher price tag and much more detailed sales page)

from what i could tell bookmarking demon looks more automated, but socialbot looks like it has more directories it can do so im wondering if my impression about bookmarking demon being better is wrong

Thanks for any help
#bookmarking #bot #demon #social

  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    Good post.. looking for reviews and comparisons between these products too. I think what we should be looking for is software that..

    - can post at to random sites (not necessarily all that it has on its list)
    - use random pre registered user names
    - use different IPs
    - post to bookmarking sites when a blog post is published

    If anyone has bookmarking software that does those, I am first in line.
  • Profile picture of the author SwissMarketer
    I would like to know too which bookmarking software or tools is the most efficent...

    any suggestions?
  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    Stephen Crooks
    Bookmarking demon, is an amazing piece of software that does everything and more that you will need from a social bookmarking type software. Edwin Brian is constantly updating it as well. I get the impression that it is a labour of love for him.
  • Profile picture of the author adambeazley
    <my 2 cents>
    Im not familiar with social Bot, but I use bookmarking demon and I think it is a solid piece of software. What I really like the most is that the guy (cant remember his name) who made it is active and will rewrite the code as necessary to make it continue to work.

    He offers pretty frequent updates to make sure the software continues to circumvent the social sites.

    </end of my 2 cents>
  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
    Bryan Zimmerman
    I've used Social Bot for a little while now and it's been good to me. The only problem I have run across with it is that it won't social book mark ezine article pages. No matter what url I put in it always bookmarks the home page. Other than that it works great. You can create multiple accounts and it runs through them pretty quick to about 130 different sites.
  • Profile picture of the author krishananda
    I haven't used any bookmarking software yet since I heard the auto thing is not good, can anyone confirm this?
    Still sticking to the good old manual submissions.

    Yet in this forum I saw many people use bookmarking software and now I'm a bit interested in the software.

    Be following this thread for sure.
  • Profile picture of the author justifyleo
    I heard many people complain about being penalized for auto/spam social-bookmarking software, can anyone confirm this?
  • Profile picture of the author tmauto
    I think such software programs are most useful if you can afford them. I have both socialbot and Bookmarking Demon and I think they are great in cutting down a lot of time for submission. BD has a new version which I'm still not too familiar with, but it has a great feature in that you don't have to create the accounts manually.

    I guess it is up to you to be careful not to spam.
  • Profile picture of the author krishananda
    Just went to the bookmarkingdemon's site, I guess the owner said things right about the auto submission tool.

    If you be patient and submit your links no more than 2-4 a day, then the tool is safe to use, but if you bombard the social bookmarking sites with this tool - which can be easily done - then you can get penalized.
  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    I believe a tool, just like any, is supposed to make your life better since the automation it provides can save you some time, time that you can use for other things. Abusing a tool is what gets you in trouble. All good things turn bad when abused.
  • Profile picture of the author Bigsofty
    Can't say I'm impressed with BD at present, though it does manage to get some done.

    What isn't the software's fault but is a reason enough to steer clear is the lack of noticable traffic increase regardless of bookmarking.

    Then again I guess some must come down to how you word your descriptions etc. For me it's been a flop but I won't ask for a refund as it does what it says, albeit with a high failure rate. If you manually use the big important sites then it's an easy way of hitting a lot of the meaningless little ones that wouldn't be worth doing manually.

    I'm still waiting for the update for "pligg" sites, which may improve things.

    For me the real disappointment is the proxy server thing, ie the ability to use different IPs, which was a major reason I bought the thing. Then right there in the instructions it says that's not recommeded. ??

    I presume you can use proxy servers manually, have never tried, but rather liked the idea of the sw hopping from one to another. However it doesn't supply any, find any or recommend using any, so..

  • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
    I have both Bookmarking Demon 4 and Social Bot 3. I think they are both good and they both work. Do I get a lot of traffic from them. No. I do get backlinks though. This is what I am looking for.

    I find I do better targeting the better Social Bookmarking sites. The top sites I do manually instead of using software because it seems that a backlink is more likely to happen.

    Both of these programs use a lot of scuttle sites. I don't think a lot of the scuttles will be around long. I have found that many tend to either fold or have bandwidth problems so the software ends up with not being able to submit to these sites.

    I just bought Social Bot 3 and was able to register to about 75 of the 120 sites it claims. I don't think it is the fault of the programmers. It is just that I am not sure the sites that it submits to will last a long time because they seem to be fly by night sites using the free scuttle or scuttle plus software. Social Bot also does submit to the major social bookmarking sites.

    But if you think about it after registering with the different sites, it is very easy to use and pretty fast to submit to 75 sites and maybe get 75 backlinks. I think it is worth the price, especially the WSO price.

    Bookmarking Demon is another program I like. I never used the earlier versions so I can't comment about them. Version 4 is nice. I like the account creation feature and it is basically a hands free software. The programmer has added a lot more sites over version 3. I think this is also worth the price.

    I would be careful using both programs in tandem without checking where they both submit to. Both submit to some of the same sites. You don't want to submit the same site at the same time because it could be construed as spamming.

    Even though you can go crazy with these programs, especially bookmarking demon, I would recommend you bookmark only in moderation. It is best to grow at a slow pace. You will keep your accounts active as long as you don't spam. Also, I tend to bookmark sites other then my sites so it looks more natural.
  • Profile picture of the author wizlor
    The problem with socialbot is they don't update those scuttle site regularly. Therefore, a lot of those in the list are not working and you cannot edit or add new sites
  • Profile picture of the author billionareHuman
    What I would really love to know is if it's able to Submit to sites that have captchas such as Digg? Are they really able to get around them or you have type it as the submissions are going on?
  • Profile picture of the author veotis
    Originally Posted by koolphoto View Post

    I have both Bookmarking Demon 4 and Social Bot 3. I think they are both good and they both work. Do I get a lot of traffic from them. No. I do get backlinks though. This is what I am looking for.
    You say you don't get a lot of traffic from using the software(s), but you get a lot of links. Isn't getting the links going to pay off in traffic in the long run due to your site or blog ranking higher in the search engines? Is that what you're after? I ask this because you said this as though you don't care about traffic. Just curious...
  • Profile picture of the author webguru
    I prefer bookmarking my links manually, it takes a few minutes but always got good results with it. Automated tools never able bookmark on all of the sites they claim, and it looks spammy to bookmarking sites if you overuse the software.
  • Profile picture of the author krishananda
    Best way for me is still manual social bookmarking, I can decide all the bookmarking sites that I need, change them every time, vote for the links, interact with other members (real members), etc.

    People often forget that Social bookmarking sites are social, some sites appreciate if you interact with other members like stumbleupon or propeller.
    There are also groups that you can join, join the relevant groups and get your links noticeable by even larger audience.
  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Hi guys,

    How do these compare to www dot socialmarker dot com ?

    I don't bookmark very often, perhaps a few times a month.

    I do like it from the point of view of getting some links. But is does take quite a lot of time, even using www dot socialmarker dot com

    Will either of the two software choices mentioned in this thread improve this situation?

  • Profile picture of the author worldnet
    What are some of the better practices of social bookmarking, I am new into this area but from what I have read, its best to go slow, dont bookmark everything on your site but only the truly valuable content and bookmark other sites, too.

  • Profile picture of the author krishananda
    Originally Posted by worldnet View Post

    What are some of the better practices of social bookmarking, I am new into this area but from what I have read, its best to go slow, dont bookmark everything on your site but only the truly valuable content and bookmark other sites, too.

    Build relationship with other members in the social bookmarking sites, join relevant groups.
    Vote for other members' story.

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