by smile
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Hey,

I am thinking about using Synnd, to automate all my social bookmarking, links, etc

I was wondering if anyone on here uses it? or has used it? and what you think about it.

Is it worth the money? or would trafiicgesyer be better use of my money.

Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author nat014
    Hi. Have been using Synnd for a while and having good results. Worth the investment. Synnd provides 4 different marketing campaigns - Twitter - Bookmarking - Content visibility enhancement - and blog commenting.
    If you need for info let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author yrre7
    Sounds like this is a real deal...much better than traffic-bug. I can't seem to find the pricing information, does anyone care to share that?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author MiMoG
      Originally Posted by yrre7 View Post

      Sounds like this is a real deal...much better than traffic-bug. I can't seem to find the pricing information, does anyone care to share that?

      Thanks

      $67 per month with a $1 trial offer
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainmak3r
    @itsallsuccess...please don't insult users of the forum by coming here to post a fake review...you're obviously on the synnd payroll or something to that effect...

    If you'd had more than one post, and having been a member of the warrior forum for any amount of time, then perhaps you'd have been taken seriously...

    People on this forum are hungry for success and need a helping hand, and someone coming to post a fake review, in my opinion, leaves room for doubt relating to synnd.

    As you would have it, I was on the verge of signing up but, after seeing this blatant abuse of people's trust, I now have reservations about the effectiveness of your application....
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Alter
      OK, I never make a post, (and I know I should more) but lets put aside one persons attempt to get people to click-on an affiliate link and take into account what really needs to be addressed and that would be...

      Is this a good Produce or not! So to have some integrity here. I am going to disclose that I do use Synnd for my bookmarking and content syndication. I also use traffic-bug. Yes: yrre7 - It is much better the traffic-bug on some levels, but there are a few options with traffic-bug that are not offered yet with Synnd that I find very useful for building backlinks and generating traffic. A couple of examples are; Being able to submit your URL to multiple Directories and RSS Submissions are just a few. With that said, Here is my Review of Synnd and by the way, I am removing my sig. and no affiliate or promo links. Just a straight up review of the produce.

      1. Synnd will not submit you content to social news sites if they appear to be sales-y or spammy; The guideline they use are only to submit content that is one of these 3:
      A. Educational
      B. Enlightening
      C. Entertaining
      The 3 E's

      2. Unlike submitting your own content or trying to open up dozens of different bookmarking accounts. Synnd submissions are first reviewed by really people. (quality control) Then your bookmarking are actually submitted by other people.
      Which give the content more authority and relevance in respect to the search engines spider-bots and of course people reading your content.

      3. You can set up campaigns on (keyword rich) content you just posted. To have that Bookmarked - Digg - and also have other Synnd users leave comments on your Post, which is great for adding relivance to your post.

      Now This is only the Tip of the iceberg of what Social Media Science and Synnd has to offer. I don't have Time to go into their free video resources and Step by Step instructions they give you on, not only setting up a Wordpress Blog, but which Plugin's to use to best optimize it (SEO mumbo jumbo...)
      So I hope this helped someone understand Synnd a little better.
      Don't just take my word for it. You can visit their site and download their free PDF Report and make your own decision if This Platform is good for you or not.

      thanks for your time
      Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen
    on offervault(dot)com you can have a look at free webinar that the owner of Synnd did, I think in 90 minutes you ll find all the info you need,

    thinking bout mixing up link dozer and synnd would be really strong combination to quality backlinking;

    best of luck !

    Klemen
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    • Profile picture of the author kislany
      Originally Posted by Klemen View Post


      thinking bout mixing up link dozer and synnd would be really strong combination to quality backlinking;

      Klemen
      You might not be able to do that due to Synnd not allowing Adsense within the actual text in the article (unless you do regular bookmarking campaign).
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  • Profile picture of the author DannyUK
    I'm a SYNND user, have been for about a month. So I can't comment in any detail yet on results. However, I can say the interface itself is excellent and (so far) bug free. Support is top rate with very quick response times and you deal direct with the SYNND team.

    It takes a while to fully understand how the credit system works but once you grasp it you can effectively run several campaigns at a time on auto-pilot without any more demands on your wallet. One subscription fee covers it.

    It's a work in progress with big plans in the pipeline and I like the way the team are genuinely excited about what they are doing. Overall, I think the word "professional" sums it up best.

    I've run seven bookmarking campaigns so far, because I'm wary of putting too much out to the search engines for a brand new project. Bottom line, all seven campaigns resulted in the exact number of bookmarks requested and this has provided a moderate amount of extra traffic to my site, if I'm reading my stats correctly. That's about 300 odd bookmarks so a genuine time-saver.

    Haven't tried the syndication or Twitter features yet so can't comment. But to date I am satisfied and will continue using the service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainmak3r
    Well, after a couple of days of being subscribed to synnd, I guess I have enough ammunition to provide some user review, if you will.

    In a nutshell, the synnd network is a great idea... you have daily tasks that you do, such as voting on user bookmarks or bookmarking them in order to "earn" credits that you can use to have your own content published or voted on etc on social network sites.

    The synnd sales page claims it has about 14 social network sites that you can post your content to... in reality, it's only 8, plus twitter.

    Based on my interaction with other users on the synnd forum, you can only post, vote or bookmark about 10 times per social site before you're likely to be flagged or something to that effect.

    This process is NOT automated, and you have to keep a mental count of how many times you've voted, bookmarked links etc.

    Tedious? You tell me.

    Now, my contention with synnd, relates to spinning content for posting.
    Their app only accepts basic level of spinning... ie. I am about to {sleep|run|jog} etc. any syntax like "wow, today we're going on a {bus|car|tour bus|} ride" etc, gets rejected by the app, and there's no way of knowing what is wrong, you have to figure it out yourself.

    So, for those familiar with advanced spinning, this app is NOT YET for you.

    Their support is nonexistent.
    As they say in Internet Marketing circles, time is money... I'm still waiting for the synnd support to respond to a couple of my requests pertaining to spinning and the only type of syntax they'll accept... I guess I shouldn't hold my breath in relation to that.

    Also, when you post your campaign for bookmarking etc, it goes through a so called quality control process... where humans check the validity of content etc.
    In most cases, your campaigns are rejected without adequate reason, instead, you're referred to their usermanual to read!

    So, instead of being told... line 2, or spamm or whatever the case for your articles or bookmarks being rejected, you have to READ the manual... of which there is no information relating to specific cases.
    So you have to redo your campaign and resubmit, a process which takes anywhere up to about 4 days to be approved and go into circulation to be actioned upon by the other users.

    I must confess, I love the concept, it can be very effective, but for now, these guys need to perfect this as their sales page claims, before one can take that leap of faith.

    With the timeframes it takes to get feedback from the support, you can forget about asking for a refund or cancellation in time... doesn't seem like it would happen!

    Am I going to continue using this system?
    I've wasted about 48 hours trying to make this system work (you also have to leave your PC on 24/7 in order for the tasks to run in the background and for you to receive your auto credits etc..)

    During the 48 or so hours I've been using this app... I've only been able to vote or bookmark other user's content...
    I've not able to create a campaign as I DO NOT KNOW why the system will not accept my spun syntax...
    I use SE Nuke, P.A.R. The bestspinner, Link Dozer etc... and all these apps consider my spun syntax legit.
    I'll probably come back in a few months to check how things are working, but for now, I'm contemplating using one of the my article network or something similar.

    Hope this helps anyone thinking about signing up.

    Rain.
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    • Profile picture of the author reapr
      I'll agree with the last post. If a campaign is rejected you often get the same response 'refer to the manual'.

      The concept is great and I will try it a few more months because I am seeing some improvements in organic traffic but unless their is much improvement in the browser interface and the reasons for rejection I can not justify the price going forward.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kaphoen
        I have been a member of Social Media Science for over 2 years and have, therefore, been involved us a customer in the development of the Synnd Interface.

        I have been paying my fees to Social Media Science throughout that period and consider it money well invested... (Synnd was only introduced just over 1 year ago).

        Sadly, in my view, the vast majority of the negative comments directed towards Synnd in this thread are short sighted, ill-considered and based upon ignorance
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        • Profile picture of the author Rainmak3r
          Kaphoen wrote:
          Sadly, in my view, the vast majority of the negative comments directed towards Synnd in this thread are short sighted, ill-considered and based upon ignorance
          Feedback from Synnd support:
          ... you are nesting tags within tags and our system cannot currently support it.
          Oh please, do tell... clarify the ignorance for all Warriors, if you will...
          I personally would definitely be very interested in understanding what I, and a host of other users not happy with synnd have missed, and you haven't.
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          • Profile picture of the author merryvinson
            I have been using synnd for awhile and I love it. I am on first of google for my niche sites. But If you are starting with a new webpage, use synnd for articles that point to your webiste as article directories and web pages that has PR of 6 or more can handle that traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author JNFerree
      Originally Posted by Rainmak3r View Post

      Well, after a couple of days of being subscribed to synnd, I guess I have enough ammunition to provide some user review, if you will.

      In a nutshell, the synnd network is a great idea... you have daily tasks that you do, such as voting on user bookmarks or bookmarking them in order to "earn" credits that you can use to have your own content published or voted on etc on social network sites.

      The synnd sales page claims it has about 14 social network sites that you can post your content to... in reality, it's only 8, plus twitter.

      Based on my interaction with other users on the synnd forum, you can only post, vote or bookmark about 10 times per social site before you're likely to be flagged or something to that effect.

      This process is NOT automated, and you have to keep a mental count of how many times you've voted, bookmarked links etc.

      Tedious? You tell me.

      Now, my contention with synnd, relates to spinning content for posting.
      Their app only accepts basic level of spinning... ie. I am about to {sleep|run|jog} etc. any syntax like "wow, today we're going on a {bus|car|tour bus|} ride" etc, gets rejected by the app, and there's no way of knowing what is wrong, you have to figure it out yourself.

      So, for those familiar with advanced spinning, this app is NOT YET for you.

      Their support is nonexistent.
      As they say in Internet Marketing circles, time is money... I'm still waiting for the synnd support to respond to a couple of my requests pertaining to spinning and the only type of syntax they'll accept... I guess I shouldn't hold my breath in relation to that.

      Also, when you post your campaign for bookmarking etc, it goes through a so called quality control process... where humans check the validity of content etc.
      In most cases, your campaigns are rejected without adequate reason, instead, you're referred to their usermanual to read!

      So, instead of being told... line 2, or spamm or whatever the case for your articles or bookmarks being rejected, you have to READ the manual... of which there is no information relating to specific cases.
      So you have to redo your campaign and resubmit, a process which takes anywhere up to about 4 days to be approved and go into circulation to be actioned upon by the other users.

      I must confess, I love the concept, it can be very effective, but for now, these guys need to perfect this as their sales page claims, before one can take that leap of faith.

      With the timeframes it takes to get feedback from the support, you can forget about asking for a refund or cancellation in time... doesn't seem like it would happen!

      Am I going to continue using this system?
      I've wasted about 48 hours trying to make this system work (you also have to leave your PC on 24/7 in order for the tasks to run in the background and for you to receive your auto credits etc..)

      I'll probably come back in a few months to check how things are working, but for now, I'm contemplating using one of the my article network or something similar.

      Hope this helps anyone thinking about signing up.

      Rain.
      I think you're right. The concept behind Synnd is spot on. Their execution on the concept seems to be another matter?

      Both videos I watched were top shelf, but if your assessment is accurate, then yeah, maybe hit the pause button for a few months.

      I already got my web content ranked on Page 1 of Google for some high volume search terms

      -- I wanted to add Synnd to my Mobile Local Fusion service offer and my G1 SEO Training

      Red Flag
      - Only 4x entries in their Forum and the latest one was Jan 2010, kinda dated.

      Blue Flag - (socialmediasciences.com) has an Alexa Rank of 33 and with some interesting money keywords w/ 3 min. site visit (mine is 9 minutes)

      I found an email I got from Charles H. of SEO 20/20 dated Mar 09 so I know he's been working on Synnd for awhile now, who did his videos?

      The 10 min. walk-thru demo I was was pretty strong

      I just saw the new promo video via Deborah T site and filled out he opt-in again to see how their sales funnel works and what arrives in-box.

      If their drip marketing mix is in place, then that's telling as well.

      Attn: Charles (Synnd) if you've set up a Google Alert on your social profile as we are want to do, I hope you see this WF thread finds its way to your gmail priority box so you can weigh in on this timely discussion.
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  • Originally Posted by smile View Post

    Hey,

    I am thinking about using Synnd, to automate all my social bookmarking, links, etc

    I was wondering if anyone on here uses it? or has used it? and what you think about it.

    Is it worth the money? or would trafiicgesyer be better use of my money.

    Thanks

    Thanks
    Hi,

    I am a SYNND user (and a fan and an affiliate) ...

    I have made 2 detailed post on my blog (click here to read) for those of you who want to understand the system from an end user perspective.

    I have documented the reasons why I opted for SYNND after working with SEnuke, Bookmarking Demon, BruteForce SEO and SocialBot.

    The blog posts are a result of my own research into SYNDD (prior to becoming a member) and my usage experience (after becoming a member). They are not biased despite my status as an affiliate of SYNDD.

    Affiliate Disclosure: The links on my blog are affiliate links and I will be paid a commission if anyone orders through my links!

    Hope this helps.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author DannyUK
      Hi Rain,

      This process is NOT automated, and you have to keep a mental count of how many times you've voted, bookmarked links etc.

      Tedious? You tell me.
      The process is entirely automated unless you want to earn extra credits by manually completing tasks yourself. SYNND will automatically complete a set amount of tasks for you daily without any intervention required by yourself. Certainly, you have to create your own campaigns if you want them submitted to the network, so that's a manual process. If that's what you mean by a lack of automation then I think it's unreasonable, for obvious reasons.

      Now, my contention with synnd, relates to spinning content for posting.
      Their app only accepts basic level of spinning... ie. I am about to {sleep|run|jog} etc. any syntax like "wow, today we're going on a {bus|car|tour bus|} ride" etc, gets rejected by the app, and there's no way of knowing what is wrong, you have to figure it out yourself.

      So, for those familiar with advanced spinning, this app is NOT YET for you.
      I'm afraid that's simply not true. You can use word or phrase spinning without any problems, provided you don't make any syntax errors (as you have in your example) and provided you supply enough permutations to cover the amount of submissions you want to be created, or the number of "buzzes" in SYNND terminology. The rule is you need at least one unique permutation per submission. So if you want 100 submissions you need to ensure at least 100 permutations of your title, description and tags can be generated. Otherwise your campaign is rejected. This is to ensure that no duplicate content will ever be submitted to the network and that's a good thing.

      Their support is nonexistent.
      As they say in Internet Marketing circles, time is money... I'm still waiting for the synnd support to respond to a couple of my requests pertaining to spinning and the only type of syntax they'll accept... I guess I shouldn't hold my breath in relation to that.
      I guess we all have different experiences with support, but to say it is "non-existent" is simply untrue. So far I have received excellent support, so it certainly exists! I haven't had to ask much though, as the manuals and support site made things very clear as far as I'm concerned.

      Also, when you post your campaign for bookmarking etc, it goes through a so called quality control process... where humans check the validity of content etc.
      In most cases, your campaigns are rejected without adequate reason, instead, you're referred to their usermanual to read!

      So, instead of being told... line 2, or spamm or whatever the case for your articles or bookmarks being rejected, you have to READ the manual... of which there is no information relating to specific cases.
      So you have to redo your campaign and resubmit, a process which takes anywhere up to about 4 days to be approved and go into circulation to be actioned upon by the other users.
      Why do you say, "so-called"? If the process has rejected your campaigns then it will be for a reason. Logically, therefore, the control process is real and fulfils the stated task. Campaigns will be rejected if they do not comply with the network rules. If they do comply they will be accepted. These rules are set out clearly in the documentation. I have now created eight campaigns and all of them have been accepted, six on the first attempt and two on the second attempt because I forgot to spin my keyword tags. On both rejections there was a note in the remarks section explaining the rejection.

      However, I have seen other members complain of not being adequately informed as to why their campaigns were rejected. This is a topic in the main SYNND forum if I recall correctly. So, even though my own experience is the reverse, you do raise a noteworthy issue here. Today members received an email confirming commentary in the forum is taken into account in terms of making improvements and enhancements to the service. Time will be the judge of that. In the meantime I suggest you carefully review the manual and best practise documentation again.

      As for the approval process taking 4 days, once again that has not been my experience. 2 to 4 hours for an initial submission and 30 minutes for a resubmission is about the average I have witnessed with nothing ever slipping into a period of days. If you have only been a member for 48 hours it's a bit unfair to be commenting on 4 day resubmission periods.

      I must confess, I love the concept, it can be very effective, but for now, these guys need to perfect this as their sales page claims, before one can take that leap of faith.
      The concept is, indeed, very good. The team makes no secret about SYNND being in constant development. But what they already have works just fine based on my actual experience. The development they speak of relates to enhancements that will only make the application more powerful. As for perfection, like anything else you could mention, I doubt that will ever be achieved. The question here is not whether SYNND is perfect but whether it's a worthwhile investment. After only a month I can't answer that and after 48 hours I don't think you can either.

      With the timeframes it takes to get feedback from the support, you can forget about asking for a refund or cancellation in time... doesn't seem like it would happen!
      Again, very unfair and misleading. On what basis do you claim a refund is unlikely? Have you asked for one? Has it been refused? So you've had a poor support experience? Equating that to a lack of integrity on the part of the vendor is unjustified unless you have some evidence to the contrary.

      Am I going to continue using this system?
      I've wasted about 48 hours trying to make this system work (you also have to leave your PC on 24/7 in order for the tasks to run in the background and for you to receive your auto credits etc..)
      Actually you don't have to leave the PC on 24/7, but it does need to be on for a significantly long period to run the daily tasks. It is advised to leave the PC on all day to ensure the tasks are run successfully. But you could figure the schedule and switch on your machine accordingly. Anyway, PCs are designed to be on all the time. With laptops it's different, I accept. If you really want to switch off your PC there's a remote hosting service that will run the service for you.

      Hope this helps anyone thinking about signing up.
      I have to say, despite your hope, I doubt if your review helps anyone at all considering it is very misleading on almost all the points you make. If you are going to review a product it would help if you actually knew how to use it. Clearly your main problems revolve around your own inability to use SYNND correctly and your resulting frustration rather than any fault in the application itself.

      Wouldn't it be a lot better to get some solid experience with SYNND and then come back and comment? The best you can really do after 48 hours is give a first impression. Okay, so you have issues with SYNND. But the whole tone of your review makes it seem like a badly constructed, poorly supported product which is unfair and in direct contradiction to the experiences of others.

      And yes, I'm a new member here with only a few posts - far less that your own 20 odd - but I'm not part of the SYNND team, I'm not an affiliate, you don't see any links in my posting, so hopefully you won't slap me around in the righteous manner you dealt with another member here.

      SYNND is a moderately complex product for moderately competent users. It doesn't pretend to be anything else and it advises time and again to read the manual and apply the best practices. Do that and I think you'll be just fine.

      Sorry for the epic posting but it needed to be said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainmak3r
    It's great to see heated debate about synnd... though I'm not entirely sure why the synnd development team is coming here en masse to defend this app.

    As the saying goes... when there's fire...

    I'd rather real users commented on the efficiency of the app, than developers.

    The tone of my initial posting relating to synnd was partial and from a user perspective, and having re-read it a couple of times, I still stand by my summations, and don't feel the posting is negative in any way, save to highlight the salient features that most users on the synnd forum seem to be echoing as lacking or in need of improving.

    This has nothing to do with who is right or wrong, but whether the application lives up to its name as the sales page claims.
    There are a lot of warrior WSOs here where developers are constantly under criticism and advice, and they listen to their users, hardly do you hear of them telling their users their opinions are based on IGNORANCE and myopia (short eyesight)

    The true mark of leadership is in listening to all opposing views, and proactively working towards bettering or perfecting all sentiments, than bash them!
    As per my submission, I may revisit using this app in the future, but feel the design team for now is lacking in support (takes over 24hours to get feedback) and other contentious issues I've already raised.

    My personal opinion about synnd rest here, it's Superbowl Sunday after all... there are better pursuits elsewhere than bickering about what is, could or was.

    Good luck to all those intending to use this app... perhaps you too will one day be back to post your review, negative, positive or otherwise.
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    • Profile picture of the author CharlesHeflin
      Originally Posted by Rainmak3r View Post

      It's great to see heated debate about synnd... though I'm not entirely sure why the synnd development team is coming here en masse to defend this app.

      As the saying goes... when there's fire...

      I'd rather real users commented on the efficiency of the app, than developers.
      As one of the developers and owners of Synnd and Social Media Science, LLC I can state with 100% fact that none of the comments above in favor of Synnd were from employees or developers.

      We have no need to twist the truth and could really care less if you join or not. Synnd has sufficient power with its current 800+ members to achieve what is stated on the sales letter. For us, Synnd is a tool to manage our SEO clients results. Synnd itself is not our primary source of income.

      I admit our support was lacking for quite some time due to an explosion of growth. I had promised all our members that we would hire more support staff and this is exactly what has happened... We now have 24/7 support. We're humans driving a powerful machine and it got away from us a bit... I/we did all we could do suring that turmoil.

      On a side note...

      Social Buzz is a completely independent ranking factor, not to be confused with "link building". Synnd is a Social Buzz building tool... not a link building tool... This is a common misconception. Social buzz effects rankings regadless of nofollow/dofollow attributes and is a completely separate ranking factor.

      If your site is not designed correctly or your content is designed to PUSH sales rather than PULL prospects then Synnd will not work for you (in making sales anyways). If your site is poorly designed for the search engines you WILL NOT see results (from an SEO perspective). Synnd is not some magic bullet that can fix a broken marketing strategy or a poorly structures web site.

      Thank you for raising the debate and thank you for taking the time to read my response.

      - Charles
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      • Profile picture of the author meerawatts
        Originally Posted by CharlesHeflin View Post

        As one of the developers and owners of Synnd and Social Media Science, LLC I can state with 100% fact that none of the comments above in favor of Synnd were from employees or developers.

        We have no need to twist the truth and could really care less if you join or not. Synnd has sufficient power with its current 800+ members to achieve what is stated on the sales letter. For us, Synnd is a tool to manage our SEO clients results. Synnd itself is not our primary source of income.

        I admit our support was lacking for quite some time due to an explosion of growth. I had promised all our members that we would hire more support staff and this is exactly what has happened... We now have 24/7 support. We're humans driving a powerful machine and it got away from us a bit... I/we did all we could do suring that turmoil.

        On a side note...

        Social Buzz is a completely independent ranking factor, not to be confused with "link building". Synnd is a Social Buzz building tool... not a link building tool... This is a common misconception. Social buzz effects rankings regadless of nofollow/dofollow attributes and is a completely separate ranking factor.

        If your site is not designed correctly or your content is designed to PUSH sales rather than PULL prospects then Synnd will not work for you (in making sales anyways). If your site is poorly designed for the search engines you WILL NOT see results (from an SEO perspective). Synnd is not some magic bullet that can fix a broken marketing strategy or a poorly structures web site.

        Thank you for raising the debate and thank you for taking the time to read my response.

        - Charles
        Dear Charles,

        Thanks for dropping by and clearing all the confusion. I am really impressed with all your trainings and Synnd system. But really you MUST look into the support. As mentioned by you that you have 800+ members and defiantly paid members and many more like me want to join. Don't you think in today's world when expectations are high specially when you are paying for something monthly and support is almost non-existence. Whereas people like Scrapebox are charging one time fee and support is lightning fast. Must learn from these guys.

        Thanks!
        Meera
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        • Originally Posted by meerawatts View Post

          Dear Charles,

          Thanks for dropping by and clearing all the confusion. I am really impressed with all your trainings and Synnd system. But really you MUST look into the support. As mentioned by you that you have 800+ members and defiantly paid members and many more like me want to join. Don't you think in today's world when expectations are high specially when you are paying for something monthly and support is almost non-existence. Whereas people like Scrapebox are charging one time fee and support is lightning fast. Must learn from these guys.

          Thanks!
          Meera

          Meera,

          I can't seem to see the correlation between SYNND and Scrapebox ... to me they are at opposite ends of a spectrum with regards to the approach and outcomes for social media marketing ...

          Personally speaking, I have been a SYNND user for over 6 months now and have had no issues with their support. The service is stable and simple to use and the documentation is comprehensive.

          Andy
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          • Profile picture of the author meerawatts
            Originally Posted by creativentrepreneur View Post

            Meera,

            I can't seem to see the correlation between SYNND and Scrapebox ... to me they are at opposite ends of a spectrum with regards to the approach and outcomes for social media marketing ...

            Personally speaking, I have been a SYNND user for over 6 months now and have had no issues with their support. The service is stable and simple to use and the documentation is comprehensive.

            Andy

            I fully agree with you that there is nothing common in both of the systems. I am just talking about support. I have a Scrapebox and support is top notch for a product I have paid for once. Every time I got reply in few min. Whereas Synnd support was horrible. Never got a reply before one week except this week when I have asked for refund for a wrongly charged transaction. Seems like they are improving on this or maybe during my sign-up due to some reason it was not up to the standard. I personally don't want to be the part of a system where I need to pay $67 every month and reply from support is taking one week.
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  • Profile picture of the author meerawatts
    I wanted to give it a try as $1 trial. So signed up last month. Spent whole day going through the training and signed for certification. I was going to travel India after one week for few days. Guess what it took them one week to activate me. By that time I was in India already. I emailed them after coming back to Singapore after one week and asked them that how many days of trial left since I have not started using it. No answer received for few days and I went ahead with cancellation without trying it. Again after few days I got reply that my account is canceled. Defiantly don't want to join any group where you are going to pay $67 and reply from support team is coming after one week.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Alter
      Originally Posted by meerawatts View Post

      I wanted to give it a try as $1 trial. So signed up last month. Spent whole day going through the training and signed for certification. I was going to travel India after one week for few days. Guess what it took them one week to activate me. By that time I was in India already. I emailed them after coming back to Singapore after one week and asked them that how many days of trial left since I have not started using it. No answer received for few days and I went ahead with cancellation without trying it. Again after few days I got reply that my account is canceled. Defiantly don't want to join any group where you are going to pay $67 and reply from support team is coming after one week.

      Meera
      Hey meerawatts, sorry to hear that. I personally have been with Synnd Network since Aug. 09 and have seen some up's and down's with them building there software and biz out. This is probably far to say with any new biz. But one things is for sure - Charlies Heffin and his Team are first class people. They have one of the most powerful social media tools that i know of. What make's this system different then say Only Wire or traffic bug is that other people (real people) are bookmarking your content. Any one that is using Social Media correctly, knows how power other people digg'in (Voting) or bookmarking your content has, not only social Buzz but showing up in the SERP's. They are in a growing period. They are also in the works of added new web 2.0 properties every week. along with what they already have up and running. like Digg - Reddit - jumptags etc. They are also going to be adding ezine and video submissions and commenting features. I can say that your correct in saying that $67 a mo is a lot money If your not getting support or replies. from the staff.

      I hope you find value out there.
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      • Profile picture of the author meerawatts
        Originally Posted by Mike Alter View Post

        Hey meerawatts, sorry to hear that. I personally have been with Synnd Network since Aug. 09 and have seen some up's and down's with them building there software and biz out. This is probably far to say with any new biz. But one things is for sure - Charlies Heffin and his Team are first class people. They have one of the most powerful social media tools that i know of. What make's this system different then say Only Wire or traffic bug is that other people (real people) are bookmarking your content. Any one that is using Social Media correctly, knows how power other people digg'in (Voting) or bookmarking your content has, not only social Buzz but showing up in the SERP's. They are in a growing period. They are also in the works of added new web 2.0 properties every week. along with what they already have up and running. like Digg - Reddit - jumptags etc. They are also going to be adding ezine and video submissions and commenting features. I can say that your correct in saying that $67 a mo is a lot money If your not getting support or replies. from the staff.

        I hope you find value out there.
        Hi Mike,

        Thanks for the update. I am really impressed with their system but due to horrible support I quit. They should learn from Scrapebox guys, I have not seen such a support in lifetime. They are the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author Gee S
    Does anyone know if there is a limit to the amount of credits you can spend in one day on one campaign?
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen
    as far as I m familliar with Synnd you have limited credits per membership fee as it is; for more credits you need to pay more;

    anyway if you are interested you can have a look into Synnd webinar on Affiliate Marketing - Find the Best Affiliate Program and CPA Offers from OfferVault

    hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author bizwizdownunder
    I am having a hard time networking with Synnd users...and I am one myself....so if you are a Synnd member who can help a newbie out...please private message me -thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author iw
      Looks like Synnd has increased the price from $67 to $97/month. So, does it mean that you if you need extra credits, you will have to pay on top of the $97 per month? No doubt it's an impressive framework!
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  • Profile picture of the author iw
    To clarify my previous post, what i meant "the extra credits" are those after your "earned credits for tasks that you have completed" and "1000 credits that are given by them every month". Anyone has some view to share?
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  • Profile picture of the author IMSpirit
    So anyone still using this service and satisfied with the results?

    I am actually confused whether to join synnd or not?
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    • Profile picture of the author cosmolito
      Synnd is possibly one of the best SEO software modules out there. While one does deal with the minor annoyance of the bugs getting worked out due to new system upgrades, the thing gets SEO results like I've never seen before.

      If you add this to any of your backlinking efforts, your campaign will be on steroids IMHO. I have gotten first page results in veeery competitive niches for example:

      Search economic collapse (which gets 27,100 searches a month according to Google at the time of writing this) and there you will find my website on page 1 called Economic Collapse Survival dot com
      (not promoting my site - just proof of Syynd - check out how many tweets I've gotten! All synnd and I guess Google noticed!)

      Synnd was the ONLY SEO tool I used for this

      I also rank for many other related terms

      That is my review of Synnd itself. As far as Tom and Charles go (the creators of Synnd), nicest guys ever. I've even talked to them personally on the phone - when do you ever hear of that?? I've never talked to any other internet guru EVER so this tells me something about these guys - they are honest, earnest, sincere, giving, and available to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbizstart
    Warrior friends,

    Thanks for taking the time to review Synnd. As one of the founders and co-owners of Synnd I appreciate all the feedback...as it helps us do a better job of refining our software and improving our support. As Charles, my partner stated above...we went through a growth increase that tested the limits of our support team and by the time we got the problem fixed we had some understandable complaints. For those that stayed with us we gave them extra credits and did our best to treat them fairly. Version 3 of Synnd was just released this month and within a few days all the new features should be operational.

    Regarding the accusation that Synnd developers or owners made the positive posts above about Synnd...well, as Charles stated...this is not true. We are professionals seeking to build effective tools for a new era of marketing and we would not do something like this.

    One final thought. Synnd is about 20% finished and it's being built as the first automated social proof engine designed to give a ubiquitous presence to any person, product or service within a 24 span of time. Social proof is a new ranking factor that we have tracked since the emergence of social networks. We saw the search engines including these factors in tests run over 3 years ago. Synnd will eventually support every online and offline content syndication channel that we consider viable. How a person creates their online presence, including how they set up and execute communications on their website/blog is critical for getting the most out of this new ranking factor. Also, what they have built prior to this and the total degree of “buzz” about themselves and their products or service factor into the results. Although we will soon support more features in Synnd that create dynamic linking (which is currently one of the best ways to increase ranking) we also predict that all linking methods will gradually decrease in their power once the social proof algorithms are fully established and in place, as these are much less susceptible to forced manipulation in the SERPS.

    For the search engines, social proof represents one of the best ways to give the public exactly what they want: socially tested and highly recommended products, services, processes, individuals and brand names that have met the approval of society on a scale large enough to meet social proof standards. Synnd members are grandfathered in and will benefit from our system even after we launch our corporate models which will no longer support new members. These members have helped us beta test our system and we have tried to reward them along the way for their patience and feedback. The new version of Synnd built for corporate markets will look and act much different than the one you see today. Synnd is over three and half years in development and has over 1.3 million lines of code.


    As social proof factors are better identified and monitored by the search engines they will eventually take president over every other ranking factor used in the past to identify search importance. This is already happening. When a project is set up properly to take advantage of all the social proof metrics it can not only rank very quickly but it often accomplishes its goals much faster than old school SEO strategies. We have yet to write on all these factors, as we are still testing and researching them ourselves. So far I can say that every result we expected three years ago has been confirmed...at almost twice the speed that we predicted. Once the public catches on to social proof (and believe me...there is a lot I have not discussed) whole new books will be written and entire market shifts will take place as a result. Needless to say...things like quality, honesty, refinement, support, willingness to adopt new behavior based on feedback, and a thousand other factors like these will emerge as part of the new social proof value system. It will be harder to scam; harder to lie; harder to sell inferior products or services...which I think we would all agree is a good thing.

    So thanks to all you who took the time to write about Synnd...even if to criticize us...as it was probably deserved. We have self funded this project and we reinvest just about everything we make back into the vision. With your help we will get better and eventually we hope to even win your trust...as we too are subject to social proof just like the rest.

    Thanks again,

    Thomas Rozof, Social Media Science LLC
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    • Profile picture of the author miami
      I have been with Synnd about 5 months. We just went through a major upgrade - with some major issues.

      In fact Charles and the gang gave out extra 'credits' for our 'patience' waiting for them to get the bugs out. I am still waiting for those credits BTW.

      Support still is an issue. IMO, as Charles said, they really do not care if you join or not.

      I can't tell you if it works yet. From what I see most people are looking for ways to scam the system (aren't we ALL trying to do this?) so the quality of links does not last, the bookmarks are on accounts no one sees, and the twitter accounts are junk. (So are mine. Why would I want all these mostly DA posts on a nice Twitter account???)

      So admittedly I am part of the problem.

      And I do not know the answer.

      Affiliate marketing via PPV maybe?

      LOL. Sheesh.
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      • Profile picture of the author beempa
        Originally Posted by miami View Post

        From what I see most people are looking for ways to scam the system (aren't we ALL trying to do this?) so the quality of links does not last, the bookmarks are on accounts no one sees, and the twitter accounts are junk. (So are mine. Why would I want all these mostly DA posts on a nice Twitter account???)
        Just curious... if the links do not stick nor last long -- then what can be expected by using this network? I am not a member, but I would assume that MOST accts used on that network were JUST created specifically for that network... as is the case with most bookmarking semi-automated software setups. Regardless, even with bogus accts that get hardly any views, the content should still ultimately rank high in Google for a little while, right? Or is that strategy no longer working at all anymore?

        You say you've been there for 5 months -- so something has to be working or else you would've left sometime ago. So what's keeping you there? This is what I am interested in, as I cannot imagine ANYONE spending $67 per month for 5 mos if it didn't work out as well as you had hoped. Can you explain what's keeping you there please? Or perhaps I just misunderstood your post? Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author miami
          That is a fair question.

          Maybe it is like network marketing - on the surface it seems such a brilliant idea that you hang in there hoping it will get better...

          And it might be better now. I haven't done much with it lately - but I have a launch coming up where I am going to need every bit of social help I can get - and I am hoping Synnd will deliver more that its money worth of (at least) short term help.

          Miami
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Warrior
    Syndd is pretty sick not bad at all.
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    Going to check out this product!.
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  • Profile picture of the author marbles12
    Despite Synnd's best efforts of disguising their footprints they are totally traceable by spotting patterns of social buzz on certain content (like toenail fungus for example) and analyzing it against a weighted average of other similar content across the web.

    If your content's social signals are way above the average norm for similar content then you are raising major red flags that are easy to spot. Google is already working on and has implemented parts of an evolving algorithm to spot social gaming techniques.

    You're especially in trouble if you are buzzing up every page of your site. It would seem quite unnatural if your site is say, 6 months old, and you're getting more buzz than a well established site that is many years older and has much more traffic.

    Another major red flag is when your average traffic levels do not match the amount of social recognition you are getting. Google knows, for example, that it takes X number of unique visits to equal 1 vote, tweet, like, etc. Unless you are also buying traffic to the deep pages of your site to disguise this footprint, you're asking for trouble.

    In short, if you're using Synnd, you're raising glaring red flags that Google is already privy to. The owners of Synnd are also aware of these flags but they don't have the technology to cover these footprints and they wouldn't dare tell you about them because you might unsubscribe.
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by marbles12 View Post

      Despite Synnd's best efforts of disguising their footprints they are totally traceable by spotting patterns of social buzz on certain content (like toenail fungus for example) and analyzing it against a weighted average of other similar content across the web.
      Do you mind explaining what you mean ? Are you saying that they are traceable due to the niches their users are using?

      From your notes above it sounds like the user would need to take a little extra care when working with niches such as toenail fungus because if they start to generate a social buzz around it that exceeds the kind of buzz associated with such niches then google will know they have been gaming the system -

      But surely the social signals etc that you have created for your niche could be from users on fivver or even ebay - How will they know its from Synnd ?

      Originally Posted by marbles12 View Post

      If your content's social signals are way above the average norm for similar content then you are raising major red flags that are easy to spot. Google is already working on and has implemented parts of an evolving algorithm to spot social gaming techniques.
      So what has this got to do with Synnd ? Surely this would apply to all methods of getting social signals - including fiverr giggs and the various services available on the net and not just Synnd -

      Again - dont create too many social signals, your in charge right..

      Originally Posted by marbles12 View Post

      You're especially in trouble if you are buzzing up every page of your site. It would seem quite unnatural if your site is say, 6 months old, and you're getting more buzz than a well established site that is many years older and has much more traffic.
      this is why we dont get trigger happy with software - Just dont do what you noted above - simple

      Software can be your best friend - but you need to know how to use it

      Originally Posted by marbles12 View Post

      Another major red flag is when your average traffic levels do not match the amount of social recognition you are getting. Google knows, for example, that it takes X number of unique visits to equal 1 vote, tweet, like, etc. Unless you are also buying traffic to the deep pages of your site to disguise this footprint, you're asking for trouble.

      In short, if you're using Synnd, you're raising glaring red flags that Google is already privy to. The owners of Synnd are also aware of these flags but they don't have the technology to cover these footprints and they wouldn't dare tell you about them because you might unsubscribe.
      In short to me it sounds like you got hold of Synnd and maxed it out on your site and didnt see great results as it wasnt properly planned -

      I'm not affiliated with Synnd but I know how effective social signals and social links are, especially when obtained from multiple unique accounts that are active and have history -

      Maybe try to contact the guys at Synnd for some training or show them what you have done while with them - I am certain they will be able to give you 101 pointers, but I guess you have already noted many of the dont do's in your post

      thanks
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