Automated Social Bookmarking Software is Crap!

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I've been testing the various Bookmarking programs this week and I'm really disappointed. I won't mention any names, but as a rule they just don't work for me.

I signed up for like 40 sites and then tried to use the various software and they lock-up, hang-up, fail, and just don't work worth a sh*t.

I even signed up for one that was supposed to be the next best thing to sliced bread...worked for about an hour and then locked up...support for something they expect you to pay $97 a month for ought to be immediate if not at least a few hours later.

Am I the only one having these problems?

Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    The social sites change - that makes keeping up with the changes a bit of a challenge. Any tool that automatically works with these sites will run into problems when the sites change - because of this, they will all snag and will all require updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author onera
    Most of the automated stuff to defeat activities that are popular among human are crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyryan028
    I use socialmarker.com (free) and the old fashioned technique of manually. The manual way takes longer but you know it has been done and entered properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    I use Bookmarking Demon and it has worked well for me. I mainly use the older 3.x version for bookmarking to Scuttle sites since the drivers mainstream bookmarking sites haven't been updated since they began work on 4.0. The 4.0 beta release still has stability problems from what I've seen.
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    • Profile picture of the author marlondirk
      yeah, senuke thats cool actually that could help a lot and has many feature you can use.


      i guess there are more seo techniques you can see online aside directory submission
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    I am watching this post closely because for months now I have been thinking of getting an auto-bookmarking product and the choices have been limited to
    - bookmarking demon
    - autosocial poster
    - social submitter

    I hope someone who uses any of these can share their experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author JV3STUDIO
      I use SENUKe and it works flawlessly.
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      • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
        Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

        You should add SocialBot to your list :rolleyes:
        Thanks Big Mike.. will check it out.

        I am right now considering automation because with the vast number of sites right now, it would probably be cheaper to buy software.... otherwise I have bookmarking manually outsourced at 10 cents per bookmark site/link.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      Originally Posted by jrsencio View Post

      I am watching this post closely because for months now I have been thinking of getting an auto-bookmarking product and the choices have been limited to
      - bookmarking demon
      - autosocial poster
      - social submitter

      I hope someone who uses any of these can share their experience.
      Check out Mikes SocialBot as well.

      ASP is a godsend for blogging just keep in on a low post number and you will get great results.

      BMD is also very good as is SeNuke
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    • Profile picture of the author psresearch
      Originally Posted by jrsencio View Post

      I am watching this post closely because for months now I have been thinking of getting an auto-bookmarking product and the choices have been limited to
      - bookmarking demon
      - autosocial poster
      - social submitter

      I hope someone who uses any of these can share their experience.
      I've used autosocial poster for around a year and it's worked well. One thing it does that I'm not sure if the other ones do is you can tell it to randomly post to "X" out of "Y" number of accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
    Mike,

    I haven't tried any of your products yet so I'll have to restate that....MOST Automated stuff is crap. Everything I've purchased from you worked like it was supposed to.

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      • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
        Originally Posted by mrsleep99 View Post

        Social bookmarking is dying, bookmark my words.
        Not to say you're right or wrong mrsleep99 but you have any reference for this or is this just your gut feeling? I'm seeing this kind of statement more and more over the last several weeks and am just wondering if I've missed a significant report of some kind along the way.
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      • Profile picture of the author gregw
        Should we bookmark this for you? :-)

        Hey... But Ma.gnolia.com just passed away... (Database crash)... I think they're headed towards a paid service model...

        gregw

        Originally Posted by Andrew Maule View Post

        Social bookmarking is dying, bookmark my words.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I finally got off my butt and used SocialBot on a test site a month or so ago. I saw significant results in Google in less than two weeks.

    It takes awhile to set up, but once you make that initial investment of time, it's literally a push of a button.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      I finally got off my butt and used SocialBot on a test site a month or so ago. I saw significant results in Google in less than two weeks.

      It takes awhile to set up, but once you make that initial investment of time, it's literally a push of a button.

      John
      Hi John, what tasks to set up take up time? Is that the registering for all those accounts?
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      • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
        Originally Posted by jrsencio View Post

        Hi John, what tasks to set up take up time? Is that the registering for all those accounts?
        Exactly!

        If you're spidering large sites, that takes time too, but you can let that run in the background while you're working on something else.

        John
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        • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
          Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

          Exactly!

          If you're spidering large sites, that takes time too, but you can let that run in the background while you're working on something else.

          John
          Cool. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    Bookmarking demon has worked well for me. I haven't used it for a week or so, but last I used it is was fine. Sure, not all the sites will work, but that's just how these programs are. They are constantly being updated to keep up with the bookmarking sites.

    Just make sure you don't go crazy with these tools, and they will help.

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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Hey, take a look at Social Bot. It works man.
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  • Profile picture of the author psresearch
    Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post

    I've been testing the various Bookmarking programs this week and I'm really disappointed. I won't mention any names, but as a rule they just don't work for me.

    I signed up for like 40 sites and then tried to use the various software and they lock-up, hang-up, fail, and just don't work worth a sh*t.

    I even signed up for one that was supposed to be the next best thing to sliced bread...worked for about an hour and then locked up...support for something they expect you to pay $97 a month for ought to be immediate if not at least a few hours later.

    Am I the only one having these problems?

    Steve
    Have you tried RSS-BookMarker from Mass-Automation?

    We don't use that one, but we use four of their other products and all of them have worked flawlessly.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
      Originally Posted by markquinn View Post

      Have you tried RSS-BookMarker from Mass-Automation?

      We don't use that one, but we use four of their other products and all of them have worked flawlessly.
      No I have not tried that, considering that too.. those guys sell some pretty interesting software, but, I honestly have not bought anything from them yet.

      I checked out SE Nuke and wow.. an overload of tools, I almost slapped myself silly because the strategies on SENuke are the same ones I use, but I do them manually... SE Nuke does a lot of automating.

      But I am still going to purchase a bookmarker for my self hosted wordpress-run niche blogs.

      Cheers everyone, thanks for all the input.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    Yeah, but does directory submission still work? I hardly do any directory submissions anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I'm having very good success with Big Mike's SocialBot as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    The only problem I have now is, I am on a mac and most these programs run on windows, so I have to reboot to windows each time I'd need to do these.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ivan Wong
      Web based tools like OnlyWire.com might be the solution.

      Or maybe consider using virtual machine software like VMWare or Parallels to allow running of a dual-os.

      Originally Posted by jrsencio View Post

      The only problem I have now is, I am on a mac and most these programs run on windows, so I have to reboot to windows each time I'd need to do these.
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      • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
        Originally Posted by Ivan Wong View Post

        Web based tools like OnlyWire.com might be the solution.

        Or maybe consider using virtual machine software like VMWare or Parallels to allow running of a dual-os.
        Does anyone know if Onlywire is any good? I used it before they started charging. Other than logging in to all the accounts and checking (which sort of defeats the purpose), I could never tell if it was doing anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author miami
    Can anyone using socialbot share how they have set up the accounts? When I started doing it - (It takes a LONG time) half of the first 20 or so seemed to be duplicates and/or had the error about exceeding bandwidth? I hired it out and the outsourcer had the same problem. Any tips?

    Thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
      Originally Posted by miami View Post

      Can anyone using socialbot share how they have set up the accounts? When I started doing it - (It takes a LONG time) half of the first 20 or so seemed to be duplicates and/or had the error about exceeding bandwidth? I hired it out and the outsourcer had the same problem. Any tips?

      Thanks

      CoachMiami
      Registering for the sites is time-consuming. But you only have to register once.

      Some of the scuttle sites may appear to be duplicates, but they're not. The sites are using the same script and haven't taken the time to make their sites look unique.

      Retry the ones who have exceeded their bandwidth after the first of the month. It happens...

      Also, if you installed the program, started using the program right away, and haven't closed the application and used it again, you don't have the updates. The next time you start SocialBot, the updater will launch automatically.

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author miami
        Thanks John. So you do not use multiple logins to submit more than once?

        Miami
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  • Profile picture of the author lisawood
    social marker looks good - I'll have to try it. Thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    I use Social Marker and had the same problems, hanging up, locking up, etc. Then, I tried it in Google Chrome.

    I can't believe how much faster it is than IE Explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author twannahiga
    Sorry to hear about your bad luck ouroboros! I have always used socialmarker.com, which is the manual (and longer) way of doing things, but when I use it at least I know its been done properly the first time around. Worth checking out if you're looking for alternatives. Bookmarking demon has a great reputation though, so it might be a better paid option.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Or you could hire someone with established accounts ..lol

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  • Profile picture of the author Dechenlau
    I do manually too and it works fine to me
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Social sites change all the time, software upgrades not so often.I use only the biggest social media sites and onlywire.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarieReyes
    I do social bookmarking manually. SB softwares are not a guarantee. Same with article submitters, auto-blog creator and all auto-hypes out there. I'd rather be sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alp Bozkurt
    Social bookmarking works well at the moment and will work until the next big Google algorithm change vanishes all the benefits of social bookmarking.

    Any technique that can be spammed with a few clicks are destined to be nulled by google engineers, as it ought to be.

    Other people are supposed to social bookmark your pages, not you, do you?
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