For the last couple months I’ve been working on this new Web 2.0 social bookmarking services community.
What is it all about?
- Rather than submitting merely your own bookmarks to the many services available (like Digg, BlinkList, Delicious, etc.), members submit each others’ bookmarks
- This makes it less likely that you’ll be considered a “spammer” for constantly promoting only your own sites
- This also gives your pages potential to be bookmarked many times with each service, rather than only once like you would do for yourself
- The bookmark submission process happens behind the scenes and is fully automated. You only need to enter your account details once.
- Members are encouraged to only submit quality pages; we don’t want to promote garbage
- The functionality is easy-to-use…it literally takes seconds to add your own bookmarks or to share other members’ bookmarks.
- No more messing around with different tag formats! SocialAdr takes care of all that craziness for ya.
What prompted me to create this website was a few things:
- Even though SocialMarker is a very useful tool, it can be extremely time consuming because it still involves a lot of manual dragging-and-dropping. Just to submit a single webpage to 20 services usually takes half an hour!
- I thought about “link sharing” networks which are (as far as I can tell) getting to be pretty outdated in the ever-evolving interweb. I wanted to come up with a way to combine that philosophy with Web 2.0 social networks and social bookmarking.
- I’m a member of Traffic Drill, a forum in which members can request other members to bookmark their webpages. But since the bookmarking process is manual and unable to be controlled in a “fair” manner, it’s entirely possible for a member to contribute WAY more to the community than they receive (I was a perfect example of this). I think it’s a great idea, but I saw room for improvement.
- There’s many software packages out there that do social bookmarking submissions, but for each webpage you have, it’ll only be submitted once to every service. With SocialAdr, you can potentially have your webpage submitted tens or hundreds of times to each service! Instead of merely 1 backlink, you’ll get 10, 20, 30…50…etc. And this all happens on auto-pilot.
I’ve had beta testers in the system for about two weeks now and they’ve been great! Lots of bugs have been fixed and new features added.
Hopefully in a few more weeks I’ll be able to open it up to the public!
If you’re interested in helping beta test (it’s really not that difficult and you’ll get free backlinks and traffic while doing it), you can either read this WarriorForum thread, or contact me for more info.
Edit [Sep 12, 2009] – It’s now open to the public, so go get your FREE account now!