To make the most of social bookmarking regarding building backlinks and increasing your site’s SEO, you need to be an active and contributing member of your network. There are times, though, when you simply cannot afford to manage your bookmarks or participate in discussions for several consecutive days, or even to write new articles since you may be leaving for vacation or having other offline issues keeping you busy. Thankfully, to an extent and for a limited period, your bookmarks can be automatized.
The Pros and Cons of Automatic Bookmarking
It’s not a good strategy in the long run since all bookmarking, backlinking, and networking needs human-administered management – machines and mods won’t retweet, reply to comments, or browse the Web for related content to contribute to discussions in your name. Scheduling your posts is a way to keep your site active, scheduling bookmarks is a way to remind both google and your followers that you’re still there. Much like it’s true for Twitter and scheduling your tweets. Also, remember that too many same articles on your multiple profiles around the Web simply don’t look good. The automatic bookmarking tools are helpful so long as they’re not abused and so long as you don’t rely exclusively on them.
Automatic Social Bookmarking Tools
You can prepare up to 10 URLs you’d like to have bookmarked automatically and for free in several days – defined by you – with IMAtomator. There is an option to increase this number by purchasing the premium membership, but I wouldn’t recommend it – automatic is good so long as it’s not a habit. The bad news is that not all those sites to which your bookmark will be posted aren’t marked as DoFollow.
OnlyWire’s offer is better regarding bookmark visibility, but it’s not free. You can still have access to the service thanks to affiliate marketing.
SocialMarker seems to be by far the best – it’s free, bookmarks your content with the major bookmarking sites, and it’s really easy to use. It’s probably the only automatic bookmarking social service on the world-wide Web so far that might be both harmless (not generating spam in your name), and efficient in the long run.
If you don’t care about submitting your posts to popular, dofollow social bookmarking sites of your choice but, instead, would rather bulk-update multiple random networks, you can use hellotxt to update several social networking and bookmarking sites at the same time.
Use Bookmarks Organizers
To quickly catch up on new content posted at the sites of your interest, you can use a bookmark organizer hosted on the Web rather than your browser. In this way, you will be able to access your bookmarks from another computer anywhere in the world.
Tell Google There’s a New Post on Your Blog
Lastly, a very easy way to submit your latest blog or site update to Google is to do it with Ping-O-Matic. In this way, you will ensure that Google doesn’t miss your latest update.
All the above tips might help you save some time when you’re pressed for it, and bookmark while you’re offline. If there’s anything I missed, let me know.