Tuesday, September 22
I wrote recently about a social bookmarking strategy I use and recommend. As a first step I suggested using Onlywire.com bookmarking syndication. In this post I will show you how Onlywire.com works and how you can use this post to verify your submission to Onlywire.com!
Onlywire.com is a great bookmark syndication tool. It will help you get your bookmarks syndicated into some of the largest news and social bookmarking sites quickly. Mostly they are not dofollow. However, you will receive substantial referral traffic from these social bookmarking sites. That's just because of the size of their audience. If you are able to make your title and description attractive, and if you are bookmarking great content, you may end up on the front published page of these services, such as digg or stumbleupon. This way you will get additional referral traffic, way beyond the norm. In addition, most of the sites represented in Onlywire.com have good reputation with google and other search engines. This will quickly bring you search engine traffic, sometimes within hours of publishing the bookmark.
And just how quick is it to publish with onlywire.com? Well the setup phase can take a while because you need to manually register with the participating bookmarking sites. The bookmarking of a single page takes me about 10 minutes. It takes 5 minutes for initial submit, and then 5 more minutes to "finalize" the submission with a few sites.
You do not need to sign up with all bookmarking sites represented on Onlywire.com. Here are the ones I found easy to use, user friendly, and without overzealous censoring. Your mileage may vary; use the comment form below if you found sites in Onlywire that I am not mentioning. Then let me know and I will include them here.
First Group: Sites I use, no finalization needed:
Second Group: Sites that I use, finalization needed:
Third Group: Sites that currently fail consistently, at least for me:
As the sites that require finalization are quite large, it should be worth your time to go ahead and do manual finalization with the second group. If you have extra time on your hands, go ahead and bookmark your page with the third group manually, directly on the websites.
The great thing about this post is that you can verify if your submission was successful. Wait perhaps a few hours or a day after submission with Onlywire. Then just come back to this post and do search on this page. It is a Google Custom Search for the sites mentioned above. Use keywords from the title of your bookmark, and, optionally, your site name to narrow down search results. You will see just how quickly your site is indexed by Google.
Here is the Google Custom Search: