Bookmarking Demon vs Bookmark WIZ: The Difference is Shocking
Before these two apps duke it out in a double-review, let’s take a breather and look at what social booking tools can do for you. You’ve probably submitted links by hand to top social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit and Delicious. It’s the most boring and time consuming work an internet marketer can do.
For many the next step is to hire a young SEO with the right tools to post pages for you. I’ve used numerous bookmarking services and most of them are downright ineffective. Essentially these people cram a long list of their different client’s links on one page. Your links are now stuck in a bad neighborhood, alongside what are probably spammy sites. To make matters worse, the more links a page has, the less juice each link contains. It didn’t cost much, but at the end of the day it probably wasn’t worth a dime.
An old cliché rings true here. To get things done right, you have to do it yourself. By automating your bookmarking submissions, you can ensure that the account isn’t overflowing with links and that the page doesn’t look like a spam operation. For the time it takes to find a bookmarking service, automated software can get the job done.
Now, are you ready to watch the fight? Read the Bookmark WIZ review
and Bookmarking Demon review below. You’ll be startled by what I found.
The Big Fight: Demon takes on the WIZ
On the corner to my left we have the new contender, Bookmark WIZ. On my right is the long-time champ, Bookmarking Demon. Let’s see which software gets better results, has more features, and is easier to work with. Will the champ dominate or will this be an upset? Ding, Ding!
Bookmark WIZ Review
In the software world, the new kid on the block gets a lot of attention. In part it must come from tech conditioning that tells us that newer must be better. At the time of this writing BookmarkWIZ is version 1 software. It has a lot of potential and may grow up to be bigger and better than Bookmarking Demon, but for now it has a long way to go.
BookmarkWIZ’s current interface looks pretty close to what Bookmarking Demon looked like two or three years ago. It uses a tabbed interface which walks you through the steps required to post bookmarks. Oddly, you work from right to left though the tabs.
Before starting, you will want to enter anonymous proxies to cover your tracks in case the administrators find your promotions a little too blatant; that way your IP address won’t get banned. Proxy lists can easily be loaded from a text file.
Once you have created some e-mail accounts with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or AOL, you can load the login and password info from another text file. From there you create accounts on a pretty decent list of social bookmarking sites, 30 in all. BookmarkWIZ will automatically bypass CAPTCHAs so you can leave your computer, grab a coffee and let the software cruise on autopilot. Now all that is left to do is to blast away links!
Your success rate will differ according to how recently BookmarkWIZ was updated by the developer. In my tests I usually got 14-16 sites out of 30 to work. Compared with other tools I’ve used that isn’t so great, but then again some of these tools cost up to $127/per month (SEnuke).
BookmarkWIZ deserves praise for its CAPTCHA solving features. At one time it had Bookmarking Demon beat in this respect, as it lacked support in the past. However when Bookmarking Demon 5.1.1 was updated with support for CAPTCHAs, BookmarkWIZ lost its edge. For that reason, you get a less powerful piece of software with BookmarkWIZ. Although it costs $50 less, it’s worth it to shell out the extra cash for Bookmarking Demon.
Bookmarking Demon Review
Bookmarking Demon has been around a long time (at least in terms of software). It humble beginnings started back in November 2006. Although primitive by today’s standards, BMD1 had innovative features that we take for granted today. It created social bookmarking accounts automatically! Back then it was amazing and to newcomers it still is.
Fast-forwarding to today the newest version of Bookmarking Demon has a sleek interface you would expect from a large software company. It’s even more impressive when you consider the software project was started by one guy.
Obviously BD works much the same as Bookmark WIZ so I’ll skip over the basic features offered by both software packages and move on to the benefits Bookmarking Demon has, that Bookmark WIZ does not.
One of the most impressive additions is the scheduler. Blasting tons of links all at once will raise spam flags at Google. That might render all your hard work as useless. With the scheduler you can set up your projects beforehand and have the software post your links slowly over time. That way the rate of link building looks natural, like a person is doing it and not a machine.
The developer has done a good job of updating the software over time. There is a timeline on bookmarkingdemon.com that shows you a nice long list of updates made from 2006 until today. You can see the chart here (scroll down a bit). Updates are one of the most important things to think about when purchasing software like this because social bookmarking sites change all the time. When updates are neglected the automation become broken, and success rates drop.
Bookmarking accounts made for purposes of self-promotion get banned or filtered out in Google search results. Blatant spammers aren’t fooling anyone. With BD, you can automatically add popular news stories to your page, thus camouflaging your promotional links. This feature is pure genius.
No software is perfect, especially when it comes to social bookmarking. Bookmarking Demon allow you to submit to a whopping 100 social bookmarking sites. I managed to get a success rate of around 55-60 out of 100. While I was hoping for better, it still crushes the link volume I got from Bookmark WIZ. In fact, one submission resulted in about almost three times the number of bookmarks!
Simply put Bookmarking Demon is a more powerful piece of software than Bookmark WIZ. It’s well worth the extra $50 because it is twice as useful. The scheduler and RSS feed camouflage features put it light-years ahead of the competition. Instead of only the top-tier sites, you have access to a much more comprehensive list. Not all these bookmarking sites will give you super powerful links but every bit helps.