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Updated on August 1, 2010

What is socialmarker?

Socialmarker is site that will really help to organize your efforts in getting traffic to your hubs. The site is dedicated to helping the user to submit links to all of the major, and not so major social bookmarking sites that exist on the web.

You may be asking, why do I need to even submit my hubs to social bookmarking sites to begin with? Well the answer is twofold.

  1. Getting other parts of the internet to link back to your hub is vital in generating traffic. This is called backlinking. The more links you have linking back to your content the more important google and other search engines think your content must be. Therefore, when someone searches some of your content's keywords, your content will appear higher up on google's search results depending on how many links lead back to it. Think of it as an internet popularity contest.
  2. Social Bookmarking sites work by encouraging users to submit interesting stories and content they find online. These submissions are then viewed by other users, who may decide to check out the content for themselves. If they like what they see, they can then vote and thus boost the status of the submission. It's easy to see how this can up your traffic dramatically if you get lucky and post content that is particularly popular, especially if your submission makes it to the top of the list.

submitting to digg through socialmarker
submitting to digg through socialmarker

The only drawback to submitting to all the social bookmarking sites out there is first finding them, and second signing up for all of them, and lastly spending a huge amount of time to submit to each and every one of them. 

This is where comes in. Social marker streamlines the process by giving you a list of the most popular and highly trafficked bookmarking sites to choose from. From here you can use the links they provide to sign up to each of the sites they offer. You can narrow the list down to only the top sites, using tools on socialmarker or you can sign up for them all. This can take a while, but is well worth it.

I suggest that you make a separate email account with gmail or yahoo to handle the influx of mail you will get from these sites. 

Once you are signed up, it's time to submit your content! This is where socialmarker really shines. All you have to do is add a bookmark to your browser tab that leads back to socialmarker. Just navigate to your content, and then click this bookmark, and socialmarker will take you to a form with some of your content's information already inserted into the fields. Add a description and a few more tags and click submit. From here, social marker begins its crawl through all the bookmarking sites you signed up for. The information you filled in on the form gets automatically inserted into the fields bookmarking sites commonly ask for.

Sometimes you might have to manually insert the information yourself, but this is made easy because social marker keeps a record of all this information in the lower half of the your screen. Simply copy and paste, or drag and drop into the fields required. Click submit. And your done with your first bookmarking site. Only 50+ more to do! Just click next on the upper right hand part of socialmarkers menu bar, and get to work!
Social marker does run into problems from time to time, but generally it will speed up the submitting process greatly, letting you write more hubs!
Good luck!


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      Will Robinson 6 years ago

      I must try socialmarker is really sounds like some that can help and not hurt. I will definitely give it a try.

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      vaguesan 6 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      yeah it is useful. Sometimes I have problems with it, and some of the sites it lists no longer work, But they have a skip button that lets you move past the duds.

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      LyndaD 6 years ago

      I'm going to give it a try. Sounds like it will save me a pile of time, great since I don't time is something I lack.

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      Vandana 7 years ago

      It took me some time to understand how to use social marker, but your article has pretty much cleared the doubts. Thanks :)

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      mybailoutbusiness 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips! I will put this into action right away.

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      Steve Andrews 7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I am going to give this a go so thank you for the info!

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      vaguesan 7 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      Thanks for the positive feedback.

      It's not perfect that's for sure, but so far socialmarker has saved me so much time. If people are looking to start promoting their hubs socialmarker is a good place to begin. And its free.

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      ZarkoZivkovic 7 years ago from Serbia

      I use social marker and it really saves time for me as I have plenty of content that would be too much work to submit to each site manually. If you are in the online business such speed up processes are necessary.

      great hub :)

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you for sharing this valuable information. I will definately be looking into it.

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      David Guion 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow, this will help a whole bunch of us submit to a lot of sites in the time it has previously taken to do two or three! Thanks for writing it.

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      yalenova 7 years ago

      Thanks for useful info. Cheers

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      maheshpatwal 7 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thanks a ton for sharing this useful info with us vaguesan......