One of the trends of Web 2.0 era is bookmark sharing through social sites. Whenever someone finds something interesting in the web, he/she will then bookmark it using one of the bookmarking service and allows the bookmark to be shared with others.
This is one of the most powerful way for a site to be discovered by the world and then become popular. Who wouldn’t like to be famous? (Digg effect, anyone?) We all know the power of having popular site(s), right? I mean, the money, the fame, the money, the money, that sort of things… That is why most Webmasters are doing their best to maximize this bookmarking trends.
The problem is, because so many people addicted to the bookmarking sharing trends, more and more bookmarking services are popping out everywhere and it has become a bit difficult to keep up with all of them. I can’t begin to imagine the tedious job of having to submit each and every of your posts/articles to each and every bookmarking services out there.
The Only Wire you’ll ever need
Luckily, many people are also having this problem, and some of them came up with a solution: OnlyWire – a bookmarking submitter service. Basically what this service do is help the user to submit his/her (or anyone’s) posts to many bookmarking services with just one push of a button.
There are several steps that users need to complete in order to use their service.
1. First is register with OnlyWire. They have two options: paid and free.
“Pay” version – use fully-supported OnlyWire “ad free” by paying $2.99 per month or prepaying for 1 year ($24.99). Pay customers are encouraged to embed the Bookmark & Share Button on your website to drive traffic and backlinks. You will also have the option to turn off OnlyWire advertisements.
“Promote” version – use fully-supported OnlyWire for FREE by adding the Bookmark & Share Button to your website or blog. You still enjoy the same functionality as the “Pay” version of OnlyWire, but promote the continued operation of the site through advertising.
2. Then you have to install the Bookmark & Share Button in your site. The term “install” here actually means copy and paste few lines of code, or for WordPress users, use OnlyWire plugins.
3. After that, enter your Username and Password for the websites that you wish to utilize. To date, OnlyWire supports twenty social sites, including: Del.icio.us, Facebook, Technorati, Twitter and Multiply. Of course you have to register with these services first.
Up-up and away
Suppose that everything is done, you can enjoy your effort. Everytime you post something in your blog, it will be automatically posted to the social sites that you’ve set above. And, everytime your readers click on the Bookmark & Share button, the post will also be submitted to the social sites which your readers choose.
Now you can have more free time to write and worry less about the tedious job of submitting your site(s)/blog(s) to the social sites.
Share your opinion about social bookmarking and other method of popularize your site/blog in the comment below.