Social Bookmarking is a good way of getting backlinks and new visitors to your site. If you have good contents, the aim is to go viral, to have someone bookmark your site, email, share, talk and spread it like wildfire.
It was probably by coincidence that I wrote this AddThis VS ShareThis post two days ago, then found out about “Tell A Friend” yesterday and been using it since.
So What Is Tell A Friend?
Tell-A-Friend (TAF) widget is an innovative Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Tool. Unlike most other TAF implementations, SocialTwist helps users reach friends through their address book as well as other channels such as blogs, IM, and social networking sites like Facebook. The SocialTwist TAF is a simple to use Word-of-Mouth=Marketing tool. And it is Free!
This video shows it in pictures
Should You Use It?
I would definately say yes. And there’s really no reason not to. You can see it implemented on the end of each post on this blog now. While AddThis is currently still my favorite to allow my visitors to do social bookmarking, Tell A Friend provides 3 extras channels:
1. Email friends + friends + friends
How many friends do you think your visitors have in their address book?
2. Instant Messaging
I know I have way lots of friends on my IM contact lists
Can you imagine when someone really blogs about your story?!
You see, it really is more then a simple social bookmark tool. And from Vivek’s email, it looks like some work is getting done on social bookmarking too.
The next time I build a new site, Tell A Friend will definately be one of the first thing I think of putting onto my site. Word of Mouth Markerting is pure gold and using Tell A Friend is a good way of getting it done.
Robin Sky says
I’ve just tried the tool and put it in one of my blogs, but I checked some of its features and it seems to me that not all of them are working – most of them are working though.
For example, I tried to share a post to my other WP blog and the post ended up badly, the title is put inside the post, not in the title, the link is not active, and etc. Also when I tried the Yahoo messenger feature, by sending it to one of my YM accounts, it didn’t reach there, I never received any message.
I wonder if it’s only me or did you also encountered some bugs in the tool?
Robin Sky says
Sorry for sending this again. Well, about the YM problem in socialtwist, I think it’s working, but it can only send message when your friend is online. So, the message won’t reach your friend if he/she’s offline.
This is different from chat message that you type directly from YM where you can still send it even if your friend is offline and they will receive it once they login to their YM.
softwawre review says
The crucial aspect of social bookmarking is that it may grow your chances of being well ranked by the search engines, also, bookmarking can help a non-indexed page to become indexed rapidly. Bookmarking your website should not be a difficult work; using a effective automated social bookmarking tool you can grow the traffic to your website and generate backlinks easily and rapidly.