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If you missed the email, we just wanted to let you know that we’ll be at Traffic Rock Stars this weekend. If you haven’t heard about it, Traffic Rock Stars is a free virtual conference running all weekend, featuring big name marketers like Yanik Silver, Mike Filsaime, Jeff Johnson, and more. They are all talking about how to drive big traffic to your website, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Plus, like I mentioned, SocialAdr is being featured. So you can come visit us at our booth, or tune in on Sunday morning to hear me talk about using social bookmarking to drive traffic to your sites.
Here’s that link: Traffic Rock Stars
Last night we rolled out version 2.22 of SocialAdr.com. The major change in this release was adding the ability to control how many times a bookmark is submitted before it is automatically disabled.
On the edit bookmark screen, in the bottom right corner, you’ll see the box where you can enter the number of submissions you would like a bookmark to receive:
When choosing a limit, don’t forget that each site counts as a submission. Setting a very low limit means that your bookmark might not even make it to each social bookmarking site once.
Once you’ve set a limit, it will show up in a couple of places. First, under my bookmarks, we will now show you how many submissions you’ve received (instead of the old ‘share’ value) and what the limit is. Looks like this:
And finally, we also show you on the bookmark detail page, so you can see it before you edit:
Once your bookmark has reached the submission limit, we’ll automatically pause it for you. You can always go in and increase the submission limit and then un-pause it if you’d like to promote it more in the future.
We’re hoping that this new capability will let our members have much better control over exactly how their sites and pages are promoted. Let us know what you think!
Well, after months of testing and tweaking, we officially launched our affiliate program last night as part of the release of version 2.18. All members of SocialAdr have been automatically added to the program and can start earning commissions immediately.
Next time you log in, you’ll see a new tab:
Within that affiliate section you’ll find everything you need to start earning recurring commissions. Yes, when you refer paying members you continue to earn a commission every month as long as they stay with us.
The affiliate section contains your affiliate links (multiple different landing page options depending on how you’re promoting), banners, emails, signature links, and more. It also lets you check in on your current commissions, pending payments, and run some detailed reporting to see how many people have come through your link and how many of them signed up.
So what are you waiting for? Now you can share your favorite social bookmarking tool with your friends and customers, and make money at the same time.
You may have noticed in the last few days that there is more time between when you click to share something and when the work is completed. Maybe you even got a little worried about it. So I thought I’d provide a little explanation by way of an inside peek at what happens under the hood of the Share button.
Every time a member clicks to share something, we create a ‘work order’ for that bookmark and put it into a work processing queue, which is basically just a big list of all the bookmarks we have to process. Every couple minutes we go looking for work to do, and if we find any, we pull the top few out and start kicking them out to the bookmarking sites.
Depending on how many work orders are in that queue, it could take a while for us to get around to one near the bottom of the list. But that’s ok – there’s no reason that the bookmarks need to be posted right when the button gets clicked, and it was never intended to do so. Up until recently, it usually happened pretty quickly anyway, but as the number of users on the system scales up, that near-real-time result is less and less likely to happen.
Don’t worry though, once a bookmark has gone into the work queue it will be processed, even if it’s not right away.