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  • Improved Spin Logic for Social Submissions

    3:14 pm on November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    We’ve been reading all the great feedback through our User Voice page, and one enhancement people wanted was for us to generate a unique spintax {|} variation for every distinct social media submission, and not just for each ‘share’.

    We took this to heart and got it done.

    Here’s an example…

    Bookmark Title = SocialAdr is {awesome|great|kickass|super duper|swell}

    Before

    When a Free user sees this bookmark, decides they like it, and clicks a button to submit it to their social accounts, our processing engine would generate a spintax variation of the Title, and use that for all the social accounts for that user.

    Delicious = SocialAdr is awesome

    StumbleUpon = SocialAdr is awesome

    Pinterest = SocialAdr is awesome

    Diigo = SocialAdr is awesome

    …and so on…

    Now

    Now our processing engine generates a spintax variation of the Title for each of the social accounts for that user.

    Delicious = SocialAdr is awesome

    StumbleUpon = SocialAdr is kickass

    Pinterest = SocialAdr is super duper

    Diigo = SocialAdr is swell

    …and so on…

    Hopefully that makes sense :)

    We weren’t super concerned with the old logic, because search engines don’t discover all the links immediately anyways, it can often take weeks for them to discover some of the links.  And if your bookmarks are receiving submissions each day, and for every user who shares your bookmarks a spintax variation is generated, over time there should be a lot of variety.

    But…this new logic is definitely better, there’s no doubt about that.  It’s yet another step forward in reducing a footprint.

    * this update is v2.740

     
  • We jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon

    6:06 pm on June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    We started following the growth of the social photo-sharing site,  Pinterest, last year, and soon knew it was going to be something special.  It’s clear now, more than 6 months later, why.  It’s the fastest growing website EVER.  10 million users in 9 months is crazy-impressive.

    So, we got to work writing code to integrate it with SocialAdr.  It wasn’t exactly easy, because we wanted it to function in a way that would mimic a person’s natural usage of Pinterest.  But we think we’ve done a decent job in its initial release.

     

    What do I need to do to get my URLs promoted on Pinterest?

    If you already have a ‘Lazy’ account, absolutely nothing.  If you don’t, you just need to upgrade.  Free members cannot receive Pinterest submissions.

    Lazy Members

    Where can I view the history of Pinterest submissions I’ve received?

    These are available here:  History – My Bookmarks

    How many credits does it cost for each Pinterest submission?

    It currently costs 5 credits, but we have plans to change it later on to be dependent on the # of followers the Pinterest account has.

     

    Free Members

    How do I link my Pinterest account to SocialAdr?

    Head over to the Setup Wizard page and enter your Pinterest email and password.  If you don’t already have an account, you’ll have to either request an invite, or get a friend to send you an invite.

    How many credits do I earn for each Pinterest submission?

    You’ll currently get 0.1 credits, but we have plans to change it later on to be dependent on the # of followers your Pinterest account has.

    Where can I view the history of Pinterest submissions I’ve made?

    You can view your history at History > Shared Bookmarks


    The rollout of Pinterest is SocialAdr release v.2.730

     
  • LinkedIn Added!

    4:35 pm on May 23, 2012 | 1 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just rolled out LinkedIn integration.  If you haven’t heard of this site, it’s only the most popular business networking site, and the 12th most popular website on the frickin’ internet.  So, it’s pretty much a big deal :)

    When your content is shared on LinkedIn, it can appear on the LinkedIn homepage, on “LinkedIn Today”, in groups, email, mobile and more.   That’s some great publicity.

    As usual with these premium social media sites, only Lazy members can receive submissions to LinkedIn.  Also, there’s nothing you need to do to start receiving LinkedIn Shares, they’ll happen naturally, but if you want to disable them completely, you can do that here.

    Credits

    We’re keeping it simple this time:

    • Free members earn 0.5 credits for each LinkedIn Share they send
    • Lazy members lose 5 credits for each LinkedIn Share they receive

    This latest release is SocialAdr v2.728.

     
  • The Wait Is Over – Facebook Has Arrived

    2:53 pm on February 26, 2012 | 2 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    It was a long time coming.  Truth be told we started development on Facebook integration in 2010.  Unfortunately there were some technical challenges that put the project on hold.  One of our main concerns with integrating a new social media service is the whole “footprint” issue, as well as the possibility of accounts being banned for “spam” or for being “too promotional”.   So these issues presented several challenges when it came to Facebook.

    The good news is, we’ve finally rolled it out and we believe our solution will be effective.  Subscribed members can now receive Likes on their URLs.

    What do I need to do to receive Facebook Likes?

    If you already have a ‘Lazy’ account, absolutely nothing.  If you don’t, you just need to upgrade.  Free members cannot receive Likes.

    Lazy Members

    Where can I view the history of Likes I’ve received?

    You can view your history at History > Facebook Likes Received

    How many credits does it cost for each Like?

    It’s based on the number of Facebook friends the user who clicked Like has.

    ((ln(friends+50)^2)/3)-4

    Example: A user has 356 Facebook friends and clicks Like on your URL.  You will lose 8 credits.

    How can I opt-out of receiving Likes?

    You can disable Likes for all your bookmark URLs here.

    Free Members

    How do I add my Facebook account to SocialAdr?

    Head over to the Setup Wizard page and authorize the SocialAdr Facebook app. Then you’ll see the Like buttons on the Share Queue page so you can start clicking them to earn credits.

    How many credits do I earn for each Like I click?

    It’s based on the number of friends your Facebook account has * a multiplier that’s related to your account type. For ‘Free’ users the multiplier is 0.1 (this is the same as when you share bookmarks).

    ((ln(friends+50)^2)/3)-4

    Example: A ‘Free’ user has 356 Facebook friends and clicks Like. She will earn 8 * 0.1 = 0.8 credits.

    Where can I view the history of Likes I’ve clicked?

    You can view your history at History > Facebook Likes Clicked


    The rollout of Google +1 is SocialAdr release v2.72.

     
  • SocialAdr v2.06 Released

    12:37 pm on December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    Last night we rolled out version 2.06 of SocialAdr.

    This latest release includes:

    • An “Upgrade” / “Account Types” page that contains a matrix showing the features of each account type.   You can either access it from your Profile page, the top-menu (if you have a FREE account), or here’s a direct link.account_upgrade_screenshot
    • Mouseover ‘Tooltip’ functionality to help offer tips and explanations of different fields and functionality.  The first page we’ve added this to was Add Bookmark.
    • Reduced the limit of creds needed for bookmarks to be automatically enabled when “Sharing”, from 14 to 8.  This means it’s easier for FREE account members to have their bookmarks Shared.
     
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