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  • 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.


    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).


    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 v2.52 Released

    7:00 pm on May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    For this latest release we’ve added the ability to opt-out of Microblog posts (currently this just includes Twitter) at the bookmark level.  Previously this was only possible at the account level, for ALL your bookmarks.

    You’ll see a new checkbox near the bottom of the “Add Bookmark” page:

  • Announcing Twitter!

    9:09 am on May 11, 2011 | 11 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, we’ve finally completed the Twitter integration functionality!

    We’re especially excited about this because search engines more than ever are factoring what they call ‘social signals’ heavier and heavier in their algorithms. This means that having your bookmark URLs tweeted hundreds of times will push your sites up in the rankings, faster than ever before, shooting past your competition, while driving hordes of fresh traffic.

    Here’s how it all works:

    ‘Free’ Members

    1. First you need to head to the Setup Wizard.  Here you’ll create a new Twitter account (if need be) and authorize SocialAdr to access your Twitter account.
    2. Next, go to the Share Queue.  You should notice new buttons on each bookmark (they may take a few seconds to load).  By clicking these new buttons you’ll see a popover box like so: If the “Default” tweet message is ok, simply click “Submit”, otherwise feel free to type your own “Custom” message.  Keep in mind the bookmark URL will be auto-appended to the end of your message so you’ll only have about 110 or so characters for your message.  We’re using TinyURLs to shorten any long URLs in order to conserve as much space as possible for the tweet message.  You’re currently able to send a maximum of 5 tweets per day.
    3. Now you can head to the History – Tweets Sent page to view all the tweets you’ve sent.  You can see the URL you tweeted about, the SocialAdr user who owned the bookmark, a link to the actual tweet on, how many credits you received, and the timestamp of when it happened.


    All Members

    1. The number of credits that are earned/deducted for each tweet is calculated based on the # of Twitter followers the account has.
      • ((ln(followers+50)^2)/3)-4
      • Example:  a ‘Free’ member has a Twitter account with 2035 followers. Each tweet that they send will earn them 15.5 * 0.2 = 3.1 credits.  The 0.2 multiplier is consistent with how social bookmarking submission credits are calculated.  The member who owns the bookmark will be deducted 15.5 credits, regardless of which account type they have.
    2. On the Add Bookmark page you’ll see a new “Microblog Message” section that allows you to customize the default tweet message for each of your bookmarks.  The default message is simply the bookmark Title.The user who actually posts the tweet to their Twitter account can still choose to write their own custom message, but at least, as the bookmark owner, you can set a custom message that we believe most users will choose to use.  And good news, spin tags {|} are accepted!
    3. You can view the history of any tweets you’ve received on the History – Tweets Received page. You’re shown the URL that was tweeted about, the SocialAdr user who sent the tweet, a link to the actual tweet on, how many credits it cost, and the timestamp of when it happened.  Notice that the first row cost 15 credits, because “kane” must have had between 1,000 and 10,000 followers.  The second row cost 5 credits, because “jaspert” must have had between 100 and 1,000 followers.


    What if I don’t want users tweeting my bookmarks?

    No problem at all, you can opt-out here.

    (this latest release is SocialAdr v2.50)

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