This is a review site for SocialAdr.
SocialAdr is an automated online social bookmarking service and social network marketing service that’s powered by submissions from real people.
If you’d like some general information about SocialAdr, check out my other posts before reading the review:
How does SocialAdr work? (screenshots and video included)
SocialAdr Features (screenshots included)
The SocialAdr Review
I signed up for the $47/month account on March 24th, because I was looking for a way to automate social bookmarks and social media backlinks. Every time I created a site or started a project, I didn’t want to babysit questionable bookmarking software, spend time setting up and/or signing into multiple accounts with various social bookmarking sites or spend huge amounts of time on social media sites trying to get Likes, +1′s and Tweets.
Does SocialAdr work?
Yes, SocialAdr’s bookmarking and social media marketing service does work. It delivers what it claims 100%.
You probably found this site from a search engine. The only promotion I’ve done for this site is to put the post links and homepage into my SocialAdr account, and it’s ranking #1 or on the #1 page of Google for several keywords both short and long tail.
However, just because it works doesn’t mean it’s perfect.
My Initial Results
On March 24th, I added just one bookmark of a friend’s site to test the service. I paused that bookmark on March 26th, and by then that one site received 91 social bookmarks and 2 Tweets. These submissions came from 9 different people with different IP addresses.
Here’s a video from March 29th shot around 9:30pm
Skip to 2:10 for My SocialAdr Account Stats Page
My SocialAdr Account Stats Page Updated
Here’s a progess video from March 31st shot around 8:00pm
Now that you know SocialAdr works, let’s just jump into the bad news:
- The service currently only utilizes 26 social bookmarking and social networking sites. (Updated: July 2012)
- You currently cannot target your marketing efforts to specific social media sites.
- “Lazy” (paid) accounts cannot earn free credits by sharing other member’s bookmarks.
The Cons Explained
The service currently only utilizes 26 social bookmarking and social networking sites.
I’ve watched this service for a little while now before signing up this month, and although it only uses 26 social media websites (4 of which are Google +1, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter); that number is growing. I’ve watched it go from 17 to 26 social sites. Click Here for the Complete List of SocialAdr’s Bookmarking Sites
Also, SocialAdr offers a free bonus service, that comes with any “Lazy” (paid) account, called “SubmissionBoost.” It’s a one-time bookmarking service to up to 25 additional social bookmarking sites.
The Bottom Line
SocialAdr currently uses a relatively small list of social bookmarking sites, but the list is being updated, and your site can be submitted once to up to 25 additional sites.
You currently cannot target your marketing efforts to specific social media sites.
As marketers, we’d like to be able to tweak and tinker with every possible aspect of our marketing effort…testing, enhancing and improving. SocialAdr basically takes all the control from our hands, and puts it into the hands of real people to decide when and where they’re going to share your bookmarks and Tweet, Like or +1 your site.
Note: You can disable Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +1 and/or Twitter for specific bookmarks, but you currently cannot single out any particular social site for exclusive submissions.
The Bottom Line
You can’t control or tweak your marketing techniques while using SocialAdr. It’s all totally hands-off, automatic, organic, natural human-fueled submitting, sharing, Tweeting +1′ing and Liking.
“Lazy” (paid) accounts cannot earn free credits by sharing other member’s bookmarks.
Every night your “Lazy” (paid) account is reset with credits for the next day. It’s possible to run out of credits before the day is over and thus stop your incoming backlinks until your account is automatically reset.
Certain types of submissions “cost” more credits; for instance a Google+1 is 10 credits and a Tweet from a Twitter account with 39 followers uses 2.7 credits and social bookmarks are a fraction of a credit.
On March 29th, I received lots of bookmarks and (2) Google +1′s and my account was down to 1.2 credits by 9pm (as you can see in my first video).
You can make single purchases of credits which never expire, but I’d like to have the option of earning free credits by sharing other SocialAdr member’s sites. Even though I’d probably never get around to doing the daily work to earn them, it would be a nice addition to the service.
The Bottom Line
It is possible to run out of credits and have your sites paused until your account resets the next day, but you can make one-time purchases of credits that never expire to prevent that from happening.
Here’s the Good News:
It’s really cheap to get started. “Lazy” (paid) accounts start at just $17/month, and you can promote 10 websites with a $17 account and get up to 200 submissions per URL, plus Likes, +1′s and Tweets. You can even get a free account first, if your budget is really tight, and upgrade later.
Every “Lazy” (paid) account comes with a great set of SocialAdr Features for quickly and easily promoting your site. You can receive submission notifications. Your account provides real time statistics. Your social media backlinks are automatically pinged. Click here for my post detailing all SocialAdr’s features.
The site is really easy to navigate and has an extremely user-friendly user interface. It’s very simple to set up your bookmarks and review your statistics. There is no learning curve, so you can get started immediately.
Your sites begin to get promoted after 12 hours of adding a bookmark to SocialAdr. Once they’re in the system, I’ve been getting my sites bookmarked within the first 1-2 hours. You get quick results for your sites but at a natural-looking pace which pleases the search engine gods.
Real People Promoting Your Sites
Actual human beings are doing all the submitting, Liking, +1′ing and Tweeting, so you get backlinks from different accounts with different IP addresses. This is the most important feature of SocialAdr. The backlinks you get actually count towards your off-page SEO, because they’re being made at all different times with different IP addresses at an irregular but steady rate. They are 100% genuine to search engines.
SocialAdr can save you a lot of time, especially if you have several sites. Once, you set up your bookmarks, which takes about 5 minutes or less per bookmark, you’re done. With a “Lazy” (paid) Account, all your sites are then automatically bookmarked, Liked, Tweeted and +1′d around the clock.
The Bottom Line about SocialAdr
This service exceeded my expectations. I found that I can spend more time building my business and less time trying to get +1′s, Likes and Tweets and submitting bookmarks. If you’re looking for real human submissions to various popular social media sites to score permanent backlinks and gain a presence on sites like Facebook, Google +1 and Twitter, there’s nothing cheaper or easier to use than SocialAdr.