One very important factor in executing successful linkbaiting campaigns is to have power accounts on the various social news sites. Having a power account increases the chances of hitting the popular pages for the content you submit. Building up a power account takes a lot of time and one of the more difficult aspects of it is continually submitting content that the community will find valuable.
Enter Social Media for FireFox, a new browser extension that helps you easily find quality stories to submit. It saves you time by showing in your browser window if a story has already been submitted to Digg, Delicious, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. So as you’re out there looking for content you won’t be wasting valuable time trying to submit stories that have already been submitted. You will only be submitting fresh content.
That’s not all though; there’s one other super useful feature on this extension. When browsing Digg, Delicious, Reddit, or StumbleUpon you will see icons next to each submission. The little icons will actually show you if you that story has been submitted to the other social news sites as well. For example, you can visit the Reddit homepage and quickly scan all stories to see if they’ve been submitted to other social news sites. If they haven’t then you can be the first, because often what becomes popular on one social news site has a great chance of becoming popular on another. This isn’t always the case—each community has its own unique audience and they don’t always enjoy the same content. But it never hurts to try, and this tool makes it easy and painless.
If you’re having trouble finding good content to submit to social news sites then you should definitely check out this Firefox extension. Even if you already are a power user this will help you save time and easily find more good content to submit.
Cameron Olthuis is director of marketing and design for ACS and writes regularly on social media issues through the company’s blog, Pronet Advertising. The Let’s Get Social column appears Tuesdays at Search Engine Land.
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