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How to Network Your Blog with NetworkedBlogs

Today I am going to post a short tutorial on how to get your blog linked with NetworkedBlogs. I recently linked this blog with NetworkedBlogs so that the Stallion Hosting Facebook fan page will be automatically updated every time a new post is made.  By using the application called NetworkedBlogs, you can automatically post your latest WordPress blog posts to your Facebook fan page.

There are many advantages to this, especially in terms of getting your blog noticed which is vital, it will also help to get your links out there on the web and in front of more people, so go ahead and use the step by step tutorial below to also get your blog networked.

1. First you will have to add the NetworkedBlogs application to your Facebook account (you can do this by searching for “Networked Blogs” and then add the application through there) or here is the direct page link: http://www.facebook.com/networkedblogs

2.  Follow the steps to add the application successfully to your account.

3.  After you have added the application to your profile then go to the Application (through your Facebook profile’s sidebar) and find the “Register a Blog” button on the top of the NetworkedBlogs application.

4.  Fill your Blog Name, URL, and any other details such as a description and related tags.

5.  Follow the steps to validate the blog and to confirm that you are the author of the blog. Note: I had a huge problem here, I added the widget like they asked and no matter where I added the widget it would not accept the validation. It could be some kind or error or something, but be warned – it was irritating. Instead I had to opt for the Ask friends to verify option, which is going to take a little longer.

6.  If everything is successful (except the confirmation of being the author, that can wait), you should be able to see your blog’s feed on the NetworkedBlogs application page, like the screenshot below:

WebHostingPro.co.za on NetworkedBlogs

7.  Now, go to your Facebook fan page (mine is at http://www.facebook.com/stallionhosting -please like our fan page if you haven’t already 🙂 ) and then click on the “Edit Page” which is on the left sidebar menu.

8. You should see the NetworkedBlogs application in the list of other applications, otherwise go to the application and you will be presented with the option to Syndicate. You want to syndicate your NetworkedBlogs page with your Facebook Fan page.

9. Select the Facebook fan page that you would like to be connected with your blog, and then follow the instructions to allow and install the application on that specific fan page.

10. Tick the box and allow the application to auto post on your fan page, and there you done!

Done, now every time you publish a new post on your WordPress blog it will also be published to your fan page wall automatically, meaning less work for you and more exposure for your blog. It’s a win win situation.

Take a look at the WebHostingPro NetworkedBlogs page here, and go ahead and follow us for updates:  http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blog/stallion_hosting_web_hosting_south_africa/

Daniel Hall

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What is Social Bookmarking?

Social BookmarkingThe internet has offered us so many options from shopping, games, recreation, business  and emails to simply browsing the World Wide Web.  It is a great place to meet people and promote businesses. Some services make these fun tasks easier than others. One of the theses services offered on the web is social bookmarking.

Places such as Twitter, Facebook, My Space etc are all social networks, and social bookmarking takes place on these websites millions of times daily. Read more about Social Bookmarking below in terms of SEO and website traffic.

What is Social Bookmarking?

You may think the phrase social bookmarking is completely new to you; however, there’s a change you’ve already used social bookmarking and just didn’t realize that’s what you were doing. Have you ever been on a website that was so interesting, you just had to send the link to it to a friend or family member? If so, you were doing social bookmarking.

Any time you “tag” a website and save it for later (bookmark it), you’re participating in social bookmarking. A tag is a keyword used to describe a website or specific article. Rather than saving the link in your browser (like with internet history), you’re saving it on the web where it can be shared with others.

How Social Bookmarking Can Help You

Social bookmarking sites offer you so many possibilities on the web and are described in so many ways, but the way I most like to refer to them is intelligent search engines. If you’re looking for something on a social bookmarking site, all you have to do is type what you’re looking for in the searching tool and tags or links will pop up for you.

Whether you’re on the internet for work or just browsing for fun, you’re going to find a lot of websites that are interesting and worth sharing with friends and family members. You could always call them up and very slowly read the entire web address to them (and hope they get each letter correctly), but that would take forever.

You could always send the link to their email address. However, if your friend is not someone that checks their email regularly, they’re not going to get your link as soon as you’d like. However, many people use social bookmarking sites. By posting your link on any one of many social bookmarking sites, it can be easily shared by your friends, family members or anyone on the web.

Social bookmarking is a great way to get in some real advertising as well. Few things are more difficult than getting traffic to a new website. However, with the right tags, millions of people can see your link, whether it’s for pleasure or business.

Want to social bookmark this post or this blog? Simply use the buttons under the Stallion Hosting signature 😉

Daniel Hall

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