This is the Best Backlink Friday Ever!
No, really it is – because today I want to show you/reveal how I automatically bookmark my posts to a huge list of authority bookmarking sites, as well as syndicate my Multimedia content to a whole host of sharing sites, and all without doing anything other than hitting ‘Publish’…
OK so I had to do a few things initially to get to that point, but that’s why I put this post together – to show you how so that you can be in a position to do the same So here goes…
It all starts with PixelPipe.
If you have never heard of Pixelpipe then, well you are where I was about 2 weeks ago actually – so whatever, let’s explore it further…
What is PixelPipe?
Pixelpipe is a content distribution gateway that allows users to publish text, photo, video and audio files once through Pixelpipe and have the content distributed across over 100 social networks, photo/video sites and blogs, and online storage around the globe.
Cool! So it’s like Ping.FM then?
Well yeah, kinda – but this is where it’s uber cool. Pixelpipe links to PingFM, so when you send your content to Pixelpipe – it ends up there as well!
You see PixelPipe is more than just social bookmarking. With Pixelpipe you can link to your Google account, your Blogger and Blog, your YouTube account, Plaxo, Facebook Pages, Google Buzz, Picasa, Photobucket … the list goes on (and on, and on, and on).
The reason this is so powerful then is because it not only Socially Bookmarks your Content, it also looks for what sort of media is contained in said content and syndicates it accordingly!!
OK so we know what PixelPipe is now. Moving on…
Posting Content and Creating Pipes.
There are two things that need to happen with PixelPipe, one of which raises a MAJOR ISSUE for me as a marketer with numerous niche sites. The other is just plain annoying. (relax – I have a solution for both)
PixelPipe call their links to the various networks ‘Pipes’ and therefore, to have a pipe you need an account on the applicable network (Youtube, Google, Facebook etc).
Now if you were to create an account right now and attempt to setup Pipes, chances are the cache on your computer would tell Pixelpipe to connect to your own private accounts on all these networks. THAT is a problem.
Not only does creating Pipes take a stupid amount of time, it also tries to link to your existing accounts. This is fine when you are promoting your own blog/brand – but when you are promoting Warts and all (literally) then you really don’t want to be sharing THAT content with your blogging and business peers!
Go to Fiverr.com and search for ‘Pixelpipe’.
I just spent the grand total of $5 and had a pixelpipe account setup, with over 40 new accounts on social networks and sharing sites (including a new Google account) all setup as Pipes already! Oh and I also got a PingFM account and ALL the social bookmarking accounts that go with it setup AND linked to Pixelpipe as well!
Now not only do I have brand new accounts on a whole host of high ranking authority sites, I also have them linked to a service that will automatically share my content to them all!
OK so we’ve now spent a total of $5 and have managed to automate the process of creating our Pixelpipe (and all associated) accounts. The next step is actually getting our content onto PixelPipe in the first place.
The process of uploading content simply involves going to the ‘Quick Post’ screen and adding your text and then uploading any media you have as well as tagging the post appropriately.
This process falls short for two main reasons:
- You Can’t add hyperlinks to the body of the text, therefore losing you the ability to syndicate backlinks as well, and
- The process is long winded and irritating. Even Copy/Paste doesn’t help lighten the burden of ‘yet another page of content creation’
Help is at Hand!
I am obviously not the first person to find this process irritating because one such ‘Cossack’ has already decided to do something about it.
The answer is PressPipes – a WordPress Plugin that links your WordPress Blog to your PixelPipe account!
How Does PressPipes Work?
Simple. You upload the plugin, edit the file to add the email address that PixelPipe give you (instructions included with Plugin) and hey presto – every single post that you publish from this point forward will be automatically sent to PixelPipe to be distributed to the world wide web!
OK that’s the Good News. Now How much is this going to cost me?
Good question – but the answer is even better. Incredibly, this plugin is ONLY $17! Call me crazy but that’s not very much at all, especially considering what it has the potential to do!
Seriously, I totes feel like going all Mastercard on you at this point, in fact I think I will
- Creating Accounts on over 50 Authority Sites – $5
- Creating the Ability to Link my Blog to Every single one of these sites - $17
- Automating the Process of Socially Bookmarking/Syndicating my content for as long as the blog is active – PRICELESS!
This strategy is both effective and efficient, and for the total sum of $22 you can have one aspect of your link building automated completely.
Go to Fiverr and have a PixelPipe and pingFM account setup and then use these details with your Presspipes Plugin.
I would not recommend using the same PixelPipe account for more than say 2 sites (risk spamming and having accounts blocked – thus deeming your PixelPipe account useless) so if you have more than a few sites, simply go back to Fiverr and have a new PixelPipe account created.
Easy – effective – cheap. Just the way I like it