Social Bookmarking

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  1. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    Do you integrate social bookmarking features and interactivity into your forums? If so, where? I.e. Threads, posts, the entire site as a whole?

    How has such integration impacted traffic and membership?
     
  2. Bundy

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    I tried the facebook connect on my board but since no one on my board has a facebook account it didn't really last long.

    Other then that, I have the vbseo ones in the threads and have submitted articles and threads to Digg and Twitter got a bunch of visitors but never any sign ups. I think if maybe my site was actually busy there might have been sign ups...but we'll never know haha
     
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    Ak Worm Grand Master

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    I've Tried Yahoo Connecting...But It Dont Seem To Work.
    FaceBook- Nothing
    MySpace- Get Alot Of Connections
    AIM- We Connect Well
     
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    AddThis! - Pretty useful tool, I had set it up to refer the whole thread, people tell me they'll use it sometimes. :) It's pretty useful for Digg if you're forum deals in cool stuff.
     
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    To be honest, AA is the first forum I have. So far, so good. I suppose I've been missing out in the past, because it's proven to be very useful (and liked) here.
     
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    I have the mod that displays the last four Twitter posts in the member's profile... that's about it.
     
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    My forum software has that feature, but I dont really use it. I just put the bookmarkings on my articles that I write for my site.
     
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    My forums software doesn't have the software but it would be something I'd love to try out.
     
  9. Tom

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    I have no Social Bookmarking at any of my forums.

    However, adding them could be helpful.

    But, do users use the Social Book markers often?
     
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    I doubt they really bother, unless they have a digg account they really enjoy the attention from. Maybe if you repeatedly asked them to use the social networking buttons.
     
  11. Nick

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    It depends on your niche. In a webmaster-related niche, like AA, yes it would be a good idea.
     
  12. Nick

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    But there is so much more than Digg - like Twitter and Facebook. :)
     
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    Well I'm not going to ask them to use the social book markers.

    I agree. Honestly, I have learned that only add modifications that could benefit your site.

    Yes. And, the only one I can see being most used is Twitter.
     
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    Since I don't have vBSEO on Magic Theme Parks - Magic Kingdom yet, I noticed the social bookmarking option on vBulletin comes preset with only Digg, del.icio.us, StumbleUpon and Google.

    How do you add others? Especially Twitter and Facebook.
     
  15. Nick

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    To add new bookmarks: AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> Social Bookmarking Manager (on the left panel, not the options).

    Others (Facebook) can be found here: Social Bookmarking Sites - vBulletin Community Forum
    ... and Twitter here: Social Bookmarking Sites - Page 4 - vBulletin Community Forum
     
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