Bookmarking Demon is an automated social bookmarking tool that has been around for a while and has quite a following. No doubt, it’s one of the best tools of this kind available. So let’s take a close look at it and see what its strengths and weaknesses are.
First of all, the software is very often updated. If you don’t use it daily, chances are you will get to update the program almost every time you launch it. That means it’s an actively updated software and the developers keep working on it, it’s not just a one night wonder as often is the case with many programs out there.
Bookmarking Demon has an attractive and easy to use interface that works in two modes – Beginner and Expert mode. The modes are different in the way the bookmarking process is handled by the user. In the Beginner mode it’s a step by step process where you just follow the steps, while the Expert mode is more flexible and gives the user more control. Either mode is quite straight forward and easy to use.
Social Bookmarking Sites and Accounts
As of writing this, BMD has 103 social bookmarking sites in its database. The database is regularly updated, sites are added and removed. Before you can begin bookmarking your websites and pages, you have to create accounts with some or all of these bookmarking sites. The process is automated where there are no captchas and it lets you easily enter the captchas where necessary. Overall, registering accounts is easy and you only have to do it once.
The sites in the database are stored with important information, such as PageRank, nofollow, categories, the type of script a site uses. You can also add your own sites to the database.
To bookmark a page you have to add it to the program (obviously). Bookmarking Demon gives you a few options to do that – you can add a single page, add a site and let it crawl the pages or submit a list of pages in CSV or XML format.
After adding your pages and right before you click the Start button, you can adjust the so called Spammometer which controls the speed at which BMD submits bookmarks.
Click Start and the auto submission process starts. If some sites require a captcha, you will be prompted to enter one. The submission process goes on behind the scenes so you only see the submission information and not the sites in action. That makes things easier and less messy.
After the submission is complete you get the report with the status of submissions to each bookmarking site.
Bookmarking Demon also has some advanced features such as:
- Scheduling submissions
Strengths and Weaknesses
Overall BMD is a great piece of software. It does what it does well and I’ve been using it successfully for a couple of years myself. As its biggest strengths I would point out its user-friendly interface, its speed and seamless automated submission process – bookmarking can’t get any easier.
But nothing is perfect and I do have some caveats with BMD too. As its weakness I would mention the rather clumsy management of multiple accounts. The biggest thing I miss here is the ability to apply accounts across all sites – as it stands, it requires you to go through the registration process with each site. If you already have accounts with several sites, you can’t easily apply them.
Regardless of that, I can recommend Bookmarking Demon to anyone who wants to automate their social bookmarking.