Are you Getting Socialable?

No, no that’s not a typo I really mean Socialable.

As you may know I take clients for blog coaching and one of my platinum coaching clients is Lilach Bullock. We’ve taken her blog Socialable from 20 visitors a day to over 20,000 a week (often more) and built an excellent trust based blog. Lilach, if you know her, is a super networker who leverages her blog to make some great social connections, and she is also one of my Birds on the Blog.

One of the things Lilach has always wanted to do is develop a plugin for WordPress.

She knows that I dabble in creating a few and we’ve spoken about various ideas. Last week we spoke about problems that her clients face and one of those was around promoting their own blog. They never seemed to have the time to do this and although a certain amount of it can be automated via Hootsuite you can’t do all of it. And I have this thing, let’s call it a fear, of being dependent on a service for it to stop working or go out of business (Google Reader anyone? Feedburner?).

So working on the concept of a plugin that will promote content and be independent we started brainstorming…

  • It had to be set and forget
  • It had to be reasonably simple enough for a non-techy person
  • It had to save time
  • It had to generate traffic
  • It had to help with backlinks and social signals

traffic driving plugin
Well we talked for hours about what was already on the market and what worked effectively and more importantly how we would manage the plugin launch and how we would help people who are not very techy at all.

And that’s how we came up with Let’s Get Socialable

Let’s Get Socialable is a WordPress plugin that makes your blog more… more… more sociable. Remember Ping, that wonderful service that sent your post to a dozen different places? then it stopped… this plugin is similar to Ping. The full on hyped up sales page is over at Lilach’s blog (edit: although some people are saying her site is returning an error).

It’s not quite perfect so we are releasing it for sale at $17 until Friday, and we’ve had a few launch hiccups like Lilach’s Papypal account getting overheated and stopping taking money… instructions not being sent… support email optin request not going out… But we can’t complain, we’ve helped quite a few small biz bloggers already. If you are a current client of mine, you’ll see this plugin appear in your dashboard over the next few days…

Over the Easter weekend I’ll do some more work on it and send through an update. Of course the price will be $37 then and we’ll keep adding value until we get a $97 plugin that makes the life of small biz bloggers much easier.

Do you want in, early?

Now’s your chance :)

Let's Get Socialable - blog post socializer

The plugin instructions are here. Enjoy.

 

Sarah-Blogging-Sig

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5 Comments

  1. Sarah,
    this is something that def needs to be looked at. Like you said, feedburner and google reader aren’t going to last forever, so maybe your own plugin is just what you need! Also, the numbers that you get for your client, 20,000 visitors per week or whatever that insane number is, is truly amazing!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Thanks Jim, I work my clients hard and they get some excellent results. I am lucky that they also want to work hard too :)

      I hate being dependent on a service and then it goes :( it drives me nuts!
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  2. The instrux page is returning an error with this friendly message:
    “You just broke the website. Thanks.”
    Is this plugin still for sale and does it work?
    Thank you.
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    • Hi Kris, You have to click the JVzoo buy button to buy the plugin, and yes it’s still for sale.
      Does it work? Yes it generates backlinks from social media sites
      In the short term you will get social traffic and over time the links that will increase your traffic.
      However, if you write thin content of no value the plugin is of no use to you.
      You have to have your best work on your site for the plugin to work at it’s best.

      If you decide to get the plugin, remember to keep an eye on things and monitor things carefully.
      Whilst search engines love social signals at the moment, who knows what they will do in the future!
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  3. Thanks for this post.

    I haven’t use socialable on my wordpress sites.
    With this, handling social media will be easy.

    Once again, thanks.
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