Earlier this week Ping.FM quietly closed it’s doors to new accounts and has started to migration over to Seesmic.com. Before you fly on down to leave a RIP comment let me give you a little insight on what appears to be happening.
Liking the bad bird jokes yet? Hold tight there may be more!
For those of you who don’t know what Ping.FM is, let me enlighten you. This site was a powerful gateway of sorts to allow you to syndicate your content to many different social bookmarking and high ranking web 2.0 sites. It was a beautiful free simple thing.
Why do I say was… because it seems that the new free version of ping is a vastly reduced, from 25 shares sites down to 4. Seesmic will be adding two monthly paid services as well. More info about these changes can be found here.
For those who are current members of Ping.fm you can continue to enjoy this free service for the next couple of weeks. Then the doors are closed for ever.
Ping.FM er Seesmic vs Onlywire
Ping.FM is not the only social bookmaking gateway. Onlywire.com also has a great service of allowing it’s members to share content across multiple social share sites. Oh and Onlywire has a free service 200 shares a month and luckily for you (if your budget conscious) a couple of monthly paid services. Yeah for more expenses right? It does appear that Only just upped their cost for the paid plans too.
Well before you start molting over all this lets quickly explore the benefits aka back links aka social proof. In order to have a good content syndication strategy you need to leverage the right tools to get your content out there. And these sites like ping and onlywire do just that.
Now we all know the social media landscape changes just as fast as the weather. But the same simple ebb and flow process like; know who your target audience is, create good quality content they want, share said good quality content and attract more quality customers is not going anywhere.
So over the next several posts we’ll explore more tools and sites that allow you to get your content plastered all over the blogosphere and social sites and build you as a content syndication ROCK STAR.
aka “The Network Dad”
Content syndication is my game and I’m playing full out! If you are ready to play full out as well and want to keep up with what I’m about to put out to join the list!
P.S. I said there could be more bird yokes but I didn’t say they were going to be any better. But your syndication plan is no joke. So stay tuned for more updates on what’s working and what’s not working.
And with that being said, tell the community what your favorite syndication strategy or website is. Were you using Ping.FM? Will you be looking for a replacement?