Disclosure: I am an affiliate for the Synnd Network.
You may have heard of Synnd which gives you the power to leverage social media to promote your site.
Does it work?
It will depend on your measuring stick. For example, can it increase your Alexa ranking? Yes, it has increased my Alexa ranking. My experience is not with this site, but on another site I’ve used it on.
Does it increase sales? One would assume that an increase in traffic may result in an increase in sales. I cannot be certain of that. That is my fault because: 1. tracking is hard to do accurately – especially when there are many variables. 2. I have to admit that I’m a bit lazy about tracking.
Therefore, I did not put much effort into tracking.
Synnd Network Having Problems?
At the time of this writing, July 17th 2010, I have to say that Synnd is definitely experiencing growing pains. Last message I received in this regard is that they are rebuilding the entire core. – whatever that means. Fortunately, it is still functioning as they take on this task.
When I first joined Synnd it was marvelous – you could get traffic raging very quickly. After a couple of months things changed, after they started upgrading and changing things, it became a little more cumbersome. They began to crack down on ‘aggressive’ users.
Is it still worth it? In my opinion, yes. I’m still utilizing it. And I do believe it provides benefit. On the site I am utilizing it on, I do notice that if I stop using it for a few days that my Alexa rankings drop.
If you have a site with tons of content (hopefully quality content) Synnd could be helpful to you. It does appear that it has worked better at driving traffic for me than pretty much everything else I have tried. However, each person will have their own experience.
If, after you read about Synnd, and you think it is for you, you can give it a try. Not everything works for everybody. Our own experiences are always going to be unique. When discussing these things, you can only talk in a general matter!
Do I think it is worth it despite the trouble? As I mentioned above, yes, I still think it has been worth it.
PS: Strategy might make a lot of difference with how much benefit you get out of Synnd. If you join Synnd through my affiliate link on this page, contact me and I will discuss what I do specifically and it may be helpful to you getting the most out of it. It beats joining up and being confused and not getting the max benefit, doesn’t it?