I’ve been asked to get together some examples of how to use the syndication tab, so I’ve made this to give you an idea. If there’s anything you don’t understand, or want more detail, leave a comment so we can help.
So you can consider this post a beginners How-To on getting a good syndication set up and running. You can find the actual link structure you can swipe at the end of this post. So let’s get into it…
The syndication tab is the heart of Linker. You can use this to control where your links are coming from, when they’re going to be placed, and what they’re going to link to.
Lists are important
I’ve been asked to touch on list creation, as it’s an important topic. When you create a list, you should always have more (ideally 2-3 times or more) accounts in that list than your going to use for 1 complete network. This will ensure you will get a varied link-network for every single post (Not all posts using the same accounts). Have a look here for more information on list creation.
You can call your lists whatever you like, this should be a reminder as to what accounts are in the list (How close you want them to your main post)
To confuse you a bit (It should help you understand it better though), I’ve named the accounts as tiers. For the example below you could use tier 1 for all of the links, by selecting the list name in the dropdown menu.
In this example, Linker would make 4 links all pointing to your main post. So:
- When the post is first published (0 Hours) Linker will submit a link to 1 of your accounts in the list ‘Tier 1’, linking to your main post.
- 1 hour after the post is published, Linker will submit a link to 1 of your accounts in the list ‘Tier 2’, linking to your main post.
- 3 hours after your post is published, Linker will submit a link to 1 of your accounts in the list ‘Tier 3’, linking to your main post.
- 4 hours after your post is published, Linker will submit a link to 1 of your accounts in the list ‘Tier 4’, also linking to your main post.
You can have as many steps as you like using the same list, but the important thing to remember is that for each step, only 1 of each source (Twitter, WordPress, Diigo, etc) can be used.
Now, that’s all good but I’m sure you don’t want all your links pointing to your main post, you want a network right?
You can see in this example, the list names help. There’s a chain of 3 links, pointing to your post. (It’s important to note this will be used for every post, so the more accounts you have in each list the better)
What this chain will do is:
- As soon as the post is published, Linker will create a link (pointing to your main post) from 1 account in list ‘Tier 1’.
- 1 hour after the post is published, Linker will create a link (pointing to step 1) from 1 account in list ‘Tier 2’.
- 2 hours after the post is published, Linker will create a link (pointing to step 2) from 1 account in list ‘Tier 3’.
So where do multiple links in the same step come in?
- When the post is published, Linker will create two links pointing to the main post, from accounts in list ‘Tier 1’
- An hour after the post is published, Linker will create 4 links, pointing to random links in step 1 (from list ‘Tier 2’)
So, using the multiple links in a step:
- If you’ve got any link pointing to the step, it’ll choose a random link each time(so won’t always be equal).
- Linker will only create 1 link per account type, so if you had a list that’s all Twitter – Linker would only ever create 1 link in that step (you can create another step to do this though)
Now, you all wanted link networks to copy – so here you are:
Each of these will work differently for different niches/sites, so give them a try and see which is best for your situation. In general you’ll want a nice amount of links to start, then drip-feed them over time to finish the network.
Just copy the syndication steps to get the appropriate network. If you want me to do some more, just say in the comments and I’ll do some as soon as I can.