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DIY – Kaboodle Social Bookmarking Site Manual: How To Use Kaboodle

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  • 10 Jun 2010

Use this Kaboodle Tutorial to read more about what Kaboodle is and what it means for your business online.

What is Kaboodle?

Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle’s powerful shopping tools allow people to organize their shopping through lists, discover new things from people with similar style, get discounts on popular products and find best prices. At the heart of Kaboodle is a fun and engaging community of people who love to shop. Community members create and join groups, share advice, feedback and product suggestions and personalize their profiles with polls and other widgets. For more information
about Kaboodle click here.

Why Cal Coast Web Design Uses Kaboodle?

Kaboodle is a great site to get indexable back links using keywords to a web site. You can list and link back to any type of web site service or product. Research has shown that a shopping web site can get a lot more traffic if they are Kaboodling their own products. This is used to drive traffic to client web sites and help with quality back links to web site.

Creating a Kaboodle Account

  1. Visit http://www.kaboodle.com
  2. Click Join Now
  3. Fill out your email address, password, birthday (Remember this is your personal account)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Step 1 of 2 – Click your favorite brands
  6. Save and Continue
  7. Step 2 of 2 – Drag over any products you like or use
    Quick Note: There is no right or wrong answer here put the items you like and have fun
    with it.
  8. Click Save
  9. An email will be sent to verify your email address, make sure you check your email shortly after signing up and click on the link they provide in the email.

Customizing your Kaboodle Account

  1. Log into your Kaboodle Account with UN and PW you created in the beginning
  2. Click My Profile
  3. Click Edit Profile
  4. Add your name, birthday, gender, write a little bit about yourself and upload a photo.
  5. Save all changes that you make.

Adding Friends to Your Account

  1. Log into your Kaboodle Account
  2. Click Invite Friends – You can use your current address book in your email account, start inviting everyone to join in on Kaboodling.
  3. To search for other members search for a category up top in the search field.
    Example: Purses, Jeans, Real Estate etc.
  4. You will see members that are interested in the same topics that you are. Click on the name of their profile and click Add As A Friend.

Submitting A Link To Using the Kaboodle Toolbar

  1. Download the Kaboodle tool bar.
  2. Pick the browser you use and download the Kaboodle buttons instantly.
  3. Click Run and follow the steps.
  4. Once the toolbar has been download visit one of your favorite web sites. If you cannot think of one right this second visit www.calcoastwebdesign.com
  5. Now go to your tool bar and click Add to Kaboodle.
  6. You may have to sign into your account if you did not save the passwords.
  7. Step 1 – You have the option of creating a list or adding to one you already have.
    Quick Note: Your lists need to be very specific and keyword seeded.
    Example: client keyword “huntington beach real estate” your list needs to be name huntington beach real estate, client keyword ” unique purses” your list need to be unique purses.
    You will have many lists but this is going to help keep everything organized.
  8. Step 2 Reviewing Item – Click Does it look OK to you? If not, then fix details. We need to customize the information.
  9. Add a comment – This section allows HTML and linking of keywords. Please comment on the page you Kaboodled and link up to page using keywords. Do not spam please tell why you like the site and why others might also like it. You can link up any of the words listed
    so it should not be hard to be clever and sound natural.
    Quick Tip: You can open Dreamweaver or other web editor and type in the text you want and link to the proper pages then copy and paste the code into the comment section. If you decide to use this method please make sure the spacing is correct or else it will look unprofessional.
  10. Choose Title – This needs to be the keyword Meta title of the page, please make sure you select the correct one.
  11. Description – Choose the appropriate description, it usually chooses information off the homepage text, please use your best judgement and pick the text that best describes
    that page you are submitting.
  12. Highlights – Keyword Seed appropriately.
    Example: Huntington Real Estate Community Page, highlights would be, Search All Huntingon Beach real estate, Search All Huntington Beach Condos for Sale, Search All Huntington Beach Luxury Homes, Huntington Beach School Information etc.
  13. Click Submit

Submitting A Link to Kaboodle Manually

  1. Log into Kaboodle Account
  2. Click on My Lists.
    Quick Note: If you do not have a list made for the web site you are going to submit click Create a new list and make it.Remember your lists need to be very specific and keyword seeded. Example: client keyword “huntington beach real estate” your list needs to be name huntington beach real estate, client keyword ” unique purses” your list need to be unique purses.
    You will have many lists but this is going to help keep everything organized.
  3. Select the List you want to submit the link to
  4. Click Add New Item
  5. Copy and Paste the exact link you want to submit. Just a reminder you can submit any page within a web site it doesnt just have to be the homepage, you can also submit products in a shopping cart just make sure you use the exact link to it.
  6. Reviewing Item – Click Does it look OK to you? If not, then fix details. We need to customize the information.
  7. Add a comment – This section allows HTML and linking of keywords. Please comment on the page you Kaboodled and link up to page using keywords. Do not spam please tell why you like the site and why others might also like it. You can link up any of the words listed
    so it should not be hard to be clever and sound natural.
    Quick Tip: You can open Dreamweaver or other web editor and type in the text you want and link to the proper pages then copy and paste the code into the comment section. If you decide to use this method please make sure the spacing is correct or else it will look unprofessional.
  8. Choose Title – This needs to be the keyword Meta title of the page, please make sure you select the correct one.
  9. Description – Choose the appropriate description, it usually chooses information off the homepage text, please use your best judgement and pick the text that best describes
    that page you are submitting.
  10. Highlights – Keyword Seed appropriately.
    Example: Huntington Real Estate Community Page, highlights would be, Search All Huntingon Beach real estate, Search All Huntington Beach Condos for Sale, Search All Huntington Beach Luxury Homes, Huntington Beach School Information etc.
  11. Click Submit

Ongoing Kaboodle Items

  1. Spend at least 15 minutes a month adding friends each month.
    You should be able to get about 20 friends in 15 minutes.
  2. Kaboodling other web sites.
    Spend at least 15 minutes a month Kaboodling web sites you are interested in.

Have fun Kaboodling! Beware its addicting!

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