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AddThis Del.icio.us-ly Popular

Here is a powerful proof that AddThis simply works. Thanks to our button (and those of you using it, of course), today AddThis was listed on the Del.icio.us Popular page, [update: and the hot list, on main page] sending us a lot of traffic.

To make sure this is not just a coincidence, we looked at our AddThis Statistics tool, and sure enough, we observed a significant increase in the use of our button for bookmarking our website to Del.icio.us within the past 24 hours.

Blog Post Social Bookmarking Buttons

This is way overdue, but we finally found some time to develop them. We now also provide social bookmarking buttons that you can include in all your blog posts. This will make it easy for your readers to quickly bookmark a story from your blog (and promote it to the social bookmarking services). For an example of the buttons, look right below this post.

To get your button, go here. What you need to do is include the code we provide into the template of your blog. When you do that, it will automatically add the AddThis bookmarking button in all your posts (past and future). We support TypePad and MovableType, Blogger, and WordPress. More platforms will also be supported soon.

It’s easy to add the button to Blogger and WordPress. With TypePad it’s a little bit trickier. If you have TypePad and use their ‘Basic Template’, you first need to convert it into an ‘Advanced Template’. If you need help you can always contact TypePad Support; tell them that you want to add the AddThis social bookmarking button at the bottom of your blog posts. They will be able to help you.

On another note, if you haven’t noticed, we also recently added a ‘Demo Area’ to the AddThis website. This area shows some examples of websites and blogs that have included our buttons. Take a look!

Add This is really taking off. Everybody love our buttons. This is very encouraging. By the way, if you find a bug or would like to make suggestions for new features, remember, there is a form for it. We keep hearing great things about our buttons. If you don’t like something about them, please let us know, we want to hear that too. Here is the form again.

Have a great social day!

AddThis Partners with HitsLink.com

“Established in 1999, HitsLink is a leading online service to track hundreds of real-time website statistics. Easy to implement, simply paste a small tracking script on your site’s pages and start viewing reports within seconds. HitsLink is provided in two versions: HitsLink Entreprise and HitsLink Professional.” HitsLink.com

AddThis is very pleased to announce a partnership with HitsLinks.com. We are looking forward to a long and fructuous relationship with this great website statistics service.

Rohit Bhargava on AddThis.com

Rohit Bhargava of Ogilvy Public Relations is being credited with coining the term “Social Media Optimization”. Here is what Rohit says about AddThis:

“As the growth of personal media and blogs in particular continues to explode online, every blogger will need smart tools to help optimize their sites for social media.  AddThis.com offers some of the best tools I have seen for helping to optimize your blog by quickly creating and integrating buttons for RSS feeds and social bookmarking sites.”

Rohit has also added the AddThis buttons on his blog. Read about Rohit’s 5 Rules of Social Media Optimization.

Thanks a lot, Rohit!

AddThis Partners with GetAFreelancer.com

“If you never tried to contract work to another part of the world you have your chance today. Whether you need to develop an IT project for yourself or for your company, use our service. It’s easy, fun and very affordable to outsource your project with us.”  GetAFreelancer.com

We are glad to introduce GetAFreelancer.com as a new partner. We are looking forward to a succesful relationship with them. If you need to outsource a project, visit this great service, GetAFreelancer.com.

AddThis Launches Public Beta

Last week we officially launched our new product AddThis.com at the prestigious DEMOfall 2006 conference. The event was a blast, so many new ideas and products, so many great people, and so much attention. We really recommend attending or presenting at this conference.We took the stage, like 67 other pre-selected companies did, and demoed AddThis to a crowd of tech journalists and investors. One great thing about DEMO is that is offers its presenters a level playing field. Big companies or small, all have exactly 6 minutes to present their product.

Each company also has a booth (all the same size) where they can futher demo their product or technology to attendees. A lot of people came to ours, many were very curious about AddThis.

This week we are launching our public beta. We already have several beta partners, with Globat.com and TemplateMonster.com among the biggest. If your company is interested in becoming a beta partner for AddThis, drop us a note.

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have participated in our private beta. Your feedback played a key role in the launch of AddThis.

AddMe Selected to Present at DEMOfall 2006

We are very excited to announce that AddMe has been selected to present at the prestigious DEMOfall conference. DEMOfall 2006, an emerging technology launch platform, will take place in San Diego, California, from September 25 to 27. The new product, AddThis.com, will make it easier for web publishers to distribute content and web users to collect it. “AddThis.com is a clever service that could well change the way people bookmark Websites and subscribe to feeds,” Said Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMOfall.