Social Monkee Review

Social Monkee Review

Social Monkee Review
Social Monkee Logo. Cute, eh?

As an SEO guy, I know the importance of backlinks.  And in particular, strategic backlinks.

For me, it's all about time.  And having a good system.

What is Social Monkee?

SocialMonkee is a new service created by Colin Klinkert with a cute little social monkey logo.  (And yes, it actually works!)

Social Monkee is a new firefox plugin that in about 2 seconds can get you 25 free backlinks from different “C” class IPs – which is geek-speak for different locations on the internet (which is very good for SEO.)

However, building backlinks can be a time-consuming, boring process. You can outsource the process to an agency and pay a lot of money… Or you can do it yourself with SocialMonkee! SocialMonkee instantly builds 25 unique backlinks per submission.  All links are on unique C-Class IP addresses and domains. And folks, the key here is time, and a good system.

It doesn't take long to get into the habit of clicking the social monkee and submitting your content (hubpages/ squioo and youtube works great, but so does your own blog posts like this one!)  So, 25 unique backlinks every day… That's a total of 175 backlinks every week, 750 every month.

Premium Account: Social Monkee Review

If you upgrade, you will be able to build 100 uniques backlinks, 3 times a day! That's a total of 2,100 backlinks every week, 9,000 every month! The good news is… you can get a Premium Account, FREE! All you need to do is to refer 12 members, and your account will automatically be upgraded.

It's not a one-time offer, so you won't feel pressured.  Upgrade if you like for more impact, or refer 12 members.  Or just use Social Monkee in it's basic state – which is good enough for most marketers.

The premium version does have some nice extra features like keeping track of your submissions in pretty reports, which is great for keeping track of those links for RSS submitters.  (This is obviously a bit more advanced and not required to get the full benefit from Colin Klinkert's Social Monkee free firefox plugin.

This video shows you the EXTRA features of Social Monkee Premium:

Why Consider Social Monkee Premium Version by marketingcouple

How Does Social Monkee Actually Work?

You just signup, install the plugin, navigate to one of your pages and click on the monkee face in the bottom corner of your browser.

If you don't use firefox, you can do the same thing, buy you'll have to login to use the tool.

There is no crazy one-time-offer.  But you can upgrade to premium for $47.  Or you can refer 12 people and you'll get upgraded to premium instantly.

The benefit of that is that you can suddenly promote and get 100 backlinks 3 times a day.  That's 300 targeted links for free.

Get started sign up for SocialMonkee for free.

Social Monkee Video Review and Tutorial:

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Another cool feature is when you signup, it creates all the accounts for you instantly.  So it's a HUGE timesaver.

Be sure to USE the service when you signup.  It only works if you take action!

Got any questions? ask me about Social Monkee!

Social Monkee Bonus

I'm going to give you a special backlink report when you join through my link.  Hope you enjoyed my Social Monkee Review.

Social Monkee Update!

I did some testing on the rankings I had before and after using Social Monkee, and the results are good.  For a post I did on my blog recently about the project management app TeamWorkPM, I moved up from the bottom half of page 3 to near the top of page 2 with a single use of the free version of Social Monkee.

So there you have some actual results I've achieved using Social Monkee.

Also, the upgraded version is helpful because it allows you to keep track of your reports and links.  I think in internet marketing, many people focus too much on tricks to create new content, when SEO success is really all about dominating for your particular keyword – and consistently monitoring it.  So yes, Social Monkee is a great free backlink tool!

68 thoughts on “Social Monkee Review”

  1. I liked your review.saw it on youtube. came here because I thought the ending video was here. this is how we all would use it if we were trying it. it was cut off before we actually found out if it works or not. did you see any results.. case study would have helped. maybe I am asking too much.

    • Thanks for the feedback.

      I have not done an isolated case study. But, you can easily check your backlinks with a tool like Yahoo Site Explorer. I personally like Web Comp Analyst to track links into my (and my competitors domains.

      I also really like the SEO feature on Market Samurai, but it only can give you details on the top 10 listings for any keyword.

      But I have seen some backlinks sticking from Social Monkee, so I think it’s a great tool if you use it consistently.

  2. I will try this out but can soomeone please tell mne if this tactic is accepted by Google and other Search Engines. I dont want to run into black hat SEO as my market is hard to stay legitimate with so many other fakes around, I need to stay on the ball and keep my site the best I can get it without cheating as such. Any feedback would be great and in return i’ll sign up under you if you like?

    Thanks in advance

    • This is just social bookmarking.

      It’s white hat. And it only allows you to bookmark eachpage one time from each account. So nothing at all to worry about.

    • Thanks correct, Don.

      Consider either creating more articles/videos/Web2.0 content and backlinking that to support your main site.
      Or, you may be better served by SocialAdr which allows you to submit your content and have OTHER members backlink it.

      It’s pretty genius actually.

      I use both Social Monkee and SocialAdr.

  3. Hello,
    do you manage to upgrade now, for those who have tried, in the last few day and now?

    For me, it’s asking to fill the login details when i am already logged in and when i click on the payment button.
    And it’s not working, I never see the payment page.

    I saw in Warrior forum that multiple problems have been encountered.

    And the support don’t answer to the requests sent to them or very lately (i didn’t receive an answer for the problem, then it’s to give them 47$ to upgrade…).

    Don’t know what is happening…

  4. How long have you been using this? It is PR1
    so many yahoo links, not a single google links. Pls comment this to update if you have Pagerank more than PR1. I will consider to use their service after PR update

  5. Andrew, are you sure PR is overrated? Can you back that up because my understanding is that it is extremely important. I like the way social monkee submissions are structured, very easy to submit and no signing up to accounts.. but I was disappointed today when I started taking a look at the page ranks of the domains my bookmarks were on.. I looked at about 20 and the highest was a big fat ZERO… I think I might get Bookmarking Demon as well to supplement social monkee..

    • Hi Charles,

      PR is overrated. It’s not meaningless, but it is overrated. Especially after the Panda update, Google is looking more at the quality of link and link diversity from other factors.
      Now page rank is based on the PAGE. So many social sites have new pages so they may not have any PR yet.

      I do own and have used Bookmarking Demon, but I don’t use it.

      To be honest, in order to really take bookmarking to the next level in effectiveness, you need to get bookmarks from multiple accounts. And that means really creating 20+ accounts in Bookmarking Demon and posting to some but not all of them, and rotating. I would recommend using proxies, which are a pain in the butt to work with. Very hard to put into practice.

      A much simpler way is to join Synnd. Which is kinda like an underground group of bookmarkers, but it happens naturally and more an incredibly diverse set of IPs.

      Synnd has a LITE version, which you can join. I believe it is free. You can save 30% off the PRO price by joining as a LITE member and grabbing the one-time-offer.

      I have not been using Synnd for long, but I *KNOW* Google is going to put MORE of their rankings weight into REAL social media: Facebook Likes, Google+, Social Bookmarking.

      Synnd is where I would focus if you want to get serious about Social Bookmarking and using it for traffic and SEO rankings.

  6. I personally think Social Monkee is a GREAT service. Love using it! It is VERY effective when used on small to medium local sites. It is all you need many times to get a site ranked really really well. Of course OPSEO is really important also.

  7. Hello Andrew,

    Do you recommend creating a Feedburner feed out of the RSS feed report then submitting it to RSS directories? Social Monkee recommends this in their tutorial video. I was wondering if you recommend doing this,
    based on your experience or is just pinging the RSS feed sufficient enough to get most of the links indexed.

    Also, what generally is your percentage success rate of the links getting indexed? i.e. out of the 100 social bookmarks, how many of those do you usually see indexed in backlink checkers.

    It would be interesting to hear if Social Monkee has improved anyones position in the SERP’s. I guess its difficult to tell unless its your only source of backlink building.


    • It’s a good idea. More of an advanced tactic, so if you don’t understand RSS feeds, don’t panic!

      But that being said, you can get a ton more backlinks by creating and mixing RSS feeds using something like RSSMixer.

  8. Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for all the info. Very reassuring. I have been using Social Monkee as a member for a couple of weeks and it seems to work well, not sure how sticky the bookmarks are going to be but time will tell. I also got the “best spinner” facility and that has saved me so much time and am surprised how well it works. The results needs editing however so the articles are grammatically correct but still seems worth it.

    I would appreciate your view/advice on a simple way I can add my feedburner RSS feeds to all the RSS directories as recommended by SM. Doing them all manually is just not practical.

  9. Well, well doing some research on socialmonkee and who’s blog do I find.
    My new facebook friend Andrew.
    Great review Andrew and more importantly great follow up on your comments real value here.
    Just signed up as a free member and was really looking into upgrading.
    So let me see if this is how it goes.
    Let socialmonkee do your bookmarking.
    Grab the final report.
    Then send those through bulkping like you were suggesting for some massive backlinks?


    • Yes, if oyu can backlink your social bookmarking links it gives them more juice. That’s the main benefit of upgrading (the reports) in my opinion.

      SEO is about being organized (I’m not always as organized as I would like to be) and being consistent. Let me know how it goes for you, Steve.

  10. Andrew,
    It might useful to know that I am finding that many of my links in the social monkee reports have link errors. The first 10-20 are ok, so I missed them at first but nearer the bottom they don’t connect up to anything. This is happening in most of the article submissions to some extent. I would say approx 10%. I have been in touch with the tech support and they don’t seem to know whats going on. I think this project is work in progress but seems worth hanging in and see if they fix the bugs.

    Also converting the social monkee RSS feeds to google feedburner is working out well especially because I can edit out the title to my own title rather than the social monkees own. I have even started to add google adsense to the RSS feeds so they are monetized.

    • Hi Fardad.

      Social bookmarking links are not perfect. Errors can happen. Social bookmarking is a fee, easy to to get links.
      Nice work on the feedburner. If you would, share your step-by-step to take a Social Monkee link and convert it into a Feedburner RSS feed.

      I didn’t even know you could add Adsense to the feeds. Are you getting any clicks from that?

  11. Awesome, I will subscribe to your channel, feel free to subscribe to mine as well! Now one more question, so I can use Social Monkee to get a paticular video ranked, not just my youtube channel correct? And would I just use the content I have with that particular video in Social Monkee and sort of treat is as a blog post excpent have my vidio url as the link? Thanks so much and I am going to watch your webinar on Video SEO!


  12. Hi Andrew,
    Sorry it has taken me a while to come back to you. I have not forgotten about doing a video of monetizing the SocialMonkee feeds in Feedburner. I am unable to make a Feedburner RSS feed at this time. All social Monkee RSS feeds are showing to be invalid at this time for some reason which is a big problem for adding to Google Feedburner or submitting to RSS directories etc. All I get from W3C validation system is “Server returned HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Error”. I will get the video done when they sort this critical issue out. If you get a different result then let me know. Cheers.

  13. the socialmonkee is NOT work.
    It seem spam site by google.
    google serp was dropped.

    moreover, socialmonkee’s customer service( is NO RESPONSE service.
    their “60 days refund guarantee” is completely lie.
    socialmonkee is NEVER refund.

    I’m not recommend. It’s just waste of time and money

    • Socialmonkee uses OTHER sites – that’s why it encourages you to spin your descriptions and titles. So what you say doesn’t make much sense.

      Google Penguin/Panda is on the loose. But I don’t find your comment very factual at all.

      I have not refunded anything so I can’t comment on the customer service.

      One point ot keep in mind – is that every SEO change creates opportunity for marketers who are paying attention to what really works – like keeping plugged into my training on SEO, etc. Ther eare still 10 spots on the first page of Google!

  14. ok, thanks.
    I spinned the title and desc in my own way(change random word by php script) not “the BEST spinner” software.
    in my case It surely does not work.
    I think bacause of socialmonkee’s OTHER sites is PR zero(0).

  15. Great review, Andrew. I recently just found this program and it caught my attention. It is one of the least expensive ways I’ve found to get backlinks. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll be testing it out on various authority site links like YouTube videos and Hubpages.

    My question is… are you still using the program and having success post Penquin/Panda? Have you tested the program is isolation? Meaning can it produce a measurable result standing alone?

  16. Social monkee is real monkey. The kind of social bookmarking sites it will use for backlinking will be of no help and google will penalize your site for backlinks form those poor sites. most of the social bookmarking sites they use have PR0 and alexa ranking around 1 billion. so just avoid this monkey

    • Thanks for your input, Krish. But it depends on how you use it. Any tool can be used for spam, but the new average user won’t see anything about like what you’re talking about IMO.

  17. Hey Andrew, I went ahead and spent the $7 to get the 25 backlinks a day, but I haven’t taken them up on any of their upsells, but man, for 7 bucks how could you go wrong. I actually plan on upgrading in the future, awesome post by the way!

  18. This is really a crap. i hate all those people who offers something else and plays with words. What they are doing is that they don’t give you the exact package and pricing. They will give you the figures and asks you to join with $7. When you do that then they simply change their wording.s Then you realize that you cant do what been offered as first place. now you have to buy premium membership for 3 post in a day for more $47.

    Any site which does not give you proper package and pricing detail is a crap. They play with words to push the people to pay them. They should mention the details of premium membership and its package and the package for $7.

      • I think i didnt clear my opinion there. Whenever any company offer any services, they mention this on website under packages and pricing. If the site is offering multiple packages then it should be published at first place.
        It is much easier for a user to make up the mind what is required and what is not.
        Sharing an opinion which is not what you may not like, makes idiot to someone then block this comment system please.
        One more thing. Can you kindly share some thoughts/research what are Google’s algo effects on using social monkee system?

        • As a marketer, I like upsells. But I see how these can be annoying. But the product creator creates the sales process. That’s their responsibility and jurisdiction.

          I think that Google algo changes would make this slightly less effective. I have not tested it specifically, but that would be my opinion.

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