Written by Charles Dovbish, at Active Web Group. Posted on August 10th, 2012
Social bookmarking is one of the easiest ways to get your content read by a lot of people online. If you are looking for a simple way to drive traffic to your blog or website organically, social bookmarking can help you immensely. While social bookmarking is not a new way of directing traffic to your website, it is still pretty relevant in 2012. With the Panda and Penguin updates scattering the ranks of millions of websites across the Internet, people are constantly looking for a way to stay on top of the search engine results pages. If you haven’t taken the plunge to social bookmarking yet, here are a few reasons why you should consider it in the midst of the Google updates.
Social bookmarking drives traffic to your website through a submission process. You simply submit your website, blog or article to the bookmarking website and it will list for other visitors to see. Social bookmarking websites are crawled and indexed very quickly by search engines so you will have a better chance of getting traffic with the more links you submit to the site. Most social bookmarking sites have a very easy sign up process. You enter your account information and then login. Submit your website or article and you’re done. Once the site has your article in the queue, other users will be able to read it and recommend it to their friends.
Social bookmarking will also strengthen your domain authority by giving you do-follow links. These links will help to build your authority over time and also bring in new visitors. When you strengthen your domain authority you will in turn improve your website’s search engine rankings. You can use multiple social bookmarking websites at one time. Delicious, Digg and Stumbleupon are the most popular, but Reddit and a few others have made a name for themselves in the last couple of years also. Research the social bookmarking sites that you are submitting to so you know that they are reputable and will give you the results that you want.
When you are ready to submit, you should make sure that your content is interesting. If the content is not interesting or original you will not see any return on your work and users will pass over the rest of your articles. There are a lot of different automated social bookmarking software packages out there, but you should try to refrain from using them. They will usually lump a bunch of categories in with each other and this will give you mixed results if any. Do all of the submissions manually to ensure that you are getting the best results out of your social bookmarking.
Another thing to remember is that when you submit to social bookmarking websites try to mix up the headlines and the article descriptions as much as possible so they are not repeated across multiple sites. Social bookmarking is an excellent way to get your content in front of new clientele. By following these simple suggestions and doing the research, you should see a significant increase in the traffic coming to your site, blog or articles.
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