4 Major Social Bookmarking Tips That Will Increase Your Traffic

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It’s easy to get lazy when using social bookmarking services and expect a world of difference. Applying some of these tips will work wonders for your traffic.

Social Bookmarking Tips

To get the most out of your social bookmarking efforts there are some conventions you’ll simply have to follow. But there are plenty of opportunities for you to spread your creative wings as well. The following tips should provide you with plenty of road map to guide a caravan of visitors from the various social bookmarking communities through the gates of your own website.

As with most anything that matters, don’t feel you have to do each and every one of these ideas, just start with one if you’d like. Simply focusing on some of these activities should provide you with noticeable increases in your site traffic. Good luck!

1) Focus on the content:
-If you’re not focusing heavily on content at your blog or website, spending time and effort with social bookmarking might be a waste of your time. Attention grabbing headlines will catch a reader’s eye and lead them right into a good, quality description of your article. Some social bookmarking sites allow for inclusion of the first paragraph of your post, so make sure that’s written well. If the visitor doesn’t want to continue reading, you’ve lost them forever. Unless you are focusing on some specific language, you’ll do better with overall traffic numbers if you write with English as your first language.

Finally, once you have the readers’ attention, hit them with other related articles that entice them to click into a deeper page of your site. The longer you keep them reading, the better your stats. Plus, your relationships grow as readers discover more about how you think and the stories you tell.

2) Take advantage of the social bookmarking site:
– By submitting your posts at the optimal time, you can maximize your opportunity to stay on the front page or top list of the bookmarking site. Also, ensure you’re conscientious about which categories you post to. You’ll get bumped way down and off the pages if you’re spamming categories incorrectly.

Pick the most appropriate services and spend some time to get your profile active and rated high. Once you’re seen as a regular contributor, your posts will be viewed as coming from an expert and should get afforded higher status as a result.

3) Use social media technology effectively:
– Most sites provide tools you can integrate into your website which make it easy for your site visitors to recommend your post. Also be sure you’re using some of the latest technologies allowing visitors to subscribe to your writing. Whether you employ RSS or email subscription services, if you’re not providing interactions like this you’ll miss out on long term traffic growth.

Be sure your web hosting services are not the cheapest available. When the time comes for your post or pages to get bumped to the home page the tens of thousands of web visitors will heavily impact your web server. If you can’t handle it, all that good bookmarking mojo will be for naught.

Though this could also fall under the content tip, be sure to use whatever technologies available to spell check your work. It may be quaint and occasionally acceptable to misspell a word, but if your prose looks like something a 5th grader would reject, you’re not going to win fans or a long term following.

4) Focus on timely, relevant & important news:
– The blogosphere can be a huge cacophony of swirling, recycled bits and pieces of rehashed news. Don’t allow your site to become yet another noisy addition to the echo chamber. Selecting the best topics for your community should help you stay away from older, stale news which may have been interesting yesterday, but is only lining the proverbial bird cage today.

Whatever you choose to write, when facts need checking, check them. Nothing will tarnish your reputation more than becoming known as a lazy writer. By putting in the work you’ll come across other hard working folks you can band together with and create groups. Using Twitter or other communication tools, you can all support each others’ new publications by voting and bumping up new posts in the various social bookmarking sites.

As stated, you may not have the time or inclination to do all of the above. Perhaps just a bit from here, a bit from there. Whatever you do, ensure you regularly devote time to contribute both quality content to the bookmarking sites and also become an active participant in those bookmarking communities.

This is not a get clicks quick scheme…Well developed habits over time will get the job done!

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  • UK Webmaster forum September 27, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Great content is important to the success of any blog, as it is to any form of web creation, unique content will drive lots of traffic to you blog, in as much as you share the post on your social media sites.

    • Vernon Marker September 30, 2010, 10:30 am

      Yes, unique content is key in the online marketing industry.

  • Plumber Sydney September 27, 2010, 5:03 pm

    good write up. A lot of people are too used to automating social bookmarking and doing it poorly. As stated bookmarking manually can have some positive rewards.

    • Vernon Marker September 30, 2010, 10:33 am

      Thank you!

      Yes, automation can lead to poor results, I’ve come to find. It also takes the “social” part out of social media.

  • Social Bookmarking Service September 28, 2010, 9:31 am

    Social Bookmarking is certainly one of the most important part of SEO but only if you do it correctly and following all norms or websites.

  • Alex@Jocuri September 28, 2010, 1:35 pm

    You can get a lot of traffic from social bookmarking websites if you have and interesting title with good content, but I sometimes find that all you need is a catching title to go ahead of others. If you can monitor the good keywords and watch the news everyday you can get from 100 visitors per day to 1 0 000 with ease. Also I find that social networking is also good for getting traffic.

    • Vernon Marker September 30, 2010, 10:34 am

      Monitoring keywords is a great idea and will prove to be worth it, I am sure. Good call!

  • Empire Formula Review September 28, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Thanks for those helpful tips. Yes, I agree to some of the comment above that Social Bookmarking is certainly one of the most important part of SEO. Very nice post indeed.

    • Vernon Marker October 4, 2010, 11:26 am

      Thank you for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Cami Secret September 30, 2010, 1:56 am

    Yes it can increase your traffic provided you use catchy keywords and quality post

    • Vernon Marker September 30, 2010, 10:34 am

      Quality content is key, my friend!

  • UK ecommerce forum September 30, 2010, 11:03 am

    Headline is the first thing users will see from your article, so if you don’t make the effort to provide a catchy headline, your chances of getting to the front page are small.
    Many great articles go unnoticed on social bookmarking sites because their headline is not catchy enough.

    • Vernon Marker October 4, 2010, 11:27 am

      Headlines are very important… especially for SEO purposes. Be sure to get your keywords as close to the beginning of the headline as you can.

  • Usama September 30, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Creative, catchy or funny titles can reel readers in but the content should be high quality too. Thanks.

    • Vernon Marker October 4, 2010, 11:42 am

      Yes, I think titles should be catchy, but also be optimized.

  • Usama September 30, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the insights. Very good read.

  • Alex Dumitru September 30, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Very good tips. If used correctly, social media can do wonders 🙂

  • Property Marbella October 1, 2010, 4:49 am

    Hi Vernon,
    Also, dare to stick out and provoke little so you don’t be one of these thousands unknowns blogger.

    • Vernon Marker October 4, 2010, 11:43 am

      Good point!

  • eCommerce Development October 1, 2010, 6:23 am

    Now I understand the use of social bookmarking correctly, i was using social bookmarking just to share anything without taking care of all above things.

  • Cheap Voip Calls October 2, 2010, 2:23 am

    Indeed great tips, if one an follow these steps, he can see wonders in terms traffic to his site/blog and readership too.

  • Bill Gassett October 2, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Being in the Real Estate business social media marketing and SEO are critical to my business. I have a strong passion for both which is a large part of why my websites rank so well. Social bookmarking is certainly one important aspect.

  • Software Development Company October 4, 2010, 8:22 am

    Social bookmarking sites really helpful for getting traffic. Thanks for sharing tips for use proper way to social bookmarking sites.

  • evan schulte October 4, 2010, 9:29 am

    While I don’t believe you can get all the traffic you need from social bookmarking, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an effective way to add to your list of link building and growth of your site.

  • Sofia@HispanicMarketing October 5, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Great tips you have pointed out Vernon!

    I use Twitter and Facebook so far, indeed social bookmarking can bring us traffic if we use them properly.

    Thanks!

  • masthideals October 6, 2010, 3:13 am

    This is an absolutely great set of tips, very useful, thanks!

  • Free Voip Calls October 6, 2010, 7:22 am

    Social bookmarking is one of the good ways for SEO, but it really needs to you to spend some time. But in turn will get you traffic. Thanx for these tips !!

  • Property October 18, 2010, 6:37 am

    To stand clear in the market you have to be aware about all these four points.

  • Jay @ Earn Online Blog October 21, 2010, 8:45 am

    I agree with a previous post create a catchy title to lure the viewers in and make sure your content is good to take care of the rest. I have the best luck and traffic from Stumbleupon than all the rest of them.

  • Eye Bridge January 22, 2011, 7:41 am

    Thank you very much for sharing knowledgeable post on social bookmarks, they can go a long way in increasing back link and also traffic . Keep posting.

  • Brian August 21, 2011, 7:52 pm

    We are evaluating Social Bookmarking… It obviously helps in website ranking, but we are concerned about keeping fresh content available.

    Recommendations?

  • weight loss August 26, 2011, 9:50 am

    There’s nothing wrong with promoting all of your posts, but mix it up a little bit. Each time you bookmark one of your posts; make sure you bookmark another 3 unrelated websites. This will keep you under the radar because your bookmarks will look more natural.

  • Flex Developer September 20, 2011, 4:38 am

    Yes, social bookmarking is good way to increase traffic on site but takes long time. But over all its good.

  • Coco Martin September 27, 2011, 9:46 am

    Although I am not a fan of social bookmarking, I find your tips to be informative and helpful. Keep them coming mate!

  • Hopkinton MA Realtors December 18, 2011, 8:39 pm

    Social bookmarking is just one tool of many in my SEO arsenal. It is funny how few people actually pay attention to what works and what doesn’t in social media and SEO.

  • contact lenses January 18, 2012, 12:39 am

    As a seo person the social bookmarking the tool and it is ok to use as one of the method to improve the site visibility