25 May 2010 ~ 20 Comments

Traffic and List Building – Social Bookmarking

Hi everybody

Today we’re going to analyze the traffic we can get using Social Bookmarking and other techniques related with Social Marketing. This is one of the techniques I have less experience with, so I ask you to leave your comments and help me and other readers to understand exactly how this works and the benefits we can get from it.

Social Bookmarking

Social BookmarkingSocial Bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords.  Bookmarking, on the other hand, is the practice of saving the address of  a Web site you wish to visit in the future on your computer.

To create a collection of social bookmarks, you register with a social bookmarking site, which lets you store bookmarks, add tags of your choice, and designate individual bookmarks as public or private.

With this in mind, when you bookmark your posts and blog to the Social Bookmarking sites you’re putting your blog/website out there in front of millions of people, increasing your visibility ten notches and getting you more branding.

Also, because your bookmarks can be public, as more and more people read your bookmarked blog post/ web article and vote for it, the more popular it becomes & the traffic to your site increases. This highlights the importance of creating good content that is valuable for your readers.

Each of these Popular Social Bookmarking Sites see tremendous volumes of traffic on a daily basis, if your blog/website has good content on it, chances are that several of these users will link to your content, thus getting you relevant links which will ultimately lead to an increase in your Rankings in the Search Engines.

One way to give even more exposition to your posts is to facilitate your readers to bookmark your posts by themselves. This can be accomplish by using plug-ins in your blog allowing the reader to easily bookmark your posts on their favorite social bookmark sites. There are a lot of plug-ins that you can use to do this, like the one you can find at the end of this post.

Social Bookmarking plays an important role in traffic generation and also in SEO because the links from the social bookmark sites can be seen as valuable backlinks by the search engines.

Social Bookmarking is one technique of a bigger strategy that is your Social Presence.

Social Marketing

Social Marketing is a way to increase the traffic to your website or blog by the means of your Social Presence. Being present in high ranked social sites like Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, among others, can drive you a massive amount of traffic.

For every post you write in your blog, you can publish it, or let your friends or followers know about it, in your Facebook page or you can “twitter” it. When people find that you have a new post they will visit your site to read it, thus increasing the traffic to you site or blog and being exposed to the offers you have there for them.

Also your friends or followers can re-tweet or make a comment in their own walls, thus you message reaches more and more people.

Just remember, create good content, provide value, even if it is just a little bit (you don’t have to reveal a new science discovery with every post), create a Social Presence in the Internet and traffic will flow.

Keep in touch 😉

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Cheers

Jorge

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20 Responses to “Traffic and List Building – Social Bookmarking”

  1. Nathan Rufus 26 May 2010 at 2:40 am Permalink

    Jorge,

    Thanks for this post. Just started using social bookmarking myself.

    Can bea a pain to sign up to all the sites to begin with, but once you have, like you said, it can be great for traffic generation and backlinks to your site.

    Very informative post.

    Reach new heights Jorge and keep working hard.

    Nathan

  2. Jorge-
    There are some great plugins available for free that automatically add your blog posts to a tweet. Since I have started doing this, I have noticed that my followers have increased due to me being more active.

    Jerry

  3. Louie Bennett 26 May 2010 at 7:52 am Permalink

    Hi Jorge,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I will be looking into using joining some social bookmarking soon,

    Thanks again for the prompt,

    All the best on your journey

    Louie

  4. Elizabeth 26 May 2010 at 9:49 am Permalink

    Hi Jorge,

    A very great and informative post. I like the way you explained the meaning of the word social bookmarking and social marketing and what actually happens when you use this tools. I was told that I need to social bookmark but never really knew what was happening so thanks for taking the time to explain.

    All the best,

    Elizabeth

  5. Jorge 26 May 2010 at 11:22 am Permalink

    Thank you all for your nice comments, I feel really happy when people likes what I write.
    Jerry->That’s true and it helps a lot. As you can see in the icons bellow my post, Twitter is one of the options.
    Keep the good work and faith all of you.
    Cheers
    Jorge

  6. Paul Teague 26 May 2010 at 7:34 pm Permalink

    Hi Jorge,

    Hey, I love the blog you’re doing a great job.

    I really need to do more of what you’re recommending in this post … i tend to stick with just Twitter when there’s a whole load of other sites I could be using, as you mention here.

    Great information, thanks for writing this.

    Paul
    .-= Paul Teague´s last blog ..Giveaways success interview =-.

    • Jorge 26 May 2010 at 9:01 pm Permalink

      Hi Paul

      It’s easy to stick with only one method especially if you’re doing everything by yourself and not outsourcing some of the tasks. There isn’t so much time.

      But there are some tools can can help to automatize some of the social bookmarking tasks, some are free, the best are paid.

      In a near future (1-2 weeks) I’m going to start a page here with resources and I’ll post there the tools.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  7. Sally Neill 27 May 2010 at 6:28 pm Permalink

    Hey Jorge, I think social marketing really is a great way to get lots of links and traffic, you explained it brilliantly, the more your content is seen the better it is for your business, speak soon, Sally 🙂
    .-= Sally Neill´s last blog ..In It To Win It Blog Traffic Update =-.

  8. PJ Bess 27 May 2010 at 10:30 pm Permalink

    Jorge,

    Great post! This is just what I needed as I am trying to dive right into some social bookmarking in order to increase traffic. I have seen some cool software that semi automates everything for you. Keep up the good work.

    PJ

    • Jorge 28 May 2010 at 9:34 am Permalink

      Hi PJ, Sally

      Thanks for your kind comments. I’m learning a lot every day and I’ll be posting my results soon.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  9. Althea Maisey 27 May 2010 at 11:45 pm Permalink

    I saw this really good post today.

  10. Bryan Zimmerman 28 May 2010 at 1:53 am Permalink

    Hey Jorge,

    Great explanation of social bookmarking benefits! Pick up one of the tools that automate the process and you can put it on auto pilot pretty quick.

    Bryan
    .-= Bryan Zimmerman´s last blog ..A Change Has Begun – The Power Of A Mentor =-.

    • Jorge 28 May 2010 at 9:33 am Permalink

      Hi Bryan.

      When you put a method in auto pilot you can look at another. After some time, you can master several methods and have all in auto pilot increasing the exposition of your blog.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  11. Max 28 May 2010 at 8:44 am Permalink

    Thanks for this post, Jorge.

    I’ve been using Twitter for a while and am tweeting my blog posts automatically (with ‘WP to Twitter’). Your post has actually explained this whole process in a way I hadn’t fully understood it before.

    Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing your list of tools.

    Max
    .-= Max´s last blog ..How To Rank No. 1 =-.

    • Jorge 28 May 2010 at 9:30 am Permalink

      Hi Max

      Thanks for your comment. I’m planning to post the list of tools next week.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  12. Dennis 31 May 2010 at 8:30 am Permalink

    Hi Jorge,
    Nice post. I must admit even though I have been an IM for 3 months I still don’t understand certain things about bookmarking!
    Glad I found this blog.
    I will keep an eye on you!
    Dennis’s last blog ..Internet Marketing – Week 15
    .-= Dennis´s last blog ..Internet Marketing – Week 14 =-.

    • Jorge 31 May 2010 at 10:30 am Permalink

      Hi Dennis

      Thanks for your comments. Stay tuned and subscribe my newsletter for more information and for new posts.

      Cheers

      Jorge

  13. VeeJay 11 June 2010 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    Hi Jorge

    Good post.Looking forward for the resources post.

    will keep coming 🙂

    VeeJay

  14. New York Air Conditioning 4 May 2011 at 11:27 am Permalink

    Hey,
    thanks for sharing the list. The list of social bookmarks is growing more and more. I think that is good, so there are so much possibilities to get a backlink for a website. The problem might be that the link has not much value like one or two years ago.
    New York Air Conditioning´s last blog post ..New York Heating Experts

    • Jorge 4 May 2011 at 2:39 pm Permalink

      Hi “Air conditioning” expert.

      You are right, everything changes at high speed. There are a bunch of new social bookmarking sites, some of the old disappeared and other are still around. But the principle remains the same, Social Bookmarking must be in the list of SEO activities to help ranking your pages and attract traffic.

      Cheers

      Jorge


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