Do you have the right Social Bookmarking strategy? There are some Pitfalls to avoid.

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If you have the right social bookmarking strategy then you can literally generate heaps of free traffic from social bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious,Stumbleupon etc.

There are some major pitfalls when it comes to social bookmarking that can seriously hurt your Seo ranking and even get you banned from the social bookmarking community.It is important to remember that social bookmarking is a social community hence the word social in social bookmarking.

1. Never bookmark only your own sites as you will be seen as a selfish spammer and you will get penalized.You want to act like you are a normal person surfing the web bookmarking all kinds of different sites.Don't just bookmark business related sites.Bookmark any site that you find interesting.Then systematically bookmark your own sites and you will start to see some serious traffic coming in.

2.Never bookmark the same site with the same headline and tags in more than one social bookmarking site.This is a very poor social bookmarking strategy.Remember, again you want to come across as just a normal person who bookmarks all of their favorite sites.Why would a normal person bookmark the same site on 20 different social bookmarking sites? This is a dead giveaway and you will get penalized.

So in a nutshell your social bookmarking strategy should be to act as a normal person and bookmark all of your favorite sites you find and then systematically also bookmark your own sites.

Never bookmark the same site in two different bookmarking sites with the same title, you can bookmark the same site in different bookmarking site but don't do it all at once you will leave tracks and you wiull probably get punished by google and the bookmarking sites and always make sure you enter your tags and your title correctly when you bookmark your sites.The search engines are looking for the tags you have on your bookmarks and this strategy can bring you tons of traffic if you are patient and do things right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
    How many different bookmarking sites do you use on a regular basis?

    Do you use one on monday and another on tuesday? Keep a notepad file with all the pages you need to bookmark?
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Cornish
    Originally Posted by p1a1u1l1 View Post

    How much traffic does your social bookmarking strategy bring to your sites?

    paul
    In one of my niches concerning weight loss and a very specific product I am bringing in an average of 30 targeted uniques a day.

    This is after only three weeks of bookmarking.
    • Profile picture of the author Tony_D
      I've been experimenting with using social bookmarking for some of my niche sites. Something I find helpful is to target pages and subjects that relate to my main niche, not just sporadic bookmarks of everything I find interesting. Also, I'll post RSS feeds of my blog on sites like Squidoo and Facebook.

      In addition to helping you generate organic traffic, social bookmarking sites have also helped my SEO efforts. I definately need to do some testing to figure out how to maximize this benefit though.

      Are any other warriors big social-bookmarkers? Share your tips if you've got em!
  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Yes, I hate to say it but I pop my sites over at all the sites at the same time. It has not hurt me yet.

    TomG.
    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      You might not feel that you are getting hurt right now but long term your results will be much better to do things the way social bookmarking was designed to do and that's for people to socially share their favorite websites and not to be used a a obvious form of marketing, The renegade university where i'm a student has a whole video series on this stuff. Check it out you will be surprised. Look at my article i wrote about digg. Social bookmarking works the same.
      Marketing an online business
  • Profile picture of the author Kalidasa
    A lot of people are saying to bookmark a lot. I just started, and I've had nothing but more traffic and more sales. However, the OP could be right, if not now possibly in the future. It's a good thing to watch out for. Thanks for the warning, but I think I'll keep on for now.
    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      To bookmark a lot is correct just don't bookmark your own stuff all the time.Think of it as marketing here on the forums you don't want to just talk about yourself and your products or opportunity you want to participate in the SOCIAL community to get better results.
  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    I am still a little hazy with social bookmarking. Some stuff like Digg, IndianPad, and Slashdot I understand. You post an article on them and when people search for your tags it comes up in the SERPS. But whats the deal with the sites like Furl or Blinklist where you are just adding bookmarks. Do those show up in the SERPS too? How do you get visitors using those sites.
    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      another neat trick with socialmarker.com is to do a search and find all the bookmarking sites that has a do follow policy and submit to them because there your links will count as backlinks and help your SEO
  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    Here's another article that will show how you can get hurt when being seen as too spammy.

    Building on a Budget: Social Bookmarking - Internet and Network Marketing Training

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