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

by jan roos 17 replies
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?
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  • 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.
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    • 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!
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      • Profile picture of the author jan roos
        If you guy's want the best click by click video training on this stuff.

        Then check this site out. Renegade University In a few short weeks I am allover the search engines tutorials include squidoo, digg, blogs, social bookmarking etc.

        Hope that helps
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        • Profile picture of the author ibringjoy
          I don't understand something. Never bookmark the same site in 2 different bookmarking sites? So if you have 50 articles on your site, you should only bookmark one of them at one social bookmarking site, and that's all? That doesn't make any sense to me.

          What about Social Marker? The whole reason for it is to be able to bookmark something at more than one site.

          I can see bookmarking all kinds of things, so it is not like you are spamming. But only bookmarking one page of your site once at one bookmarking site? I thought you should promote all your articles, both on your site and the ones you put into the article directories. If you can only put one link back to your site at each directory, then that is not much of a campaign, and will not build you hardly any backlinks, or get you hardly any traffic.

          Sorry, but I am confused. Could you please clarify?

          Thanks.

          Kathryn
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          • Profile picture of the author jan roos
            The thing to remember is that this is called SOCIAL bookmarking.Other people will be able to see what you bookmark and so can you.If you keep bookmarking only your own stuff you will be seen as a spammer and you won't get far the same goes for sites like Digg as well. Also the bookmarking sites have their own algorithms just like google does and if you bookmark the same site with the same tags and title in all the different bookmarking sites you will get found out and penalized. You might get away with it as long as you use different titles and tags each time.
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            • Profile picture of the author ibringjoy
              I see. So as long as you are bookmarking different articles over time (even on the same site), with different titles and tags, and you bookmark a lot of other things, also, there should not be a problem.

              Thanks,
              Kathryn
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              • Profile picture of the author jan roos
                Yes exactly you want to systematically bookmark your own content.It all has to look natural.The algorythms will pick up on you if you look like you are doing things out of the norm like bookmarking the same thing everywhere at the same time.
                A lot of people don't realize this and therefore hurt themselves more with their bookmarking efforts.
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                • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
                  Jan,

                  You post has some sting to it, "Most people hurt themselves" and "You will get penalized"

                  Please provide a concrete proof of this. It looks like you are feeding by developing fear in people.

                  Don't get me wrong, I dig it. But remember "Ideas are a dime a dozen"

                  I will delay judgement on the accuracy of your statement until you are able to provide proof.

                  And just as a test of your bookmarking skills, what is the longest work you have to do in social marker? and when do you have to do it?
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  • 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.
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    • 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.
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  • 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.
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    • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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