Social bookmarking for increasing traffic

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I have done article marketing (about 40 articles) and some press releases for my site.

Now I'm thinking of doing social bookmarking. I'm planning to use social bookmarking tools such as Bookmarking Demon. Does it increase traffic drastically?

I'm seeing a traffic of 1000 per month and that has been a constant for the past few months. The website earns me about anywhere from $50 to $80 per week and I'm thinking of just increasing the little bugger to earn more.

Any tips and ideas would be much appreciated.
#bookmarking #increasing #social #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Sean Ski
    I wouldn't say 'drastically' unless you're in a broad niche that appeals to a lot of people. People mainly do bookmarking for the links and not so much the traffic since it isn't always the most targeted
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    • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
      Originally Posted by Sean Ski View Post

      I wouldn't say 'drastically' unless you're in a broad niche that appeals to a lot of people. People mainly do bookmarking for the links and not so much the traffic since it isn't always the most targeted
      Humm.... increased backlinks means higher search engine placements? Doesn't that mean more traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author MattSanti
        Increasing your backlinks won't neessarily increase your rankings in the search engines.

        There are a lot of factors. Sure every link can help, but Google will view your site as trustworthy if you got 10 links from a .edu or .gov site versus putting up 100 blogger blogs in ten minutes all pointing back to the same URL.



        Originally Posted by zijian View Post

        Humm.... increased backlinks means higher search engine placements? Doesn't that mean more traffic?
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        • Profile picture of the author khtm
          Originally Posted by MattSanti View Post

          Increasing your backlinks won't neessarily increase your rankings in the search engines.

          There are a lot of factors. Sure every link can help, but Google will view your site as trustworthy if you got 10 links from a .edu or .gov site versus putting up 100 blogger blogs in ten minutes all pointing back to the same URL.
          I'm pretty sure Google themselves have said that the "edu" and "gov" extension "trustworthiness" was just a myth.
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        • Profile picture of the author angelus_1984
          Hi,

          I bought bookmarking demon 2 days ago. And I wouldn't belief it myself but within 2 days I reached Google rank 14 for a keyword with a search traffic of 100k+ per month. Since I did not have the time to use any other Backlinking strategies the success factor must be a combination of bookmarking demon and the fact that I used yahoo answers to host my promo.

          Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author rcwilson4au
    Really the only thing I have found helpful from social bookmarking is the backlink. Depending on your niche, you can get some decent traffic from some of the bookmarking sites, but it does not convert. But it is worth submitting your site to get the backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author kendrickyi
    Backlinking can help if you want more traffic for your website, although the traffic may not be targeted
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  • Profile picture of the author premiertimesol
    Social Bookmarking is one of the tool to increase your traffic,if you do the right process of bookmarking and depends of what you're going to bookmark,make sure you have lot's of tags and know how to use backlinks for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    I always get a little traffic from Stumbleupon but it rarely does much. Although do keep in mind that Stumblers may occasionally link to you with something else.

    It may take a lot of bookmarking links to boost you up. Automation and/or cheap outsourcing can be good here. Although if you do a @#$#@-ton all at once, your linked-t page may not last long in Google...
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  • Profile picture of the author ausmarketer
    Social Bookmarking definitely increases traffic to your website by increasing your Google rankings. That's the best traffic there is. People searching for you.

    HOWEVER, it's not a good idea to bookmark your own stuff either manually or via software. This leaves major footprints that can lead to your accounts being shut down and ultimately your website being penalized. Yes, Google is watching the social networks like a hawk.

    It's far better to get other people (friends, family etc) to bookmark your stuff for you in their own accounts, from their own computers. Or better still, join a content syndication network like Synnd.net and make your life easy by getting hundreds of other people to bookmark your stuff and submit it to Digg and Reddit, and also vote it up.

    Whatever you do, don't promote your own stuff. It will only hurt you long-term. Anyway, that's my little rant. Hope it helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rb1925
    There is really no harm in social bookmarking. So why not? Backlinks can boost your SE rankings as well as provide increased traffic. Go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Adamson
    Social media, (not just bookmarks) can absolutely help. I have many testimonials to prove this. And there are tools that do not leave footprints.
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    • Profile picture of the author achivement84
      Ofcourse Social bookmarking is one of the ways to achieve high traffic and to get your site ranked in the first pages of the search engines & it will give you lots of back links.

      Traffic from social bookmarking services can really give your site a huge boost in traffic, delivering thousands of visitors to your site within a few hours.

      Regards...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    OMG!!! The bad advice is unreal ...

    OP - Do yourself a favor go and test for yourself because these are FACTS!!!

    * Google has no idea how, when, why, what you used, or anything else to bookmark your sites... Footprint - Blah!! Give me a break!

    * Google will NOT slap you because you bookmark your own sites and get 2,000 bookmarks in one day.

    * PageRank of the bookmark sites means very very little, its not all about PageRank.

    * You can get targeted traffic from the sociail bookmarking sites, those that say you can't.. They just have not took the time to participate in the social bookmarking sites.

    I have done over 1 Million Bookmarks since feb this year and have many many testimonials to prove the above to be facts...

    If you do bookmarking the "correct way" then it will help you a great deal and not only by increased rankings but traffic also directly from the social bookmark sites.

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Pufferf1sh
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      OMG!!! The bad advice is unreal ...

      OP - Do yourself a favor go and test for yourself because these are FACTS!!!

      * Google has no idea how, when, why, what you used, or anything else to bookmark your sites... Footprint - Blah!! Give me a break!

      * Google will NOT slap you because you bookmark your own sites and get 2,000 bookmarks in one day.

      * PageRank of the bookmark sites means very very little, its not all about PageRank.

      * You can get targeted traffic from the sociail bookmarking sites, those that say you can't.. They just have not took the time to participate in the social bookmarking sites.

      I have done over 1 Million Bookmarks since feb this year and have many many testimonials to prove the above to be facts...

      If you do bookmarking the "correct way" then it will help you a great deal and not only by increased rankings but traffic also directly from the social bookmark sites.

      James
      Thanks for this James - what software or site would you recommend to do social bookmarking?
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Pufferf1sh View Post

        Thanks for this James - what software or site would you recommend to do social bookmarking?
        I use my own system because many of the solutions I seen did not offer what I needed nor what I wanted..

        James
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      • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
        Originally Posted by ausmarketer View Post

        HOWEVER, it's not a good idea to bookmark your own stuff either manually or via software. This leaves major footprints that can lead to your accounts being shut down and ultimately your website being penalized. Yes, Google is watching the social networks like a hawk.

        Whatever you do, don't promote your own stuff. It will only hurt you long-term. Anyway, that's my little rant. Hope it helps you.
        Where did you get this info or what do you base it on? It seems to go against most of what I've read in the forum, and I've bookmarked almost nothing but my own sites for a long time, haven't seen any penalty.

        Originally Posted by Pufferf1sh View Post

        Thanks for this James - what software or site would you recommend to do social bookmarking?
        Big Mike's Socialbot generally gets really good reviews here at the forum and it doesn't cost much. I just started using it a month ago so can't give a really informed opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author delkumala
    bookmarking is a god way of course.

    backlinking also a great ideas, PPC if you willing spend money a little.

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  • Profile picture of the author Neautograph
    Social Bookmarking is big help to get good traffic to site...
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