Whats of Use of social bookmarking?

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Nowadays, Google Result completely depends on backlink count. I haven't found any backlinks from the social bookmarking sites when I analyzed using ahref. So what is the use in it?
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  • Profile picture of the author AkashBorah
    Social bookmarking is an important way to generate a traffic for website and web page.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    If not for backlinking, still social media presence can be a good factor for SEO. Another benefit is that you will get direct traffic from social networks. Ultimately the purpose is to get traffic either direct, organic or referral.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It's good for generating traffic and interest in your site. Pretty worthless for SEO.
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  • Social bookmarking sites are more frequently visited by search engines as a means of finding out either new or popular sites to record in their database. Hence, 3 popular uses of social bookmarks are:

    1. Get a new site found by search engines faster
    2. Increase the links to your website
    3. Get the backlinks you build to your website found faster

    Hope that help....

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyAM
    Your think is not appropriate. Because Social Bookmarking is a traffic website. You may get many great traffic from Social Bookmarking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maple Labs
    Social bookmarking is an important off page part of SEO .. it gives do follow link which boost up rankings and it helps crawlers to index/crawl your site faster
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  • Social bookmarking is not a good strategy now. I tried it till December 2016 but haven't noticed any difference in traffic or rankings despite getting the posts published. Since the latest google penguin update I have realised that sites with natural and authentic backlinks rank higher than others.
    Instead of social bookmarking I think blog commenting and forums are the a good source of natural backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ziyapathan
    Benefits include traffic more focused to your target market, faster indexing on search engines, and higher page rankings on search engines. Traffic targeted to your particular niche can result in much better conversion rates as those visiting your site will most likely be highly interested in what you have to offer. The TAGS you use to describe your contents will help visitors to find your specific pages relevant to their search.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    For the sake of argument.. lets try something here... Those of you that say Social Bookmarking has no value.. type in your name into Google... Does your G+, facebook, and twitter and LinkedIn and flicker profiles come up? If they are indexed.. some how someway, there is value.

    Regardless of whatever lame argument you may present otherwise... if its indexed, and there is a link to your site, there is flat out SEO value. Actually posting to any of these... that may be up for discussion. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      For the sake of argument.. lets try something here... Those of you that say Social Bookmarking has no value.. type in your name into Google... Does your G+, facebook, and twitter and LinkedIn and flicker profiles come up? If they are indexed.. some how someway, there is value.

      Regardless of whatever lame argument you may present otherwise... if its indexed, and there is a link to your site, there is flat out SEO value. Actually posting to any of these... that may be up for discussion. LOL
      Google+, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are NOT social bookmarking sites; they are social networking sites. Social bookmarking sites are things like StumbleUpon, Delicious, Bibsonomy, Digg, Fark and Folkd. One group has an actual social back and forth commenting component and the other is places where you simply bookmark things.

      Getting indexed and having SEO value are also two entirely different things. You can get indexed without ever being on a social network or social bookmarking site. Also, you might want to check yourself on whether any of the sites you mentioned provide a followed link.

      Finally, if someone types in your website name I would hope that the first result is your website and not one of the social networking or bookmark sites. Either way, if they are typing it in, they already know your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author prakashmalhotra
    Popular sites of Social Bookmarking could help you to generate quality backlink for your site. There are some SB sites which can abet you to reach thousands of folks within a jiffy. Its the best way to rank on top of Google within few months you start your marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MNolte
    There's few social bookmark like reddit, delicious, newsvine, plurk, slashdot etc really works good. These can produce high quality backlinks. But not all social bookmark sites are useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankurchabda
    Social Bookmarking is one of the best Method in SEO. You can make it as free of cost. This helps to get Traffic, backlinks, and page rank for your site.You can publish the site in Facebook, Twitter and more Socail Bookmarking or networking sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author phenomix
      Originally Posted by ankurchabda View Post

      Social Bookmarking is one of the best Method in SEO. You can make it as free of cost. This helps to get Traffic, backlinks, and page rank for your site.You can publish the site in Facebook, Twitter and more Socail Bookmarking or networking sites.
      Page Rank is an invalid metric that stopped being used years ago. Don't answer questions if you don't know what you're talking about. The last thing we need is more misinformation on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author phenomix
    Originally Posted by PraveenkumarElango View Post

    Nowadays, Google Result completely depends on backlink count. I haven't found any backlinks from the social bookmarking sites when I analyzed using ahref. So what is the use in it?
    Google results completely depend on backlink count? What year are you still living in??

    Social bookmarking sites also do get indexed and appear in Ahrefs, I know because I have a website with over 300 of them indexed.

    I mainly use social bookmarks to get other, more stubborn links to get indexed and it works like a charm.
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  • Profile picture of the author RG16
    Social Bookmarking sites are essentially libraries that store links that are bookmarked in categories. Visitors use them to find websites relevant to what they need. There are literally millions of people that use Social Bookmark sites. You will want your website to be listed within these Social Bookmarking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Priti Kulkarni
    Social bookmarking is a one of the best Off-page technique which is help to increase traffic on our website. We want a number of quality backlinks. And through bookmarking, we generate backlinks. More backlinks make your website popular on the internet, so you can get more visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author dipika13
    Social Bookmarking helps to generate the traffic to your post and also help to get the backlinks for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Social bookmarking done so simply for the purpose of SEO and creating a backlink is known as SPAM.

    Stop doing that.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Easy for you to say, you know SEO. But what are other people going to do all day long if they don't create bookmarks? Learn SEO? C'mon, man! That's so old fashioned!

      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post


      Stop doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEONinjaa
    Social bookmarking helps to increase the ranking of your inner page or the page which you want to target. Diigo, Delicious these sites helps so much to increase the rank of the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
    Social Media is another traffic source itself.

    The key is sharing valuable content and people will pass it on can you can get a lot of traffic directly.

    My Pinterest account gets over 900,000 viewers a month on average
    and my Twitter account has over 23,000 followers.

    They have become my primary traffic source and are not subject to the whims of Google's algorithm changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelch
    Traffic and backlinks. Probably not as effective as it used to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruellesmith
    Social bookmarking is not meant for traffic or backlinks. I see social bookmarking to save important sites or links for future reference. I don't think it can be counted as links.
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  • Originally Posted by PraveenkumarElango View Post

    Nowadays, Google Result completely depends on backlink count. I haven't found any backlinks from the social bookmarking sites when I analyzed using ahref. So what is the use in it?
    Rankings are based on the quality of backlinks your site has, not on the quantity. A site that has 500 high quality backlinks can outrank a site with 15,000 low quality backlinks. "Backlink count" is of lesser importance. Social bookmarking is excellent for traffic generation.
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