Is Social Bookmarking Outdated?

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Currently, I am taking a course that suggests social bookmarking through fiverr every time I create a new page for my site.

I have seen a lot recently that social bookmarking is outdated and can in fact hurt your SEO score, what is the community consensus on this?

Thanks,
Ben
#bookmarking #outdated #social
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  • Profile picture of the author bangthetable
    There are two kind of bookmarking strategies. Quantity and Quality. Lot of bookmarking sites available. But most of the bookmarking sites are low authority sites and irrelevant sites. So if you want to get keyword ranking results and traffic, then find some high quality bookmarking sites instead of posting low quality sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Originally Posted by digitalbws View Post

    Currently, I am taking a course that suggests social bookmarking through fiverr every time I create a new page for my site.

    I have seen a lot recently that social bookmarking is outdated and can in fact hurt your SEO score, what is the community consensus on this?

    Thanks,
    Ben
    Bookmarking isn't bad. It may not help SEO directly but it can help you indirectly that's for sure. It can help you earn links. Say somebody likes your content than he or she will link back to your site.
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  • Definitely social bookmarking has a lot effect in SEO. It'll help your site for better crawling and indexing. Although these are not Followed links but links from trusted and and authorized site. Which will help you to increase your site's Trust flow.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Social bookmarking has zero effect on search engine rankings. It may help a crawler discover a new website page, though. That said, if it is a popular social bookmarking site that is actually used by real people, it might contribute some traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    suggests social bookmarking through fiverr
    I would find a better 'course' to take.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tedel
      I can't agree more.

      Let me help you understand why. Get a short list (say, a dozen) of very popular social bookmarking sites. Then go to Google and check whether they are still indexed (quite likely, they won't); next, check if they are providing real links without the nofollow attribute (I sincerely doubt you will, but I may err); lastly, check if the link is not really a 302 redirection.

      If you find a dozen social bookmarking websites that give you a direct link without a nofollow attribute, send me a PM and I will give you a small present.

      Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author pammy mandal
    Social bookmarking is a centralized online service which allows users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents. Many online bookmark management services have launched since 1996; Delicious, founded in 2003, popularized the terms "social bookmarking" and "tagging".No, it is not outdated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    Actually it depends on where you are post content. If you are post your content in high DA and PA sites then it will be good for your website because of here you can get more traffic, other hand if you are post your content in a low DA and PA sites then it wont work how it should be. And in seo bookmarking is good for making backlinks, if it is work in a right way then a site can get more traffic.
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  • Social Bookmarking sites provide a flexible manner to your readers to bookmark your articles and organize them.

    There are many web sites which users use to bookmark the excellent of content material from internet like Delicious, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon and many others. These web sites aren't best beneficial for users, but for web page proprietors such bookmarking web sites are very powerful and effective
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  • Profile picture of the author HokuRaj
    In my opinion, unless you have a viral story, photo or content in any medium spending time on social bookmarking is simply a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Castor Troy1 View Post

    Actually it depends on where you are post content. If you are post your content in high DA and PA sites then it will be good for your website because of here you can get more traffic, other hand if you are post your content in a low DA and PA sites then it wont work how it should be. And in seo bookmarking is good for making backlinks, if it is work in a right way then a site can get more traffic.
    That is complete misinformation. DA and PA have nothing to do with if you will get traffic or not, nor do they mean they are good links.

    Originally Posted by digitalbws View Post

    Currently, I am taking a course that suggests social bookmarking through fiverr every time I create a new page for my site.

    I have seen a lot recently that social bookmarking is outdated and can in fact hurt your SEO score, what is the community consensus on this?

    Thanks,
    Ben
    Whatever course you are taking sucks. The ONLY value social bookmarking can possibly have is it MAY get a page indexed slightly faster. However, unless your site is total garbage and the structure is a complete disaster, getting a new page indexed should not be a problem on its own.

    Social bookmarking had a period of about 6 months when it actually was a decent way to get a burst of traffic. However, that was only from the most popular sites like Digg, and even that was only if you were giving back alley handjobs to the big influencers on the site.

    The decent social bookmarking sites that were out there quickly got flooded with garbage, and now it is nearly impossible for anything to get noticed on them in any way that would be beneficial for either traffic or SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author ncodetech
    Social Bookmarking is not bad at all. What is bad is doing low quality social bookmarking. Once you submit your website to only quality and high authority social bookmarking websites and reject the low-quality websites, it's no threat for your website. However, if you submit the page in a hundred of social bookmarking websites, it's really a threat for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    Bookmarking is works well for create backlink, but it is not backdated method yet. But the thing is where the site going, I mean if bookmarkling goes with low PA and DA then it wont work how it should be, because of traffic amount over there is low. So high DA and PA can be helpful here. But only bookmarking cant help out for ranked in search engine, beside bookmarking you can do guest posting, infographic submission, email marketing can bring more visitors to a website.
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  • Hey Ben,

    This is not outdated, in fact it (Tier 2 Submission) helps in rank boosting.

    What kind of websites are you using?

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Castor Troy1 View Post

    Bookmarking is works well for create backlink, but it is not backdated method yet. But the thing is where the site going, I mean if bookmarkling goes with low PA and DA then it wont work how it should be, because of traffic amount over there is low. So high DA and PA can be helpful here. But only bookmarking cant help out for ranked in search engine, beside bookmarking you can do guest posting, infographic submission, email marketing can bring more visitors to a website.
    Originally Posted by SEOptimization@1 View Post

    Hey Ben,

    This is not outdated, in fact it (Tier 2 Submission) helps in rank boosting.

    What kind of websites are you using?

    Steve

    Ignore these.

    Seriously. Social bookmarking provides zero benefit. You are building links on PR n/a and PR 0 pages. They have no strength at all.

    Like I said before, the only value social bookmarking ever had was when the popular sites were a lot smaller than they are today and you could get influencers on there to share your content. If you could show up on page one of Digg for a few hours, you could get thousands of visitors from it.

    Today, that won't happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author pammy mandal
    Yes, Social bookmarking sites are the important part of off page SEO for the backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Killua7
    I don't think so. Social bookmarking still helps increase the traffic to your website but this depends on the quality of your posts on socail media.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattHod
    The course you're taking is terrible if it's seriously suggesting social bookmarking.

    Start a new course :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Eve Jones
    Well, even I have mixed opinions when it comes to social bookmarking but I am sure that it does not hurt SEO. In fact, why would it hurt? It is quite outdated - yes but it still contributes in building backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author msbcgroup
    Hello everyone,

    Social Bookmarking isn't outdated and it does n't hurt seo. But you have to check their page rank and submit your url that you want to get backlinks.

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author emmajames1124
    Social Bookmarking is one of the link building technique in SEO. It helps you to increase backlinks and improves your Google ranking. I would suggest to go for the Social Bookmarking sites which are having high DA.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruchi chouhan
    Social Bookmarking sites provide a flexible way for your readers to bookmark your articles and organize them. I've seen everyone mention about social bookmarking in post-panda link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruchi chouhan
    Social bookmarking is really effective to increase the traffic..By the social bookmarking you create the one way link .For the effective social bookmarking you never use the automatic tools in your bookmarking.
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  • Social bookmarking does have an impact on SEO. If the social bookmarks are seen as unnatural links, and if there a lot of them, then they can hurt your site's SEO.

    On the other hand, if your social bookmarks cause others to interact and engage with your site, then it can help your site's SEO. What we're looking for here is actual engagement, not just a link to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigDim
    I don't think social bookmarking is outdated. If it is done right it will help your website, not hurt it. The main thing is to use different unique titles and descriptions when submitting your links to social bookmarking websites and directories. You also have to do it in a suitable time frame, don't spam, just allow some time between submissions, for example 5 links a day.

    I have been doing this for a long time and I can asure you this will not harm your website.

    Contact me if you need more details.
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