isn't social bookmarking the easiest SEO method?

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I've read quite a few posts, not just on this forum, that people are saying social bookmarking takes too long to do. That's crazy.

It only takes long because a lot of people are doing it manually, and submitting them one at a time.

I am all for doing things the lazy way.

You can submit to 48 top sites with Social Marker all at once. And it's a completely free tool.

You just have to set up with the sites the first time through social marker, but once you do that, it's pretty much automatic every time after that.

I'd have thought this was what most people were using already, but it doesn't seem the case.

Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    Social Bookmarking sites have some real "Google pull"; that's for sure. It's silly to overlook them.
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Thanks for the link. Good one.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnsamuels
        submitting automatically means all you get is a link, no traffic to speak of. do it manually, build up your profile, get some followers, and you generate links from digg and natural links also. plus you'll get traffic from digg itself.
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        • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
          Originally Posted by johnsamuels View Post

          submitting automatically means all you get is a link, no traffic to speak of. do it manually, build up your profile, get some followers, and you generate links from digg and natural links also. plus you'll get traffic from digg itself.
          You have a valid point, but it does give you backlinks and boost your PR, and it only takes a couple of clicks. In terms of getting traffic from networking, sites like myspace and facebook are probably more effective than bookmarking sites.
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          • Profile picture of the author slimming
            Are most of the social bookmarks from social marker do follow? Anyone about what percentage? And will this really help your SEO rankings much?
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  • Profile picture of the author montsa007
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    Its among the good methods mate.
    Will your site be a seo'd one if it is incomplete or something like that?
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    • Profile picture of the author tundeakins
      I like using this method but the problem is that no visitors at all.
      I will like to explain this that you should not concentrate all your mind on using this tool.But to use it to increase your rank on the search.
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by montsa007 View Post

      Its among the good methods mate.
      Will your site be a seo'd one if it is incomplete or something like that?

      not really sure what you mean. it won't be SEO'd if don't have relevant content and links, that's for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gren Bingham
    Hi,

    Thanks for the link!

    Best regards, Gren.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    It's definitely a great strategy to have some great backlinks and be indexed faster, but as far as getting traffic and more importantly sales.. But yeah Social Bookmarking is great..
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

    I've read quite a few posts, not just on this forum, that people are saying social bookmarking takes too long to do. That's crazy.

    It only takes long because a lot of people are doing it manually, and submitting them one at a time.

    I am all for doing things the lazy way.

    You can submit to 48 top sites with Social Marker all at once. And it's a completely free tool.

    You just have to set up with the sites the first time through social marker, but once you do that, it's pretty much automatic every time after that.

    I'd have thought this was what most people were using already, but it doesn't seem the case.

    Hope this helps.
    It's the easiest method but not the most effective...
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  • Profile picture of the author scene4u
    Social bookmarking is not very time consume but it does not bring the same benefits as other methods because like so many things on the web it has been abused. SB should be a small part of your SEO strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhuang
    Social bookmarking is just one of the many tools that you can use.

    In terms of SEO, always think in terms of how google operates. Google's objective is to return the most relevant content to its users. And well one way of determining that besides content is the quantity and quality of backlinks to your website.

    So in general, its good to have backlinks from various relevant websites back to your website in a fairly frequent manner.

    Merely having backlinks from socialbookmarking websites wouldn't really be enough. Unless its long tail keyword without any real competition.

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  • Profile picture of the author PalatnkFactor
    Is socialmarker really free or is there a charge? I was prompted to a sales page and something about $150 lifetime?
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhuang
    Hi PalatnkFactor,

    Socialmarker is free. You might have accidentally clicked on their ad for SocialSubmitter 1.2, Thats a paid software.

    For socialmarker, you will need to signup accounts for the individual socialbookmarking websites first.(free) And then in future what socialmarker does is that it will do a fast login with copying of the title, keywords, descriptions and urls of the webpage you want to bookmark. It speeds up the process of bookmarking.

    All in all it takes roughly 5-10minutes to get a socialbookmark done across all the accounts.

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  • Profile picture of the author mikecowles
    Hi Li and everyone else. =)

    A great resource for social bookmarking is www.mturk.com. You can find people to add comments, ask questions, give advice, whatever for pennies. It's basically set up for people needing a human being to do tasks that are relatively simple to do to save time.

    They do their billing in pennies. So for example, you can say I want 100 replies to my blog post and I'll pay 5 cents each and people will do it all in a few days. Not too shabby...

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    • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
      Social Marker is free but it's really not the best place as, per their site, it only sends to 5 even though they list more. You have to pay for more.

      I just made a video about a free service I like to use and recommend (no it's not mine):
      Socializer 2.0

      It's a totally free tool with no upselling or tactics to make you buy anything.
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      • Profile picture of the author infolink2u
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        • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
          Originally Posted by infolink2u View Post

          The more backlink, the better. Try Digg, Stumble upon & Subvert and Profit social bookmarking sites.

          That's true, but so many of these sites DO NOT provide you with a backlink. There a LOT of them which have "no follow" on all of the bookmarked links.

          Also, if you're just going in to get backlinks, you're really missing the boat when it comes to the whole Social Media Traffic strategy. I mean if you don't bookmark properly, your bookmarks will be devalued and you may not get any traffic from them at all.

          There is a lot to Social Bookmarking Traffic. You're just scratching the surface. It should be part of your whole campaign, not the end all be all.

          While I've had sites shut down by getting too much traffic from social bookmarking, it is still not my only source of social media traffic. However, it's were I DO get the Most traffic from.
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          • Profile picture of the author donnaabreu
            Originally Posted by mscopeland View Post

            That's true, but so many of these sites DO NOT provide you with a backlink. There a LOT of them which have "no follow" on all of the bookmarked links.

            Also, if you're just going in to get backlinks, you're really missing the boat when it comes to the whole Social Media Traffic strategy. I mean if you don't bookmark properly, your bookmarks will be devalued and you may not get any traffic from them at all.

            There is a lot to Social Bookmarking Traffic. You're just scratching the surface. It should be part of your whole campaign, not the end all be all.

            While I've had sites shut down by getting too much traffic from social bookmarking, it is still not my only source of social media traffic. However, it's were I DO get the Most traffic from.
            Thanks for the tool suggestion. Will check it out.

            i've always heard that if you don't change your title and description, then Google will disregard the "20 or so" bookmarks. Must chang iwht every 5 bookmarks, otherwise, you could be penalized as well.

            so be careful with tools like Social Marker that bookmark lots of sites at once.
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          • Originally Posted by mscopeland View Post

            While I've had sites shut down by getting too much traffic from social bookmarking, it is still not my only source of social media traffic. However, it's were I DO get the Most traffic from.
            Why would you get your sites shut down from too much traffic from a source? What type of site were you operating?

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            • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
              I believe I told you already the type of site, server, and hosting company. Re-read my previous post entirely.

              Basically, I had so much simultaneous traffic that it took more that 25% of the server resources. That is not allowed on a shared server, so they shut it down so the other sites could still function and operate.

              Does that answer your question?
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      • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
        Originally Posted by mscopeland View Post

        Social Marker is free but it's really not the best place as, per their site, it only sends to 5 even though they list more. You have to pay for more.

        I just made a video about a free service I like to use and recommend (no it's not mine):
        Socializer 2.0

        It's a totally free tool with no upselling or tactics to make you buy anything.
        hey looks interesting. Thanks. I'll check it out. I'm up for anything that makes anything easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    Hey Michael Socializer 2.0 looks like a good tool. I haven't actually used it yet. How is it compared to Social Marker? It seems like they submit to different sites in some cases?
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    • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
      Well like I said previously, Social Marker's main thing is to push you to buy their package that sends out to a bunch of sites. Their free service does not.

      Socializer 2.0.... All the sites you saw on the video you just click and BAM, bookmark, next.
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      • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
        Originally Posted by mscopeland View Post

        Well like I said previously, Social Marker's main thing is to push you to buy their package that sends out to a bunch of sites. Their free service does not.

        Socializer 2.0.... All the sites you saw on the video you just click and BAM, bookmark, next.

        I'm actually sending bookmarks to 48 sites with social marker for free though?
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  • Profile picture of the author somn
    Yeah from social bookmarking no doubt you will get good traffic but what about conversion rates - very less. They all are window shoppers and just come and vanished.

    But yeah if you want to convey a message to general a large than definitely this one is effective one.
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    • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
      Originally Posted by somn View Post

      Yeah from social bookmarking no doubt you will get good traffic but what about conversion rates - very less. They all are window shoppers and just come and vanished.

      But yeah if you want to convey a message to general a large than definitely this one is effective one.

      Somn,

      You're right about the good traffic, however it all depends on what you're doing to get people to your page, and what that content is on that page.

      There is such a big misconception about what bookmarking is or how to do it properly. If you want to drive traffic to a site to make sales, bookmarking a sales page isn't SOCIAL. It's called SOCIAL bookmarking for a reason.

      The methods we teach in the Social Media Formula show you how to create an entire campaign to get that social bookmarking traffic. Bring in the targeted people to your sales page or offer so they are better qualified.
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  • I've never really got into the social booking SEO type of aspect, reply mainly on blog and article posting along with good SEO set-up. Might be something worth looking into especially to generate backlinks and higher PR for sites that are in highly competitive niches.

    MSscopeland, thanks for your input, lots of get information passed arcoss, I'll out your social media formula, social traffic to some specific niches would / could assist in some of my strategies.

    Cheers

    Ian
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Sherborne
    Great conversation going on the benefits of social bookmarking.

    There are other services besides Social Marker that can give similar results such as Socialmatic at Socialmatic | Socialbookmarking and Onlywire at Bookmark & Share - The Power of the Button | OnlyWire

    The main thing to keep in mind is these services are set up to upsell you to the bigger package so you can submit to more sites. However, its important to note that an automatic solution may be quicker, but its not always the most effective.

    When you submit to social bookmarking sites using a service like Socializer you have much more control. Adding proper tags and different description content will help you achieve much better results.

    Not to mention much of the really good results from social bookmarking come from getting your friends and followers involved to propel your submissions forward. This really is the key whether it's with StumbleUpon, Digg etc.

    You need to build up your network of friends and use the right elements in your website to generate a big response from your visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    It tried socializer too. Not bad, it's quite fast. The thing with social markers is that a couple of the 48 sites can load slow sometimes.
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    • Adding new blog posts to social bookmarking sites is usually something that I do if I remember to.

      As been noted before, it's not really about the submission process but having a network that can push your article onto the frontpage

      I've no doubt that if you are part of the Digg or Sphinn mafia then you'll be playing a different SEO ballgame then the rest of us lowly muppets
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      • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
        Well I don't really like to badmouth any place but Socialmarker really frustrates me.

        I would be going through their process and all of a sudden the frame drops and the page closes, or some sites don't load at all, or it's really slow.

        personally, I don't have time for that.

        Getting on the front page of Digg shouldn't really be part of your strategy. You'll loose focus on the whole purpose of social bookmarking in the first place. You should have an overall marketing campaign to bring in traffic to your site or affiliate site.

        So many people do not have a strategy, they just wrote a post, then bookmark it and ping it all over but that is really not the best way to get the MASS amounts of traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author allvira
          I have read all the replies and discussion on this thread. Submitting Social bookmarking through the software is easy but In my point of view manually should be their. Social bookmarking does not mean that to get only backlinks but also get high volume of traffic. That is the main purpose behind it. So create your good looking profile which'll attract visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Misch.Chief
    Nice one everyone for your input here!
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  • Profile picture of the author ajk100
    I am using Socializer 2.0 and think that it is probably better than socilamarker. Only my opinion. I have had some traffic as a result.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4today
    oh boy - this is a most interesting topic. Does anybody buy leads - and what do you think of buying leads? I am trying to avoid it - but would like to get my business moving quicker!!

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  • Profile picture of the author xxb123
    it my be the fastests.. but it alone wont gurentee you 1st place or seo'd site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    Yes it is powerful.

    I submitted 1 new page to Digg (only Digg) and it was indexed overnight and is now number 1 for a particular keyword.

    Unbelievable!
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    • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
      That's a great start and the results ARE amazing.

      How many friends do you have on Digg? Did you send it to them to?

      I use Social Bookmarking for a lot of long tail terms too. It brings in the traffic, that's for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by Easy Cash View Post

      Yes it is powerful.

      I submitted 1 new page to Digg (only Digg) and it was indexed overnight and is now number 1 for a particular keyword.

      Unbelievable!
      It does seem unbelievable. But I'm sure you did not just submit it right? Do you already have some sort of network on Digg?
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      • Profile picture of the author strauss
        Make sure you join all popular social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Del.icio.ous, and other great social bookmarking sites. The more you join, the more traffic you'll bring to your website. It is also important to stay active at these sites to reap even more traffic. People love it when they see active users constantly bookmarking and staying active within the site. This gains a trust connection between you and your readers and now they may feel that urge to take action.
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      • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
        Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

        It does seem unbelievable. But I'm sure you did not just submit it right? Do you already have some sort of network on Digg?
        Google loves digg. I have seen the same thing - my keyword had 5,000 local searches a month and 30,000 global.

        Didn't even submit my sitemap - I was shocked. I cleared my cookies and logged out of google to verify.
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  • Profile picture of the author ofir
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    Thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author danw
    Thank you for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
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    Thanks for the link. Thanks to all.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronLee
    You can always hire someone to do it for me...
    I am self promoting myself lol...

    Cuz i am curious of what people might actually think of social bookmarking.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    Social marker does have bugs, which I have encountered.

    Social bookmarking like any other link building approach, does work.. it gives you link and depending on how good quality the pages / sites are, it gives you referral traffic.

    They are not permanent however (not permanently indexed and likely can also be removed by the bookmarking site for whatever reasons) ... I have used bookmarking to boost websites' ranking on search engines.. then later those cached bookmarking links disappear but my rankings remain, I attribute this in part to low bounce rates on the sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolu
    I usually use socialposter
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  • Profile picture of the author flashgordon
    I don't know if it can get your site to rank well, but it is part of my overall SEO strategy. I especially use it for the long tail, bookmarking individual posts or articles that I want to rise in the rankings - which they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author marlondirk
    hahahaa... seems not everyone knows the techniques?
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  • Profile picture of the author FlufyDufy
    Yeah, for me it is and you will see major improvement.
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  • Profile picture of the author mscopeland
    I can attribute many top Google positions solely because of social media bookmarking.

    I think it should be in everyone's utility belt. And if you don't have time to do it right, pay someone to do it for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alothere
    Thanks for the link, I haven't tried social bookmarking for seo yet. To me it all seems a bit confusing unfortunately
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    • Profile picture of the author kflanagan28
      Some cool replies. I think it helps. But I would agree with trying to concentrate on maybe 5 or 10. Trying to build up a profile on 48 would seem difficult. But no doubt I may give it a go
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  • Profile picture of the author SecretMLMLeads
    You're absolutely right. Social bookmarking is insanely easy to do, personally I use onlywire. Anyone know why some of the paid social bookmarking tools are better than Onlywire? I like the price...FREE!
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