Social Bookmarking or Directory Submission???

by Captain_Morgan 59 replies
The title says it all what should i do to get a few backlinks and get my site index'd in the big G.

Please dont say BOTH Im asking if i had the choice which one would u guys choose???

Thanks
#search engine optimization #bookmarking #directory #social #submission
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  • Profile picture of the author musiclyons
    I am a seo expert and can tell you that one needs to do several different things to get their website ranked on top 10 in google. You may want to check my link below for free information that I know will help you.
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      Originally Posted by musiclyons View Post

      I am a seo expert and can tell you that one needs to do several different things to get their website ranked on top 10 in google. You may want to check my link below for free information that I know will help you.
      Social bookmarking and directory submission are ok. Directory submission work well. However, it takes much time to see the result of directory submission. It depends how much fee is. Moreover, you can use backlink with high PR.
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    • Profile picture of the author raviv
      It really depends on your situation. A very specific reply to your question as you have asked (IMHO) for it would be - Social Bookmarking.

      Make sure you do not bookmark your own sites. If done by others from different IP addresses, it will be most effective.

      As for directory submissions, the most powerful directories on the web that have some influence on your rankings are all paid ones and expensive. If you are looking at free directory submissions, it will be good to have a backlink profile from various domains but how much they will affect your rankings depends on the niche and other related factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    Social Book Marking of course
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    Thanks guys i will defo do the social bookmarking then
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

    The title says it all what should i do to get a few backlinks and get my site index'd in the big G.

    Please dont say BOTH Im asking if i had the choice which one would u guys choose???

    Thanks
    Social Bookmarking vs. Directory Submission

    All quality social bookmarking backlinks are FREE!

    If done right, social bookmarking helps in creating viral traffic to your blog.

    So, Social Bookmarking it is...

    Just that it can take up some time of yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author lior1970
    For me personally I would go for directory submission, with automation, it will be painless :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author thetruth23
    If I had to choose one for the purpose of indexing, it's got to be social bookmarking.

    Web Directories can take weeks to approve your submissions!
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  • Profile picture of the author SamDermot
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    Both have their own importance but I would prefer directory submission is still effective it is done in the right way, I try to submit different description for better result.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I always share my posts to several social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, Digg, etc.

    It is really very helpful. They work very fast. It takes no more than 24 hours to index in Google.

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    • Profile picture of the author moneycometh
      Originally Posted by faysal969 View Post

      I always share my posts to several social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, Digg, etc.

      It is really very helpful. They work very fast. It takes no more than 24 hours to index in Google.

      Thanks
      I like social media as mentioned above, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace. They have enable me to reach my target market with much success and I'm still a newbie
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  • Profile picture of the author khenmhike
    Among other methods, I enjoy social bookmarking. So for me, social bookmarking works the most.
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    • Profile picture of the author greg2200
      Bookmarking is the way to go at first but definitely a mix of the two among other things would be better.
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  • Profile picture of the author craigcdz
    Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

    The title says it all what should i do to get a few backlinks and get my site index'd in the big G.

    Please dont say BOTH Im asking if i had the choice which one would u guys choose???

    Thanks
    go for directory submission to get back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author alysemackie
    I would rather choose social bookmarking than directory submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Socialbookmarking is best
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  • Profile picture of the author K_tir
    Social bookmarking, you can use onlywire as a free service
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    Directory submissions takes time before the approval unless you use paid directories, for still it is preferable to use Social Bookmarking the Directory Submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author marioke
    I'd go for social bookmarking, you can post up-to-date updates on your sites activity and postings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    All the way Social bookmarking more powerful!
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    I do not think that we can compare. I mean both have different purpose and benefits. SOcial bookmark can get you instant hits and visitors where directory submission can get you permanent one way link which can increase your SERP
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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

    Please dont say BOTH Im asking if i had the choice which one would u guys choose???
    Social bookmarking.

    Originally Posted by rohnsmith

    SOcial bookmark can get you instant hits and visitors where directory submission can get you permanent one way link which can increase your SERP
    Social bookmarks are great for increasing your rankings and gaining permanent one way links. Don't really see your point.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbojack
    Social bookmarking is the most cost-effective, too expensive to get good directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    You don't want to hear this but, the answer is BOTH.

    Both of them are the bases of a natural (and solid) process of indexation in the eyes of search engines.

    Now the twist:

    A friend of mine decided to do for himself all the manual work of "SEO". Guess what? He spent months doing (manual) directory submissions for his online shop. He didn't do a single social bookmark. Not one.

    But his site ranks pretty high for a lot of keywords. Probably it's just a regional thing (Portugal) but fact is: just using world directories + local SE's submissions made the trick for his site.

    Just food for thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author david87
    I ll recommend you social bookmarking.Because there are so much important social bookmarking sites which ll help you to index your website within 24 to 48 hours, if you have unique and fresh content.Try to do it...
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Samos
    I would personally go for Social Bookmarking. It seems directories are out of date, I never even heard of them before I was doing internet marketing.

    Social bookmarks will also give you some traffic. And if you get some really unique and high quality content you can get a lot of traffic. If your content is truly exceptional.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Nikolz
    Social bookmarking of course. You should really carefully filter the directories, there are tons of slug there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wiggy0618
    Why can't / won't you do both?

    If you're just looking to get indexed, I'd say go with social bookmarking on the big sites (digg, stumpleupon, delicious, etc) as well as possibly some links from big social media sites (facebook). This will get the spiders on your site as quickly as anything else.

    However, if you're looking to get ranked and have good SEO, then that is a totally different ball game, and unless you're going after a KW that has virtually no real competition, then you'd better add a lot more tools to the mix.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan B Rusu
    The question should probably be quality social bookmarking service versus a quality directory submission service.

    I'd choose the directory submission over s. bookmarks just because I've seen faster results with them. But they can both work great if you do it right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    Thank you guys about giving me some advice here.

    Social Bookmarking - do you guys use any thing for this like onlywire or ping fm??

    Directory Submissions - anyone for this use any particular software??
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Eric Smith
    directory submissions, I pay $120 for 9000 directories and I pay $10 for 125 bookmarks. Outsource that stuff kids, your time should be worth more
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    • Profile picture of the author milessedi
      We can generate more quality backlinks through social bookmarking. As per my opinion, Do-follow links are really fruitful for social bookmarking. I ever recommending for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

    The title says it all what should i do to get a few backlinks and get my site index'd in the big G.

    Please dont say BOTH Im asking if i had the choice which one would u guys choose???

    Thanks
    SB is good for getting indexed.
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  • To get more backlinks, you must do social bookmarking because in social bookmarking both home page and inner page are cached by a Google but in directory submission, only home page is cached.
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    • Profile picture of the author manish123
      Both are equally important..I have done both on my sites and it works well.. SEO should be a mix of different types of links..Along with this if you want extremely great results do write content in the form of articles and press releases..I really works..Google is hungry for content..remember this..

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  • Profile picture of the author staceymattew
    Social Bookmarking is more useful than Directory Submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    do none of those...directories dont count hardly nowadays and social bookmarkings are not strong links..you need more trusted links and from sites that have real value in google...anyone can get those social bookmark links so the value is therefore not so high. Google knows ppl abuse it which is why the links are weak..you need more robust seo strategies..
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  • Profile picture of the author martinwork
    Social Bookmarking for two reason, although there are not much social bookmarking sites which are do follow, mean lesser in number as compare to directories, but still their link count more as directories link is very very deep if it is free, so focusing on directories is not of any use. 2nd Social bookmarking sites helps in getting good traffic, especially if you have a good social network, you can utilize it in bookmarking for voting.
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  • Profile picture of the author jigarpandya
    In bookmarking there is option for voting and commenting, No option in directory, Rising of traffic will be more in bookmarking(social).. Thank you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker68
    In my experience social bookmarking has been much more useful in actually generating more traffic to my sites. This may simply be down to more people using bookmarking than directories now adays.
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  • Profile picture of the author daweelmac
    Social Bookmarking. Use the free tool Onlywire to make your life easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuvananichi
    social bookmarking doesn't require reciprocal links, so its the best
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  • Profile picture of the author amninder1
    I think Social Book Marking Site Submission is the Best.
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    I thought Onlywire was down, if so what are you using instead?
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  • Profile picture of the author jalpari
    Social bookmarking is better than Directory submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyS
    I tried doing Social bookmarking with directory submission. It helps your Kw to get rank .
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  • Both are many Important for searh engine optimization...(SEO)...but do-follow sites are more improtant than No-follow sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeoTran
    I use both
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  • Profile picture of the author checklinks
    Both are good for linkbuilding. If you want links fast then you have to use social bookmarking instead of directory submission. Social bookmarking takes some days time but directory submission takes more time to accept site.
    Social bookmarking is best to index your site in big G fast instead of directory submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeoTran
    I bought senukex and ultimatedemon to do that work. Those tools are not cheap, But help me save alot time to submit/bookmark
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  • Profile picture of the author Manuel Aguirre
    for indexing use social bookmarking, for ranking use directory submission!

    Regards!!
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  • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
    Social Bookmarking Is Better For A Good Source Of Traffic To Your Blog.
    My Signature Has Both The Things! LoL
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  • Profile picture of the author wahidswebgarage
    Social bookmarking is certainly the best option at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    Obviously, I will go for Social bookmarking to get faster index from our big G.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Both methods are important if you want to diversify your link building campaign, since you can't put all your eggs in one basket. But, I think directory submission is better than social bookmarking submission. Because the link that you get from social bookmarking tend to be no-follow.
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