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hello all,

is social bookmarking worth the effort in terms of seo benefits and traffic generation?

been the proud owner of 3 product review sites for over a year now and other than when i 1st began, i've never used any social bookmarking as part of my attack.

should i start incorporating SB into my seo/traffic generation or is it dying off?
#bookmarking #social
  • Profile picture of the author Webster Logan
    It's definitely helpful not as much as some people might think.
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  • Profile picture of the author redstanford
    will it even bring traffic? i mean do a lot of people go to sites like Digg or Technorati an read what's there?
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    As for me Social bookmarking is quite essential for any SEO campaign in my opinion.
    But again I think it depends on your business, but it's not just about promoting yourself and posting endless tweets etc. - you need to build relationships and target the right people - get involved, help people out, comment on how you enjoyed something they posted, if you genuinely did, and if it's relevant to your market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    As for me Social bookmarking is quite essential for any SEO campaign in my opinion.
    But again I think it depends on your business, but it's not just about promoting yourself and posting endless tweets etc. - you need to build relationships and target the right people - get involved, help people out, comment on how you enjoyed something they posted, if you genuinely did, and if it's relevant to your market.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Social marketing is a vital part of any good SEO campaign.

    Whether you are targeting direct traffic, driving up rankings, or simply using it to get your backlinks crawled and indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurofxnow
    Social Bookmarking is a major part of SEO, using bookamrks we get traffic and also good rank position in Google. I am not thinking on that as u told here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    SB will bring traffic to your site.. I don't know if it will help you rank your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicky Papers
      Originally Posted by Matt Baker View Post

      SB will bring traffic to your site.. I don't know if it will help you rank your site.
      Social bookmarks will help rank sites for keywords that were not previously ranked in most cases.

      When created in volume, social bookmarks offer fast and powerful SERP gains at a reasonable cost. Taking advantage of Pligg CMS based social sites is the way to go. Varying anchored titles (2 to 3 per thousand links) and spinning your descriptions algorithmically simulate viral properties, which can lead to massive SERP increases.

      I take advantage of using social bookmarks for every campaign that I run. For social bookmarks, you can't beat the domain / IP diversity for the price of using a service provider or the cost of CAPTCHA's if you're doing it internally and automating processes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Somali
    My answer is YES that social bookmarking worth the effort for driving traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamax
    social bookmarking is really effective for seo,i ask how many bookmarking sites required for a particular link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    I'd like to add to this thread with my own thoughts of social bookmarking.

    I do think social bookmarking still works for SEO. Especially if the bookmarks are high-quality content bookmarks, they perform very well.

    There are three tools I use or used in the past for social bookmarking, there's usually a paid AND free alternative and the free alternative is usually a good starting point for beginner IMers.

    1. Social Marker - this is a good tool to use as a starting point. The famous Social Marker submits your bookmarks to sites of your choice, and you have to have an account with all of them and connect them with Social Marker in order to submit your bookmarks. Fortunately, you can outsource the tedious and time-consuming account creation at Fiverr and focus on the social bookmarking creation and submission part (heck, you can even outsource those. )

    2. Social Monkee - This is another good tool. This is one of the tools that have a free and paid version, free is all you need at the beginning, but if you do have the money, I can highly recommend the paid version, as well. Social Monkee submits your bookmarks to sites they own, so you can avoid your bookmarks appearing on the same sites, because the Social Monkee sites are not the same as with Social Marker.

    3. Social Adr - Probably the best tool out of all I mention in my reply, Social Adr rocks. It works as a credit system, you submit other people's bookmarks and earn credits for doing so, then you take the credits and spend them to let other people ad your bookmarks to their accounts, walls, etc.

    Hope this helps a little.

    - Trev
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Social bookmarks are really useful for SEO purposes, traffic and exposure to your website. I believe that social bookmarks are giving our content such high exposure even after the Panda update.
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  • Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    hello all,

    is social bookmarking worth the effort in terms of seo benefits and traffic generation?

    been the proud owner of 3 product review sites for over a year now and other than when i 1st began, i've never used any social bookmarking as part of my attack.

    should i start incorporating SB into my seo/traffic generation or is it dying off?
    Social bookmarking definitely helps with traffic generation. It is also another good source of backlinks for your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    yes, it is helpful to bring both traffic and rankings as well
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  • Profile picture of the author sowellavena
    Social Bookmarking is the best way to get huge traffic on any website. It is best way to build good and quality back links. It is quickly indexed by search engines .
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruby Tyagi
    I think you should do Social bookmarking to increase more traffic.There are many websites bt i personally rely on digg,delicious and stumble upon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webster Logan
    How long does it take, is it a bit like directory submissions?
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  • Profile picture of the author troyusman
    Social bookmarking is a good way for getting back links and fast idexing. So social bookmarking is a method for internet user to store, manage and bookmark the important web sites pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    hello all,

    is social bookmarking worth the effort in terms of seo benefits and traffic generation?

    been the proud owner of 3 product review sites for over a year now and other than when i 1st began, i've never used any social bookmarking as part of my attack.

    should i start incorporating SB into my seo/traffic generation or is it dying off?
    Social bookmarking definitely be helpful for getting more traffic to the site. But only the need is to provide unique and useful content with related title in your submission. And be more careful in placing the title as it is the only thing that will attract people click on your link.
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  • Profile picture of the author keiranorton
    I always include Social Bookmarking in my backlinking campaigns. Very helpful in generating more traffic to my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontentclub
    Personally, I see great results with this. At the very least, give it a try and track your results.
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  • Profile picture of the author millaselfe
    Social bookmarking is so beneficial in driving more traffic to your site.
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  • Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    hello all,

    is social bookmarking worth the effort in terms of seo benefits and traffic generation?
    I only use it now and again if I cant get a site indexed. I don't really rely on it for traffic or rankings though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaronhiscock
    Social bookmarking is useful for getting traffic and backlinks.It gives your website a good ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    If you never used bookmarking sites.Then i should have to ask you.Do you have pages in google #1 posision?
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    And also if you think that getting easy bookmarking site is hard.One dude in this forum told me about this SocialMonkee - Your Instant Backlink Builder!. site. Before I was using' socialmarker.com' but then there was some problems with the site so i found this on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnleesom
    Try bookmarking demon aswell for software really good product for large amount of bookmarks.I used it to rank a couple of my sites ofc combined with other software products.Social bookmarking is essential as other warriors say above me aswell.So my advice do not hesitate my friend
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    • Profile picture of the author jonson
      In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ibcontact
    Of course, Social bookmarking is very very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author vvsingh
    Yes , social bookmarking is quite effective. Links from high PR social bookmarking sites can boost your page rank, rankings and some times (direct) traffic. I have witnessed its advantage hundreds of times for my sites and client's sites. Links from less powerful SB sites act as supporting link and they help to increase the number of different linking domains which are necessary for rankings and PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author kviv23
    it derives the traffic is the bookmarking sites are the likes of digg and stumbleupon. any way you are getting a backlink which counts the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author semaximizer
    check out this interesting read on the need of social bookmarking .
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    • Profile picture of the author forest l
      Social bookmarking is an important seo tactic you should utilize it. It is a very easy process which helps you to increase traffic on your website and creating web links to improve the page rank.Though it depends on your business that how effective it can be for you.
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