Social Bookmarking Websites - Still work After Google Penguin?

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I am referring to a few comments made on SEO Moz hxxp://www.seomoz.org/q/would-anyone-reccomend-hiring-an-outside-company-for-social-bookmarking where a user asked if the social bookmarking services are still as lucrative as they were before google penguin.

What I mean is should I still be sending links over to digg, reddit, and others and should I still target smaller social bookmarking websites such as socialbookmarking . net?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeWike
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd Pedersen
    I usually send 40-50 bookmarks to my sites and no more. I only choose top 50 (digg,reddit,diigo etc) and no lower than PR3.
    I agree. Social bookmarks have there place in today's SEO landscape. I still include them. The key is diversification and also not copying the same linking strategy over and over again. You don't want google to see any patterns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    Blasts - waste of time. Good social bookmarking sites - still work and always will.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aarav
      Yeah !! Social bookmarking is still works after Google penguin updates but only those sites are beneficial which have high page rank, high authorize and genuine sites. So, always choose top authorize sites to do social bookmarking and get advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Social bookmarking still works but not spamming it.

    Rather make it legitimate and interactive with your community and use the top bookmarking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shroomz81
    They can't cut Social Bookmarking sites out because these sites can contribute to them as well. These sites are like veins where our blood flows, they are the ones who kept social networks and activities in World Wide Web.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    I think they are still valuable as part of a whole backlink strategy. I don't think that blasting your link a thousand times to social bookmarking sites may be of any help, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author tenantscreening
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    • Social bookmarking sites still are a great source of traffic. For the start, you can submit your content both to the most popular social bookmarking sites and the smaller ones. This way you can see which of them have the greatest impact on your website. Then you can select a few of them that work best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Website Promotor
    Social Bookmarking also participate in bringing the more visitors to the site. Mostly I use 10-15 for a site and it helps.
    You need to maintain a ratio and keep bookmarked on daily basis but on different bookmarking sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author onlineps
      I know this conversation was over a month ago, but I'm just finding it today.

      I have been using Onlywire to automatically post blog posts to the top social bookmarking sites. Is this still valid?
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  • Profile picture of the author bloghands
    Now that Google has updated their guidelines to include "Low-quality directory or bookmark site links" on the link schemes page how does that change everyones view on this topic?

    I personally think that tells us it's fine to use trusted social bookmarking sites like delicious.com or reddit.com which is what I've been doing since the penguin update. At the end of the day it sounds like their trying to kill off the outsourced to india link building that has been going on for so long. Basically you need to only put your links on sites that generate genuine traffic.

    Now I think it's safe to say you may still see results from some sites that seem to be low quality but I think it's safe to say those days are numbered. The future of SEO seems to be inbound marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author It Is Me
      Originally Posted by bloghands View Post

      Now that Google has updated their guidelines to include "Low-quality directory or bookmark site links" on the link schemes page how does that change everyones view on this topic?
      Yes, they are telling that low quality directory and bookmark site links will not work.I think they were talking about the blasts, the directory submitters and the social bookmarking submitters can submit to only low quality and PR0 sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author flyingeagle
      Originally Posted by bloghands View Post

      Now that Google has updated their guidelines to include "Low-quality directory or bookmark site links" on the link schemes page how does that change everyones view on this topic?

      I personally think that tells us it's fine to use trusted social bookmarking sites like delicious.com or reddit.com which is what I've been doing since the penguin update. At the end of the day it sounds like their trying to kill off the outsourced to india link building that has been going on for so long. Basically you need to only put your links on sites that generate genuine traffic.

      Now I think it's safe to say you may still see results from some sites that seem to be low quality but I think it's safe to say those days are numbered. The future of SEO seems to be inbound marketing.
      no offense..

      i really don't understand about it .. directory is same with social media ? what we are here talking about ?

      and future SEO = inbound marketing ? so the page rank system will be end ?
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Social bookmarking sites still work if you look them as a good link building strategy.Although just relying on them will not prove anything good for anybody.One has to adapt all the link building and traffic generating techniques for better results.Sites like StumbleUpon,Delicious,Reddit works well.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    yes, they are working.
    but don't go for crappy sites, find some high PR social bookmarking sites like digg and also dont make too much links.
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  • Profile picture of the author WEBGEEK
    It works definitely . post quality stuff that will drag users to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    They still work. I have been using the top sites. One thing is they are not that effective as they were before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Bronson
    Sure, it still works if someone influential sees your bookmark and decides to reference your content on their site.

    For ranking , perhaps for inner pages, spinning/submitting this content could still enjoy a limited lifespan, but personally I'd consider more sustainable methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Stacy
    It hardly works now. Most of the bookmarking sites are spammed by a big number of spammers who are always looking for backlinks. Yet some high PR social bookmarking sites like stumbleupon, digg, delicious can help you. But do not it in builk. 10 per day will be more than enough. Avoid using sites less than PR 4.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomco55
    ya social bookmarking is the best way to get the link.

    why social bookmarking is very effective?
    because of it published quickly and gives you back link with the branding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Website Promotor
    Social Bookmarking is the best way to get effective results but it should be relevant and not spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    Yes it is, Still they are working with combination of other methods like blogging, article distribution, press releases.

    But they do NOT work as SOLO to get TOP ranks....
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  • Profile picture of the author Logo Design
    If your Social Bookmarking websites are DoFollow then definitely it will helps you..
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  • Profile picture of the author superjohn5566
    Yeah !! Social bookmarking is still works after Google penguin updates but only those sites are beneficial which have high page rank, high authorize and genuine sites. So, always choose top authorize sites to do social bookmarking and get advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author saloni
    yes, Good social bookmarking site still work after Google penguin updates and these sites will always work if everything goes correct...
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  • Profile picture of the author GuybrushT
    Social bookmarks will always be valuable, I personally use them for indexing purposes, but they're great for diversity too, not to mention they bring in some visitors as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author Campbell24
    I always use 2.0s still and they work. But I would make sure to buy some High PR links as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author addlinkweb
    Manual Social Bookmarking still working well at this time. You need to make sure not to repeat the same anchored keyword again and again because Google can take them unnatural linking by some kind of software. The title of the article is used to link to your website so if you are bookmarking an article, you should make 5-6 titles with slight change accroding to the article and then post it on all the good ranked social bookmarking sites...
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  • Profile picture of the author fantasticate
    Social Bookmarking sites posting are still the effective way in SEO, as content is always the king. No visitors cannot be attracted to a site with informative and attracting information.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Social Bookmarking sites are a great way of getting a lot of traffic to your website. It is important to use them wisely and not just create links on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    I look into social bookmarking for branding and just getting my site out there. Not specifically for SEO but just for exposure. Online Marketing in general.

    Dang, someone relived this thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author DiggitySEO
    I run a lot of tests. I have a single testsite that I've only sent social bookmarks to and it has had zero effect on its SERP ranking. This is opposed to sister sites that have similar onsite structure and target the same keywords, and are ranking first page using effective techniques.

    Now that isn't to say that social bookmarks don't have their place.

    - They're considered a social signal. You're not going to stay on first page for long if your site has tons of backlinks and no social signals. Its a form of legitimacy in Google's eyes. Any site with x amount of backlinks should also have y amount of bookmarks.

    - They're great for anchor text diversity. Send your branded, misc and long sentance anchors using social bookmarks. Save your critical keyword rich bookmarks for your high PR/PA/DA homepage contextual backlinks from your PBN or rented links.

    - They're excellent for referral traffic. Use captivating titles. For example, if you're an affiliate for weight loss products, use something like "After trying for 12 years, I finally have a six pack. This program is a game changer"
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoHoist
    The best way to improve rankings is use diversified anchors and diversified platforms.We use like only 5-10% anchors for our clients and we are getting good results
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    Ok, so the consensus seems to be saying
    to keep using social bookmarking but how
    do you all find the worthy bookmarking sites.

    Many know about the likes of Reddit, Digg, etc.

    What sources do you use to find the more
    obscure ones (that still deserve attention)?
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    I would rather more count on social media sources as hot traffic channels than places to get links because many times the links on such networks disappear from the net arena after a while, but the traffic aspects and potentials could be very strong indeed. Although social networks can be connected to SEO indirectly, a better approach would be trying to improve your web traffic volume through having your web name appear and mention on such hubs a lot, bringing visitors to your web portal.
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