Social Bookmarking is Still Alive or Dead? :(

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Hi Warrior Friends,

I was doing a bit of bookmarking of my websites and thought to ask some expert friends that it is fine after new updates of Google?

Kindly help me

Thanks in advance friends....
#alive #bookmarking #dead #social
  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    It is good for diversity. I didn't see much traffic from bookmarking except Stumbleupon.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeNiQ
    Social bookmarking still works great, but it depends on who you are, what you're sharing and how you present your title copy.
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  • Profile picture of the author andishm
    Originally Posted by WebMastersEye View Post

    Hi Warrior Friends,

    I was doing a bit of bookmarking of my websites and thought to ask some expert friends that it is fine after new updates of Google?

    Kindly help me

    Thanks in advance friends....
    If you do submission to high PR bookmark sites there is nothing wrong with it however if you do only bookmark as SEO strategy then it can be a problem...
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    Use social bookmarking as intended and you'll get better results. Instead of trying to hit 700 sites, work on crafting content that the different websites will enjoy, and try to get upvotes from users. They can drive significant traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    I use it regularly. In fact it plays a larger part in my overall website development planning.

    While just bombing your site is probably not the smartest idea, using it to keep spiders active on other sites that link to you and is constantly getting fresh content is a great idea.

    For instance, pick a social network... one that you love and know well.

    If it's Twitter, do your thing but bookmark it regularly to keep the spiders coming. Do the same on a pinterest board, or facebook page. Do all three if you've got the time....

    From a link building perspective, it can be used to give you control over spiders. That's a new tool in your toolbelt. Apply it where you want.

    I like social pages that are regularly updated, I've had good luck with it.

    EDIT IN: Account variety seems to be a crucial element with bookmarking. Repeated bookmarks from the same user/same domain really seem to diminish the effectiveness.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Social Bookmarking is still working very good and I'm getting very more traffic from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    For me social bookmarking has been working pretty well , i am getting good results from stumbleupon and pinterest

    Stumbleupon gives you some instant traffic, and pinterest pinning has helped a lot of my images to rank high in search engines thus giving me additional blast of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    You can use social bookmarking but not that much...Everything is working still..
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    Yes, Its alive. Social bookmarking is a good source to get traffic, but try to find and submit in the high pr websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author easypr
    Social Bookmarking still play a vital role to rank the website and increase the traffic, but today when we submit website, before we have to ensure that website in authoritative and high quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author theseoproz
    Social bookmarking works very well as part of an overall strategy. I prefer to focus my efforts on 5-10 sites that have high PR and the ability to send traffic. StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Pinterest seem to be among the best traffic referrers in many cases.



    Originally Posted by WebMastersEye View Post

    Hi Warrior Friends,

    I was doing a bit of bookmarking of my websites and thought to ask some expert friends that it is fine after new updates of Google?

    Kindly help me

    Thanks in advance friends....
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  • Profile picture of the author mathewhogard
    Social bookmarking is still very important for improving traffic on a website. But it should be noted that you should post your link in good social bookmarking websites such as faves, diggo, digg, StumbleUpon and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Social bookmarks especially with domain.com could help increase anchor diversity. So it's still effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
      Social bookmark still exist and I'm doing it with bookmark demon. This process need to be done in good and smart manner because one small mistake can ruin your entire business.
      When do social bookmark, I always bookmark on 4-8 sites, no more with camouflage.
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      • Profile picture of the author stevenburn
        Social Bookmarking is always Alive because SB helps in expanding the Rank in SERP Results by Sharing, Organizing, Managing and offering Bookmarks of the web assets for uncovering the best positions or Rank in SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author royalstar23
    SBM (Social Bookmarking) It is still working fine and will be.. In social bookmarking the thing is to place our site description, title and tags.. Its not about getting the visitors direct from social booking websites.. It is to get the traffic from google.. As on Do follow bookmarking sites google too crawled your website., Better changes to reach on better place on google and other search engines.. So as long as you are on top page, You will get better traffic... Social book marking is one of the way to create back links to your website... Good PR and relevant website leads to a good result...
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    It's one of the best SEO strategy that could help your website... Of course not for traffic, but it's a good source of quality backlinks (if you use only TOP 5-10 Social Bookmarking sites)... Do not forget to use DIFFERENT title and description for max results!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelvn
    It is still alive..but depend which type of bookmarking site you are using.....do bookmark on high pr site.
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  • Profile picture of the author shakil58
    Yes Social bookmarks is still working good.
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  • Profile picture of the author klhari
    Don't think every submission works will Worth or not.

    Just concentrate on which Submission will give you good boost up on Google's Ranking.

    No Quantity matter. Only Quality Matter..
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  • Profile picture of the author A S M
    I personally dont like it but its good for diversity... you should use a little of each method in order to make it look as natural as possible
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    • Profile picture of the author seophalanx
      Social Bookmarking may not be as popular like before, still it has a contribution to your site once you've done it right or on a regular basis. Still it is the Best way in generating back links to our site.
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  • Profile picture of the author A S M
    Diversity is your friend
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  • Profile picture of the author vgnair
    Thanks to one and all for sharing your thoughts. It is better to update once in a while when things are changing in this fast world of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author stonecoldmf
    Social Bookmarking does still work but not as well as it may have in the past. It can still be a viable way to get traffic to your site but not necessarily always the most qualified traffic. Personally I'd say to stay away from any social bookmarking tools that will automate things for you because that will be a bit of a red flag if you're too spammy with adding your links. A more natural approach to getting your pages added to social bookmarking sites is the better way to go. Just don't expect it to magically increase you rankings, conversions, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author clarkfaint
    Yes. It's great for link building. A little trickier for driving traffic but doable if you get featured on one of the larger sites as mentioned above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    It all just depends on how you are really doing it. Some can get by with doing it and have excellent results and the next person may do the same thing and it is a flop for them. Sort of a trial and error thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author pockan
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    • Profile picture of the author lukecool44
      I prefer to focus my efforts on some sites that have high PR and the ability to send traffic. StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Pinterest seem to be among the best traffic referrers in many cases.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
        Originally Posted by lukecool44 View Post

        I prefer to focus my efforts on some sites that have high PR and the ability to send traffic. StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Pinterest seem to be among the best traffic referrers in many cases.
        All high page rank but few of these are do follow, so their value for backlinking might be sketchy. Though some people still value a good no follow link, but who is to say if it can actually do any good for your search engine position now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mashaa
    No its enever alive... Like every one else on the thrend I would also say that SB is the only social site worth your effort... facebook and twitter are also good but not for traffic..
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    Yes, but not as effective as you might think. Most likely better to spend your time else where. Social Bookmarking is kind of low end. It's not going to help for more competitive niches. Time spent other places will be more effective for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author adwike
    socila bookmarking is still very effective
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  • Profile picture of the author DAIqbal
    I am favor of bookmarking posting as they are helpful in link building but i believe that it is not really helpful in generating traffic towards ones website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by DAIqbal View Post

      I am favor of bookmarking posting as they are helpful in link building but i believe that it is not really helpful in generating traffic towards ones website.
      Assuming the social bookmark site is well respected with Google, such as it has high page rank, then you should do well with a backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanshushgl
    It's simple. Social bookmarking works, spam bookmarking doesn't. Bookmark to few quality websites rather than focusing on the quantity of bookmarks. As expert says "A single quality backlink is always better than scoring 100 backlinks of no use".
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    If you are seeking a bookmark from Reddit, then it will likely count in your favor. But a lousy link from a cheap Pligg bookmarking site won't mean much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by spyindianishant View Post

      Fair work always stay alive. Do bookmarking on high PR sites and post quality content, it will be fruitful for your sites.
      It helps to have a useful comment to post along with the social bookmark, not just a copy of what is on the page being linked to.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    There is no clear answer for this. If you are using bookmarking for backlinking purpose to boost ranking in google then it may work or may not. :rolleyes:

    Instead of bookmarking 1000 social sites. Pickup top one, create an interesting content (not informative) and share on that site. This single efford will produce better results than bookmarking 1000 social sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author EduCom
    High PR social bookmarking still works..so don't worry..
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  • Stumbleupon, pinterest and facebook for me have worked the best. Also if you want some really high PR backlinks then make a few youtube videos and put a clickable link in the video description for a high pagerank backlink from youtube to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindarthur
    Yes! social bookmarking is still really effective.
    It is a smart way to promote a website. But, use high PR social bookmarking website.
    It helps to make a high quality backlinks, and acquire more traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Demetrius
    Personally I won't recommend to do Bookmarking but it does not harm having few (High Quality) of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author atiputera
    I'm looking many of social bookmarking give nofollow link to source link. My opinion social bookmarking now good only for traffic and no good to SEO strategies. Please correct me if i'm wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author reddy183
    Hi WebMastersEye,

    We need to go with High quality Social book marking sites like stumbleupon, reditt, digg... and more. We need to select SBM sites based on sites PR.

    Regards,
    Reddy Sekhar Reddy.K
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    • Profile picture of the author oadvantage
      Social bookmarking is not dead at all. It still works. It's also great for diversity. Just don't spam yourself on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Anton
    Social bookmarking / networking signals are still some of the best scalable strategies to getting links to your inner webpages. Most marketers focus only on their homepage but if you take the time to build out your inner pages you'll see a nice boost in overall search engine traffic across your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author TZ
    Really depends on your niche I think - we're in the loan industry and just try and get some social action in that niche! If your niche is recipes or cute puppies you could do well.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Works to accomplish what? If you're after nofollow links from no to poor PR pages, I'm sure social bookmarking is good tool for you. It's a bit like social media without any of the benefits of social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author frankjames018
    social bookmarking websites are alive and still working. there is nothing like they are dead. some of the sites have nofollow action but best of the bookmarking site gives ud good traffic and good for SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author senabhijit
    As per my knowledge, social bookmarking will completely help you grow your search rankings. It is easily indexed on search engines. It is not dead. It is one of the best parts of off page SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn7Harris
    As an owner of 12 Bookmarking websites, i do hope all is well. i have mainly pr4 sites and get around 2000 page views a day to each site. I should point out that i dont post links to my own blogs.
    I dont know enough about seo and i am still in the learning stages
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  • Profile picture of the author tradingtips
    Reddit is best for social bookmarking
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  • Profile picture of the author rizwan157
    SB is not dead yet. It is still very important to improve the traffic to a website. But it should be noted that you must add your link to social bookmarking sites faves, diggo, Digg, Technorati, etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author roger123
    I suggest you go for only high authority social bookmarking sites (top 50). It is better you vary the anchor text, post titles and descriptions to get better backlinks that can rank your pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Social Bookmarking is not Dead. It's the best way to increase traffic and ranking of your site in Search Engine Results.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by deepakrajput View Post

      Social Bookmarking is not Dead. It's the best way to increase traffic and ranking of your site in Search Engine Results.
      Of course it's not "dead" - there's sites that will happily accept your link. However, I'd be nice to know how it's "the best way to increase traffic and ranking". If that's really true, you'd expect someone to explain it or at least show an example.
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  • Profile picture of the author bahi010
    Dead ! no longer a powerfull seo technique .
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  • Profile picture of the author mathaios
    Originally Posted by WebMastersEye View Post

    Hi Warrior Friends,

    I was doing a bit of bookmarking of my websites and thought to ask some expert friends that it is fine after new updates of Google?

    Kindly help me

    Thanks in advance friends....
    Hey pal,
    Bookmarking should be combined with other seo techniques.And when bookmarking ,don`t throw your link where ever ,take a deeper look at the bookmarking sites and separate them in a way that they are relevant to your content you want to bookmark.For example don`t bookmark your weight loss content to finance sites .As well DO NOT over do it.Just take it slowly but systematically.

    Wish you success
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  • Profile picture of the author JobElance
    Relevant and worthy bookmarking are still alive. Just have to be careful while bookmarking. The domain authority of the bookmarking site, its social presence and people's activeness on the site matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    Bookmarking is still good for SEO purposes. On the other hand, a good source of new traffic.
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  • Social bookmarking is still a viable SEO strategy; it is best for indexing Tier 1 links and/or generating traffic to your site. If you can get some social bookmarks on high PR sites, then they'll still be useful to your backlink profile.
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  • Profile picture of the author sheenaroy
    Social Bookmarking is still working and it plays a vital role to uplift your website' s position on search engine. It will more effective for you if you use high pr social bookmarking sites and your content should be fresh and unique. It will be very helpfull to you to get the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author selonia
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    Social bookmarking is still effective if you do high pr and dofollow bookmarking sites.
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