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Social Bookmarking Traffic

How to Increase Traffic with Social Bookmarking Sites

A bookmark is simply defined as a locally stored URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). Nowadays, people who are regular web users share interesting links with others resulting in social bookmarking.

Web browsers like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox allow users to save their links or web pages as favorites or bookmarks online. Social bookmarking enables users to access all their bookmarks online even from a computer which is not theirs and their friends can find them too.

If you have a blog or own a website, social bookmarking can be a great source of generating web traffic as it allows you to share the web pages you like with the people at large.

Social bookmarking has a wide range of applications and it is useful in the field of education, health, travel, photography and profession. After advertisements and banner on a website, social bookmarking websites have become the popular source of increasing backlinks and visitors to websites.

Increase Web Traffic

Before I discuss how to increase traffic, let me tell why you need to use social bookmarking websites to bring in more visitors to your website.

Social bookmarking website can give your website or blog more visibility. People who keep checking into these websites to find interesting bookmarks can encounter your website or blog and click to view it.

There are some others who prefer to search on a bookmarking website than on search engines. Your website or blog can be interesting for these people too. Also when you bookmark your link on a website that has a high page rank, your website will rank higher on search engines bringing in more visitors to your website or blog.

Read through as I tell you how to increase traffic with social bookmarking sites.

How to increase traffic with social bookmarking sites

Bookmark Title: The title of the bookmark is a very important tool as it provokes the visitor to click and view your bookmark link. An ordinary title can go unnoticed even though you are trying to share an excellent video or article. Work on creating a catchy title that will result in a click.

Description of the bookmark: Similar to a catchy title, a meaningful description of your bookmark can help you get visitors. A brief explanation about your article containing true information can create an interest to view your article.

Content: Provide your visitors with rich content on your website or blog. A well- written original article with rich keywords attracts more visitors and tempts them to check back regularly. Avoid posting a bookmark that has junk content and get a ban from your social bookmarking website.

When you are done with excellent content on your website or blog, make it easy for your visitors to bookmark them. The best and easiest way to do this is to add bookmarking buttons of websites at the end of your article. Ready-made codes are available to add a button if you are using static HTML. If anybody likes your article, they will post it to the bookmarking website instantly.

When you have put in a lot of effort to create good content, you also need to know when to submit on the social bookmarking website. You tend to receive more responses from people on weekdays.

Bookmarking to the right category: Category plays a vital role especially when people look for bookmarks specific to a category. For instance Art, Cinema or Technology. Submit your bookmark to the right category. Even if you have the option to add more than one category, limit your submission to just to the relevant category to get the traffic.

Socialize: You can anticipate more visitors to your bookmarks when you socialize because only submission without sharing and recommending will not get you great traffic automatically. Always try sharing your own bookmarks as well as bookmarks of others as it shows a favor returned to people who have bookmarked you. Avoid spamming and post about 4-5 bookmarks a day.

Social Bookmarking Sites

A list of social bookmarking sites that may interest you:

Stumble Upon: Stumble Upon is the most popular bookmarking website in which you can find new things across the web and recommend web content to other users.

Reditt: Reditt is a social news website in which registered users can post content, and the posts that finds a place on the front page having the maximum votes gets more visibility and visitors.

Delicious: Delicious the world’s leading social bookmarking service that allows users to share and discover web bookmarks.

Digg: Digg is a social bookmarking website on which stories, videos, photos are bookmarked. Create a good profile for yourself and socialize to feature your content on the front page.

Buzzfeed: On Buzzfeed you can pass along photos, videos and links to your friends. Users can make use of the best post challenge on Fridays by sharing their best post. The website plans to promote the viral web with badges.

 Bizsugar: Bizsugar is a small business community and social media site where small businesses, entrepreneurs  discover, share and vote for business news and tips.

Tagza: Tagza.com is a Web 2.0 Social Bookmarking web site, where registered users submit their favourite links and others users can bookmark those links.

Diigo: Diigo is a social bookmarking website which allows users to bookmark, tag web pages and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole web page.

Hope these suggestions are helpful for you to get to know about bookmarking and its utilization to create backlinks and rank higher on search engines.

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Shaam is an successful internet marketer,seo consultant and blogger an addict of web who spend his valuable time on surfing.

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  • Kymeshia Morris May 2, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Great information. I use OnlyWire to help me share my blog content on social bookmarking sites. You made a really good point about being “social.” Some people post content and expect hundreds of people to come to their blog. This will not maximize traffic. People need to comment and share other people’s content as well.

  • Evan April 9, 2013, 3:39 am

    A great post, very helpful and so much more than just ordinal tips! Nice work!! Thanks!

  • Rajesh Chaukwale February 7, 2013, 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the social bookmarking tips. But, I feel that there is a limit to this sort of promotion. Surely, it will bring traffic with it, but as Dean Saliba has pointed out, most of the times one can get banned for posting links from his website.
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  • Travis January 21, 2013, 10:46 am

    Does anyone who is not a bot still use social bookmarking? The only people who I have seen use it in ages is a bunch of SEO’ers trying to get easy backlinks.

  • Dean Saliba
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    December 22, 2012, 3:33 pm

    Social bookmarking is something that I have dabbled in a couple of times but never really did it regularly because after bookmarking one site I would get banned from some of the sites.

  • Alex Dumpfree December 14, 2012, 4:24 am

    post of famous bloggers was really interesting and nowadays bookmarking sites are going more and more popular so there are many internet marketers who are taking advantage of this traffic method!

  • Alex Dumpfree December 12, 2012, 2:32 am

    It’s easy to build a blog, but hard to build a successful blog with significant traffic. Over the years, we’ve grown this blog to hundreds of ..If you have ever tried to research techniques on how to increase traffic to your site you may have noticed an underlying theme in most recommendations

  • Christa
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2012, 7:37 am

    Book-marking definitely contributes in the traffic for a website if performed correctly. Book-marking sites improves the visibility of a post and so, improves the accessibility of the page associated.
    Social reviews also influences the rank of the website in search engines, so submissions on social book-marking sites is a wise decision.

  • Arunkumar Gudelli December 6, 2012, 7:25 am

    Nice article.But as per my knowledge Buzzfeed won’t allow links posting.

  • Servando Silva
    Twitter:
    December 3, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Hello. What do you know about social bookmarking services like social monkee? Do they still work or at the end Google will punish your site and cut the traffic? I know this article is more about Traffic than SEO, however I think both POVs can get really interesting.
    Thank you.
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  • akhilendra
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    December 3, 2012, 4:19 am

    Hey sham, thanks for sharing such a nice post, i think most of the social bookmarking have lost most of their glare, but StumbleUpon still works for me, I think Social bookmarking along with networking can yield great results. Thanks.
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  • Thomas December 1, 2012, 6:33 am

    The content and every word we use to write the title as well as the description of the bookmarking site works as a very important tool in bringing the site to notice of the online public. Surely an eye-catchy title and description can work wonders for the site.

  • Pavan Somu
    Twitter:
    November 29, 2012, 6:27 am

    Diigo os something new for me.. I will give a try on this bookmarking site too.

  • Muzammil November 27, 2012, 8:21 am

    Dear Shaam,
    Thanks for such a good article I am a new blogger and these kind of posts help me understand from the experience of good bloggers like you.

  • Jack November 27, 2012, 12:46 am

    Thanks for importance of social bookmarking and various popular social bookmarking websites.From now on,I will definitely bookmark in various bookmarking sites as I realized the importance of social bookmarking through this article, thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Barbara McKinney November 26, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Great share Shaam! Social bookmarking is really a great help in us in acquiring more website and blog traffic. Yes, socializing strategy is very important to get more visitors to your post. What you do in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be applied also to these social bookmarking sites.

  • Julian King November 26, 2012, 9:44 am

    While most people use social bookmarking sites to create backlinks, they really don’t know their huge potential of driving targeting traffic. I have used the majority of the sites from your list and I can confirm they can bring visitors, if we use proper titles and descriptions.

    • shaam
      Twitter:
      November 27, 2012, 12:25 am

      Hi Julian,

      I agree with you mostly everyone prefer social bookmarking sites for the sake of back links but not giving importance for Title,Descriptions because they are key for entrance,if they realize this sure they will good amount of traffic from them Thanks for your comment
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  • Aasma November 26, 2012, 4:26 am

    Social Bookmarking is a well known way to attract traffic on your website/blog. However you must use title intelligently so that you can force people to click on the title and visit on your website.
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  • Sai Krishna
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    November 26, 2012, 3:50 am

    I never taught really we will get traffic from social book marking site, I saw it as a back linking method only till now, my opinion has changed now.
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  • Zouras November 25, 2012, 6:08 am

    Hi SHAAM,

    This post was really interesting and nowadays bookmarking sites are going more and more popular so there are many internet marketers who are taking advantage of this traffic method!

    Thank you,
    Zouras

  • Rajkumar Jonnala November 25, 2012, 1:56 am

    Thanks for letting me know about the importance of social bookmarking and various popular social bookmarking websites.From now on,I will definitely bookmark in various bookmarking sites as i realized the importance of social bookmarking through this article.Social bookmarking rocks!

  • Cristian Balau November 24, 2012, 2:38 pm

    Don’t know why but I never found social bookmarking that great as a promoting tool. Sure it can work but it depends on your niche and how much time you invest.
    I also never really used any social bookmarks websites. I have all my links saved in Chrome and I can simply login with my Google account from anywhere to access everything I need.
    I have to agree on Reditt, if done right and if you have a good subject, Reditt is the perfect place to get viral.

  • Hamza Sheikh November 24, 2012, 6:21 am

    Hi Shaam,

    No doubt you have written an amazing article on how to improve the website traffic from social bookmarking websites.

    But, I believe the social bookmarking websites are now mostly hijacked by the social networking websites like Facebook , Twitter. People now spend more time on Facebook, and Twitter than other websites. However, you have mentioned really great websites here for social bookmarking ;-)
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  • Sarah Park November 24, 2012, 12:04 am

    Hi Shaam,

    Very helpful article. Increasing can really be achieved if you are on the right track.
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  • shaam
    Twitter:
    November 23, 2012, 9:30 am

    if we do the quality submission its credits us a lot Thanks for stopping by @Trung Nguyen
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  • Trung Nguyen
    Twitter:
    November 23, 2012, 8:49 am

    Social bookmarking sites are awesome source to do link-building for any website to dominate search engines, however, I think we must do it the right way. This post is so helpful for me. Thanks.

  • Shorya Bist
    Twitter:
    November 23, 2012, 7:32 am

    Hi Shaam,

    Nice post ,social Bookmarking is really important.Social bookmarking sites like stumble upon, reddit , delicious , dig are the top most and very efficient in generating traffic to the blog.

    Every social bookmarking i do for my post i get traffic very easily of 30 to 50 visitors and as soon as i upload visitors start visiting the post.So for a beginner it is very good.

    Socialmarker.com is a very good social bookmarking site which itself do 15 to 17 bookmarks in just some clicks and you don’t have to go on every single site and bookmark your article. With socialmarker.com you can directly bookmark your article in 15 to 17 sites.

    Thank You
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest
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  • Michael Cheney
    Twitter:
    November 23, 2012, 5:29 am

    Indeed social bookmarking is an effective way. Thanks for sharing. This is a helpful information to those who wants to get huge and free website traffic.
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