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Social Bookmarking

Bookmarking to Build Links

Social bookmarking has become an important part of online marketing of niches. Sites such as Digg, Del.icio.us, and Technorati permit users to link their sites and other sites they admire. Visitors to these sites can add these links to their favorites. Having your links added to others’ lists will produce more links.

The increase in links will produce more traffic to your sites. Place your sites on the Social bookmarking sites yourself. The links can then be shared and sometimes voted up. This is something that happens at Digg.

The object is to get enough people voting for your post so that it becomes a front page item. This placing of your article gives it a chance to attract more attention and might result in thousands of clicks through a day. The idea of social bookmarking is to contribute something useful and interesting to the site. In this manner you will gather more links and visitors to your site.

Let the article you post include your site and in the process of contributing useful information you will attain links from others. Your site might talk about growing tulips and you are seeking a way to get it highlighted in the garden niche. How to grow tulips might seem boring and not a new idea.

You stumble upon an article connecting people who grow tulips and lung cancer. The article makes a connection between growing tulips and reducing lung cancer. If you post this it might attract not only the gardening crowd but also the health conscious visitor. Both segments will share your links with others.

Even if you feel your sites are not making breaking news don’t be discouraged and don’t worry about how many people are picking up your links. This takes time and practice. Use the social bookmarking sites to add backlinks to your sites and over time it will increase your ability to attract others to your bookmarks.

Your first priority is to get the index page of your sites bookmarked. As you go through the process of setting up your bookmarks don’t do it all at once. This may be perceived as spam. Look for other sites from other marketers that are of interest to you and bookmark these.

Become a good member of all the social bookmarking sites and one who is willing to contribute. You want to let people know who you are and what interests you. Upload your image and look for other friends with whom you can interact.

Be careful about how many links you add per day. Monitor the number of links that you add in anyone day and vary the sites to which you add links on each day. Keep it to ten or less per day and you should be fine.

As you build a reputation and have been at it for a while you might be able to add as many as 50 a day. Remember to add the bookmarks of others to your list. Check the front page and vote for some of the stories there. Bookmark a story at FoxNews.com every once in a while, or a funny YouTube video. This helps make your profile look a lot more legitimate in the eyes of the community.

There is a free web site http://socialposter.com to help you post. I am currently going through Dan Brock’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate course. I have only purchased the basic course but his module on social bookmarking alone is worth the price of the course.

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