Digital Marketing

Mar 8, 2010

Social Bookmarking More About Sharing Than Bookmarking

I have been in the SEO industry for more than 5+ years now. From what I have learnt from my experience, is that Social Media is the most aggressive tool in the internet marketing industry to gain web traffic in a short period of time. Most of the SEO experts refer to it as Viral Marketing with a mix of SMO, Social media marketing but popularly known as Social media optimisation.

I have often seen in most reputed companies based in the UK, they have social bookmarking experts who are assigned the job of bookmarking site details such as Title, Description, URLs and tags into most popular bookmarking site such as Delicious, Reddit, Stumble Upon etc.

Tis is no brainer,I believe it's the waste of technology or just stuffing or spamming these web 2.0 sites. Submitting your site details into these highly traffic generating websites is not enough. There are loads and loads of people doing it. But we should be more intelligent and smarter than others by making good use of these social engagement sites.

These are some tips below which you can use to promote your website through Viral Marketing:

1) Create full profile with real name on these websites. Submitting just the details required to bookmark sites for free is not enough. Create a profile where other members can easily get connected with you.

2) Along with bookmarking websites, it is also necessary to share these websites. Make friends, join groups of your industry and try to remain active in these sites as much as possible.

3) Create groups using most highly and relevant search term of your industry and invite your friends to join these groups.

4) Use your Gmail, Yahoo and other IM contacts in finding more people who are already using these web 2.0 sites. Also invite other friends in your contacts to join these websites which would help in networking as well as promoting their websites.

5) Instead of choosing just keywords such as "Social Bookmarking" as title choose "How Will Your Website Benefit Through Social Bookmarking". People like long phrases rather than just keyword stuffing.

Follow these simple steps and you will find a rather new look of Social Media Optimization.

I know its difficult to use these steps in all social bookmarking sites but you can easily try them in top 10 bookmarking sites of my choice.

1. Delicious
2. StumbleUpon
3. Propeller
4. Digg
5. Reddit
6. Furl
7. Mixx
8. Diggo
9. Twitter
10. Faves

You can also try some other sites that are popular as well as good traffic generating such as FaceBook, MySpace, Orkut, LinkedIn, Xing etc. These are social networking sites where you can communicate with people from your relevant industry as well as share your tips and strategies all together. This above tactics describe viral marketing in whole. Viral marketing is lot more creative and the person who is able to attract traffic with content can only survive in the viral marketing industry.

So if you don't have any experience in viral marketing then choose some established company that offers professional SMO services and helps your website in getting lots and lots of relevant traffic.

Try these 10 most popular social bookmarking sites to promote your website and I assure you that there will be gradual increase in your web traffic not too long.

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