Social bookmarking as a way to increase your Website’s traffic

What is Social Bookmarking?

Social bookmarking is a great way to improve your website’s ranking and traffic in Search Engines.

SB are websites that provide subscribers a way to save their bookmarks on a central server and retrieve them from any computer. The nice thing about it is that you can share some of those bookmarks with other users, based on interests or friendship. Google and the other Search Engines take these SB sites very seriously because that is the user’s choice and they want to provide users with the best service. It’s obvious that the more users bookmark your site the better your ranking.

Improve your rankings using SB

-First create an account to all major Social Bookmarking services and bookmark your own site.
-Second ask your friends to signup for these websites and bookmark your site. This should be done personally by all your friends. You can provide them with a list of keywords to be used in the description text. Your friends can recommend your website to other friends, etc… This is something that the SEO spammers do, but they do it unnaturally by spamming. The rest of us do it as a social activity. It is not recommended to use multiple accounts to the same Social Bookmarking site as is considered spam. And the Search engines will figure out is spam, by matching the description for all the fake accounts, and penalize your rankings. However if the description is different, there is no way that the Search Engine figure out that you cheated.
Be an active participant and give back the community, show your interest, it’s the best way to attract visitors.
Place a navigation bar on your site with links to all major Social Bookmarking sites.
What would be a good list of Social Bookmarking sites? Here are a few of them:
http://digg.com/
http://del.icio.us/
http://reddit.com/
http://www.furl.net/
http://www.blinklist.com/
http://www.stumbleupon.com/

I should probably mention that stumble upon is a great tool not necessarily for rankings, but for free traffic. If you are getting voted positively by the community you are being pushed in their rankings and they will send invitation to people with an expressed interest in that area. If you have a good site that you think it deserves more traffic and better rankings in SE send me an email with the link and the suitable keywords.

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