Does Social Bookmarking Still Work?
Social bookmarking was at one time a very quick and simple way to get dozens, even hundreds of backlinks to a website.
It almost didn’t matter what you bookmarked because it was new and it hadn’t been abused yet.
That was until individuals began to figure out ways to create multiple accounts so they could disguise their footprints and multiply backlinks by the thousands to their sites but…
It wasn’t long before the administrators of these sites as well as Google itself began to discover the footprints these individuals would leave behind in their efforts to game the search engines.
As a result the value of the backlinks from social bookmarks began to decline rapidly and almost rendered useless.
But they are not altogether useless and can still have a favorable on your impact on your traffic campaigns.
The key is to avoid bookmarking duplicate content on hundreds of sites at a time.
What I mean is that if you write an article and submit it to 100 article directories or web 2.0 sites, don’t bookmark every one of those sites featuring that one article.
Additionally, if you write 10 articles and bookmark all of your articles at the same time to all of the same sites, you will get your account flagged and most likely be banned from submitting any more content.
So the key to social bookmarking is to submit one or two different articles per day from different sites carrying your content.
To ensure getting a decent amount of backlinks from social bookmarking it’s best to have a list of at least 50 or so sites that you can bookmark your content to.
This will give you an opportunity to bookmark all of your content without the threat of looking like a spammer.
This can be quite time consuming, but if you do a little each day as part of your overall traffic routine you will definitely see a positive impact on your results.
If you are in a position to hire out the work of social bookmarking your content based on the information I’ve just shared, you can concentrate on other more profitable aspects of your internet business.
Yes, social bookmarking still works and there are an endless supply of tools on the market that can help you to automate the process, but beware not to over do it so that it doesn’t end up working against you.