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8 High PageRank Social Bookmarking Sites You Don't Want to Miss - 2014 list

Updated on January 24, 2014

To drive traffic to your hubs the importance of backlinks is paramount. Search engines continuously count the number of links to every web page on the internet and make profound calculations that include anchor texts and many other stuff to determine the ranking of online content. Those backlink that come from high PR websites count more than those with low PR sites. However not every high PR website will serve your needs. For example, the website you are posting on must display the links on a page that visitors who are not logged in to the site can view. There are also various other issues with bookmarking sites that render some useless. Here, I attempt to provide you with a list of websites you can safelt use for backlink building. My intention is to contribute to SEO efforts of the hubpages community.

No-follow Links?

In old days people who wanted traffic for their web content craved do-follow links. But then most bookmarking websites went no-follow out of panic that they would be penalized by Google for providing too many do-follow links to untrustworthy websites. Now that there are very few do-follow links out there, we have to assume Google is using no-follow links as well.

StumbleUpon and Digg?

Few years ago StumbleUpon and Digg were the primary link building tools because they provided instant high PageRank links and had a vibrant community. But by now both have ruined their link building function. Digg has turned itself into a strange site that I have no idea about its mechanics and StumbleUpon has imposed an iframe thing that does not allow for a direct link to the source page. If anyone thinks otherwise please do share your view in the comments section but personally I see these two websites useless as backlink sources.

The List! : Great no-follow social bookmarking site. It has PR 7 and is very easy to post your links. You can see your links on a public profile page immediately. I definitely recommend you use this website.

diigo : PR7 website that allows you to register and post your links on your profile without any problems. Your links will appear on a multiple public profile pages and one of these pages is actually do-follow!

slashdot : A very geeky-looking link posting site. I don't know why people started to become members on such an ugly site in the first place. However it is PR8, which makes it a must for people who are trying to get some traffic to your pages. Beware because I have the feeling that the slashdot community is somewhat irritable and may ban your links as spam if you post too many. The links are no-follow. : PR6 and do-follow! There is not much else you could expect from a bookmarking site, is there? The site layout is pretty dim and old-fashioned but I like it because it is very easy to use and displays your links in a neat public profile almost immediately. This is really a site you will not want to miss.

Xmarks : This no-follow bookmarking site is PR6. This is not highest PR website you will find in this article but it is still a very useful one that you must include in your link building inventory. Your links can be viewed publicly on a neat webpage.

Delicious : Absolutely perfect bookmarking site this one is! Incredible PR8 with do-follow links! This is my dream website. I sometimes doubt that such a great bookmarking site even exists. Post links now.

Quora : An interesting site I found when I was wondering around on the internet. I feel lucky to have come across this site. It works quite different from the mainstream bookmarking sites. You post something like a status update that resembles facebook. The post is public and can include links with anchor text. It's PR7 and no-follow.

LinkARENA : Nice but slow German bookmarking site with PR7 and no-follow links. This could have gone to my other hub on foreign bookmarking sites but I preferred to have it here because it has a very high PageRank and does not look weird enough. Nice site. Register. Post links.

I am sure other great websites exist that I don't know about and that you might have come across. Please share with us your findings and also feel free to comment if you disagree with any of the ideas and views on this brief article.


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      bfilipek 3 years ago

      Great hub! short but actually full of important information. I am also wondering right now how to build good back links. As I've noticed most of sites provided no-follow links... thanks for explaining why this happened.

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      Ruminta Sari 4 years ago from Sleman

      Thank you, very nice list

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      Katharine Sparks 4 years ago


      it is very useful bookmarking list thanks for sharing with us.

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      Treathyl FOX 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Well finally! Somebody who actually explained what the deal is with StumbleUpon and Digg. (???) I was wondering! (O.o)

      RE: and Quora are fun. They do require manual or rather human intervention. But that's OK. I like Delicious because I just set it and forget it. The other sites you listed? Never heard of them. Thanks for the info.

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