Social Bookmarking Advisory

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    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    Just an FYI, five of the Alexa top ranked Social bookmarking websites have banned Hub Pages links due to spam content. This shtinks, since newer people trying to drive traffic to their articles using these tools cannot.

    I was able to bypass one and set up bookmarks, but Mr. Wong, Propeller and a few others are a no go.

    To avoid this event, I cannot post the sites that do allow bookmarking, which also stinks, because the cool writers would really enjoy them.


    Spammers ruin the party for everyone...

    1. thisisoli profile image70
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The annoying thing is you can pretty much guarantee that the people responsible for this are also the ones who write spammy content on here and then bookmark every single one of their own articles andnothing else.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oli, I don't think you're right.  Often, the people who create this problem are naive newbies.

        You can't blame them really - they join forums and see all this advice to go and get backlinks, so off they go and dutifully do it. 

        We all have to remember, every time we talk about backlinks, to remind people that bookmarking their own work on social bookmarking sites is a quick way to get themselves, and everyone else, banned.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yup. I have been running the list to see which BM sites are banned or open and would be best suited for my type of articles (food mostly). Almost all Alexa rankings higher than 8 are banned. Most of the popular ones between 5-7 are not food related. {grumbles}. Okay, I vented it out. lol

        1. thisisoli profile image70
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          What kind of food sites do you have? send me a message through contact profile as I am looking for new link partners for my vegan website!

  2. PaulaHenry1 profile image73
    PaulaHenry1posted 8 years ago

    stupid ? I know, what is spammy content? Seriously, I don't know.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Spammy content is something like them 'auntie' pics hmm and...

  4. sabrebIade profile image55
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    Mr Wong hasn't banned HP unless they did it on the past two hours.
    I think HP has been banned from Propeller for awhile.
    Where else are they banned.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mixx, Technorati and Propeller definitely are banned.
      Also Reddit, -but able to find a way around it.

      I prefer not to post the working ones for obvious reasons.

  5. sabrebIade profile image55
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    Reddit bans people for no reason so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
    HP's been banned from Mixx for ages.
    And I didn't know you could link to Technorati anymore, I thought they stopped that ages ago.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do not know, as I am new to using them.
      Am trying to limit my bm's to 3-4 locations, you know, to avoid the issues of overcrowding. I bounce links here and to another site for diversity.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I assume you're also bookmarking several other sites every time you bookmark a Hub?

        If not, you may have been the subject of a personal ban on Mr Wong.

        For instance, on StumbleUpon it's recommended you bookmark 10 other sites for very one of your own sites.

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          Twenty One Daysposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No. I signed up for Mr Wong and imported my Delicious list (about 20 links). They said 2 days to complete the upload, 4 days ago. Logged in today and posted a new link, which was auto-ed to private and can't be changed to public.

          I have 3-4 BM sites already, so Mr. W is of no concern really.
          The others are excellent, especially Reddit, Delicious and Diigo.

          Oh, side bar, I did get an invite to the new magnolia, which I haven't responded to, for again, over linking concerns.

          My non-hub bm's are spread pretty well. I just surprised me about the ban thing.

  6. TerryGl profile image60
    TerryGlposted 8 years ago

    I shy away from social bookmarking and prefer to have a profile page at a site that I really like to get into, such as writing a blog or something similar. That way by being proactive on the site you will never get banned.

    Also if you are quite active you can get some decent traffic.

    If you want some nice backlinks go to and join up. In the comments section on your profile page leave a html code anchor text link.

    When you join add me as a friend and I will add back. If we all did this the internal linking power and subsequent search bot activity would find our links quick time.

    My user name there is TerryGl

  7. forlan profile image61
    forlanposted 8 years ago

    To me, bookmark is not to good. I saw in my analytic that the bookmark cannot bring traffic much

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not about bringing the traffic, forlan.

      It's about backlinks. Search engines are impressed by links pointing to a page or site. Backlinks are complicated, I'd suggest you read some hubs on them.

      I personally don't really bookmark because I'd rather have high quality backlinks.


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