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Social Bookmarking Strategy to Get Targeted Traffic

Updated on January 2, 2013

Using Social Bookmarking Sites to Get Backlinks

Use Social Bookmarking Sites to create backlinks to improve search engine rankings.
Use Social Bookmarking Sites to create backlinks to improve search engine rankings.

The Value of Using Social Bookmarking Sites

Many people don't understand the added value that social bookmarking sites contribute to a site. There is more to social bookmarking sites than just getting on the first page. It's true that getting on the first page of any social bookmarking site gives you a flood of traffic that may crash your site (like the Digg effect). Unfortunately, that's usually not the case with most bookmarks. However, just getting your site added to a social bookmarking site gives you several benefits.

Here are seven benefits of using social bookmarking sites:

  1. Just opening an account and adding your website to your profile (and web directories) is an added plus. If you look at the picture I've included, you'll see how my website comes up on several accounts.
  2. Social bookmarking sites are indexed regularly. When you create a new site, add it to digg, delicious or reddit and watch it show up on Google in 24 hours.
  3. You may gain new readers or subscribers.
  4. You may have a post that members love and you may get a flood of traffic!
  5. Some of social bookmarking sites are do follow and will send you some "link juice". Here is a list of 785 do follow social bookmarking sites.
  6. The more social bookmarking sites you use, the more people that see your name, your site and your picture. You are increasing your presence on the internet.
  7. Your post may show up higher on the search engines because it's bookmarked. Check out the photo I've included that has an example.

Now that you understand the benefits, let's discuss how to maximize your social bookmarking. When you add the url, be sure to add it to the appropriate category. This will help people find your submission. The next thing you need to do is choose tags. Some sites have a certain amount of tags that you can add, so make sure they are relevant. Write an authentic summary to your submission, Don't use the beginning of article as the summary. You want to make sure you use targeted keywords not used in the title of first paragraph.

Make Sure You Complete Your Profile

Try to use the same username and picture on every site you use. Why? This makes it easier for your readers or social networking buddies to find you. If your username is taken, they can check your pictrue to see if it's you. Remember, you want to broaden your online presence. Use every chance you get to promote YOU! Don't forget to add your main website url and make sure you leave a way for members to get in touch with you.

When adding content to social bookmarking sites, add more than just your site. You should be contributing relevant and helpful content to the community. The more helpful people find your content, the more people that will add you to their network. Take the time to comment and vote. Members usually reciprocate any votes or comments. To find targeted followers, find a submission that is similar to the content you submit and then add the members that voted for it. This will help you increase your network on every site.

I hope you found this information useful. Remember, you can't succeed if you don't take action!

Getting the Most Out of Your Profile

  • Try to use the same picture on every site. Think: brand recognition.
  • Use keywords in your anchor text for your website's name.
  • Give a description of the services you provide, your expertise or the purpose of your website.
  • Invite members to add you to other networks.  Give them a call to action.

Here's an Example of How the Social Bookmark is Listed Higher than the Actual Article!

Here's an example of how the bookmark of my HubPage on Xomba  ranks higher on Google than the actual Hub!
Here's an example of how the bookmark of my HubPage on Xomba ranks higher on Google than the actual Hub!

How Social Bookmarking Sites Rank on Search Engines

This is an example of how my website shows up higher on social bookmarking sites, than on other sites.
This is an example of how my website shows up higher on social bookmarking sites, than on other sites.

Feel free to leave a question or comment...

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    • supermom_in_ny profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from NY

      @Isabellas Great! I am a believer in bookmarking. Gets your content indexed quickly. Thanks for taking the time to comment! ;)

    • Isabellas profile image


      6 years ago from Ohio

      Great information! Really helped me decide to use more bookmarking!

    • supermom_in_ny profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      @howtogetthegirls Thanks for letting me know about the link. I will try to find something else to replace it with.

    • howtogetthegirls profile image


      7 years ago from Global

      Thanks, I'm trying to build my social bookmarking strategy up at the moment. BTW the link to the 785 social bookmarking site doesn't work anymore. Cheers Chris from How to Get The Girls

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      wisata download 

      7 years ago

      very useful article, i will do it

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      D Shannahan 

      7 years ago from Everywhere Man!

      by the way that 785 social bookmarking sites link is broken

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      D Shannahan 

      7 years ago from Everywhere Man!

      inspiring hub,

      has anyone had first hand experience of their hubs rocketing solely after bookmarking them?

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      Eon James 

      7 years ago

      I totally agree with you that social bookmarking is the best way to generate unique traffic.

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      7 years ago

      somebody can tell me what is the defination of the social bookmarking

    • jamterrell profile image


      7 years ago

      Great article.

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      7 years ago

      One of best automats is site called imautomator. You can post your content to up 15 social bookmarking sites with free version

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      8 years ago

      Although time consuming, I love social bookmarking (here are a list of sites that produce great results for increasing website traffic. And although there are automators, they've never worked better than having someone manually submit/vote for you.

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      8 years ago

      wow ! such a great post!!!

    • Info Help profile image

      Info Help 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Great post,

      Bookmarking has been so valuable to me in my backlinking efforts.

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      BookmarkWiz Bonus 

      8 years ago

      Very good article, social bookmarking is extremely important when it comes to getting powerful backlinks. And we all know how important backlinks are to getting good rankings on the SERP's. Thank God for great automated social bookmarking tools.

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      Phil @ Philippines Outsourcing 

      8 years ago

      If you wish to enhance your website, then you need to rely on social bookmarking, which holds a number of beneficial factors and a free tool to utilize for optimizing the search engines to your benefit.

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      8 years ago from Houston, TX

      Nice Hub!! It is true that it can be quite a hefty task in maintaining a social bookmarking presence as there are so many of these type of sites that you can choose to submit to. But, in the long run, with some hard work and commitment, along with the desire to succeed online, such an activity could provide a significant boost to your visitation ratio, ultimately leading to a greater sales ratio. Keep up the good work and continue providing our community with useful information!!

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      perth database 

      8 years ago

      Social Bookmarking sites are good source of traffic into websites & blogs. You will get tons more traffic if you submit your site manually. And your efforts will pay off. You can not only just save our favorite websites and send them to our friends, but you can easily spread your site link to other peoples. Social Bookmarking allows you to advertise your websites to different social media.

    • TopOfTheFirstPage profile image


      8 years ago

      Excellent hub. Your info is helpful and to-the-point; thank you.

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      apoorv palkar 

      8 years ago

      really good

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      8 years ago

      Thanks, but I am searching for the social bookmarking semi automatic software.

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      Richard Stephen 

      8 years ago

      It is a bit of a commitment to stay on top of these social bookmarking sites but it is a lot more fun than traditional SEO techniques. You have a lot of good information in this hub. Keep up the good work!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for this. Opening the accounts is not a big issue, but keeping up with the socializing can be! Especially helpful tip about the brand name - off to go change my pics now :o)

    • adorababy profile image


      8 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Social bookmarking is one of those non-boring SEO techniques to build your traffic. There are a number of free social bookmark sites and opening an account in all of them is as easy as 123.

    • nadp profile image


      9 years ago from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

      Great, to the point! Thanks - this will be very helpful.

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      9 years ago

      I appreciate your contribution and Wishing you all the success. shelly

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      Betty Reid 

      9 years ago from Texas

      This is a helpful hub. I'm amazed at how many bookmarking sites there are.

    • kezi2cool profile image


      9 years ago

      Honestly,this is the best hubpage that I've ever read.And thanks for that huge list of do-follow bookmarking sites.

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      9 years ago

      Great informative hub! Cheers.

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      Christine Mulberry 

      9 years ago

      Good advice. I'm going to link to your hub in one that I have about Social Bookmarking Tips for Those Who Don't Get It.

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      shoban babu 

      9 years ago from Los Angles

      wonderful collection of information about social bookmarking.

      Get to know more on the importance of Social Bookmarking from


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