Powerful Social Bookmarking for Free Viral TrafficBy Carla McNeil
You’ve gone to all the work of creating posts for your blog and Facebook, but they never seem to really go anywhere, just sitting there without any comments, likes or shares. A VERY frustrating place to be considering how hard you worked on those posts! Hours of thought and preparation go into each of your posts, deciding how to serve your customers and clients in the best way possible. It can be so heartbreaking when you post them, sit back and wait BUT nothing happens. I remember being reduced to tears in the beginning before I understood what it took to REALLY get the post out there.
Social bookmarking is a way to make that happen!
What exactly is Social Bookmarking you might ask? Wikipedia tell us;
A social bookmarking service is a centralized online service which enables users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents. Many online bookmark management services have launched since 1996; Delicious, founded in 2003, popularized the terms “social bookmarking” and “tagging”. Tagging is a significant feature of social bookmarking systems, enabling users to organize their bookmarks in flexible ways and develop shared vocabularies known as folksonomies.
If you’re like 1,000’s of other you have taken a look at some of these sites and almost immediately went into overwhelm. It happens to all of us at some point. The easiest way to decide which sites are best for your business is an extremely good understanding of your ideal customer and/or client. With that information in hand you can take a look at these top 15 sites recommended here and decide which ones suit your needs the best.
Ask the following questions;
- Does the site have lots and lots of traffic?
- Are the people who are already there representative of my ideal client or customer
- Is my niche represented?
You can check out each site on Alexa to uncover where they fit in will all the other sites on the internet. When you go to each site check out what’s already been posted, the categories and or topics. The sites all have the “Search” function to make that easier for you.
Add your content to the mix on each of the sites you select, be sure that your content is relevant with quality high enough to attract attention. Remember to invest time in good titles as that is what will catch people’s attention. You want people to “bookmark” your content, just like they would have bookmarked a place in a book.
One of the sure fire ways of have a post go viral is getting the post in front of all of the right people. With all of the social bookmarking sites available today this has become a lot easier. However, it is a lot of work. You will have to maintain minimal presence on each site and the worst thing you can do is only post your own content. Remember, it’s social! Share content from others, be selective, pick the content you believe your audience would enjoy. Provide value and become that trusted source, in the long run it is well worth the effort.
Next week my post will be about some of the tools you can use to make your Social Bookmarking even easier.
My favorite tool is Syndwire!
Stay tuned, if you love the idea of Social Bookmarking I’ll have a new product for you shortly! I will explain the ins and outs, how to do it right and a few shortcuts I’ve learned along the way.
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