Saturday, January 8, 2011

List of Top 15 Social Bookmarking Sites: How to Drive Traffic to Your Site

You may have read my previous post "Tips to Drive Traffic to Your Blog" in which I stated therein that social bookmarking is one way of driving traffic to your blog. In this article, I will explain further the details on social bookmarking as a process. What is social bookmarking? Why we should do it? and, How to use and do social bookmarking?

What is social bookmarking?

According to Wikipedia, "Social Bookmarking" is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them...

Social bookmarking allows you to specifically target what you want to see. Instead of going into a search engine, typing something in, and then searching, you can quickly narrow down the items to what you are looking for within the bookmarking websites. These sites are an alternative to using engines to find pages. While search engines rely on criteria such as on page optimization and number of backlinks to rank websites, Social Bookmarking websites rely on people to vote for or bookmark sites and base the popularity of a particular web page on the number of votes rather than the number of backlinks. 

Why we should do social bookmarking for our blogs?

We do social bookmarking to promote our website or blog and achieve Google top 10 ranking and to drive traffic to our blog. Many internet users today are using social bookmarking sites instead of using the search engines to find what they want to search for in the internet. So, chances is that your website or blog is still visible in any aspect if it is being bookmarked within these bookmarking sites. You can also get the benefit of a backlink from Social Bookmarking websites. Whenever you add a new page to your website or make a blog post you should bookmark your new page on some of the social bookmarking website.

How to use or do social bookmarking?

First, you need to register or sign up with these social bookmarking sites. Once verified and approved, you are now ready to add the website/web page in your social bookmarking account. You can either put the social bookmarking site's icon to your blog or web page and by just clicking on it, then it's done or, by simply logging in into the social bookmarking websites and just adding your website's URL/Tile and description manually. Just have in mind that these social bookmarking websites are playing with their own rules, follow their rule so as not to violate terms of use that can close your account immediately. Don't bookmark useless websites and don't spam. Provide keyword, tags, labels, categories and sub-categories while bookmarking.

If you decide to use social bookmarking, here are the list of Fifteen (15) Most Popular Social Bookmarking websites provided by

Building backlinks is the most crucial part of the SEO process. Through the use of social bookmarking, anybody can get the benefit of having backlinks from this rated social bookmarking sites. Please leave comments and if you think of some other ways to get traffic for your site please feel free to share it with us here.


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