Part 3. Get backlinks from Social Bookmarking Sites
This is the 3nd part of my series you are reading currently, about how to get backlinks from Social Bookmarking Sites. In my previous posts, “SEO Basics – Get Backlinks, Part 1 – Blogging And Comments (Get backlinks: Creating blogs and writing comments on others’ blog or site for backlinks)” and “SEO Basics – Get Backlinks, Part 2 – Directory Submissions (Get backlinks from Directories, Directory submissions)” you could see some ways to achieve our goals.
Now, I’ll continue this presentation.
Just as a reminder, the content of the series is as follows:
- Part 1: Creating blogs and writing comments on others’ blog or site for backlinks
- Part 2: Getting backlinks from Directories, Directory submissions (e.g. Link Directories, RSS Directories; find some more details on Blog Services, Communities, Directories page on this site)
- Part 3: Getting backlinks from Social Bookmarking sites (you are just here) (see Social Bookmarking Sites page on this site)
- Part 4: Writing articles for obtaining backlinks, that is Article Marketing
How to get backlinks from Social Bookmarking Sites?
First of all, a little explanation of the expression, Social Bookmarking:
Social bookmarking is a technique for Web users to organize, arrange, store, handle and seek for bookmarks of various resources online. In contrast to the well-known file sharing, these resources themselves aren’t shared, simply bookmarks that reference them. Social bookmarking as a method is excellent as a further link building technique and it is also good way for creating links to your links, that is obtaining backlinks.
The authority – and together with it, generally also the PageRank – of Social Bookmarking Sites is extremely high, so if you could manage obtaining backlinks from these communities and networks, these backlinks will be able to “contibute” to your site’s higher ranking position. Another advantage, that – together with the chance of getting these high quality backlinks, you may get massive traffic from these Social Bookmarking Sites.
How do Social Bookmarking Sites work?
Basically, these web sites categorize and store bookmarks, following almost the same way as you do concerning your browser within your computer or mobile device. Bookmarks are links which direct visitors to a particular web site. If you examine your browser, you’ll find there your favorite sites and you will be able to visit them with only one click.
On Social Bookmarking Sites your site’s links will be transformed to a visitable link, if you did not forget to submit it there. Because these sites attract millions of visitors searching for news and information, if your site’s link – the topic inside, of course – looks interesting, the visitors will willingly choose your link and click on it. This will mean traffic and increasing popularity for you, and – because nowadays’ ranking factors are based on Popularity and Social Acceptance – so you’ll be appreciated and rewarded by the Search Engines besides this supposed high traffic.
How can you the bookmarking process carry out?
1. Manual link submission
Before beginning your social bookmarking campaign, you might want to create an organized and transparent system for yourself in order to avoid mistakes (e.g. multiple submissions on the same Social Bookmarking Site). The best way is if you create a separate folder(s) within your browser especially for these sites. This folder – these folders – will contain the Bookmarking Sites selected by you. I mentoned folders, because it is advisable creating several individual folders(e.g. Monday, Tuesday…Sunday). Following this way, you can avoid the possible mistakes I’ve mentioned above, e.g. duplicate submissions on the same site. Then, you’ll open different sites every day and submit your links there.
Another good solution is if you use Free SEO Plugins within your browser for sharing your particular links. A good example for this way is AddThis and Shareholic, not forgetting but highlighting the role of Jetpack on WordPress sites. You can read more about these plugins on the following page of my site: http://seoserviceguide.com/seo-services-in-your-browser-for-free/.
To be honest, this manual method can be a bit time-consuming, because you have to visit all selected Social Bookmarking Sites and open an account ther to be allowed to submit any links there. But, this tedious work will be worth and it is free to make.
2. Automatic or semi-automatic link submissions
In this case, after including the basic data of your site (link, Title, Description, Keywords) the enhanced software will visit the various Social Bookmarking Sites and will submit your given links there. Its advantage that you have to give your data only once (for your selected, own link) and the software will manage everything helping (and substituting) your work.
It is really a quick and easy way to get backlinks from Social Bookmarking Sites.
However, using automated – or semi-automated software – is a definitely quick and easy way, this kind of software is usually not free. Nonetheless, it can be worth – it depends on your niche and applied business tactics. On the other hand, you have to be careful with setting up such kind of software: if you are willing to gain backlinks too quickly, you can become suspicious in the eyes of search engines (as a negative example: thousands links within a day) and you can be banned instead of obtaining increasing popularity.
Another problem with automated software can be that social bookmarking sites generally don’t like spam, so they are constantly enhancing and implementing countermeasures to block tools like any kind of automated submisson software from working. This means, that the efficiency of this bookmarking process – the number of successfully accepted links (on sites)/the number of all attempts (all sites) – may differ (less results) from the high percentage of the manually processed and approved links; it is between 20-30% in most cases when using automation.
Nonetheless, if you have no time to manage your bookmarking campaign manually and you are satisfied with this result, you might want to use some of the legit tools.
Common features and demands: When submitting your links to various Social Bookmarking Sites, some sites can ask for some necessary data are needed for bookmarking such as the Title, Descriptions and sometimes keywords (but this last is not general) of your site. Before you campaign, you might want to collect them together in order to be prepared for the efficient work.
I’ve created a page on this site about Social Bookmarking Sites. Please visit it if you are more interested in this topic and want to get deeper insight.
Thank you for visiting and reading!
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