How To Use Social Bookmarking Sites To Get Visitors
To Your Website
By Shelley Lowery Copyright © 2008
If you're looking for
new ways to get visitors to your web site, using social bookmarking sites
may be your answer. Here's a short guide on how to use social bookmarking.
What Is Social Bookmarking?
Social bookmarking is a system or
network where members of the network are able to list or bookmark web
sites that they like for various reasons. The members list is accessible
by other members of the network. In addition, lists of sites can be
created 'on the fly' by typing in keywords, known as tags in the world
of social bookmarking. They may also find lists of sites based on categories,
topics, or even random selections.
things can be bookmarked and accessed through social bookmarking, including
web pages, feeds, videos, audios, shopping, maps, and more. The possibilities
are virtually limitless.
What Are The Main Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is a new term to many, but it
has actually been around since 1996, when www.itlist.com was launched. Three years later, we had www.Backflip.com, followed by www.Blink.com, and it has just
grown from there. Today, the most popular and well-known social bookmarking
sites are http://del.icio.us.com, www.simpy.com, and www.furl.com. Other popular social bookmarking sites
Making Multiple Bookmarks With "OnlyWire.com"
are even services that will allow you to send a bookmark to multiple
social bookmarking sites at one time. One such service is www.OnlyWire.com. To use this
service, you must first sign up with OnlyWire.com and then sign up for
a membership at all of the social bookmarking sites that the service
Once this is done, you can put a small icon on the toolbar of your
favorite web browser. When you find a web site that you would like to
bookmark, you simply click the icon, and the service takes care of the
rest. You will, of course, be able to 'tag' the bookmark with appropriate
keywords before it is sent to the various social bookmarking sites.
The Importance For Internet Marketers
You may wonder why you
would want to do all this. The reasons are as varied as the number of
people on the planet. But the two main reasons are for social awareness
and for business purposes. Some people who are passionate about a specific
topic will use social bookmarks when they find important sites to make
those sites more accessible to the general online public.
Those who own web sites use social
bookmarking to get more traffic to their sites. Each time they add new
content, they send another bookmark for that specific page. This results
in 'fast traffic' for many, depending on the popularity of the topic.
social bookmarking is so popular, and used by so many, the services that
are offered through the social bookmarking sites has been extended to
include the ability to rate sites and to review them, or to leave comments
regarding them. It is also possible to import lists that are generated
through the social bookmarking sites into your own personal bookmarks.
Some sites allow users to add notes, email links, to subscribe to feeds,
and to even be notified via email when new bookmarks are added for specified
categories or keywords.
advances have made social bookmarking extremely powerful - not only for
those who utilize the technology to find web sites, but also for those
who want to get their web sites noticed by others. Whether you have your
own web site or not, you will indeed find that social bookmarking is
extremely useful - regardless of what your purposes may be.
How To Use Squidoo - The Best Bookmarking Site For Internet Marketers
site social bookmarking site for Internet marketers is SquidooT http://www.squidoo.com.
Unlike sites like MySpace,
SquidooT will allow you to market your products and/or services. SquidooT will
enable you to create an informative page on just about any subject
you'd like. This page is known as a lens. You can create as many lenses
as you'd like. However, the key to using this technique effectively
is to provide your readers with helpful, informative information that
will assist them in some way. You can then give them recommendations
and provide them with links to your site.
When you set up your lens, you will need to set it up like you
would a web page on your web site. For example, make sure you include
your most relevant keyword phrase, also known as a long tail keyword,
within your lens title and within the URL for better Search Engine ranking.
You will also
need to make sure you 'tag' your lens with your long tail keywords, and
other relevant keywords, when you set up your lens.
To ensure you get the most
out of your lens, make sure you update it with fresh content at least
a few times a week. In addition, place an RSS feed within the page, as
this will provide some additional changing content.
To increase your traffic,
create similar lenses and then link them all together. This will enable
you to share your lens traffic and increase traffic to the links you're
Even if you're not interested in
the whole bookmarking concept, it would be wise to learn to use social
bookmarking sites. There is always the possibility that they could
one day replace Search Engines, which have become extremely commercialized
according to many opinions. While business owners do use social bookmarking,
at this time, they are not able to purchase a higher listing, as they
can in the Search Engines.
Social bookmarking sites
provide a great way to not only build your credibility, but also to drive
traffic to your site and increase your sales. Add this strategy to your
promotions. It will be well worth your time and effort.
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