After creating a piece of content the first thing I do is submit my content to the top social bookmarking websites. The reason for this is that social bookmarking sites work as a reminder to the search engines that I am targeting a certain keyword and they must give my website an extra crawl.
Essentially social bookmarking sites are simple websites where you submit your url along with keywords and then the community shares it. This then leads to natural sharing which Google worships and leads to much improved SEO & social media positions.
These links are on there for a very long time if not at least 6 months on some sites. The key is writing interesting content to start with so people will be automatically interested in what you are bookmarking and sharing yourself.
Sharing At Its Best
If people like or favourite your content this is counted like a link back to your site and your site needs as many links as possible to help with your rankings in Google and Bing search engines. The most common mistake is to spam these sites with all your links at once.
Content is generally no follow but the majority of my backlinks are no follow, yet Google loves my content and always gives me good rankings even though my content is no follow.
Do not do it because these are very big sites with big followings and you will get your website blocked and say if someone likes your content and wants to share it with other people on that website then they will not be able to and that is not good for you.
There is a fine line and just do not abuse the site and you will be fine. Also make sure your content is original and worth a like or a share. Try and become involved in the community of the site because then this is more likely to get your content noticed.
I always suggest that you spread it out over the week, so if you are blogging daily that the sites would only hear from you 1-2 a day.
You really do need a lot of time to get your following up and you need to be active on all these sites as best you can so this is why blogging is a full time job. This is just a small part of running a blog but one of the most important!
We use virtual assistants to run our social bookmarking for us and then gather all the new links and keywords and send them over once a week. This works like clockwork and is very good for our SEO for the long tail keywords we are targeting.
Here is the social bookmarking websites that we recommend that you use for your social bookmarking activities:
We also social bookmark our unique images and these are some good starting points for your images:
These are a few sites for you to try out and see how it goes. Remember not to spam them every day with your content and make sure your content is of good quality and worthy of a share and like, make sure you try to get involved in the community of each site.
Once you get into social bookmarking you will rather like it and if your blog is brand new it is a fantastic way to get the visitors flowing.