Advantages of Social Bookmarking
I use several sites to ensure that I get the most from social bookmarking as a method of site promotion. This is not entirely a self promotion tactic. I use it for general bookmarking as well, making new and interesting friends and keeping abreast of all the changes that take place in the online industry. There are many ways in which one can manipulate social bookmarking to their advantage and while this may not be entirely unethical one should remember that social sites are there to socialize.
Build up your list of ‘friends’, make contacts, get real conversations going and you can be assured that you will continue to grow your online business as well as a continued success with your chosen field.
There at least a hundred different social sites and all offer a different and sometimes unique way of interacting with others. Go through them and sign up. I suggest installing a password manager such as the open source ‘LastPass’ in order to keep all your passwords in order. Remember that it is good practice to generate secure passwords that will allow your network to remain secure. Keep a record of the sites that you have just signed up to and remember to visit daily and offer the other users something of interest to read, rate and enjoy just as you will want the same.
Another important factor is ensuring that you have an updated profile. This is important because this determines how trustworthy you are to the other online socializes and give you more credibility. Forget about using a picture of your dog or cat! A proper head shot is all that is needed. Once you begin to grow your network you can the watch as your visitor traffic starts to grow and your revenue increases.
I use these methods on all my client sites including Nearly Illicit Magazine and it has worked amazingly well for me. However, one needs to remember to exercise caution and work smartly in order to obtain the desired result.
You don’t always have to hire another company to do your Search Engine Optimization – You can always do it yourself with careful planning and complete understanding of the system. Social Bookmarking is just one of the methods used to rank a site for keywords.