Social bookmarking is the process of sharing or telling other people that you have found interesting information on the internet that you believe that may interest them as well. This process is done through Social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are hundreds of social sites all over the internet and each one is comprised of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of subscribers, thus social bookmarking is one of the most powerful tools to let the whole world know about your business.
Social bookmarking sites and Google
Social bookmarking is very important to all website owners and internet marketers who would want to improve their site’s search engine page ranking because most social bookmarking sites have this unique and special relationship with Google. Google tends to see the websites which are socially bookmarked on multiple authority sites quicker based on the simple fact that if someone found such website interesting, others might find it interesting as well.
Social bookmarking can really make a great impact in improving your website’s search page rankings in Google and other search engines such as Yahoo and MSN. Among the many criteria that Google implements to determine which website goes on top and which website goes in the bottom or on what page does a website’s listing appear is the number of backlinks directed to your website. The more backlinks to that your particular website has, the more Google sees your site as an authority site. After all if other sites are linking to your site, it must be important.
Social Bookmarking: Don’t Over Do It
The Key is not to overuse social bookmarking. The mean search engine spiders will consider an over bookmarked site to be spam and sees this merely a way to generate traffic. Avoid this at all cost or you run the risk of being removed completely in the Google index, which means that your site will no longer be found when people will search for you. Rule of the thumb is to socially bookmark your website whenever you post a fresh new content. That means, if you happen to come up with a new article or have news that you think your viewers might be interested in you should bookmark the new content in 5 to 10 social bookmarking sites. Don’t go crazy here and use too many sites because that will cost you dearly. If you do this daily or at least a few times each week, your backlinks will grow rapidly and so will the authority ranking of your website.
Time it will take for social bookmarking
In the past, if you wanted to have your site socially bookmarked, you either ask friends, family, or colleagues to read your site and socially bookmark it. As with most things related to the internet, change is inevitable and that goes the same with social bookmarking. Now, people who are even thousands of miles away from you can bookmark your site as long they find it interesting and worth sharing.
List of the Top 15 Social Bookmarking Sites:
#14 Hacker News
Social Bookmarking Browser Toolbar
Most social bookmarking sites can be easily integrated to the toolbar of your Firefox or Flock browsers. Firefox and Flock are the two internet browsers usually used by internet marketers and have many advantages over other browsers. Detailed instructions on using social markers like Onlywire can be found in their respective websites.
The best practice to follow for social bookmarking and building authority links to your website is to post all new content to your blog site first. The reason for this is that each new blog post is considered a new web page. This means that when you click on the title of the new blog post, a new URL page is created for that post. This is perfect for social bookmarking and SEO purposes.
In the new blog post you can create great SEO content such as bolding and underlining your keywords so the search engine spiders can see them better. Also, use the keyword as the title of the blog post and several times within the article itself.
The really neat part in creating new blog post is that you can enter some hyperlink text at the end of each post pointing the reader to your main site or any other website. A hyperlink text can be something like “learn more about xyz”, then “xyz” of the entire sentence can contain a link to your website. This provides a very valuable backlink for your main site which begins to build that very important authority ranking.
The final thing that all blog post should include is a series of the most popular bookmarking links in the form of site logos. All major blogging software such as WordPress will provide this option for you.
By spending just a few minutes each day on social bookmarking, you can easily and very quickly improve your search engine page ranking.