Social Bookmarking has always been one of the biggest source of backlinks and traffic for internet marketers. Yet it is one area that has been underutilized to a great extent by newbie internet marketers. Very few people know how to use it effectively to get traffic.
It is because of this lack of knowledge that such newbies struggle in getting traffic to their blogs and websites.
What is Social Bookmarking?
Rather than defining social bookmarking, let me quote a few names -
- Stumble upon
That should be enough. You should, by now have understood what social bookmarking is all about. Primarily, social bookmarking intends to bookmark valuable sites and links and then circulate it amongst it millions of users, thus creating a viral effect to each of these links.
Why is Social Bookmarking Important?
Most of these social bookmarking sites are high PR sites. They are all credible and a link from them carries a lot of value in the eyes of the big search engine gods like Google.
With the latest updates to Google algorithms and their future plans, social bookmarking is becoming even more important. Google has plans of implementing a ranking algorithm which will give weightage to sites and links that have a high social presence. This in a way means that if your site has a better presence at these social bookmarking sites, then it is highly likely that your site will get a much higher valuation by Google.
These social bookmarking sites are the easiest to get high PR one way backlinks from and carries value like no other backlinks.
Why does IM newbies fail at this?
Social Bookmarking requires you to create accounts with each of these services. There are more than 200 high value social bookmarking sites out there on the internet. Creating accounts with each of these services is something that will take months. More so because you will have to create multiple accounts with them to get value.
IM gurus have enough money to outsource all of these activities. Newbies do not outsource. If at all they do, they do it to cheap outsourcers, which in turn results in a cheaper and valueless service.
After having burnt their fingers a couple of time, they just decide to let go of it because of the efforts and time required to do it and turn to other modes of getting traffic and backlinks.
The alternative – A reliable Social Bookmarking Service.
The alternative, in case you are looking for one is a reliable social bookmarking service which can do the job for you.
So, the next obvious question is where to find one?
You might want to look at the following service which has been very reliable and which is something that I have been using for some time now.
FREE Social Bookmarking Services -
Social Monkee:- This is a free service and they also have a premium version to which you can upgrade. The difference in the two is the limit to the number of links you can submit and also the number of sites you can submit them to. Join their FREE service here.
IM Automator:- This is another free service which you might want to check out. They submit a very limited number of links and to a very few but credible social bookmarking sites. They too have a PRO feature which provides you with a lot many other features. You can visit IMAutomator here.
Paid Social Bookmarking -
If you are ready to shell out a few dollars to get some good backlinks, then there are quite a few services that can do the job for you. I am listing a few of them here.
This is a software that can automate a lot of the activities and build thousands of high quality backlinks from social bookmarking sites.
The best part about Bookmarking demon is that it also creates all your accounts on automation, so you don’t have to spend hours creating them. Add to it the fact that it also submits to a lot of scuttle sites and you have a winner at hand.
Priced at $147 for a limited time, this could prove to be slightly heavy on your pocket. But considering that it is a one time investment, it is worth it.
Fiverr is a service where you can find a lot of services being offered for only $5.00. You will also find a lot of people offering social bookmarking services at $5.00. They usually provide you with a detailed report on the submissions they have done, so you can rely on them.
Moreover, since Fiverr is a feedback based service, you will be able to read a lot of feedback about the services provided by an individual before you decide to order it.
You can check out Fiverr here.
SocialBoxed – A unique Social bookmarking Service
SocialBoxed is in a pre-launch stage. I am launching this service in Summers (April/May in India). I had always been looking for a social bookmarking service which I could customize according to my needs. SocialBoxed is a result of this.
I am a full time blogger and I wanted something that could help me in my blogging. Hence I customized this social bookmarking service according to my needs.
There are two different service on offer -
Single Submission Service-
This service will submit one post to the various social bookmarking services. As of now the submissions are to 24 of the top bookmarking services. All you have to do is give us the the following details -
- URL to Submit
- A short post
Once the submission is done we will send you a complete report of the submissions.
Price = $20.00 per submission.
Unlimited Submissions Service -
This service is suitable for bloggers who keep adding new posts to their blogs.
In this service we install a plugin and configure it for you. This will keep submitting your posts to all the social bookmarking services as and when you publish a post.
Note:- This will not submit historical posts.
Price – $30.00 per month
Order one of these and take advantage of the social bookmarking revolution.