The last post in this series on Social Bookmarks was Social Bookmarking with Delicious, where in I introduced the series and highlighted the post with a video about Delicious, which you should watch if you have not done so. This long over due social bookmarking video goes over my opinion about Delicious and suggests a few other social bookmarking sites that would be better used for the general purpose of link building.
Is Delicious Good for Link Building?
My advice, don’t use Delicious as a means of getting direct one way links since all Delicious links are currently no-follow. However, if you concentrate on creating a site that is truly helpful or entertaining, then visitors will gladly bookmark your website in Delicious as well as any of the other bookmarking sites that your visitors use. If you get a ton of Delicious bookmarks within a short period, your page will go to the home page, which will result in more people visiting your site. The thing that is important about Delicious, is that it is a bookmarking site, which means if they do bookmark you, they are doing so because they intend on revisiting.
Link Building with Social Bookmarking
Using Social bookmarking sites for link building is and can be done very easily. There are services such as those offered by WLmarketing that will create profiles on numerous social bookmarking sites. There are also services, such as Social Submitter, that allow you to easily post a link to many bookmarking sites at once. I myself have only tried one of the mass submission services one time, and did receive questionable results. Many of the links that are built with these tools have little if any link juice. When submitted like this, unless you take the time to develop your profile on each of these sites, the traffic return will be minimal if any.
A Few Other Social Bookmarking Sites
- Digg- Who has not heard of Digg, if you have not, here are some Digg posts for your to read. Links are good links, and if you get to the front page of Digg, expect a ton of traffic…make sure your host can handle the traffic load.
- Stumbleupon-links are either redirects or nofollow, so there is no juice here. But again Stumbleupon can give you a lot of traffic. Here are some Stumbleupon posts if you need more info.
- Mixx- Within the last month I started using Mixx on a regular basis. With a little regular Mixxing my Karma is already over 400…woot. I have not done any reviews of Mixx yet, but at least one of these is forthcoming. Link juice is questionable for mixx since many of the links are redirects. However, it does as I said before have a very positive community. I also like the ability to create community portals that closely resemble your website.
- Solinkable – I just started using Solinkable after one of the site owners left a comment here. Since that time I have come to really like the ease of using Solinkable. Its “Promoted/Queued Links system follows the Digg system, but Gravity follows that of Reddit.” meaning you can vote on stories that others submit and your friends can do the same. Its a pretty new site, however the thing that I like about it that the links are all direct, and blog links that are added show up as trackbacks. Since it is such a young site, I would sign up and add Solinkable to your Bookmarks toolbar. Visit the Solinkable blog and sign up to receive updates of developments as the happen.
Social bookmarks are just another source of potential links. As Wayne said in his post about Social Submitter, use common sense when using social bookmarks. When link building in general, remember to use variety, so over doing it with the bookmarks could potentially hurt you.
What bookmarks do you use?
Written by Pixelhead on December 18th, 2008 with 31
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