11 Sep, 2019
Effective Use of Social Bookmarking On Your Blog
In this article I am going to be telling you what I have learnt about the use of social bookmarking on blogs. If you ever read anything about getting traffic to blogs you will be told thousands of times that you need to get your blog in as many Social bookmarking Site as possible. So when I started blogging I put as many Free Social Bookmarking Site. Some of these social networks I never heard of, my logic was if someone is on these networks I want to make it as easy as possible to add my post on their network. But is this the right thing to do?
Social Bookmarking On Blogs
Social bookmark buttons on blog are very important for the growth of the blog; a blog is there to tell the visitors some useful information. If 1 visitor finds the information useful then other people will find it useful, why not make it easy for them to share this with people they know. Blogs get updated regularly should provide content which the user can use in real time, meaning they need this information now...so will others
Importance Of Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking sites has some important benefits for any blog or any website. For new blogs it can get your blog indexed quicker by the search engines. In the old days you used to have to go to each search engine and submit a sitemap or a page so they know about you. Not anymore just submit your site to Coolbacklinks or Digg and it will be crawled and indexed that day it works that quickly. It builds an audience of visitors which find your content useful in your niche.
Getting traffic to your website is easy just submit your website to as many directories and article directories sites as possible. But they will not be targeted traffic which is what social bookmarking sites helps with. For example on Twitter if I have 1000 followers and submit a link about web development maybe 10% will be interested in it and click on it. But if I have 1000 followers who I know are all web developers and submit a link about web development the click through rate should be a lot higher maybe 80% will click on it. This is what social bookmarking sites can do, provide your site with target traffic to your website. Targeted traffic will lead to returning visitors, RSS subscribers and more followers on social networking sites.
Using Social Bookmarking On Your Blog
So how easy is it to get started with social bookmarking sites on your site? If you have a wordpress blog like many of us it’s very easy. There are thousands of plugins which can provide you with hundreds of social bookmark buttons.
These are all useful as they provide you with a nice looking easy to use social bookmark for any social network in just a few seconds. From the plugin admin screen you can place them at the top or bottom of your posts. Perfect! So why wouldn’t you want to use this? I used to use Coolbacklinks site bookmarks on this site, it was perfect for what I wanted it for, giving an easy way to share my content. Until I went to another blog seen they are using sexy bookmarks as well.
I tried tweeting the blog post and normally it should bring up the Twitter intent box to post to Twitter, Not as quick and easy as I thought. So thought I’ll go to some of the big blogs to see how they deal with social bookmarking sites, almost all of them used the actual website development buttons. For Twitter they all went to Twitter Buttons and created a button. Trying these buttons was easy to share on Twitter, it brings up the intent box and 1 click it’s on Twitter...much better.
Social Bookmarking Changes To My Blog
How Have The Changes Performed
I didn’t expect that what I changed will make any difference to my social bookmarking sites, I just wanted to make it quicker and easier for my visitors. But the results were quite surprising...I have seen a massive increase of my content being shared on Twitter and getting more and more Google +1 each day. There is no 100% way to tell why this is the case, I hope this increase has been because of the change I made to the social bookmarks. But from these results I see now this is a much better way of dealing with social bookmarks than using a plugin and will continue to take this approach in the future.