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What In The World Is Social Bookmarking and Why Should You Be Doing It?

Oct 12, 2007
Social bookmarking has become an immense force both in online marketing in addition to mainstream culture. The wildly popular Social Networking site MySpace was offed to News Corp last year for $580 million in spite of having no real measurable income. The value placed on the site was from the tremendous traffic it yields and even at over a half billion was believed a bargain. YouTube sold to Google for 1.65 billion with only 20 million in revenue. These high-ticket sales just attest how fashionable and how crucial such sites are.

Okay, enough news. How does one really use these sites to make money? First of all, let me forewarn you that just like broadcasting out B.S. emails and assembling SPAM blogs or SPLOGS as they are known online, mistreating the social bookmarking services will result in getting your internet site banned by them and you will get precisely the opposite outcomes from what you are looking for. With that said, I propose you pay close attention to what I talk about in this article as well as about of the resources that I am going to propose to you.

Like many internet marketers I am forever on the lookout for new methods and methods for driving free traffic to my sites and try to cut back the use of techniques such as PPC (pay-per-click) and co-registration promotions. Whenever you can get plenty of your target keyword pages to show up in the top of the major SEs you more or less have a license to print money without having to put out any of your own.

There are quite a few bookmarking sites out there but for the aims of employing them for online marketing we are going to concentrate on a few of the more favorites such as Furl, Digg, Spurl, and the one I genuinely love, Technorati. There are numerous automated tools that I will help you to automate the process of bookmarking your sites.

All of the leading bookmarking sites will help you to get traffic and if you have a blog you will obtain the greatest benefit by delivering constantly updating content that can then be transmitted to the directories when your blog updates. They love new and UNIQUE content. There are software plugins you can employ that will put buttons on your blogs which make it user-friendly for someone to recommend the articles or content from your internet site or blog. One of the other bookmarking sites that has become exceedingly popular recently is Digg. The site was started by Kevin Rose for below $1,000 and now with over 400,000 members and 200 million page views is one of the biggest news sites on the web. Just to give you an estimate of how prominent they are, their readership is nearly as massive as the New York Times.

Personally, I like to give my readers numerous options which is why I will put buttons to Digg, Furl, Reddit, Ask, Blinklist, Blogmarks, Google, Ma.gnolia, Spurl, Yahoo, and another service called Socializer that covers a lot more. This gives me a heavy coverage of all of the major sites. In addition to the buttons that I put on my blogs I will also create "tags" for Technorati and add them to my posts. These tips can help you get much more traffic to your blogs.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about social bookmarking as well as info Product Reviews at http://www.infoproductpodcast.com
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