Social Bookmarking is fast becoming one of the most used techniques for getting lots of links back to your web content, and done the right way is a very reliable organic way to do so.
What Is Social Bookmarking?
Social Bookmarking is a way for you to bookmark and share your favorite website pages with your friends and a number of online social communities.
What is a Backlink?
A backlink is simply a link on a webpage that points to another webpage on the Internet. Why these are important is because they are the biggest factor in how well your webpage ranks in the search engines – to put it simply, the more backlinks your page has the better.
What Do You Need?
You need a webpage to promote, and some time to submit the webpage address to the search engines. That’s all.
1. Write, Create, or Find the webpage and content you want to promote.
2. Submit the Webpage address to as many Social Bookmarking sites as you wish – there are hundreds of them out there.
Each time you bookmark a webpage you create a link back to the webpage itself. A lot of people are using this approach to hit as many bookmarking sites as possible in the hopes of getting lots of links.
Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Is it really that easy?
How To Improve The Number and Quality of Backlinks?
Actually it pretty much is just that easy. You will get a link each time you bookmark the page on a new site, but not all links are created equal and there are some other tips worth noting to improve your efforts.
Not all social bookmarking sites use dofollow links however so you will need to do some research on which ones to use specifically for the backlink. Dofollow links are the only type that really count when determining how well your page performs in the search engines, so it does matter.
If the content you are promoting isn’t very valuable in some way – it’s not helpful, doesn’t address a need or solve a problem, isn’t entertaining or majorly news worthy – chances are people will see it and either ignore it or bounce right off your site pretty quick.
If you put time and effort into your content and make it worth someone’s time to read it, you vastly increase the chances of those people further sharing or linking to your content from their own websites and blogs.