MY SPACE and OTHER BOOKMARKING SITES
First, a warning! I am sending you to the movies to watch a cool video about social bookmarking but don’t get lost on YouTube and come right back here after. All right, you can watch the other internet marketing related videos he made as they are so much fun and right to the point.
There are hundreds if not thousands of social bookmarking sites on the net and new ones are mushrooming every week. A person cannot humanly post to every social bookmarking site that exists. Bookmarking sites are a way to draw attention to your web sites and products by posting on other web sites. By posting on bookmarking sites, you get valuable traffic and links to your site.
What you first need to do before posting on a social bookmarking site is to open an account. The steps are usually simple and easy to follow. You can then create pages, lenses, blogs or posts to draw people back to your website. Need I say that the more you post, the more traffic and attention you get.
The problem with social bookmarking is to sort out what works and what doesn’t. Some social bookmarking sites such as Squidoo have been penalized in the past by search engines like Google because people were stuffing pages at an astounding rate. You also need to feed your postings regularly because they get out of interest more rapidly than your big content-filled web sites.
In short, having a good membership or community site can be a great ever-growing asset which requires little work once set-up.
Do not get discouraged though because there are ways to go faster and get relevant and legitimate attention from the social bookmarking sites. Such ways can be to hire what is called a traffic assistant, i.e. a person who knows about the newest and most popular social bookmarking sites and can create accounts and make posts for you.
All right, I hear you. You want a partial list of all the social bookmarking sites out there (which will be probably outdated in a very short time). Here are a few of the social bookmarking sites:
Etc, etc, etc.
Luckily, there are services and software that again can simplify your life. You can susbcribe to Ping-o-matic.com and whenever you make a posting on your blog, you just have to click there and it pings your post to over 16 sites (to which you will have previously opened an account first).
There is also a FREE service called addthis.com where you can register and then add a bookmarking link on your blog that people only need to click on and your blog will be tagged on many social boomarking sites. Here is the link:http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php
There are plenty of other services that can help you tag and ping your sites and notify the appropriate bookmarking sites. You will need to keep up to date on the social bookmarking sites as what was ‘in’ yesterday, is merely ‘good’ today and will be outdated by tomorrow morning! A funny thing I find is that I get a lot of flirting on MySpace which is really not what I am looking for. It just shows you that the basic human needs have not changed.
HERE IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION:
-Do a search for
social bookmarking sites and visit a few of the sites listed.
-Open accounts on the most popular bookmarking sites if you have not done so yet.
-Visit Ping-o-Matic and consider opening a free account.
-Visit addthis.com and consider opening a free account. You will then need to post their social bookmarking icon on your blogs.
-Consider using such a service as Friend Blaster Pro to explode your number of friends on MySpace: If you get the FriendBlasterPro, remember to be moderate in the number of new friends you get per day or else your MySpace account might get cancelled.
-If you are really at the stage of bookmarking yourself widely, consider hiring a traffic assistant. Make sure this person knows how to do the job as this can be costly.
See you on the next square!