You've done a couple of things with your blogger blog so far: you've set your blog to dofollow, encouraged and rewarded commenters for quality coments, implemented keyword exchange for comments, monetized your blog, doubled its pull and your adsense income, and enabled others to easily navigate the site. Now it 's time to get the word out. And I mean get the word out in a big way. Your content is precious. Right?!? You want people to know about it.
One of the quickest ways to get the word out is post a social bookmark. Social bookmarking is a great way to get links back to your blog. Links that are well categorized. Social bookmarking will bring you targeted traffic. Social bookmarking, when done right, will increase your blog's popularity with search engines. You can find more about social bookmark basics by simply signing up for delicious.com, one of the original social bookmarking sites. Roam around and you will find how the system works. Yahoo has recently bought delicious.com and seems to be putting some efforts together to integrate delicious more tightly with Yahoo search and other offerings. There are hundreds of other social bookmarking sites out there and new ones are mushrooming daily.
How to make sense of all this? Should you go and sign up for all the sites and bookmark your blogger pages? That could take forever! Well you are in the right place to see about bookmarking selectively and speeding up the social bookmarking process.
I recommend using two tools:
- This very page! ( see below )
Step two, go for the dofollow social bookmarking sites regardless of the size. There is no established tool for dofollow social bookmarking sites so below you will find a clickable list of those that I use and recommend:
List of recommended dofollow social bookmarking sites. Combined mainly from two sites, http://niceblogger.com/2009/08/05/101-dofollow-social-bookmarking-sites/ and http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog/do-follow-social-bookmarking-sites/, then double checked for dofollow:
- savethislink.net *
- newsmarked.info *
- ebaumsworld.com *
- tungaw.com *
- hitmarks.com *
- gyach.com *
- websapiens.net *
- totalpad.com *
- maple.nu *
- socialogs.com *
Another point when bookmarking: Don't just bookmark your sales pages. Or just your blogger. Add some spice to the mix, bookmark pages in the news that you read and you found remarkable. For example, today I bookmarked this page http://www.pyrabang.com?id=50ac1b and this page http://www.pyrabang.com?id=50ac1b, just because I found them interesting and illustrative of what is happening in the USA today. I highly recommend you bookmark websites with a wide variety of topics. Bookmark news. Bookmark sites you like. Bookmark sites that represent a cause. When the social bookmarking site editors look at your bookmarks they will be less likely to consider your bookmarks "spam" or "self promotion" if you bookmark a wide variety of sites.
Here is how you can verify whether your bookmarks are active on the above sites through Google Custom Search: