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I have been looking into starting to use social bookmarking sites to help the promotion of one of my sites. I have done some research and come up with the following list of the main social bookmarking sites out there:
Digg (to news stories)
Now I have a few questions:
1. Am I missing any important one?
2. Is is worth the time and effort? Have you seen any good results?
3. Do you recommend any particular strategy apart from bookmarking the most relevant/interesting articles and content?
4. Do you recommend to include a link tag to the bookmarker or just leave the people to do it themselves?
Any input will be welcome as I am pretty new to all this.
Thanks in advance!
Mahoogle, it is not that much about the inbound links from the sites themselves but the viral effect of tagging your websites and get people to find them. These people are the ones who have blogs or sites about that topic and may be willing to link. See what happened to CliffR for an example.
Kidder, myspace is not about social bookmarking but an online community. It is not the same.
martinibuster, why do you say stumbleupon cannot help link building? After having a brief look at it, it would seem to fulfill the conditions to be considered a social bookmarking site.
Last but not least, still no one has come up with suggestions on how to manage this sort of campaigns.... :)
[edited by: Digimon at 2:39 pm (utc) on Dec. 14, 2006]
Traffic and links are different. Not all traffic is going to bring links. Being a social bookmarking site doesn't automatically mean it's going to bring you links, which is the focus of this discussion.
There are a lot of users (currently around 2.5 million), but the traffic and subsequent links is nothing compared to sites like Digg, at this time. I suspect this is the case because many Diggers are bloggers who are discussing and linking to a story of interest, often newsworthy or exceptional in some way. So the links grow as bloggers discuss it.
Stumblers are simply surfing and in my experience they are bookmarking sites but apparently not discussing it in their blogs, largely because they're not looking for newsworthy topics.