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Social Bookmarking

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Kaabi, May 20, 2007.

  1. #1
    Is social bookmarking a good SEO tactic? I recently signed up for a bunch of social bookmarking sites because an article directory allows you to submit things to them by clicking the buttons, but does that actually help with SEO?
    SEMrush
     
    Kaabi, May 20, 2007 IP
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  2. danielro

    danielro Active Member

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    I dont think you could consider it a tactic.
    You should write high quality and interesting content that will get bookmarked by itself. There is no real value in a story thats been digged a couple of times.
    The real Social Bookmarking Tactic comes when you get featured and get tons of inbound links.
     
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    I've found social bookmark links to help. But it depends on your niche.
     
    buxr, May 20, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    if there is not nofollow on the social bookmark site, it will help you. for example, links on delicous will not help you beause they are using nofollow in their outgoing links
     
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    priyakochin Banned

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    I think social bookmarking is the best choice for traffic and have only less importance in SEO !
    bookmarking can bring ur site a great traffic !
     
    priyakochin, May 20, 2007 IP
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    wombleme Peon

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    I bookmark most of my pages, and every now and then it is quite useful. For example, digg users might not find your site if it hasn't been bookmarked already.
     
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    most social bookmark sites use the nofollow tag......On an ecommerce I manage I find that it brings in targeted traffic that convert well when people bookmark the products....
     
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    If they don't use nofollow / they are good for SEO
     
    w3bmaster, May 20, 2007 IP
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    all my traffic comes from digg.com etc. I have a new site which isnt listed on google yet :(
     
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  10. Kaabi

    Kaabi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was reading a lot of them use nofollow, so I guess it's not very good. Why do they use nofollow? I don't get it.
     
    Kaabi, May 20, 2007 IP
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    ez-online-money.com Peon

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    Hm. Well I just got into Stumbleupon today (my site is http://magnalifeodin.stumbleupon.com/ add me as a friend, vote for my site and I'll do the same for you!)

    I do see potential in social bookmarketing and other social networking sites. My Squidoo lenses are on the front page of Google for my targeted keywords, with minimal work. So this is a big plus.
     
    ez-online-money.com, May 20, 2007 IP
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    Here is the explanation of nofollow attribute:
    Nofollow limits links of that site with nofollow attribute....


    see image below...:D
     

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    coolguy27, May 21, 2007 IP
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    igme Banned

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    Social book markings have nofollow attribiutes no backilinks, but very good in getting traffic.
     
    igme, May 21, 2007 IP
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    Agree but it's an exposure and if your site is interesting people might put your link on their websites and you'll get some backlinks as well.
     
    littlebobek, May 21, 2007 IP
  15. Kaabi

    Kaabi Well-Known Member

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    But seriously, why do they do this? Do they do it to "decourage" (can't think of a better word, even though that's a fake word) people from spamming?
     
    Kaabi, May 21, 2007 IP
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    boyponga Banned

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    It helps SEO in terms of additional traffic. :D
     
    boyponga, May 21, 2007 IP
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    But traffic is the one of the goal in optimizing a site, isn't it?

    Yeah, this is true.
     
    Ardrigh, May 21, 2007 IP
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    It helps a lot.I last month bookmarked my site in stumbleupon and i was getting very much traffic.I didn't do it this month so not much traffic coming in. :(
     
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    Twan Well-Known Member

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    The word is discourage. Not decourage.
     
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    Traffic yes, getting higher search rankings... not so much.

    The only real possibility of increasing search rank through Social Networking is if people blog about you and link to your site.
     
    DotSauce, May 21, 2007 IP