What if I told you there is a way to get traffic to your site – without building one way links to your site – without submitting articles to directories – without submitting to directories – without using pay per click – without search engine optimization – without relying on the big bad search engines?
In fact, this powerful new technique has a short learning curve and can send visitors to your site almost instantly!
No this isn’t a myth or some fantasy, but an exciting new way of driving traffic to your Website called “Social Bookmarking”
WHAT IS SOCIAL BOOKMARKING?
To put it simply, social bookmarking is a collection of Websites indexed by humans. Unlike the search engines which rely on complicated algorithms to index relevant Websites for each topic, each site has been “bookmarked” by a human who found it interesting or helpful.
Today there are hundreds, if not thousands of these bookmarking services available. Which means more opportunities for you to get your Website noticed! To better understand this whole concept, take a moment to visit Del.icio.us – del.icio.us one of the most popular social bookmarking communities online.
HOW IT WORKS
A visitor will sign up for a new account, then start to bookmark his or her favorite sites by using “tags” (think of them like keywords). For example, if someone finds your site on muscle cars and finds it useful, they will then bookmark it on Del.icio.us using the tags “classic cars, street rods, hot rods” etc.
The more people who bookmark your site on each social bookmarking site, the higher your site will climb in the rankings for that particular service. If you visit Del.icio.us and do a search on “gardening”, you will see that the top ranked sites have been bookmarked the most.
This in a nutshell is the basics of social bookmarking.
HOW TO GENERATE TRAFFIC THROUGH SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
The beauty of social bookmarking is that there are several ways to generate traffic to your Website, both directly and indirectly. The goal is to get as many people as possible to bookmark your Website and content pages. Savvy marketers are now placing simple but effective bookmarking scripts on their Websites to boost their rankings. These scripts allow their visitor to automatically bookmark their sites with the most popular services.
You can get two of the best scripts here:
Social Bookmarks Creator Script – toprankblog.com/tools/social-bookmarks
For WordPress: Bookmark Me Script -.semiologic.com/software/widgets/bookmark-me
Remember, the more people who bookmark your site, the higher you will climb in their search rankings.
BOOOKMARKING YOUR WEBSITES
You should also create accounts at several of the more popular social bookmarking sites and bookmark your Websites as well.
Anytime you add a new page that people will find interesting or useful, you should bookmark that as well.
Be sure not to spam these sites, and use appropriate tags. People will not bookmark garbage sites, and you could very well get banned from using these services. One way to bookmark your sites quickly and easily is to use Onlywire.com OnlyWire.com will submit all of your new bookmarks to many of the popular services automatically, and best of all it’s free!
If you are using WordPress and want a hands free script that will automatically bookmark each post you make, we suggest buying this script: Auto Social Poster We use it on all of our WordPress blogs and love it!
HOW YOU WILL GENERATE SEARCH ENGINE TRAFFIC FROM GOOGLE AND YAHOO!
Some of the most popular bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us rank extremely high in the search engines.
This means that while you may not rank high for a certain keyword in Google or Yahoo!, you may rank high on one of the popular bookmarking services.
So a user searching on Google for “wedding dresses” may click on the search result displayed from Del.icio.us and then find your Website on how to pick out a wedding dress.
Do you see how powerful this is? It is yet another byproduct of social bookmarking.
Another major advantage of getting your Website listed on the social bookmark sites is one way links from high PR sites. Because these social bookmarking sites have fresh, updated content on a daily basis, many of them rank high in the search engines.
As you know (or should know) getting one way links back to your Website is the number one most important aspect to achieving high rankings in the search engines. Now that you know exactly how to incorporate social bookmarking into your marketing plan, you have no excuse not to start today. Get out there and take action now!