jmpruitt wrote:Bookmarking sites work a lot like any other social site. If you scratch their back they will scratch yours, if your content is good enough to scratch. In other words, make friends, and bookmark their content. then they will bookmark yours. I bookmark my own content 1/10 bookmarks that I do.
Which sites to use?
Really it depends on the niche. Digg did me a lot of good in the dating niche, but I don't use it much in IM, StumbleUpon was the opposite. Delicious is wacked out right now since Yahoo sold it, and don't know where it will land. MrWong works in some weird niches. I used to get a ton of shares with my woodworking site, but others not so much.
There are thousands of them out there, and there are even some that are niche specific, and only allow links to sites within that niche. Also some don't like affiliate sites, so you have to check the rules before you use them.
It takes a lot of testing to get it down. I had over 400 at one time, and I tested them all, and dropped the ones that weren't bringing traffic to my sites.
Bookmarking for SEO is a waste of time. most of them are NO follow, and very little link juice to your site. The best benefit is the ability to network with other people in your niche.
Also, don't just bookmark and run. meet people, network, comment on other bookmarks, do reviews on StumbleUpon. its all about the networking. if you are just doing it for a link,, go spam somewhere else.
easyrider wrote:Is social bookmarking useful for building valuable links since the Panda update? If so, what are the best social bookmarking sites? And, what would be the best strategy? - I have heard some people say that you shouldn't just bookmark your own sites, otherwise Google won't put much weight on these links.
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