Six Tips On Social Bookmarking Submission

Six Tips On Social Bookmarking Submissions

Six Tips On Social Bookmarking Submission

Social Bookmarking allows people to store bookmarks online instead of just putting the links in their favorites folder or bookmarks stored within their web-browser or computer. The advantage of this system is that anyone can access their bookmarked sites from any computer or even from a mobile phone, and from anywhere in the world.

Social Bookmarking websites also allow others to access and share bookmarks, so bookmarking may also help to promote a website.

But how do you submit your bookmarks successfully? How do you prevent being blacklisted from a bookmarking site or marked as a spammer? How do you get visitors to your website to bookmark your articles or site? The following tips can help you.

  1. Firstly, when you post an article to a social bookmarking website, make sure the article being submitted is really worthwhile or offers something that other people might find interesting, otherwise your bookmark submission is likely to be seen by the bookmarking website moderators as just a cheapskate attempt at getting some free advertising or free backlinks,  which is what it is.  If not, you might find that your bookmarking account is later blocked, deleted or even worse you have been added to a global spammer database. Just one spammy submission can also result in ALL your previous bookmarks being completely wiped from the bookmarking database.
  2. Read the bookmarking websites terms & conditions very carefully to ensure you are not posting content which is against their rules – some bookmarking sites have very strict submission terms, and which if breached can result in deletion of your account, deletion of all your bookmarks, and or your details (email address, username, ISP URL, etc) being submitted to a global spammer database.
  3. When submitting bookmarks, make sure you take the time to write a short description for the bookmark. The description you provide should entice potential readers by summarizing the information that someone interested in your type of product wants to read, however not with a blatant sales pitch. Blatant sales pitches are likely to result in your bookmarks being deleted and or you being marked as a spammer…..
  4. Only submit ONE bookmark for each page or article, and NEVER, ever submit multiple bookmarks for the same link (… not even if you change the name….. you are still likely to get found out, and then marked as a spammer….). The only exception to this rule would be if the previous bookmarked article had been updated, however you should then remove the old obsolete bookmark. Fail to do this and you risk the bookmarking website moderators seeing multiple bookmarks submitted for the same link, and then BOTH links deleted as being spam (and your account closed, and your details passed to a global spammer database… – sound familiar?)
  5. When submitting bookmarks, take the time to add “Tags” (words/ keywords) to your bookmarks if the bookmarking website allows them. Tags are what are used to find the relevant bookmarks when someone searches the bookmarking site for a particular subject or word. Take care to add only the most relevant tags,  in order to make the bookmark easy to find. Many bookmarking sites will limit the number of tags you can add while others provide lots of space.
  6. If you own or manage a website, make your content easy to share so that your visitors can bookmark your site. All of the major blogging platforms & CMS’s (Content Management Systems) have  plug-ins available to add  ‘share’ graphics to your article posts & pages, and even your sidebars. This will allow your readers to easily and quickly add a bookmark of an article or URL at any site where they have an account. Some plugins also allow readers to add your site to an RSS feed as well. RSS feed aggregators are a popular way for users to combine all their favourite bookmarks and blogs they follow into one easy-to-find place.

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