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Top 5 Social Bookmarking Tips

If social bookmarking is your passion or a job, then there are some tips which can enhance your efforts. Social bookmarking is a well known way of tagging, bookmarking and categorizing links on websites and other repositories online. However, in social bookmarking, it requires contribution of all the users in order to benefit every user. No wonder it is known as social bookmarking. This book marking is nothing similar to the private bookmarking that we all do on our computers and browsers. This is much more intense and effective.

However, what’s the best way of doing this? How do you increase the efficiency? Most people do not understand the real importance of social bookmarking. Most layman users wonder about why people go crazy trying to excel at social bookmarking. Entrepreneurs and web experts are constantly trying to improve their skills in social bookmarking while the average Internet user wonders.

The idea is simple. If a website owner’s links are constantly bringing traffic or getting popular, then these links will be passed on to millions of other users on the Internet. The more the links become popular, the more the chances of them getting voted in sites like Digg and others. Hence, you will get more traffic and subsequently more business.

So what are the tips to increase your social bookmarking efforts?

Let’s say you work on a site called Digg. The first tip is to call up everyone you know including your friends, family and even acquaintances to get Digg accounts. Once you get them signed up, then you can add them as friends on Digg by using the friend function. In this way, when you have a link to submit to the link voting forum, then your friends will be the first to see it. The more friends you have, the more votes you will get.

You can also advertise in webmaster forums marketplace to generate votes for your links. You can take advantage of these services as well.

Your content needs to be interesting and unique. The Internet is all based on content and the more intriguing your content is, better are your chances in the social bookmarking world. You can spice up your content with videos, links and new photographs.

Make sure that you submit your link in the correct category. Sometimes people do everything right but they goof up in the end and submit the link to the incorrect category or section which causes a problem.

In social bookmarking, the more social you are, the better your chances. Work on your profile and have a great avatar. Make friends who share the same ideas and hobbies as you. You can also vote on their sites and stories if you like them. This will increase the possibility of them voting for your links. If they are fake, they may not vote for anyone or vote on every story and link. However, if they do not use discrimination while voting, then the value of their votes will decline.

So use these tips and zip your way to success in the social bookmarking world!

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December 5, 2008 - Posted by | Social Bookmarking | , , ,

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