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5 Ways You Can Leverage on Social Bookmarking Sites

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As much as the web offers the biggest audience for bloggers, it also has the stiffest competition. There are many sites grabbing the attention of netizens. If you want your blog to increase traffic and generate more readers and followers, you should try leveraging on social bookmarking sites.

Social bookmarking sites are websites where people can share links that interests them. Instead of simply bookmarking them in your browser, you can now share on social bookmarking sites to reach more readers. Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Delicious are just some of the sites where you can link your blog posts. The most important thing about social bookmarking is being relevant. Your posts should matter to your readers. You also need to interact with other members and share links that are not only limited to your posts but also links that interest others as well. Here are five ways you can capitalize on the benefits of social bookmarking sites.

  1. Bookmark links regularly.

    You need to be active in these social bookmarking sites. Aside from bookmarking the link of your blog posts every now and then, you need to share the links you like, too. This will attract other readers to check what these links are. Comment on the links posted by other members as well. Interact with the community of each social bookmarking site you’re involved in. When you bookmark your blog links, these will entice members to read it because you’re also interacting with the links they post. You don’t want to be known as an anti-social member whose only concern is posting his own personal links.

  2. Write high-quality content.

    Netizens are now looking for exceptional content. The internet is the one-stop resource portal for all topics. Thus, the need for reliable and accurate content is in demand. Regardless if you post regularly if people don’t get anything from you except from endless blabber, then posting in social bookmarking sites will not work for you. High-quality content also builds your credibility as a blogger.

  3. Create catchy titles.

    Catchy titles are what will make readers click your link. It should be clear, succinct, and interesting. Remember that you are pitching a first impression with your title so it better be enticing enough to move people to read on. As much as possible, convey in a few words why your post is worth reading.

  4. Allow easy bookmarking.

    Your blog can also be bookmarked by other readers. Make it easy for them by providing widgets or buttons in your site. StumbleUpon, Digg, and other social bookmarking sites have “add-to buttons” that you can place in your blog. This way, when readers like your post they can bookmark it and share it to more people!

  5. Compile testimonials.

    You can compile the testimonials given to you by other readers. Get the best ones and put them together in your profile page in whatever social bookmarking site you have an account. You can use this to promote your portfolio with the links you posted. From there, they will know how other people found it through the number of likes and shares it garnered. This will also help establish the kind of blog and links you’re known for thus making you an authority for specific topics and content.

Social bookmarking sites can benefit you in more ways than one. You just need to know and explore more about its varied uses. We shared with you some of the things you can do but the potential to drive blog traffic through social bookmarking sites is limitless. Try different sites and see which ones work best for you. You can open multiple accounts in various social bookmarking sites. Do not constrain yourself to just traditional blog promotion, more and more tools are being available to promote blogs through different methods. You just need to be open and willing to use these tools like social bookmarking sites to reach a bigger audience for your blog.

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