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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

6 Simple Tips for Effective Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking has great contribution in marketing businesses online. It is one way to connect with the potential clients. Hence, it plays a great part in making your site indexed & rank in search engine results.

However, some people forgot the real essence of social bookmarking and doing it incorrectly. Here are some tips you need to know on how to make your social bookmarking effective.

1. Personalize your bookmark profiles. Some people just make lots of dummy accounts in the social bookmarking websites. They forgot that social bookmarking site is primarily made for real people. People should think that you’re multiple accounts is true by putting some personal touch (e.g. pictures, self-description).

2. Don’t over do or over use social bookmarking .As a rule of thumb in search engine optimization (SEO), do not spam. Overdoing and repeated bookmark entries will have negative impact on your sites. By doing so, webmasters will only mark your sites as “spam” and eventually be penalized. Actually, repeated bookmarking activity is not the solution. The greater impact is when other internet users will bookmark your sites.

3. Bookmarking in do-follow blog .It will be useless to bookmark your site in a no- follow attribute bookmarking site because search engine will not indexed it in Search engine results.

4. Choosing the right social bookmarking website.
Choosing the right social bookmarking site is important especially when you are targeting different clients. Use bookmarking website that has relevance to your site. For example, your site is about health, you can bookmark it on Heath ranker.

5. Write interesting titles .Internet users can’t be lured in ordinary titles. In order to get their attention, put a little spice in the title or add some action. For example; “UN Nuclear Inspectors Ask to Leave North Korea”.

6. Interact with the bookmarking community. The bookmarking community watches your activities. You should also interact with the community to make your multiple bookmarking accounts look real. One way of interacting is through saving other’s bookmarks .You should also comment other’s bookmark so that the community will see that you are an active user.

These are some of the tips to make your social bookmarking effective. But, since technology is evolving these tips are open for comments and opinions to make this a useful reference.

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