By: Pugsley Bartholomew
If you are looking for some good ways to use social bookmarking, then I have come up with a list of 4 ways. These are proven methods, and things I personally do for my own websites and for client's websites. I am currently doing freelance internet marketing promoting this method and have been successful with each and every project. Here is the list of 4 ways to use social bookmarking.
1. Let's start with the obvious. It is a very good way to keep a web based bookmark list of your favorite sites. You can easily set up an account with one of the social networking sites (I can not list them all, as there are like 350 - 400). Delicious seems to be a popular one, so use that one for the sake of this conversation. Just register an account, and then when you see something you like, then bookmark it. You can now do this from any computer you may be at.
2. Another way is to use them as free one-way links. If you are an internet marketer, then you definitely know the value of one-way links to your website. You can use these sites to bookmark your own website or blog. Each and every time you add a new page to a website, or add a new blog post, then bookmark it. This will give you an outside link into your website. Google's PR system works off of this.
3. Now that you have a bookmarked list, use their RSS feed. These sites will have an rss feed of all of your social bookmarks. You can use these in your blogs, like in the sidebar. This will give another area for links to your site. Maybe you have a Squidoo website set up. If so, then use their RSS module, and link to your rss feed on your social bookmarking site. You can also ping this rss feed, which will allow other outlets to know you have new information and links available. Many people overlook this method, and it is very easy to do.
4. The last one is to have a place for Google to find you. These social networking sites have pretty high PR because so many people are linking to them. And, with the amount of information, new information, being generated at these sites, Google will spider them very often. This is how I can write a blog post, and have it number 1 on Google in 6 hours. Google will use the social site as the entry way into your site. The best site to use for this is Digg. I personally Digg every single blog post I have. Sometimes the Digg link will rank higher than my blog, but who cares. I now have a link on the front page of Google for people to find me.
Those are 4 ways to use social bookmarking. They are pretty simple and straight forward, but you would be amazed at how many people are not even looking at this. Try some of them out and see how they work for you.
About the author: Read more about ways to use social bookmarking in The Social SEO Guide.