As anyone in SEO knows social bookmarking is one of the absolute best ways to drive traffic and build backlinks for your website, best of all it is completely free. But do you use social bookmarking to its maximum potential by building a powerful social bookmarking profile? If not then you need to read this and learn how, you are missing out on a great opportunity.
The biggest reason to make your social bookmarking profile more powerful is that this will lead to a lot more votes, and thus a lot more traffic/exposure. In addition, however, you need to take into consideration the fact that all of your submitted stories are listed on your profile. So if your profile has more authority then you have more powerful backlinks, coming from your profile, to each story that you submit.
The best method for increasing your social bookmarking profile’s power is through activity. The more active you are the better your profile will be received and the more exposure it will get. There are a few good methods for doing this. The first is to add friends, as many as you possibly can. Even without you voting on their stories friends of yours will often vote on your stories just because you added them, this is a great way to move your stories up in a social bookmarking site and getting them better noticed. The next thing you need to do is submit content, a lot of content, and make sure it is quality. I’m talking about spending an hour or so a day and submitting as many stories as you can, not just your own but from major news networks. Obviously you get what you put in here but I was able to have one of the top 10 profiles on Netscape (now Propeller) with this method. What did that translate to? A free 30-40 votes and 75% of my stories hitting front page, just by being active! Remember that linkbait sells, look for what is popular at the moment and submit related stories, they will naturally get more votes than something boring.
The next thing you want to do is to drive people to your actual profile, and in the process give your profile more authority for stronger backlinks. The best way to do this is to treat your social networking profile just as if it were a website or blog that you own. Build backlinks, but most importantly submit your profile to as many social bookmarking sites as you can find. This way you get backlinks and traffic directly to your profile. If someone wanders over to your profile, knowing its a profile, chances are they will vote on your stories which helps build your popularity and exposure on the site that your profile is on.
Use these easy SEO tips for building a powerful social bookmarking profile and get the traffic/exposure that you deserve. Don’t waste your time with an average or mediocre profile, build a powerful social bookmarking profile and succeed.