What is social bookmarking?
Social bookmarking is a free website offering you an account where you can share your social bookmarks and engage with other users. You can make friends and also get high rankings for non competitive keywords. They are hundreds of social bookmarking sites out there but me I am gonna list below the best (in my opinion, judged by various factors) and you can use them to benefit for SEO. When you bookmark a page you may add description in the form of metadata, so the users of that specific site to understand what kind of content is gonna find if click on the link. Various kinds of descriptions can be votes, tags, or text comments. Also in case that you want to keep your bookmarks privately then be sure to check the options in your account. If you keep them privately most possible will be not indexed by Google and you will don’t have any SEO benefit. Me personally I tested the websites which I will describe below, and I guarantee that if you use them correct you will generate traffic from the site it self and you will rank higher in search engines for very low competitive keywords. The known long tail keywords. Make sure to read all the terms and conditions before you submit your links so you can be fully compliant wit the rules of the sites. Most of this sites don’t accept gambling, adult and pharmacies.
Here is the top 5 social bookmarking sites list
Site 1 : Twitter can have a huge impact on your ranking if you share a link and that goes viral. The con of the Twitter is that your link will be no follow but me personally I don’t believe in no follow/dofollow factor as a ranking signal.The pros of Twitter is that you will meet a lot of new interesting people, sharing news, opinions and other interesting things.Twitter allows all the types of content to be shared.
Site 2 : Bidsonomy This site do not offer do follow links but you can make easy friends there. You can also create publications and insert to the publication links. Bitsonomy at the moment have a page rank 7 and allows you to have a link to your homepage from your profile. Bitsonomy is mainly a scientific bookmarking site.
Site 3 : CiteULike is user friendly and you can login with your Facebook account. You can create articles meet new people and have a lot of do follow back links to your site or inner pages. Personally I loved this website. This website is family friendly and is very strict against adult,gambling and pharmacy sites.
Site 4 : Diigo is a modern social bookmarking site. You can sign up thru the traditional way (sign up form) or with Facebook,Twitter,Google or a Yahoo Account. Diigo have a public library and the links are do follow. Along with the bookmarking features have a great community.
Site 5 : Delicious is a social bookmarking site founded by Avos Systems. You can login with your Twitter, Google+ or Fcebook account. Very easy to use.
Above I listed my top 5 social bookmarking sites. On the next post I will list describe the next 5.
Note: We offer social bookmarking as a service too, in case you don’t have enough time to do it by yourself.