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Does Bookmarking even work anymore?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by g00s3y, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. g00s3y

    g00s3y Newbie

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    I bene doing some bookmarking but I havent really seen any traffic from it, yes backlinks are coolin but I havent really seen an increase in traffic and it has been 3 months - any thoughts? does bookmarking even work anymore?
     
  2. crazyflx

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    Bookmarkings main purpose has never been, and never will be, to get an increase in traffic (at least not directly).

    Bookmarking has always been (at least for us BH'ers) for the backlinks you get from them...more backlinks equals better SERP position...better SERP position equals more traffic.

    But bookmarking alone as your backlink building method isn't enough. You must diversify.
     
  3. Driz30

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    Well put and totally agree
     
  4. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Social bookmarking may get you a simple short term traffic increase if the content is quality but a day or two later it will no longer receive traffic. It's all about the backlinks.
     
  5. funnyday

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    yes , it is for back links ,but not for traffic
     
  6. Natlex

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    I mostly just use it to get indexed, the backlinks are pretty weak to move me in the SERP's...
     
  7. Windows7

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    I use bookmarking sites to get traffic to my articles and clicks on my links. Hopefully the end result is that they buy something from me and my rankings increase... People really love to subscribe to your bookmark feeds, which help spread your links around virally. Find 5-10 bookmarking sites. Use them with every article that you create. They work better for articles...
     
  8. iggy357

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    Bookmarking buy itself if not going to get you serp increases but having it in your link profile can only help. Also having them to your 2nd tier link pages does get them indexed and can only help as well.

    When building links what work for me is doing EVERYTHING not just one thing.
     
  9. MrRat

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    if you did it manually and the words make sense, you might has a chance otherwise, it wont work well.
     
  10. abasalomgabriel

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    its just a indirect way to get traffic as every backlink counts in search engine while deciding your website usefulness, credibility and rankings
     
  11. mad.hat

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    Well bookmarking on its own is never enough. You really can not depend on it for consistent traffic but it does give some nice linkback juice as well as indexes your stuff right away.
     
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    Mainly good to get your backlinks indexed.
     
  13. bartemt

    bartemt Registered Member

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    Bookmark your backlinks to get them indexed, there is no way they are giving any juice.

    Even so I prefer other methods (feeds full of links and pinging with websiteworth sites) for backlink indexing as social bookmarking is a lot of work :)
     
  14. ChanzGrande

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    Well, I guess I will have to be the voice of dissention on this point, as I feel anyone who is using bookmarking solely to generate backlinks must be totally missing the point.

    To me, no matter what your SEO strategy looks like on paper, or in design it always has the end-goal of increasing traffic. In fact, contrary to what everyone else is saying, I use bookmarking to grab traffic.

    When you can identify hot trending topics, and you post content to a solid base point such as a blogger, hubpages, squidoo, or your own authority site, what you can often find is that bookmarking those drives their immediate search engine placement up, and you can snag A LOT of traffic. Obviously it's less effective on long-term expected trends.

    I wouldn't recommend using ONLY bookmarking as your SEO vehicle, unless you ONLY target keywords the way I've suggested above, and of course - it's short-term money. But hey - short term $100+ days add up quite nicely too.

    Do some long-term stuff though too.
     
  15. Rhazha

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    I've had very positive results with bookmarking only. It's important to consider the keywords you are targeting and the level of your competition. My success with it, it's been MAINLY in a local level.

    Other thing to consider is the websites used and overall number of bookmarks you are creating. Guidelines? It really depends of the keywords... I've been successful with as little as 150 (For Local Market).

    I never cared too much about the PR of these websites or how known they are. I believe a mix of them always seems more natural to the search engines.
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  16. rozy12

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    Hello,

    Social Bookmarking increases the number of back links.Traffic can also be increased but with a small extent.You can not use only bookmarking to increase traffic on your website.

    Thanks,
    with regards
     
  17. accelerator_dd

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    Why not try the more conventional link building techniques?

    There are loads of techniques shared here that may help you.

    Blog commenting
    Article Directories
    Directory Submission
    web 2.0
    Profile Backlink
     
  18. elitemarketer

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    The traffic you get depends on the social bookmarking site. Have you tried the list from SENuke? Also, I agree that the main purpose is backlinks.
     
  19. josh21

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    Social bookmarking may get you a simple traffic to increase if the content is quality but a day or two later it will no longer receive traffic,so it is waste of time..
     
  20. Scritty

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    What the man says.

    Bookmarks are PR juice. ANd bloody good they are to. They add credibility to your site.

    They should form part of a traffic/rank strategy. You need to set up a good link structure (and bookmark this as well - in fact bookmark your links more than you bookmark your main URL)

    I know I drone on about this, but IM takes work, there is no magic "one product" High quality links, boosted by low quality links, boosted by submissions and bookmarking and supported by good SEO and based on a foundation of solid keyword research.

    Unless you are very lucky you will fail if you ******** up any of these steps.

    Scritty