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social bookmarking not of any value for me - what am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by semilar, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. semilar

    semilar Regular Member

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    I've been using social bookmarking for a while now, manual, semiautomatic, and with automatic tools. Problem is, I never see backlinks showing up on yahoo or google, and I have the feeling that I get no effect from it at all.
    Do I have to index the links with an indexing tool because google/yahoo won't find em on their own?
    I've been waiting for months now for many of these links to show up in yahoo, nothing happened...:(
     
  2. sammy12

    sammy12 Newbie

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    Generally the sites that you bookmark gain the benefit, not the bookmark page itself. Im not sure google even indexes bookmark pages, as that would surely clog up a lot of search results. Bookmarking works best mainly for indexing purposes, perhaps some traffic, and a boost to the sites that you bookmark.
     
  3. semilar

    semilar Regular Member

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    if it works for indexing purposes would google not have to index the bookmarking pages first?

    seems to me now that bookmarking only works if you spam these sites with a lot of different accounts bookmarking the same url... :/
     
  4. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    For social bookmarking to work effectively, you have to first obtain the public URLs on the bookmarking sites of your bookmarks. So if you did 100 bookmarks for a post, you will have 100 such URLs. Then you need to ping all these multiple URLs using pinging utilities like PingoTech, Pingdevice. Only then your backlinks will get indexed and you will see a benefit on your rankings.
     
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  5. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    Google has changed so we need to change.. bookmarking is only good for indexing.
    after months of bookmarking with SeNuke only afew give my sites a backlink
     
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  6. Lawrencess

    Lawrencess Junior Member

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    Google does not index every page it visits. It does not need to index a page to follow the links on it.

    Think of your webpage as a small town in the middle of nowhere. The social bookmarks are the signposts telling a photographer how to get there. He follows the directions, and then takes a photo of the town!
     
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  7. sammy12

    sammy12 Newbie

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    Exactly.. and sometimes people confuse "indexing" with "spidering". So bookmarking a site, though it doesn't get indexed, doesn't mean it wont get spidered, thus the sites you bookmark have a good chance of getting indexed.
     
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    asep_dadang Registered Member

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    As my experience, i'm using social bookmarking to help me indexing my site faster, or if i create backlink (like profile or blog comment) i will bookmark the page to accelerate the indexing of my backlink by bot crawler.
     
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  9. oyim2000

    oyim2000 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Don't consider socialbook mark as your main SEO strategy. Of course they work but you shouldn't solely rely on them to rank your site high. There are other source for getting backlinks to your sites as well. Just check around this forum and you will know why.

    Sometimes search engines don't show you all the links. Just concentrate on your SE rankings and build quality links consistently.