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Social Bookmarking, Ping and RSS/FEED....

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xstyle, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Hi evryone out there. I have serveral questions. Im going to make this post short so if you can help me and others that are curious, just answer with info or a text link so that we can read by ourselves.

    Question 1:

    What deos social bookmarking mean? It tags a site or the name of the site, and then what? Does this help the site in the serp result / SEO ? http://www.socialmarker.com/ ...

    Question 2:

    What will pinging do? Help Googles thousands and thousands spiders to detect a site faster / index a link?

    Question 3:

    What do they mean with RSS/FEED? I mean, they will "bookmark all your urls" and "feed them" and ping them - Thats what evryone say that sell link package services.

    Do they just place all links in a .xml file and then ping and social bookmark these or what?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Does anyone know or dosent anyone know? 54 views witouth any result..cmon?
     
  3. BombDigg

    BombDigg Registered Member

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    this is an excellent question that i have also been looking for the answer for.

    all these SEO companies advertise these services but it is difficult to determine what exactly each are.

    to re-articulate the question:

    What is the difference between social bookmarking, pinging, and RSS feed submission?

    Even more important, is this something we can do ourselves through free services or are these the type of SEO services that must be outsourced?
     
  4. grav6

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    1. Social bookmarking was originally for people to organise and share links they like. Search engines saw this as "what's hot" and frequently crawled those sites and the links people placed. People realised it could get you indexed quickly, help rankings. (At least for low competition keywords.) I think that for a few years now, it's mainly (but not entirely) linkbuilders and bots using social bookmarking and not actual people. How valuable it is now, I'm not sure, but it can at least be a way of getting crawled. I wouldn't mass bookmark my "money site" though, as that would look spammy.

    2. Pinging tells Google (or wherever else you "ping") there is a page (or pages) to crawl. It doesn't guarantee it will happen or that the pages get indexed.

    3. If you submit your feed to an RSS directory, for example, it's there for others to discover and (maybe) subscribe to. How many people use such directories, I'm not sure. If GoogleBot (or other) is regularly crawling such sites then at the very least it might help get new content get crawled. Again, Google doesn't index everything. If you're talking about the services people are offering on BHW, there are various ways for them to be put into an RSS feed (yes, an XML file) and have them pinged. Paid services, host your own XML file, etc.

    I'm sure there are other people who can give you better answers...

    EDIT: Yes, you can do all these for yourself and free. NLC and linklicious, for example, have free options and there are free social bookmarking tools available, if you don't want to do it manually. If you use a CMS then it probably pings for you already (or can be configured to do so).
     
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