5 Tips for Website Traffic Success with Social Bookmarking
I don't think it can be stressed enough how important social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, etc are when trying to get traffic to a new web site or blog. I just wanted to post some of the things I've been figuring out after hearing this advice from John Chow and Jeremy Schoemaker.
- Posting to any of these services is free traffic, and you are allowed to post your own stuff - just don't spam. What does that mean? Well, it seems fairly subjective to me, but some advice I've heard just says "Don't submit every blog post."
- Using a service like Socializer or Web 2 Submitter can help you to speed up the process of submitting to these sites. Don't be tempted to use an automated submission tool since that can/will get you banned. If you don't know what services are out there the look at the list from Socializer.
- Trade diggs, stumbles, etc through online forums like the one on Digital Point. This will help you to increase how important your site is compared to others on these services.
- Don't underestimate a your titles or your category. Think about what is popular that relates to what you are writing about - a popular name or thing of the moment in your title can get you lots of extra clicks. And placing your bookmark in the correct category can make or break your efforts.
- Set time aside specifically for it. I'm not going to kid you, bookmarking your posts with these services takes a good chunk of time. Make time in your day to do it, or it might be one of those things that gets put aside. I like to keep track in an excel sheet of when and what service I posted to so that I can remember and track the success of the different services.
That's it. If you do these things you can expect to see a pretty substantial growth in traffic to your website. I've just been doing these things in the past few weeks and am very glad to have new people seeing my blog that wouldn't have before. And if you came here from a social bookmarking site, hello and thanks! If you like what you've read then use the links below to bookmark this site...