Get traffic from social bookmarking sites

Writing a new blog? New to blogging? Or else written a blog post and wondering what steps to take next? The first step I would consider myself is to promote it on a social bookmarking site for more traffic.

Of course social bookmarking sites can bring you a lot of traffic. If you do the basics right getting to the front page of these sites is not hard to achieve. Here are 20 points I’ll present you to guide you through this process. You can also use it as a checklist.

  • Headline is an important consideration for social bookmarking sites. If your headline is not catchy enough it won’t move on to the top. Also headline is the sort of only thing readers see about your article in the social bookmarking site. So it is important to put a catchy and informative headline to your blog post.
  • Headline is the 1st step. To give a little bit more information about the blog post, you must add a short description about the content of your article. 100-150 character description won’t do the job for you because no one’s going to bother read that much. So you must be very careful writing this part.
  • Writing a good first paragraph also important as the above two points. If the reader does not find this interesting he won’t bother to read it down. Adding a life experience of you would be better here.
  • I have heard this hundred times. ‘Content is king’. Writing the first part of your post won’t enough. All your content must be written well because search engine spiders are going through the content most of the times.
  • To your readers to bookmark your site, add a bookmark button in your every article. Sure some readers will bookmark your article if they find it valuable.
  • This is something to consider if you’re really up to this. The time of submitting your post to a bookmarking site is also something to think of. Because if you submit the article in a time that people in west coast or east coast are sleeping, and when they wake up your article would be 10’s of pages away from the front page and no one’s going to find you. Many people say that they get more traffic around 3 p.m. US central time, so give a try.
  • Category is also important; there would be no result if you published a SEO article in sports category or reverse. You should get an idea that what category the article should go when you’re writing it.
  • If you’re a senior member of a social bookmarking site with bookmarked a big number of blog articles chance is that your new submissions get a little bit higher rank on the bookmarking site. Also the advantage over this is you have more and more links inter connected.
  • Also even you’re not a senior member and if you have many blog posts published you definitely will have many inter connections of different blog posts from different social book markers. It is also a plus point you should be aware of.
  • Most of the readers in the world are English. And of course many programs and internet is based on English language. Even your mother tongue is not English; consider writing the articles in English. But it would be ok if you have audience of your own language.

So even from these 10 points I think you have got a good idea of how to optimize your blog post to get higher ranks in social bookmarking sites. If you want to know more about here’s my 2nd part of this article ‘Get traffic from social bookmarking sites’.

1 comment:

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