Market Your Business for Free: Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is an important component of search engine optimization. The reason is that many of the social bookmarking sites, like Reddit and Digg, are high ranking websites with lots of page rank. By posting your websites to these sites, you can build valuable page rank for your website and rank higher in the search engines.

Before you start posting to these websites, you’ll need to understand how they are work, and then you’ll want to craft descriptions, as well as keywords, that will help your website rank well. Just think mini news story.

The first step here is to do a search in the search engines for social bookmarking sites. Reddit and Digg are the most popular, but there are plenty of others available to you. Sign up for an account with each site that you are interested in posting to. If the site allows you to create a profile, make sure you create one. This may allow you to promote additional links. Since this is a really passive traffic strategy, it’s worth it to take the time to do this additional preparation.

The next step is to determine what keyword tags you will use, as well as the story description and title. Since these sites are often “mini story” sites, you’ll want to create a newsworthy type of story, but make sure you include your keyword in both your title and description. Write your mini story to the length of the description you are given and then include a call to action.

Why include a call to action? Because readers are more likely to click on your link if you do. You want to get the click. Although backlinks are good, and they will help you rank well in the search engines, it’s no good if no one visits your site. One important point to remember here is that even if your site ranks well in the search engines for the keywords you are ranking for, it doesn’t mean that you are getting a lot of traffic. You want to write descriptions that make readers want to visit your website.

Now, one way to help you get the most from this marketing technique is to look for free submission tools that will help you submit to top sites. These types of tools are available. All you have to do is search for them. These tools can help you get your submissions done quickly and easily, so it’s worth it to look for them. It will also help you post to the top sites, the sites that will give you the most traffic and link juice.

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Jinger Jarrett

Jinger Jarrett is a full time freelance writer, author and internet marketer who teaches small businesses how to get started online and then market their businesses for free. She is also a US Army Veteran and seeks to connect with other veterans who are interested in starting a business or are currently business owners and want to connect.