Guide to Using Social Networking Sites to Promote Your Websites

Social bookmarking is a great way to promote your websites. Social bookmarking sites allow you to add unlimited number of links to your site. Despite that, most social bookmarking sites have limit the number of post you can make per day. There are a number of social bookmarking sites that ask you to pay a fee. There are many famous social bookmarking sites on the internet such as Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit and etc. The traffic volume that is received by the social bookmarking sites is increasing each year.

Many businesses have learned to use social networking sites to promote their products and services. With the existence of social networking sites, fewer and fewer companies are purchasing advertisement spots in the magazine. The key to drive targeted traffic to your site is to get your post ranked in the front page. In order to get your post ranked high, it must have a lot of votes. To make your post have a lot of votes, you have to write interesting title and description. The title is the most important part because it is the first thing that the visitor sees. If your title is ordinary, nobody will read the post. You have to write the title in a way that it will grab the attention of people and make people want to find out about it. The description is also important. The description must be brief and concise. It must describe the content of the destination page in 2 – 3 sentences. If the description is too long, it will cause people don’t want to read it. People will just skimp through the description so you don’t have to use a lot of words. Social bookmarking helps site that are newly established to get indexed in a short time. If your site is new, it is likely that it is not indexed by the search engine yet. In order to get your site indexed, you can social bookmark them. Digg can help your site to be picked up by the search engine within a few minutes. After the search engine pick up your site, it will index it. You should refrain from social bookmarking too many pages. If you social bookmark too many posts, you are prevent people from browsing other content on the site. This is especially true if you social bookmark the pages under the same category. For example, if you social bookmark your articles under news, it will affect people that are browsing the articles submitted under the news category. All your posts will be listed on top of the search result in the news category. The visitors will become annoyed when they couldn’t browse the content of the site. Some social bookmarking sites such as Digg solve this problem by not listing your entry in the category. In this case, your post will only be found by visitors who perform a search query on the site. You can post 1 – 2 articles per day. It is best that you post the articles at random hours so that people won’t notice you. Digg doesn’t care if you spam or not. If someone report you as spammer, they will delete your post and shut down your account without probing into it.
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Social bookmarking is a great way to promote your websites. Social bookmarking sites allow you to add unlimited number of links to your site. Despite that, most social bookmarking sites have limit the number of post you can make per day.