Saturday, October 22, 2011

How Has Your Site Become a Star on Social Bookmarking Sites?

So, you've started a blog. You sign up for social bookmarking sites Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Reddit and maybe even more and start linking your posts to these, commenting on others' posts and adding friends to your networks. But whenever you log in to these sites to see how many "views" you are getting or "Diggs" or whatever, you keep seeing that you have either zero or only one. And when you look at your site's traffic analytics, you see you are getting virtually none from social bookmarking sites. What are you doing wrong?

This was me about two years ago. I was submitting my blog posts, but also submitting posts from other sites, partly because I knew that social bookmarking sites will rank your post lower in their search engine results if they see that YOU are the one pushing YOUR site and not posting much of anything else.

So how do you encourage people to submit your posts to social bookmarking sites? How do you encourage them to "Digg" them or comment on them?

Do you have experience in this and are interested in writing a guest post about it on my blog? Please let me know in a comment on this post, email me at or send me a Tweet! My Twitter handle is @cartooninperson. You can also write me on the Beyond Passing Time Facebook Page. Thanks. I'd love to have you!

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