3 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Bookmarking Sites?

In the virtual world today, the only important thing is that popular web sites mean more traffic, more fans, more options to make money.

No matter what the reason for creating a website of your choice or your hobby or business idea, want to make your site popular – you want people to like your site and return to your site regularly to see if they’re something new and interesting.

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The first thing you want to achieve is to get some visitors to the site, and you want to concentrate first is to get a lot of visitors to your website. How can you achieve it?

OK, now there are many ways to bring targeted traffic to your site, but one of the most popular ways is social bookmarking (SB). More than traffic, it helps in improving the rank of your website (I have explained the reasons in the further section of this post).

Social bookmarking has been around for decades and there are high quality websites and also low quality. In high quality, there are moderation, voting and other features that make it quite social.

Best Social bookmarking websites of 2020:

  1. Reddit
  2. Delicious
  3. Scoop.it
  4. Pocket
  5. Flipboard
  6. Medium
  7. LinkedIn
  8. Twitter
  9. Pinterest
  10. Bizsugar
  11. Zest

3 Direct Benefits of Social bookmarking:

1. Drive free and targeted traffic to your website or blog

As there are hundreds of social bookmarking sites on the Internet with a smart social bookmarking campaign can lead to thousands of people to your website. Better yet, most of this traffic is very targeted to your website and the topic of your niche.

This means that people who come to your website is very interested in what you say, what you offer or what you sell on your site. This can make a big difference in the popularity of your website and profitability.

2. Improves your site’s authority and backlinks

Social bookmarking site is not just web sites on the Internet. Most of them have great value in the eyes of search engines. You can tell that by looking at the domain authority of most social bookmarking sites.

The most popular have Page Rank of 4 or more, up to 8. Links to websites, these are very popular and well-organized source for links to their websites that will give you a good ranking in search engines, along with highly targeted traffic.

3. Boost the popularity of the website or the blog

Social bookmarking sites are edited by real people searching for these websites, check the content and rank up or down as they like.

This means that your link, mail, or content become very popular on this site, your link or content may be viral – people will rank well, probably they will share on some of their blogs or social networking sites.

Without a substantial effort on your part, your link, or email content is displayed on hundreds or thousands of other Web properties that will send you additional traffic.

This is the main reason why social bookmarking is so powerful and interesting.

Therefore, if there is still no social bookmarking, its time to start delivering your blog or site to different social bookmarking websites favorite places and start receiving highly targeted traffic.

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Do let us give more reasons, Why do you social bookmarking site and how does it help your blog/website?

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

24 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Bookmarking Sites?”

  1. Nisha Duggal

    Till, I was not aware about social bookmarking websites. But now I must start social bookmarking of my web pages. Thank you very much Bharath, for this important and useful post.

  2. Danny

    Was using the popular ones years ago but didn’t see much traffic. Will try again with different content!

  3. Mehul Bavishi

    Thanks for sharing such a good article! I too use social Bookmarking sites but only high PR like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Stumble upon,folkd, delicious etc.but i prefer to promote my blog rather than service pages through social bookmarking sites.I have really got good result from them.

  4. Hementh

    I have been using Bookmarking Sites, but it has not helped me much. Can you provide some more tips to make my links popular on these bookmarking sites

  5. Raghunath Pillai

    Really interesting read Bharath. One clarification I needed…while doing social bookmark does one mean ‘submit the link’ and what do we submit..whether our RSS feed or the website itself..Or do we need to submit each and every post while doing social bookmark. I am relatively new to blogging…Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks

  6. Vivek Parmar

    using social bookmarking sites is too good to develop your online relations but for using it for you blog. it increases the bounce rate of your blog.

  7. Yousuf

    I use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and StubmleUpon – I don’t really rely upon Digg and SU and use Facebook and sometimes Twitter. As about Pagerank, Facebook has a pagerank of 10 and Alexa Rank 2 whereas PR of Twitter is 9 and Alexa Rank is 10, so what does it mean – are Facebook and Twitter more useful?

  8. Kartik@DailyTechPost

    Terrific article Bharath, I too use it to drive traffic πŸ™‚

    1. kbharath

      Thank your for your commenta Kartik.

  9. Vijayraj Reddy

    i use social bookmarking to boost page rank and traffic…

  10. Nihar

    From last 2 months, I have started stopped using social bookmarking sites and i have seen that there is drop in traffic from those sites.

    Need to start it again.

    Thanks for the post

  11. Atulperx

    Well I have power to get digg and reditt front page , because I have 300+ voters in my im list and keep sharing votes but I never give importance to it . I think if you have good content and get noticed by other once than you get good support .

    Second I only using social promotion on website or social networks related to my niche . Because it is better to get 10 niche related visitors instead of 1000 normal come and go visitors .

  12. Adam

    Hi Bharath, social bookmarking sites are for me something like online directories of new age. They are great to deliver targeted traffic, however if your website does not have a huge traffic already, than it is very hard to rank high in these social bookmarking sites and receive the traffic from there.

    Therefore I think social bookmarking sites are not the best option to drive traffic for new starting blogs with low traffic they could help only to well established sites with great traffic.

    What do you think?

    Also I have noticed a small misspell in the article title (I can see Bookmaking instead of Bookmarking)

    Thanks for the info,


  13. Jens P. Berget

    I am only using Twitter and Facebook (although I’m not that active on Facebook). I get good traffic from both.

    But does it really improve my pagerank? I thought that both Twitter and Facebook was nofollow (also most other big social bookmarking sites)?

    On the other hand, social network sites really helps when it comes to being visible and to meet lots of people. I have been focusing on Twitter and Facebook, because I just don’t have the time to use many and I believe it’s better to use two of the biggest and be using them a lot other than many once in a while.

  14. Bilal Ahmad

    PR and Traffic is of course very important and social bookmarking helps in achieving this.

  15. PR@AlmostLikeEverything

    Social Bookmarking Is important But We should never Forget that “CONTENT IS KING” people will only share if they like It and feel that Its Worth Sharing, thanks For the explanation!

  16. Rahul @ MazaKaro

    social media is very needed these days and this topic is important , i agree with many points and i loved the idea of social networking forums , everything seems very helpful ! thank you for sharing these thoughts πŸ™‚

    1. kbharath

      Thanks for the valuable comments Rahul.

    1. kbharath

      Thanks for the comments mate.

  17. Sahil @iBlognet

    Very well explained. I totally agree that using social networking forums and communities is a very powerful way to generate traffic to your websites and programs, and that you should make contacts without spamming them.

    1. kbharath

      Thank you for your comments Sahil

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