This is a guest post on the Smart Blog for Small Business.
Social bookmarking has turned out to be perhaps the most effective method for sending very targeted traffic to our blogs and websites. It’s only been a year or two since the web started to become more social and the effects of this change have been quite massive. If you have a blog or a website that you would like people to notice, social bookmarking can be a big help with that. Many webmasters and bloggers have taken advantage of this new way of getting the name out about their sites, and getting targeted exposure at no cost. But how do you make the most out of social bookmarking and actually get good results?
Get Tags to Work For You
There’s a reason why there’s a tagging feature in almost all social bookmarking sites. Tagging is the new way of categorizing information so that it’s easily accessible. Delicious, one of the first pioneers in the social bookmarking world brought in tagging so that people that are bookmarking various types of content should be able to retrieve it whenever they want. So, if you want to get the best out of your social bookmarking initiative then you shouldn’t ignore the importance of using the right tags. Make sure your tags include your targeted keywords, so that not only the users but even the search engine spiders are able to find your links.
Use an Effective Title
Don’t make the mistake of putting the URL in the title, because your title is where your link’s unique selling point goes. Put your main keywords in your title so that it gets noticed both by the people who are searching for those words and by the search engine spiders. Most webmasters don’t put enough attention into their titles and that is why they don’t get the click through rates they want.
Describe Things Well
When you’re describing your link, you should be as creative and informative as possible. The basic reason here is that people will find your link, glance at your title and then take some time to analyze your description. So be sure that your description has properly targeted your chosen keywords while also using understandable content.
Keep Things to the Point
Whether you’re writing the description of your bookmark or the title, it’s important that you keep it short and to the point. You don’t have much room here, so your description needs to be apt. Pretend first that you are copywriting an ad except that, in this case, you don’t have to do any direct selling. Try practicing writing shorter descriptions and titles, and soon you’ll get a grasp of it.
In summation, this article shows us just how easily social bookmarking can help you get the extra exposure that you have been craving.
For more free information, check out this article on social bookmarking traffic
. If you’re looking for an automated way of getting your links out
there, there are some good social bookmarking tools available as well!