Social bookmarking is part of a well-planned network marketing strategy. This is a simple method you can use to grow your content site and grow your social credibility in the network marketing industry.
The social bookmarking strategy is great; however, if misused, it can actually hurt you instead of helping you in your network marketing business. We’ll talk about that in a moment.
Social Bookmarking for Network Marketing
It is very important that your website ranks on the first pages of Google for your targeted keywords so that you can be found by targeted potential customers looking for your service or product.
If you don’t get on the first page of Google or other search engines, it will be really difficult to get traffic to your website. The higher your ranking, the easier it will be to get free targeted traffic to your website.
To rank higher in the search engines, you need to have many links pointing to your website, and this is where social bookmarking sites can help you a lot if you know how to use them properly. So what are the right and wrong things to do when using social bookmarking?
Effective use of social bookmarking
The first important thing to consider here is to be social and be a person who brings quality content to the community. Quality content can be content you create, but it can also be content created by other network marketers that adds value to the community.
If you start bookmarking only your content, you will be classified as a spammer and someone who is only interested in selling or pitching their business. Even if your content has value, it’s not a good move to just bookmark your stuff.
In attraction marketing, it is very important to give and provide something good before you have what you want. Remember, when you help others and promote their work, you get the same treatment from them. So it is very important to bookmark content from other network marketers who are also in your niche market.
Now let’s think about why it is good to use social bookmarking in network marketing. There are a lot of bookmarks on the net, but you can only work on the most important ones, such as Digg, Delicious, Stumble it, Reddit, Furl, Sphinn or others that you like.
All your bookmarks can be seen and benefited by others. When they find something useful that you’ve bookmarked, they can bookmark it too and create more inbound links to your site.
Building more inbound links to your website makes it rank high in the search engines and therefore gives you free targeted traffic. And we’re just considering the traffic you get just from being on the first page of Google. Now think about the traffic you can get from social bookmarking sites as well if you bookmark interesting things of value that the community can see and share.
Social bookmarking is a smart strategy for any network marketing business, and if you are consistent and take the time to bookmark interesting sites and articles, you will see great results and your business will continue to grow.
There is another important thing to consider when creating bookmarks. You need to consider what regular people are doing on bookmark sites and act like one of them. And by normal people I mean people who are not there for business purposes.
Ordinary people bookmark things that interest them. It can be something related to health, sports, music, entertainment or science. They don’t stick to just one category and only bookmark things from that category.
They act in a “normal” way, meaning that everything they do is natural and not forced or directed towards a certain goal. Sometimes as network marketers we forget about our other interests. This is something you don’t want to forget on social bookmarking.
Act like a normal person; act naturally. And don’t just bookmark business-related stuff. You certainly have a lot of interests, so share them with the community too!
This is what makes social bookmarking effective. Be natural, bookmark things that aren’t business related. Just be yourself! And bookmark business-related stuff every now and then. I suggest bookmarking one business-related site or content for every 4-6 non-business sites.
It takes time to find interesting things on the internet and bookmark them, so maybe you can pay someone to do the work for you. It is also very important to delegate easy but time-consuming tasks to others while you focus on things that require more focus and hard work.
Since there are many social bookmarking sites, there are also some social bookmarking services. They make it easy to bookmark websites to many bookmarks at the same time. But that comes with a problem. It leaves traces.
When you use social bookmarking services, your website will be bookmarked on many important bookmarking sites, and after you do this a few times, Google and the bookmarking sites will notice your strange behavior and you will be considered a spammer, which may lead to your account being banned from the sites social bookmarks.
Google will also notice and punish you by giving you a low ranking on your site. Many people do not know this and are harmed for using social bookmarking. So definitely remember that. You can get more out of going natural than trying to use shortcuts to bookmark content faster and easier.
If you follow these strategies and be consistent, you can grow your content site in a solid and powerful way.
Social Bookmarking is an effective strategy you can use to grow your network marketing business. Just keep in mind what you can and can’t do.
Here are some tips for bookmarking:
- Don’t spam
- Bookmark non-business related websites
- Bookmark websites the natural way
- Bookmark other people’s stuff just like your own
- Focus on 5-10 important pages to bookmark
- Be social and add your friends so they can benefit from your bookmarks
- Bookmark quality content
- Be careful not to leave traces when bookmarking the same site or article on many bookmarking sites
- Change the link title and description on each bookmarked site
- Spend a few minutes every day bookmarking interesting content on various social bookmarks
- If you can, pay someone to do the work for you
- Leave comments on things to bookmark, let others know what you think
If you use Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, you can download Shareaholic, a plugin that helps you bookmark certain sites. Just remember to change up your bookmarking routine and don’t do it the same way every time. Leave no traces, they are just tools, use them properly.
Melissa Dominguez is a professional network marketing coach who teaches other network marketers how to grow their business using attraction marketing, social marketing, SEO, list building strategies, blogging strategies, copywriting skills and more.