It’s become the big mummer, social bookmarking sites are flooding the market. Why?… because they are becoming popular way to communicate with people of similar interests, within seconds. Not only can you reach so many people at one time, you can share your views, thoughts, articles and bookmark them all for you to share with others of a like minded nature.
For those who are looking to make money online from the comforts of your home, social bookmarking is a great tool. Why is this so?… the reason being because of SEO strength, reputable branding, social networking and it’s fun.
These sites attract a lot of traffic, which if you approach it in a certain way can converted into sales. Best thing is that it doesn’t have to cost you a cent… yeah that’s right, so you can put your wallet away and crack on.
1. What Is Social Networking:
Generally it’s as it states, creating a group of people interested in the same thing, sharing and conversing with each other on a given topic. The search engines love this because the way they see it, is that if people rate an article or what ever, then it’s already popular and they index it highly… easy.
So, if you do this right, and I mean right then you can attract a lot of people to your article, video, post, blog or what ever. By creating good links and corresponding with people with the social network system, you can make a good money online.
There are too many sites to mention here, but You Tube, Digg, Delious, Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon are some of the main ones to begin with. If you started with these sites alone, then you have a great chance of being elevated to the heights of social bookmarking, reaching a large audience.
The great thing as well with social networking is that it can create an effect of viral marketing. Your article can be passed from one person to another like a hot potato, if it’s a good one. This also means it can last the distance, so a year from now someone can read the article. You can check this out at Digg.com and see articles that have been there since 2007 still being read… pretty cool eh!
So write a good article, and you could be seeing the returns from that for years to come!…
2. SEO Strength:
The big search engines love social bookmarking sites… and I mean Luv dem, coochy coo. For this reason the search engines will index your bookmarks highly, giving you a chance to reach more people = more traffic. When bookmarking an website or blog entry, you can often insert categories, tags, and a review of a URL which search engines can rank highly.
If you have created an interesting article or video, the chances are others in your chosen field will get to view it, vote on it, ranking it higher for others to view. It’s a great way to increase traffic and keep interesting topics alive. For this reason, it’s always best to enter a topic which you have either knowledge about or are interested in.
3. Creating A Reputable Brand:
The thing with social bookmarking is when you create your profile, this is basically is your billboard for who you are and what you represent. Linking all your profiles to each other from different social bookmarking sites you belong to, builds on your branding exposure to world.
When you promote a product or service, people generally will search for your name or product by Googling you. With the creation of your profiles on the highly indexed social sites, people can easily find you. Take the time to develop your profile so that it’s interesting and professional. This will give you a lot of clout and you’ll be seen as someone who is serious in creating a branding for themselves.
If your thinking you don’t want people searching your personal side of events, don’t worry you can arrange your profile so searches can only view what you want them to view… Phew! i hear you say.
4. Using Social bookmarking sites to your advantage?
This is where you’ll have to spend your time actually participating in the whole social bookmarking scene. Bookmarking blog post’s, great articles on directories, promote your post’s and sites so people can bookmark yours. Basically interacting and socializing with people online.
You maybe thinking you don’t have the time to do all this, and you would be right… it all takes time. That’s when you can start using other tools to help you streamline this process… and that’s when it becomes very powerful.
Depending on the social networking sites you use, will depend on the tools you’ll need. If you take the time to learn and familiarize yourself with these sites then it will be worth it in the long run… for sure as these sites are becoming more and more popular through the years.
Start now and you’ll enjoy what the future holds for social networking and online marketing. It’s a fast moving train which is picking up speed as it goes along, jump onboard now before it runs away from you. when used correctly, it can be a very profitable and fun online business to be in.