I see it all too often; new Internet marketers – and even those who have been around for a while – set up a website that is beautifully designed, dot all of their Ts and cross all of there Is, and they wonder why they aren’t getting as great of traffic as they think that they should be. One of the first questions that I always ask in these cases is whether or not they have remembered to set up for social bookmarking. And do you know what the answer is, 9 times out of 10? Yep, you guessed it; a big fat no.
I can’t stress to you enough how important it is to remember to set up your social bookmarking when you are setting up your website. Social bookmarking can really have a huge impact on the success of your business, as it can drive a very large amount of traffic right to your site.
Why is social bookmarking so important? Well, first let me start by telling you what social bookmarking is. It is a way for Web searchers to store, share, organize and search for websites of interest on a specific bookmarking site. It’s kind of like sharing the best websites for a specific interest without having to fish through all of the search results when you enter a term into a search engines. Social bookmarking allows Web searchers to store and locate the URLs of the Web pages of interest.
For an Internet marketer, this is a very good thing. You see, search engines, like Google and Yahoo, often crawl social bookmarking sites. If you add the URL of your website to social bookmarking sites, you are basically creating back links to your site. When the search engines crawl the social bookmarking sites, they will be able to see the URL of your site. This helps to increase your page ranking, which also helps to increase your exposure.
For these reasons, it is absolutely essential that you take advantage of social bookmarking. It is just a silly waste if you don’t. It’s like having the URL of your website listed in the Yellow Pages. Here are a few of the top social bookmarking sites:
Now, please, go ahead and add your URL to these, and other social bookmarking sites. You will be simply amazed by the results.