This is a guest post by Alan Rosinski.
Social Bookmarks are great and posting multiple ones to multiple sites is great, also. Most people do just that and nothing more. They just bookmark the page and move on. Some people take the process a little further. These people get the most out of their social bookmarks and work smart instead of hard. There are some extra steps that can be taken to boost your social bookmarks and get the most you possibly can out of them.
1. Submit Your Bookmarks
Here’s the thing about social bookmarks. They don’t always get indexed, and if they don’t get indexed, they don’t do you any good. Thousands of bookmarks are created every day. You want yours to be a notch above the rest, and most of all you want to make sure yours get indexed. The first thing you need to do is keep track of the URLs of your bookmarks. After you post the link, copy and paste the URL of the bookmark into a Notepad or Word file. Once you have a list of all your social bookmarks, you want to take the first step to getting them indexed.
2. Ping Your Bookmarks
There’s no need to use all of these services, but it’s nice to have options so you can choose one you like. I use the software SEO Fast Indexer. It allows me to choose from a list of services to ping my URL.
Tip: Don’t forget to take the URL of the RSS feed from social bookmarking sites that have RSS feeds for all your submissions and ping them also.
3. Turn Your Bookmarks into RSS Feeds
The next thing to do is take your list of the URLs of all your social bookmarks and make them into RSS feeds. To do this, I use the site http://linklicious.me/. All you have to do is copy and paste your links into a list on the site. You can even use spin syntax to change up the title and description of all your links. This service is free, and there are also paid options, but they are not necessary for what you need to do. Linklicious takes all your social bookmarks and puts them into RSS feeds with 20 links in each feed. After the feeds are created, I ping the URL of each feed also to make sure that Google finds the feeds.
4. Submit Your RSS Feeds
After I have all my feeds created from Linklicious I submit each feed to the following sites:
5. Ping The RSS Directories
You can submit your feed to any RSS directory that you like. It’s completely up to you. After you submit the feed to all of the RSS directories, Ping the URL of the feed on each RSS directory site also.
At the end of the process we have taken social bookmarks, pinged them, turned them into RSS feeds, and pinged the RSS feeds also. This has taken the insignificant, little social bookmarks we submitted and turned them into much more. Now, the social bookmarks have been given a boost for indexing and syndicated across multiple RSS feeds on multiple sites.
If you’re new to social bookmarks and RSS feeds, this may all be over your head or simply too much work. You can usually find a web developer to hire to complete the process for you. The price will depend on the amount of links you want bookmarked and how many links you want created from the pages you want bookmarked. With this process, 3 articles or web pages can be turned into hundreds of links. You will gradually begin to see these links show up as backlinks to your site and your pages rise in the SERPS. It’s important to remember that a good backlinking strategy relies on many different kinds of backlinks. Social bookmarks are just one aspect of a good backlinking campaign.
About the author
This is a guest post by Alan Rosinski who offers web design services at AnimatedWebServices.com. Contact Animated Web Services if you are in need of any web design services for your personal or business website.