Social bookmarking sites are sites online where users can add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents, images, videos, blog posts, and Web pages. It also helps to connect with other users and find the information useful and bookmark it for future use. Submitting our content to social bookmarking sites helps us to increase brand awareness and drive traffic to our blog or website.
Here are the most popular social bookmarking sites that will help to bring more traffic to your website.
Twitter is a website where users can tweet short 140-character messages. It was founded in March 2006. It currently has around 300 million users worldwide and nearly 500 million tweets are posted every day. We can favorite, and re-tweet others’ tweets and we can also create lists to group relevant Twitter users or subscribe to lists created by others.
Facebook helps you to connect, share, and chat with people, friends, and relatives worldwide. The site was founded on Feb 4, 2004, and was opened to public use in 2006. Sharing content on Facebook can give an immense boost to the traffic intensity to your blog. We can create pages based on the categories you prefer and also create groups to connect with relevant people to share and discuss any topics or techniques.
LinkedIn is mostly used by business professionals and is an excellent platform for like-minded individuals, entrepreneurs, and professionals to connect with each other. The site was started on May 5, 2003, and currently has 364 million users. We can create company pages to showcase the information about the company, post regarding any job opening, create groups to connect with relevant industry experts. It also allows us to post content on Linkedin as a pulse.
Pinterest is an image-sharing website and was started in March 2010. Pinterest has also become one of the major contributors to bringing traffic to blogs and websites. Pinterest is more widely used by women than men. We can create various boards and pin the images over them whichever you like to share. Like Share options on Facebook, we have the “Pin It” option to share it.
On Tumblr, users can post their blogs and can also read blogs written by other persons. Tumblr has been a prominent and significant traffic-driving source for blogs and bloggers are actively involved in it. Started in Feb 2007, it currently encompasses 243.3 million blogs.
Reddit is more like an online bulletin forum where users can post content, either texts or photos, and can vote up or down a certain post. The platform was founded and started on Jun 23, 2005.
Slashdot also provides services that are similar to that of Digg and it was formed way back in 1997. Users can submit summaries and links to news articles and other content and can even start a threaded conversation.
Diigo is a multi-tool for personal knowledge management that allows the users to share content, bookmark webpages, use social annotations, join relevant groups and communities and talk with relevant people to gain more information. It was launched in July 2006 and currently, this has more than 7 million registered users.
Scoop.it helps you to share and curate content to get more visibility and discover much new interesting content from various industries. It was launched in Nov 2011 and it attracted more than 75 million people within 18 months after the launch now the site has over 1 million registered users.
These are sites that drive traffic to your blog or website. We must ensure that we have a profile on a social bookmarking site, and stay transparent, unique, and attractive so that we can build our own followers that will certainly help in bringing the traffic. Promoting the link to our blog on social bookmarking sites is one practice off-page search engine optimization to make a blog post indexed in search engines more quickly, which will help in ranking high in search engines.