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Thursday, June 10, 2010

What about Social Bookmarking?

Before I go deeper into more serious freelance information, I want to talk about social bookmarking. Social bookmarking is a great way to get your work out there to the general public and - if your serious about making money via adverting and other avenues like that - it's also a nice boost. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Just submit your blog, articles, or website, and watch the traffic pour in.

Unfortunately that's not how it works.

The social bookmarking sites have long since become bigger than you and I and are much more concerned about interesting news stories or the latest of the entertainment world. The chances of your little article or blog becoming on the front page are slim to none. So - is there even a point?

Honesty: it depends on how much time you have. If you have the time, and the energy, then there is a way to break through that wall and get your stuff noticed. If not then I would focus your efforts on making the best possible work; do your keyword research, back link, freelance write, ect.

If you do have the time then I have a few tips for you.

  • Get to know the social bookmarking site before you start spamming it with your own articles. Become part of the community, gain friends, gain trust. Become a valued member so when you do post your own stuff it will be well regarded.
  • Post interesting news articles from a variety of different sites. This will show the site that your not spamming, so that when you do submit your own it has a better chance of being promoted to the front page of the social bookmarking site.
  • Only pick three or four bookmarking sites and really spend a lot a time on them. You'll have much better success if you focus your efforts on a few than trying to spam twenty different ones.
  • Make sure on your profile on the site you have a link to your blog, website, or articles, so that when you do spend time in the community and are posting other items people will have the opportunity to look at your work.

Now that you know the tips its time you find a few sites and start working. Here is a list of the best social bookmarking sites around - at least the ones I think we'll give you the most success.

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