As a standard procedure, after I publish the article, I share it on social bookmarking site such as Delicious, Digg, Reddit and more. I saw about 150 views (my sites now averages about 20 unique visitors per day) for that specific article in just two days! Holy S&%£! That blew me away!
Here’s the proof:
And where that traffic came from? From Reddit!
For some unknown reason, my post went viral on Reddit, the traffic came in and I was shocked about the power that these websites can have on increasing a website’s traffic.
So I went on a research and wrote down a list of the most important Social Bookmarking sites that you have to use to increase the traffic to your website.
At the end of the post, I’ll share a little tip that will help you share your content faster and easier through these sites.
The 6 best Social Bookmarking sites you HAVE to use to increase your traffic numbers:
- Reddit – PR 8 – Alexa Ranking 135
- Pinterest – PR 6 – Alexa Ranking 38
- BuzzFeed – PR 7 – Alexa Ranking 508
- Delicious – PR 8 – Alexa Ranking 542
- StumbleUpon – PR 7 – Alexa Ranking 151
- Digg – PR 8 – Alexa Ranking 517
You really don’t want to care about Follow or NoFollow backlinks, just make your way through the submission process and share something valuable to your target audience. Remember that you use these sites to get more backlinks AND find new traffic and audience through these websites.
Remember to use keyword optimized titles and descriptions when you submit to these sites, so that you will also get some backlinking juice and your topic will be indexed faster.
You’ll get more exposure if you post timely related news and informations. Evergreen content is always good, but the breaking news of the day gets much more attention. How to find those breaking news? That’s for another post
Now here’s a tip.
Install Addthis. This is an extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari or (ughh…) Internet Explorer that will add a button on your browser’s toolbar and list all the submit pages of the most important sharing and bookmarking sites available (including the ones above). It’s constantly updated and well coded. An invaluable timesaver!
Hope you found this post useful! If you have more social bookmarking and sharing sites to add to my list, feel free to do it in the comment section below.