Every single way to make money online – whether it's an online business, a website, internet marketing campaign or a blog, requires traffic in order to succeed. There are several factors in obtaining traffic, probably the most essential of which is the number of visitors from search engines. So the higher your page rank the more traffic and visitors your site gets. One of the most commonly used tools for improving traffic is social bookmarking. In this article I'll show you how to increase your page rank and traffic with social bookmarking, and also other ways it can benefit your website.
So what is social bookmarking? It's a method of creating and sharing links from your website to a social bookmarking site such as Digg, Reddit, StumpleUpon, and Delicious. These websites let their users share all kinds of information, be it a whole website or just individual pages, articles, videos, etc. When you market your website on these sites, people will be able to share it with each other so creating more and more traffic. Basically social bookmarking sites allow users to create a set of content bookmarks. These bookmarks are organized by tags, which are usually arbitrary words or phrases the user can assign to content. This gives the user a way to classify, rank and organize content using tags. There is an implied quality in something that someone has taken the time to select.
This tactic is called viral marketing due to the self perpetuating nature of what is being marketed. This is one of the best ways of advertising in my opinion because it's free, effective and targeted. The cost-effectiveness stems from the fact that users promote the product on their own making this internet marketing campaign free. By using social bookmarking sites you can seed your content and then watch as the popularity of that content explodes as more and more people share it.
Internet marketing through bookmarking uses the same tactics as word of mouth advertising and what's more, it promotes a setting in which millions of people have access to. Anyone who's looking for a way to promote their product or content should seriously consider viral marketing – in the age of MySpace and Facebook it's a must. Social bookmarking sites allow you to gain maximum exposure for your website for a fraction of the cost of regular advertising. Take advantage of it.