Here I have compiled a list of top 100 free social bookmarking sites. But before we go to the list of best social bookmarking sites, let us understand what exactly is social bookmarking and why one should consider it.
What is Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is the best way of sharing your quality content with people. It has two angles, one is social share and another one is social bookmarking, but nowadays these terms are used interchangeably.
Social sharing is nothing but sharing your content on a social network. More powerful your social network is, more powerful the effect of social sharing will be. It is the most effective way to get organic traffic to your content especially when your website or blog is new.
Social bookmarking is the process of saving links (and snippet) of some content for future reference purpose or it is done when somebody stumbles upon a good content but want to read it later in detail. So there are many websites on which a user can make his account and save links of the content/posts/videos/products for future use, very much the same way you save bookmarks in your web browser.
Benefits of Social Bookmarking
The benefits of social bookmarking are multifold. Some of them are listed here,
#1. When you share your content on social media, you get an eyeball of the people, likes, and shares. So if the content is really interesting it can also go viral.
#2. As you share your website link with the content, you also get quality traffic to your website and the part of that traffic also gets converted to subscribers (If you have a facility for subscription or newsletter on your website).
#3. You get more followers on your social handles.
#4. It strengthens your authorship in the subject you have written about.
#5. Google get signals from many social media platforms and it indexes your content faster.
#6. You get high-quality backlinks from these social bookmarking websites, which strengthen your PA/DA and improves your search ranking in all search engines.
How to do Social Bookmarking
As there are hundreds of social bookmarking sites, the easiest way is to do it is to install a social sharing widget on your website and use that to share each piece of content you create. If you have WordPress, you can install Super Socializer plugin, it will not only help you share your content yourself but also other visitors to share your content on their social handles and social bookmarking sites.
So, here is the list of most effective social bookmarking sites:
Twitter is not a new name to anyone. This is one of the biggest platforms to share your thoughts and content. I will say that it is the best and most interesting platform to connect with new people and grow your followers. And yes, when you share your content there, don’t forget to add hashtags.
Pinterest is the world’s biggest platform for sharing and exploring products and creative things and a large user base of this platform is women. It is most useful for e-commerce companies and creative businesses, such as interior designers, furniture designers, DIY etc.
I think I need not to say anything about Facebook, everybody knows how to use that. I would just like to say that don’t forget to harness the power of Facebook Groups which is a relatively new feature.
If you are in B2B business and want to generate quality leads, this is the best platform to do that. Keep sharing your content and business updates here and to prove your expertise in a subject. Word of caution, be very careful while sharing anywhere on Linkedin, it should be really a quality content.
Instagram is one of the most popular social networks nowadays. In April 2017, I had more than 700 Million active users. This platform is especially very effective if you are generating some interesting content or have products to sell.
Google plus is a very powerful platform to share the content. It has a very strong community feature, so I will suggest you join some active communities related to your niche and share your content and expertise there. It does not only strengthen your expertise in the eyes of Google but also provides you consistent traffic from your community friends and followers.
Reddit is a popular social bookmarking site in united states but it is not very popular in India. But if your content is not limited to geography, it is a great platform. You can not only share your content there but also part becomes a part of sub-raddit and contribute in the area of your expertise by answering other users’ queries. On this platform, users can upvote the content they like, so more votes, more popular your content will become on this platform.
Stumbleupon is another platform similar to Pinterest. It is quite a popular platform do discover things related to any subject. Here a user can submit website pages with tags and choose the relevant category. If your content is interesting, you can generate a lot of traffic from this platform.
Scoopit is a very popular website where users can scoop their favorite content and get scooped by others as well.
List of Top 100+ Social Bookmarking Sites
Here are some more social bookmarking sites which are great for generating traffic and improving SEO,
Hope you would like this article and will be able to use this list of social bookmarking sites to increase traffic to your website. Please feel free to drop your comments if you want me to add or remove any website from this list.