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Thread: Just How Effective Is Social Bookmarking?

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by 5starpix View Post
    I have seen some links with the following attribute

    rel="external "

    What does that signify? a NoFollow?
    rel="external" is just a standards compliant (strict dtd) way to open links in a new window. The strict doctype doesn't allow for the target attribute, so rel="external" is used in combination with javascript to open the links in new windows.

    Here's a sitepoint article on the subject, New-Window Links in a Standards-Compliant World, though just google it, and you'll find many more, most just saying the same thing.

  2. #22
    Alright, so basically a link with rel="external", has nothing to do with it being nofollow or dofollow, right?

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by 5starpix View Post
    Alright, so basically a link with rel="external", has nothing to do with it being nofollow or dofollow, right?
    Correct, as is a rel="external" is dofollow just like normal link with no rel attribute, to make it nofollow you'd simply add that in, i.e. rel="external nofollow"

  4. Of course it depends on your articles and niche,but social bookmarking can bring in a lot of traffic and if the sites are do follow even help you with SEO

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by gavenecko View Post
    I am considering purchasing a social bookmarking package from someone, but I really have no idea how it works or if it will bring good traffic to one of my websites. Basically, I would like to know how effective this is and where I should look for a good bookmarking service. My websites desperately need a bit of exposure!
    It's actually very effective especially if you have something of quality, value or interest where people would naturally bookmark for you then you just get free exposure.

    However many people are resorting to methods to get their own sites manually and intentionally bookmark to raise their ranking.

    If you get on the first page of most major social bookmarking it has the potential to actually overload your servers that's how much potential social bookmark has.

    It's like free advertising when I think of it if you do it properly.

  6. #26
    good information = traffic. social bookmarking is a very effective way to boost your traffic but without posting good and informative news, people won't click on your link

  7. #27
    i done a new site with out back link building, only i done is 100 social bookmarking (most of it with no follow tag).

    it does bring me some traffic from SE, after a week 10 daily uv i receive from google SE now .....

    so i think social bookmark does bring something, especially on popular niche ...

  8. #28
    I've never socially bookmarked any of my web pages (apart from via Twitter sinceI am informing my followers about something new) since I feel that is what other people should do to recommend the page.

    But if you produce content to be proud of that you are sure that others will be keen to see, then I think it is a good idea to socially bookmark that content under an alias (pen name).

    But I have a hard time justifying the use of a plugin that automatically socially bookmarks every post that you may publish to numerous sites, or even worse, every post that is automatically added to a site where the content has not been seen by the webmaster.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by gavenecko View Post
    I am considering purchasing a social bookmarking package from someone, but I really have no idea how it works or if it will bring good traffic to one of my websites. Basically, I would like to know how effective this is and where I should look for a good bookmarking service. My websites desperately need a bit of exposure!
    I don't think social bookmarking is that good anymore, as it's often used for back links nowadays. But if you can come up with a good link bait and submit it to sites like digg.com or stumbleupon.com, they can still give you lots of traffic for your website.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    But I have a hard time justifying the use of a plugin that automatically socially bookmarks every post that you may publish to numerous sites, or even worse, every post that is automatically added to a site where the content has not been seen by the webmaster.
    True, it is just like using a plugin that would send all your posts to blog aggregators.
    In no time, it would be considered spam and boom! Plugin is useless.

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