Social Bookmarking:Is Authority Tagging The Perfect Strategy?
I apologize if you are seeing this social bookmarking post the second time, although I’ve had it rewritten to avoid duplication. One of my plugins had a problem causing the original post not to display on the blog homepage.
Most of us know the advantages social bookmarking has on our online business opportunities and that apart from the fact that submission of our many web pages to these sites can only be good for the search engines’ indexing process, it helps get you very targeted traffic too. That seems to be the essence of why we do this tedious and time consuming work.
Well it does help to know that search engine programs simply love to crawl these pages so I’m guessing this hard work of us bloggers is going to remain with us for some time. Perhaps if we follow a good strategy supporting the social bookmarking process, we may even feel more excited about doing this hard work. Well there is one good strategy that a good number of people are religiously following and seeing good results.
For those of you who are still new to social bookmarking and want to know what are the benefits here is a post that you can read so as to be up to speed on this important process: 8 Reasons to Use Delicious for Social Bookmarking.
I must admit that I’ve not spent a great deal of my time doing social bookmarking. That’s no excuse for something this important but I guess one of the reasons is that whenever I bookmark my favorite web pages, I always made it a point to say something nice. But from the start I found it a little strange to do the same for my own web pages.
Recently while trying to do some research on social bookmarking I discovered a very good, easy and ingenious strategy being practiced by some clever marketers. It’s called Authority Tagging and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as I do since it’s going to bring you those backlinks and targeted traffic to your website. Are you excited?
What exactly is ‘Authority Tagging’
Well Authority Tagging uses Delicious as an authority account and relies on the same process that you are familiar with in bookmarking your pages and posts to your favorite social bookmarking sites. However this strategy works well only when you painstakingly ensure the following:
1. Create a 3-tier pages systematic framework with a good mix of your own web pages, pages that other websites link to you and thirdly relevant web pages you like enough to want to tag to, although you don’t necessarily have to link to.
2. After completing this 3-tier page structure in your Delicious authority account, the next thing you should do is import all these pages into other bookmarking sites that you have signed up (e.g. a1-webmarks, backflip, mister-wong, Bibsonomy, etc)
3. Lastly submit the RSS feeds url of all your bookmarking accounts to your favorite feed directories and you should also ping them too.
Some time ago while I was working on getting high PR backlinks,for my websites, I was focusing on Delicious to see if I can benefit and tap from it’s high PR8 status. Using all my squidoo lenses I had created I then imported all my Delicious pages onto my lenses since Squidoo has an import feature. While I did receive the backlinks, I learned later that Delicious was nofollow (and still is), so all these backlinks were quite useless as they were just that – nofollow links. I guess my excitement wore off then and that stopped any work that associated with Delicious. But why did I have a change of heart even though Delicious is still very much nofollow?
Well I made a mistake of not finding out more about Delicious. If I did, I would have found out that while most social bookmarking websites are nofollow, many of their feeds are dofollow. Yes including that of Delicious. It seems an irony that I’m now following a strategy that uses Delicious account and importing from it. Yes sometimes I think a blogger’s work comes one full circle and you learn to do the right things sooner or later. Using RSS feeds to work to your advantage for backlinks and traffic is also not a new strategy as everyone has been doing that.
My Final Thoughts
This strategy allows you to create as many authority accounts in Delicious as you need for your niches as it is a matter of rinse and repeat the process for each one of them. This 3-tier pages structure seems a powerful organization of relevant pages favored my many others too and you will get many backlinks and receive very targeted traffic coming to your website.
Follow these steps to perform Authority Tagging
Here is a short report showing you the exact steps to follow and how Authority Tagging method works. I am sure you will find this report useful in your social bookmarking for your websites or blog. You will be on your way to get more backlinks that will help improve your search engine rankings, that’s pretty awesome don’t you think.