One place that is good for link building and out reach is from social bookmarks. These types of links are a mixed bag as far as how powerful they are, but, they will help your site and you should be using them.
You want to have your posts and pages on your site shared with a couple dozen of these types of sites, at least.
You’ll also want to vary your description and title for each as well when you share your pages on them.
Since there are hundreds of these types of sites I obviously cannot go through and demonstrate how to use each one — but I will demonstrate how to use one of the sites.
Keep in mind, though each one is set up differently, the use of these is similar.
Note: If you would rather someone else build your social bookmarks for you, skip this step and go to Rank Crew and order the social bookmarking package, it’s only a few bucks and will save you a ton of time.
For my demo I’ll show you how to use Stumble Upon.
First, create an account:
A). Click Join
Next, you’ll come to a stumble page:
A). Select a few interests and click Save….and No, there is no way around this.
Next, you’ll need to add a page.
A). Select Add A Page.
Next, fill out the info for your site.
A). Put the URL of your website
B). Select yes or no here
C). Select a category
D). Put in several tags (keywords based on your site) Pick 10-15 here
E). Add a small write-up about what your site is all about
F). Select the language
G). Click Add This Page
That’s it, you’re done!
You just added your site to a social bookmarking site.
While you may get traffic from the site itself, it won’t be much. The main objective here is to simply build a link to your site to help improve it’s rankings.
Many social bookmarking sites are no-follow, which means they do not pass on link juice. However, they are still worth while for building an effective and authentic link profile.
Watch Me Discuss Social Bookmarking Here
Here is a list small list of social bookmarking sites.
Technorati (I highly recommend getting on this one)
Action: Add your site to at least 10 of these sites. Again, skip it all by having Rank Crew do it all for you for a couple of bucks, which is my personal route of choice.