8 simple ways to get free traffic from social bookmarking site

Social bookmarking site like digg, delicious, reddit can drive tons of traffic to your blog, what would have been your state of mind if you were able to drive as twice as your normal blog traffic to your blog?

Generally, most of these bookmarking sites are like search engine where hitting this first page is not really easy but ability to hit the first page of any social bookmarking site is indeed a great traffic source however all blog post cannot hit the first page of both search engine and most bookmarking site but effective use of these social bookmarking site will definitely bring more traffic.


Nonetheless, everyone can still boost their blog traffic using two or three of social bookmarking site if the rules and how to hit the first page is fully understood. Without much ado, the following guideline will help you to drive more traffic to your blog from social bookmarking site you are used to.

1. Monitor your title post: As I said earlier that hitting the first page of this social bookmarking site in not an easy task, there are tons of articles that are submitted daily and they are not even getting any notice or influence because of their post title are not catchy enough. The first thing that bring visitor to your site is your blog tittle, therefore is your post title is not catchy enough definitely your post will remain dormant but with good headline that will attract people to your blog will increase your blog traffic.

2. Effective and meaningful description:  Headline and description are more or less the same as they play a vital role in getting visitors attention. Drawing attention to your blog need to do  with a descriptive description that almost bring out the best point in your post however false description will only increase your blog traffic for a start and later tarnish your blog image because your updates are not trustworthy enough.

3. Quality first paragraph: Getting to the first page of any social bookmarking site need to do with convincing introduction and it’s only paragraph 1 that can do this and any other paragraph that follows only give the visitor more insight about the introduction, however having dent first paragraph will dent your update in any social bookmarking site you make use off.

4. Make your post bookmark-able: Everybody want this, the best thing ever wanted about social bookmarking site is for people to bookmark you site, so it is of great important to make your site very easy for visitors to bookmark such as using social bookmarking button on your site.

5. Choose the right category: Many times you might not be able to enjoy the power of social bookmarking site if you chose the wrong category, for instance; when posting technology or blogging articles into health category, definitely such update will forever remain there and nothing positive will comes out of it. Therefore, to drive quality traffic to your blog from social bookmarking site, submit your article to the right category.

6. Using general official language: I frankly believed that the general official language is English language, and majorly many users of social bookmarking site don’t really understand some other foreign languages outside English language and this can earn your update a negative credit if you update your post with your local language, therefore; when making use of any social bookmarking site for the sake of drive quality traffic to your blog, endeavour to make use of English language.

7. Avoid the use of auto-submitter:  Using auto-submitter while using social bookmarking site is not really encouraged, although when dealing with multiple social bookmarking site chances are that for you to use more than enough time sharing your link and this may seem so hectic which will definitely call for a better way to make the job so easy, however using auto-submitter may break your password and snatch away your login details from you. But if you don’t really care about your privacy then you can make use of auto-submitted but it’s not advisable.

8. Respond to your comment: As far as you yearn for traffic, so also you must be prepared for what reader views are, responding to your comment on social bookmarking site will keep the conversation on the fast track and try to leave comment on some other post to build solid relationship.

Adesanmi Adedotun is a part-time blogger who lives in Nigeria and Nigerian by birth, a chronic Mathematician as a profession. Am a typical fan of 9ice (Adigun Alapomeji) when it comes to Nigerian traditional singers. You can add me on Facebook . You can follow my UPDATE on Facebook | Twitter and on Google plus


10 Responses to “8 simple ways to get free traffic from social bookmarking site”

  1. Oct 11. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,
    Thank you for this informative and well written blog post :). I will try to obay all this 8 tips in my blogging career.
    Abid Omar @ ABCDBlogging.com
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  2. Oct 11. 2013

    Hi Ade

    Catchy headlines do a lot of magic. some people don’t read the whole post. If the first headlines is catchy, and the first paragraph is promising, they share it straight away. Another way of getting traffic is having mouth watering descriptions and using appropriate tags.
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  3. Oct 12. 2013

    Hi Ade!

    I love the way your have put things together. The formula for building traffic has always been building a relationship with people, and giving them back something new every time!

    And i am definitely learning a lot from you!


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  4. Oct 12. 2013

    Hi Dotun,

    I’m to be here today again, even to read and benefit from this great, detailed and fantastic post. You have shared a very nice tip to maximizing well all this mentioned social networks. I particularly resonate with that of topic post. Your topic must be very catchy to quickly feature on Google’s first page and most of this social networking sites.

    Thanks for sharing man!

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  5. Oct 13. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,
    Really very interesting article.
    You are right drive traffic from social bookmarking sites is not easy task.
    If we work hard then we can achieve our goal.
    and your tips about this is very informative.
    Thanks dear for sharing
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  6. Oct 14. 2013

    Thanks for the information. I’ll be sure to factor these concepts into my social bookmarking.


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  7. Oct 16. 2013

    A very useful article topics for me. The basic points on the issue is very creative to me as I got and could give me nice ways to find the significant traffics. Thank you very much to find the share through alltop.
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  8. Dec 11. 2013

    Hi, Adesanmi,
    Indeed informative post. :)
    Yes, you are correct social bookmarking sites are more like search engines and getting into first page is as difficult as getting into SERP. Huge amount of post are updated in it.
    Though your suggestions are quite useful. Title always do great work and it is the first impression what bring traffic to our sites.
    Thank You very much for sharing it with us. :)
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  9. Dec 11. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    Just like you, I’m also a big fan of social bookmarking sites. I particularly love StumbleUpon. I’ve had success using SU on one of my blogs.

    I agree with ‘writing quality, catchy’ first paragraph. Also, sharing in the right category (‘interests’ in the case of SU) is crucial. I think infographics and images stand a better chance to thrive on SU. My personal experience says so.

    Nice read bro! :)

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