Nov 30, 2007

Get Traffic Through Hit Articles At Digg And StumbleUpon

Social bookmarking sites can help you drive traffic to your site. A social bookmarking site is an online site that enables you to "mark" or share with an online user community what you feel is important. It could be a video, a link, an article, an event, you name it.

Typically, you have to join the community to post. Then, you mark the item, include a description, a title (important), and insert keyword tags to help drive traffic and relevance of topic into the community.

Digg and StumbleUpon are two of the best bookmarking sites you can increase traffic to your blog. These two sites, used properly, can get you quite a few more users visiting your blog than other sites - even pay per click.

One of the tricks I've recently discovered to get a lot of traffic through Digg and StumbleUpon, is to find what articles are HOT in my target categories. I'm experimenting with this, but it seems that if I find an article at Reddit or other place, and then post it to Digg, I get more Diggs than when I post a retread to those places. Interestingly enough, many of the articles I position for SEO and high blog interest DO often score well, in terms of traffic, but they don't score as well at Digg and StumbleUpon as when I find something refreshingly new to those sites, and submit it first.

How can you be first to find a hot idea? Any time you see a post within your target subject matter that seems new and unusual to you, look it up on Digg and StumbleUpon. If it isn't listed, Digg it! Then go over to StumbleUpon and StumbleIt, too! You just might see an additional 1,000 users hit your page over that one Digg or StumbleUpon.

What strategies have you discovered to get more hits from social networking and bookmarking sites? If you have a strategy like this (or better), please share with me here.

If you're not using social booking with Digg, StumbleUpon, and other sites like Technorati, you're missing out on some of the best ways to promote your blog. Just use them more intelligently, in a rifled approach, and you'll do better than the typical generic blasts that receive little mention.

This article is written by Scott Andrews, Founder of AspireNow. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved. You may republish this article only AS A COMPLETE WHOLE with ENTIRE LINKS and copyright messages attached. All rights reserved. To read more articles like this, subscribe to the A-Blog.__________________________________

Post by Scott Andrews, CEO of ARRiiVE Business Solutions.

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