Top 10 Social Bookmarking Sites to Drive Traffic

Within the last 3 years Social Networks have taken the internet by storm. Startups have created enormous communities bringing millions of people together through user-friendly interfaces and applications. User’s can create profiles and share pictures, music, friends, comments, personal information, favorite sites, and much more. Social Networks like Myspace.com, and Facebook.com have grown at exponential rates and continue to grow. In the past 10 years traditional forms of advertising have become a little more obsolete, and social networks have become an alternative route for reaching the masses. Large advertising agencies have turned to social networks as new marketing outlets because they have the ability to reach a large user base.

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking is a term used to describe a network which gives you the ability to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. Users can bookmark their favorite articles, websites, online tools, software, and much more at the click of a button. Social bookmarking users can easily share their bookmarks with designated friends and groups, making these networks very powerful. User’s with large numbers of followers can refer hundreds, or even thousands of new visitors to a website. Social bookmarking sites use ranking systems to sort these bookmarked websites by relevance, placing the most important bookmarks on the front page. If you get your article or bookmark on the front page of the top social bookmarking websites, you could receive significant traffic, anywhere from 100 to 35,000 unique visitors in one day. Get involved with these social bookmarking networks and utilize them as a way to market your business, blog, or website. Social Bookmarking can provide great exposure for your company accross the web, and help you grow to achieve your goals. Below I have provided a list of the top 10 Social Bookmarking websites listed by relevance. This relevance is determined by the following factors: Alexa ranking, google page rank, number of inbound links, and estimated monthly visitors by Compete.com and Quantcast.com. Definitions of Terms:

  • Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is best known for operating a website that provides information on web traffic to other websites.
  • Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set.
  • Inbound links are hyperlinks which transmit domains. Inbound links were originally important (prior to the emergence of search engines) as a primary means of web navigation; today their significance lies in search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Monthly visitors refers to the amount of unique visitors a website receives on a global scale within one calender month. The details of your visitors can be tracked by using Google Analytics, which allows you to sort traffic by keywords, demographics, search engine, referring sites, and more. Please contact your webmaster for details on implimenting this system.  The Compete and Quantcast visitor measurements are based on a monthly basis.

Updated: 1/23/2009

Domain Alexa Rank Page Rank Inbound Links Compete Visitors Quantcast Visitors
Digg-Logo 284 8 267,000,000 33,432,650 23,900,000
technorati-logo 457 8 43,000,000 2,259,592 2,400,000
delicious-logo 2,648 8 154,000 1,704,343 325,000
propeller-logo 2,252 8 2,980,000 1,080,258 773,000
StumbleUpon-Logo 939 8 119,000,000 4,209,353 978,000
reddit-logo 4,815 8 6,950,000 3,807,418 1,200,000
fark-logo 6,650 4 8,070,000 450,773 1,100,000
newsvine-logo 7,106 7 51,600,000 744,534 435,000
slashdot-logo 10,512 9 767,000 881,082 461,000
mybloglog-logo 2,828 7 3,710,000 1,076,671 313,000

 

34 Comments

  1. Menka Ranawat

    You can also use http://www.pickknow.com for the same. 

  2. Peter

    Dont forget dizzed.com 

  3. irish

    wow! i will never get same traffic with those..

  4. V

    i’d be curious to know how mixx.com stacks up against these

  5. web design company

    NOTE: it is a greasemonkey userscript

  6. Heath

    I would add http://www.IPopU.com to that list, its a pretty big Social Bookmarking site with 15,000+ members, and tens of thousands of submissions already. Clean simple layout, easy navigation, quick and easy submissions.Many categories to suite a variety of niches across the net. Check it out.

  7. Criminal Ben

    Nice Post you can add this also http://www.mixx.com/ PageRank: 7

  8. Criminal Ben

    your Del.icio.us links are BAAADDDD!!!!!!! The correct link: http://delicious.com/ I only use Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon, but I’m just saying….

  9. inday

    Thanks for bringing all these details regarding these bookmarking sites. I actually use all of them. but im not always submitting my posts to these sites.. got shocked seeing the digg traffic. Amazing!

  10. Peter

    I use Advanced URL Catalog, a bookmark manager that allowed me to manage my bookmarks on del.icio.us and digg.

  11. Rycharde

    I use http://www.xomba.com/referral/7779fcc1 Alexa rank now about 2,500 and you get a revenue share of adsense income. why bookmark for free?

  12. Guillermo Bravo
    Guillermo Bravo

    Xomba is a great resource for writers to generate $$$, a similar platform is http://www.infobarrel.com/

  13. Guillermo Bravo
    Guillermo Bravo

    Your bookmark manager looks very promising, but unfortunetely you can’t access your bookmarks remotely using this software, it has to be installed on your local host.  I suggest Delicious.com which is strictly an online bookmark manager.

  14. Rod

    Hi, A very good Bookmarks Online Manager is Favoritus ! http://www.favoritus.com I use and I like it very much! Thanks.

  15. Social Bookmarking Sites

    MyBlogCatalog is much more popular than MyBlogLog. At this moment MyBlogLog has Alexa rank of 3,775 while MyBlogCatalog is on 494 position. I tried both sites and MyBlogCatalog generates much more traffic than MyBlogCatalog.

  16. Guillermo Bravo
    Guillermo Bravo

    I agree with you, Mybloglog has grown substantially since this blog post was launched, I’ll update it accordingly.  Thanks for your input.

  17. martin lock

    Alexa rankings can’t be the sole determinants of measuring a sites importance and popularity as the http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/fortunehotels.in rankings do not take into account all the browser types like Windows Vista etc.

  18. TDSM

    Dear Martin, Windows Vista is not a browser type. It’s an operating system. Alexa DOES work on the browsers that run on Windows Vista ( Like IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc ). With kind regards, TDSM

  19. Swapna

    Wow nice list.These links are really helpful.

  20. Cinematography

    Thanks for bringing all these details regarding these bookmarking sites. I actually use all of them. but im not always submitting my posts to these sites.. got shocked seeing the digg traffic. Amazing!

  21. accounting homework

    Nice Social Bookmarking List and thanks a lot Loren Baker. Really you have done great job to collect and share this list with us. All the best!

  22. mario

    Thank you for sharing your information!

  23. fwisp

    One more social bookmarking site worth looking at – fwisp.com is a social network for everyone interested in Finance, Business, Investments, Green Finances & Economy. Everyone can share their finance, business & economy related articles on fwisp!

  24. Jonna

    Hi,thank you very much for your good article.I have used StumbleUpon to get traffic,but the effect is not so good.My site http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com seems not suitable for StumbleUpon. Can you give me so good advice to get more traffic from social bookmark?

  25. Shane

    I think I truly underestimated StumbleUpon. This social media is very powerful for driving traffic, however (and I’m not upset to say this at all), I do not think it will ever replace SEO.

  26. vfreshers

    This is a great list but digg here is the undisputed leader.

  27. Seriously WTF

    I agree with others that Stumbleupon should be added here. So far it has got me the best results with 10,000 hits the first day and still around 500 per day a week after submitting. I will however try thses other ones and get back to you if any work out better.

  28. gayathri

    Nice collections of social bookmarking sites… nice article…………

  29. mirzaali

    Hi, really a good post, i just want to add one more website for social bookmarking that offers do follow links to webmasters. http://www.theinfoland.com/ Check out this website Thanks

  30. omar

    You have to include also yahoo buzz, it can drive a good number of visitors :

  31. Anu

    I found jumptags is also good, after submitting at jumptags, google indexed my nascent squidoo blog within 2 hours

  32. wptidbits

    The list of this top 10 social bookmarking sites is very useful. Now i know where should i get more traffic from and where to bookmark more.. Thanks in advance for the post!

  33. George

    Social Bookmarking and social networking are within the cheapest ways to advertise a small business. Internet marketing usually costs a lot of money, time and effort and one needs specialized people to do it. Not so with social bookmarking and social networking. Everybody can do it and everybody can drive traffic to their own website(s). As more traffic a site gets, as higher it will be ranked and as more business it will create. Therefore social bookmarking has become a low budget advertising tool for many small businesses. Question: Why isn’t Twitter on this list?

  34. Mark

    Thanks for the post! It helps to know which social bookmarking sites are ranked higher by Alexa…

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