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May 12, 2008, 3:13 pm
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I am seeing more and more sites that have these sort of
links on them.
Sorry to be thick but I dont really understand this whole
area. I mean what ARE these things? And when/where should
we stick them on our website?
They appear to be a sort of online bookmarking sites
but some of them also seem have reviews build into them.
This area could be really important... or it could be
I have various questions:
- How important, as a webmaster, do you think it is to have
links of this type on your site?
- Which are the most important sites of this type to link to?
- Which ones have given you guys the most conversions?
- What is the quality like of their traffic?
- I work for a UK-based company - are these sites mainly US
traffic and thus of no use to us UK sites?
- Do these sites materially affect SEO?
Re: Del.icio.us, Furl, Magnolia, Digg, SumbleUpon... (etc) - What is this stuff... and is it important ?
This page describes them quite well:
That depends on your site and your target readership. They work better
for sites that have regularly updating content that can be linked to
with permanent URLs - news and blog sites being two of the most
Again, that depends on your audience. Digg is used mostly by
techno-geeks. Stumbleupon is geeky as well, but with more of an
artisitic bent. Facebook is mostly non-geeks. I'm less familiar with
It's not just about conversions. Such links have three main benefits:
1. They allow existing users of your site to bookmark your site for
their own benefit, thus making it easier to return at a later date.
That helps turn irregular or one-off visitors into repeat visitors.
2. They allow existing users of your site to tell other people about
your site. That increases visits from people who see the links posted
by their friends and acquaintances.
3. Some of the social bookmarking tools also provide links to your
site that count as far as Google's pagerank is concerned, this
increasing your search visibility.
Not at all - the'll work anywhere.
A bit, particularly if you get a good positioning on some of the more
popular sites such as Digg. But it's not the main gain from their use.
Stuff, some of it good, at http://www.good-stuff.co.uk
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