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Online Social Networking and Social Bookmarking can be defined as a meeting, and, this meeting takes place on various social media sites all over the web with millions of people worldwide attending at any given time. The purposes of social networking are many, for example, you can use this type of networking to keep in touch with friends and family, to share information, play games and meet others of like interest. However, the use of social media to promote blog sites has grown tremendously in the past few years.

Whether a person manages a personal diary blog, a technology blog filled with tips and ideas or a blog about homeschooling, the goal is the same for them all and that is to gain visibility. It is no secret that famous people, places and things of the world are ones get all the attention while the quite one are rarely noticed, well, the same goes for blog sites, and that is where social networking comes in. Social media sites are popping up everywhere with Twitter, Facebook, Digg and Delicious leading the pack. Networking is equal to communication; it is a relatively easy way to self-promote a blog site.

When individuals use social media sites to promote their blog they do so by first creating profiles on the media sites they wish to be a part of. The profile can include a brief bio, pictures and links to their blog sites. The next step is to search for the types of people they want to attract, and then they begin posting content previews, current or upcoming giveaway or sales, pictures, ideas and information and whatever else. Then, when someone who is interested clicks on that posts that lead them back to the site that the individual is trying to promote he or she gains more traffic and recognition, and that can lead to a higher search engine ranking.

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Social networking can be a fun way to raise awareness, not only it is an organic method of SEO it is also inexpensive and can build lasting relationships. Using this type of networking does require patience and persistence, though; individuals should keep their status updated at all times and fill their blog with content that is worthy and extremely relevant to what they are promoting. And, in time they will begin to see progress, popularity will grow and blog click through traffic will increase.

Still, in the end, it is not just Social networking and bookmarking that would do everything that your blog needs to get noticed and well promoted. You need to do a lot of things, in which writing an excellent content that your readers love, is one of the main areas to concentrate on, and the Social Media is one of the things that plays a major role. The major networks where a blog can get promoted very well are – BlogCatalog, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Plurk, FriendFeed, etc. and the Social bookmarking sites where one can submit their blogs and promote their blogs are – Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit, Diigo, Spurl, Mag.nolia.com, BackFlip, Socialmatic.



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Chetan Bhawani is a Dentist, and a Tech Blogger who runs a blog named Gizmo Times.

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    22 Comments

    • Brenda Smith

      Indeed a great post about blog promotion.

      To run a blog properly, We should must have some regular readers and to get regular readers, We must have to promote our blogs regularly.

      Blog promotion is very much important nowadays. We should have the ability to attract readers eyes.

      I really like the way of blog pormotion you explained here and I am completely agree with you. By following these techniques, We can drive regular readers on our blog.

      As I think, to get regular loyal readers, We must have to write high quality and engaging content because content is the only thing which can attract readers from different different sources whether It is a social media or email outreach. Content should have the power to attract readers.

      Along with these places, Facebook groups has also a great potential. We can drive huge traffic and readers from these groups If we have written the awesome content.

      I am glad that you have covered such a nice article. Thanks for sharing is with us. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • suraj

      Social media is the best way to get better ranking on major search engines.

    • Usman

      i agree social media if utilized properly plays a vital role in gaining high search engine rankings.

    • Rick | Entrepreneur

      Well I agree social media is a very economically priced platform to promote a website/blog. Google does pay attention to links available on social media websites and if social media promotion is done the right way it helps drive quality organic traffic towards a website.

    • imarion

      Iโ€™ve always had the most success from using facebook and stumbleupon for blog promotion. Thanks for the great list of other ideas too.. These will keep me busy for a while.

    • Jasmine

      Social media sites are great to get some traffic to our sites if used appropriately.

    • Tony

      Like Digg, if you getting to front page of them, you will getting a lot of traffic from their, if not, it’s useless.

    • Usman Khan

      One has to show patience when driving traffic regularly from social media websites

    • Umer

      I agree it we need to add or follow right people in order to attract traffic from social media websites to our blogs

    • Anubhab

      Social media promotions helps a blog in great deal. It not only brings visitors, also helps in SEO and contribute in other ways. It also brings your site to top of search engines indirectly, when there is a competition for ranking.

    • Sharma

      Nice tips. Social networking is good way to increase website traffic. Its help us to communicate each othe and share information….

    • Sharma

      Nice tips. Social networking is good way to increase website traffic. Its help us to communicate each othe and share information.

    • Rohit Batra @ IpodTouch4G

      Nice Post Chetan…Social Media is a good platform for Blog promotion indeed…

    • eTipsLibrary

      The biggest player is facebook. I do get traffic from facebook but not from twitter

    • Priya @ Goa Carnival

      Social Networking and social Bookmarking sites are great plateform to increase traffic and popularity for your blog and sites. If you’re not using these plateforms then you’re simply missing thousands of visitors.

    • Praveen@Techperk

      nice article Chetan ๐Ÿ™‚ im sure SMO will become big in the next decade

    • Jojo Mathews @Around Social

      Although search traffic is the main source of many blogs, but you should better use social media to get more.. It is one of the fastest way to get traffic.. Thanks for the post Chetan ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jasmine

      Social media and bookmarking sites are great avenues for us to promote our blog or services. You have highlighted a few of these sites, I am sure they are useful for us. Good stuff.

    • Maria Pavel

      Hi,

      The social networks are the best traffic bringer opportunities. Promoting on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter (and not only) is a great way of getting straight to the top. I personally use both Facebook and Twitter for promoting my products and businesses, websites. I have to mention that I am extremely happy about the results Facebook and Twitter get me. Promoting on social networks is essential. Thank you for sharing this excellent article. Keep up the good work!

      Best regards,

      Maria

    • richa kanodia

      Very Interesting topic.. social networking is indeed very useful..

    • Asad @ TecRux

      Social media promotion is one of the most important factor of blog promotion but good content is also necessary for the content to go viral..

    • inferno19

      great way to get traffic on your site.

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